opened last night, Monday, June 4, in the Village Square Plaza, 530 Middlebury Rd.
"It's a place where people can gather," said owner Dean Kotsaftis.
The restaurant has a different set-up from its previous occupants: and Bella Luna. An ample sized bar provides counter seating and smaller, more intimate tables and tables suitable for larger groups are available. The decor is warm and cozy.
Menu items include, but are not limited to:
- Buffalo chicken ravioli appetizer: $7.99
- Lob Cobb, a lobster Cobb salad: $12.99
- Ham & brie sandwich: $10.99
- California burger: $11.99
- Shrimp scampi ravioli: $16.99
- Pork porterhouse: $16.99
- Pecan salmon: $15.99
- Margarita Pizza: $13.99 for a small, $16.99 for a large
- Red velvet cake: $6.99
- Xango: A banana wrapped in caramel cheesecake and puff pastry, quickly fried: $5.99
Constantine is not new to the restaurant business but is new to the Middlebury business scene.
"We've lived in Middlebury for the past 18 years," he said. "It's always been a dream to open a business in my hometown."
Constantine's prior restaurant stints include manning the Shelton Pizza Palace and the first Bungalow in Watertown.
Town Tavern & Pizza is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and noon to midnight on Sundays. The kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Town Tavern & Pizza may be reached at 203-528-4891.
Editor's Note: An original posting of the article listed an incorrect last name. Patch regrets the error.
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