Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Italian cuisine at La Villa Trattoria in Westport.
Chef Michael Sornatale, a seasoned gastro guru hailing from southern Italy, creates La Villa Trattoria's seasonal menus using the freshest ingredients and a lifetime of inspiration from regional Italian classics. Introduce your live-in hunger to the pollo alla boscaiola ($20.95), where tender chicken bathes in an elixir of marsala sauce, prosciutto, and mozzarella, or absorb the tagliatelle della nonna ($16.95) pasta paired with homemade bolognese sauce. Fine wines are on hand to wash your palate or your white shirt in a gorgeous purple hue. Murals by local artist Kim Salander create the impression of eating at a cozy waterfront restaurant in Portofino that also happens to be full of murals of water.
- Homemade traditional Italian food isn’t the only thing on this Westport restaurant’s menu. Customers will also find a family-owned atmosphere with the realistic feel of Italy, too. – Lisa Fiore, Hour
- We often included it in our rotation, especially now that it is back in its original location. The food is even better and the little extras that they give you are a very nice touch. – ctblondie, TripAdvisor
La Villa Trattoria
Inspired by his upbringing in southern Italy, La Villa Trattoria chef Michael Sornatale crafts a rotating menu of seasonally inspired fare with free-range and organic ingredients. Unexpected combinations of simple ingredients, such as white-wine sauce and hot cherry peppers on the pollo e salsiccia scarpariello, give his traditional Italian dishes a creative verve. Sornatale also strives to incorporate less common tastes, including wild game such as roe deer and rabbit, without diminishing the accessibility of his menu. Chefs also concoct low-fat and heart-healthy items, and provide a list of Italian wines carefully selected to complement each entree.
At lunchtime, La Villa Trattoria’s dining area fills with natural light softly diffused with sheer, white curtains. Artist Kim Salander’s murals of the small Italian fishing village of Portofino combine with ambient fog horns to create a seaside ambiance indoors.
3 Bay St.
Westport, Connecticut 06880Get Directions