Dennis Eoriatti is a strong believer in alternatives, especially when it comes to pizza.

“I know we have a couple of chain pizza places here in Norwalk, but I really wanted something different. Something homemade and traditional” – Dennis Eoriatti, Owner

Dennis figured that if he wanted an alternative, others might too. More than 40 years of food industry experience and a longtime passion for cooking Italian food led him to figure he could put together a family freindly restaurnt featuring food that was fussed over.

Dennis open Villaggio Restaurant in may 2008 in a building that once housed Paul Revere’s Pizza.  Relaxed and casual, he serves up pizza, pasta, sandwiches and many other italian favorites.

Q&A with Dennis Eoriatti

Is there any item on the menu that sells better than you thought it would?

The panzerrotti, which is a dough filled with sauce, mozzarella cheese and whatever toppings you want. When we started we were selling pizza by the slice. But we ended up throwing too much away. So we came up with the panzerotti as an alternative to pizza by the slice.

What’s your more popular pasta?

The cavatelli. I am happy the people really seem to like it. Sometimes we go through 80 or more orders a night. It’s my recipie, what can I say? It’s the way I have always made it for my family.

Do you have any secret ingredients?

I think it is just use as much good stuff as possible. Use the highest quality ingredients, put it together and you’re going to taste the quality.