Upon graduating from the New York French Culinary Institute, Chef Pasquale Pascarella continued his education under two of contemporary Italian cuisine's most famous chefs: Mario Batali and Scott Conant. He learned well—today, Chef Pascarella serves up his own take on Italian cuisine at Bar Sugo, a critically acclaimed eatery known for its cozy atmosphere and classic food.
For edible evidence of Pascarella's Italian mastery, look no further than his meatballs prepared six ways—some with duck and foie gras, others with beef, melted gouda, and red onion jam. But those who do look further will discover brick-oven pizzas topped with pulled pork and 12-year-old balsamic, as well as house-made pastas such as mint tagliatelle with lamb ragu. That same tasteful touch is extended to the beverage selection, which encompasses wine, Italian beers, and cocktails made with liquors aged and awarded their diplomas in a barrel. But no matter what guests select from the menu, Bar Sugo's laid-back decor—featuring brick walls, a red-and-white checkered floor, and a copper-topped bar—invites them to sit back and savor every bite.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Quartina Trattoria & Vineria in Norwalk.
Quartina Trattoria & Vineria serves up a wide variety of menu items, including tasty gluten-free eats.
Quartina Trattoria & Vineria tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Pull into a parking space in the neighboring lot, or take advantage of the restaurant's valet service. If the lot is crowded, diners can search for street parking.
Quartina Trattoria & Vineria knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
At Art Plus Studio, experienced instructors teach BYOB art classes in a relaxed and fun environment. Sessions focus on various crafts, such as drawing live models, fashioning colorful clocks, painting wine-glasses, or painting still-life scenes on 11"x14" canvases. The classes are geared toward apprentices and require no previous experience—just a bottle of wine, your favorite snacks, and good friends or whoever was available.
Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at Westport's LUXE Modern Wine & Cocktails, a local wine bar.
At LUXE Modern Wine & Cocktails, you can sip on a fine wine from the extensive wine list.
The weeknight rush is in full force at LUXE Modern Wine & Cocktails, so anticipate a wait if you go after work.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Flavorful, five-star sauces fill the menu at Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant, and visitors will say it serves the best Italian fare in town.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant's outdoor patio.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
A great spot for special occasions, guests are encouraged to dress to the nines.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Those driving to Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant has to offer.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
If you're craving a taste of Italy, come on over to Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant and check out the flavorful menu options.
For a different take on the traditional wine bar, check out Ten Twenty Post.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
With its long wine list and TVs in the bar area, the bar has enough to keep oenophiles and sports fans happy.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at Ten Twenty Post with its kid-friendly fare.
Dine out in the open during Ten Twenty Post's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Ten Twenty Post.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the bar can get noisy.
Weekend visitors to the bar are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
Take it nice and easy at Ten Twenty Post, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Your tab at Ten Twenty Post will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but the dinner menu is the real standout.