Home at Last
La Piazza celebrates one year of serving brick-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, and other Italian specialties
Owners Helen and Demetri Zervos are celebrating the one-year anniversary of La Piazza. The only similarity to the location’s previous restaurant is the rumble of the commuter train arriving at Branchville station. The restaurant was totally renovated with particular change to the spacious bar area. Seated at the high top tables, guests have a bird’s eye view of the bar activity and the large-screen TVs. The bar offers the main menu plus a variety of burgers. Happy-hour is weeknights from 4 to 7 and live music one Thursday per month. Separated from the bar is the more formal yet family-friendly dining room. The centerpiece here is the stone fireplace providing visible and physical warmth.
Chef David Limon Ramirez, relocated from sister restaurant Tavern on Main in Westport, is focusing on Italian food with a modern twist. Pastas prepared fresh daily include gnocchi and cavatelli, and house-made desserts include tiramisu, crème brulee, and zeppole. From the brick oven comes pizzas like the Amalfi with eggplant, roasted red peppers kalamata, and oregano. There are plenty of vegetarian options, plus sandwiches, salads, and mains like pasta, steak, veal, and seafood. Expect variety in the wine list with Wednesday wine nights featuring discounted wines by the bottle.
La Piazza 37 Ethan Allen Hwy., 203-544-1212 M