I live in Wilton (about 5 minutes from Norwalk), and have been looking for a good place to get Italian specialties. Imported pancetta, other meats and cheeses, if possible, etc etc...
I'm willing to travel a bit to get it, and I figure one of Westport, New Canaan, possibly Greenwich (although that's a bit further) will have it.
I've heard it possible if you get there early to sit in the bar area.
Is 7:30 on a Tuesday or Wednesday early enough? I don't think we will be able to get there sooner.
Would they say no chance, or suggest that if we wait for 2 hours (something we would probably be willing to do), we can be seated.
Yes, I was harnessed with the ridiculous obligation to find a good restaurant, preferably Italian, for a group of 16 on Wednesday night at a reasonable (~8:30) time.
Not sure if it is possible.
Can anyone suggest where I even begin to start to call? I was thinking Crispo, possibly Pepolino in Tribeca. Tried to get a rez at Lupa (yeah, I know, no chance), but they have set menus for large groups, and I have a couple friends with food allergies so would rather people be able to pick.
At this point, open to options outside of Italian, as long as it's not Cuban / Mexican / S American foods.