Christopher Martin’s: Far More than a Local Pub

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If you’re like me, you think of Christopher Martin’s as a great pub. You also might think about it as a community partner when it comes to charitable events – over the last 30 years their Road Race for Charity has given more … Continue reading

Da Legna: Stellar Pizza, and More, for All

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You might wonder why New Haven needs another pizza restaurant, but a visit to Da Legna will convince you there’s always room for one more. Da Legna co-owner Daniel Parillo comes to Italian cooking honestly. His parents, Maria and Anthony, … Continue reading

L’Orcio: A Taste of the Italian Countryside

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You don’t need an airline ticket to find yourself transported to that perfect little Italian  restaurant. You can find it right on State Street at a place called L’Orcio. From the bubbling lion’s-head water fountain under a wisteria arbor, to … Continue reading

Nini’s House of Tapas: Small Plates Run the Gamut

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When someone says “tapas,” you think small plates of Spanish delicacies. But in New Haven’s Ninth Square, tapas means small plates of any cuisine. Nini’s, a ten-year resident of Ninth Square owned by Felix Proto with Stuart London as chef, … Continue reading

Basta Trattoria – The legacy of Frank Criscuolo

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Claire Criscuolo has been a cornerstone of the New Haven restaurant scene for nearly 37 years. She and her late husband, Frank, founded one of the city’s most beloved eateries, Claire’s Corner Copia. On New Year’s Eve 2004, they opened Basta Trattoria next … Continue reading