Legendary Waterbury Restaurant Closes After 25 Years, 7-Eleven to Take Over
I wrote a couple of months ago that the 7-Eleven in downtown Waterbury on the corner of West Main and Willow had permanently closed.
Turns out the 7-Eleven Corporation had been sniffing around for a new, more prominent location for a new store. The pandemic has destroyed the sit-down restaurant business, so much so that commercial real estate owners that previously would have never considered selling, are now chomping at the bit.
Waterbury's Nino's Trattoria Italian Restaurant has been serving up their delicious Southern Italian cuisine at 91 Scott Road since the 1990's, for over 25 years. But, their location has been bought out. According to Rep-Am.com, a new 7-Eleven is reportedly on the way, and Nino's is permanently closing as of this Sunday, May 30, 2021.
I loved going to Nino's for their fried calamari, smothered in Gorgonzola and hot cherry peppers. Their pizza was really really good, and their bowls of fresh pasta were very generous. My mouth is watering thinking about their eggplant parm, oh God.
For their last week of business, Nino's is take-out only, and they're only going to be open Wednesday and Thursday from 11AM-8PM. Friday and Saturday from 11AM-9PM, and the final day, Sunday, May 30, 2021, from noon until the final order - 8PM.
The silver lining in all of this is that if you're a fan of the cuisine, it will still be available at three other locations: Waterbury's San Marino Ristorante, at the La Bella Vista Wedding and Banquet Venue in Waterbury, and Pagliacci's in Plainville, all of which are sister establishments to Nino's.