If you haven't been here yet, you'll need to
If you have been here already, you’ll be back…
was once a popular neighborhood pizza place in
the Clocktower Square, located in a quit rural
corner of Southern Connecticut, is now a
thriving contemporary Italian trattoria in the
destination town of Monroe. Since 1998, local
diners have been guarding this culinary gem as
proud parents of the area’s best kept secret. Trattoria Carl Anthony is the brainchild of
Executive Chef/Owner Sam DeVellis and his
brother Joseph and cousin Idilio.
Upon the success of his families’ first venture, Giove’s Pizza
Kitchen in Trumbull, the trio fell upon a unique opportunity to
take over what was originally known as Carl Anthony’s Pizzeria,
a casual take-out/eat-in pizza joint.
Seeing a need for a more
upscale restaurant in the area, they set out to create a menu,
an atmosphere and an energy that would attract local diners as
well as lure in food and wine enthusiasts from the surrounding
communities. With trattoria now in the forefront, Sam began to
work on a menu that reflected his Italian roots along with his
own modern interpretations. A self taught chef, Sam’s creativity
and entrepreneurial spirit are evident with every dish he
The dining room has been transformed into an intimate “modern
day meets old world” trattoria. Subdue colors and banquet
seating frame the entire room. Computer generated photos of the
Grand Canal, scenic overviews of Venice and Rome, and a day n
the life of Italian artists and merchants adorn the walls. A
separate bar area , complete with a photo of the sculpture of
David, serves up designer martinis, well-deserved cocktails and
offers an exceptional selection of wines..
The bar opens up to a
spacious outdoor patio that is shaded by huge market umbrellas,
a perfect lunch setting or with candle
lit tables for a romantic evening dinner which is accompanied
with music on the weekends.
Young and entrepreneurial the DeVellis family has continued
to expand their business with the addition of Giove’s Pizza
Kitchen in Shelton, CT and also in Fairfield, CT.