Trattoria 'A Vucchella opens in Bridgeport

Apr 19, 2014 Full story: News Times 11

Trattoria 'A Vucchella is a new Italian restaurant on Fairfield Avenue in downtown Bridgeport, Conn.

Full Story
BPT

Bridgeport, CT

#1 Apr 19, 2014
sounds like they know what they are doing.
they are taking a big risk though..........good luck to them.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#2 Apr 19, 2014
I agree with #1. Happy Easter to all.

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#3 Apr 20, 2014
Trattoria 'A Vucchella
It sounds like a virus.
Disappointed

Shelton, CT

#4 Apr 27, 2014
The food was good but the portions are small. Everything is a la carte so to get a complete meal is quite expensive. The chicken cacciatore was comprised of a drumstick and a thigh/wing with 3 bite size pieces of potato! Hardly worth the $18 it costs. The small portion of sole was served on some greens. That's it. One in our party of 4 ordered a side of asparagus which they finally delivered to the table after we had all finished our meals! The service was extremely slow but not unexpected with a new restaurant. The owners idea is that you must order every course to make a full meal - ie salad $7, pasta $18, chicken cacciatore $18 =$43 without a drink, dessert, or coffee. Speaking of coffee, there are no refills here. Each cup costs you $2.50. It is very loud in there when the dining room is full so it is difficult to have a conversation. While the food was good I don't think it is worth the $ charged. There are too many other good Italian restaurants which give you more for your money.
bptnews

Bridgeport, CT

#5 Apr 27, 2014
that place is expensive for a ghetto downtown
foodie

Astoria, NY

#6 Apr 28, 2014
I had a great experience at this new restaurant. The food was outstanding! I've tried several Italian restaurants in NY, NY and CT and this one is deff top 3.
I had the lasagna which was amazing, made with home made pasta (you can tell the difference), I also had the "Pollo alla Cacciatora"
Chicken Cacciatora it had a great balance of chicken and potatoes plus lots of flavor yum! and for desert I had Panna Cotta.. which btw was probably one of the best ones I've had in a long time. Great ambiance...
I will definitely go back!!

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#7 Apr 28, 2014
okay, so how much did you lay out for lasagna, chicken & potatoes, and custard?
foodie

Astoria, NY

#8 Apr 29, 2014
that's the least of my worries, the food was great!

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#9 Apr 29, 2014
BPT wrote:
sounds like they know what they are doing.
they are taking a big risk though..........good luck to them.
I don't see this as risky- the restaurant is located right along that strip where so many others have been successful. The others are stable, and have lasted. There seems to be a market for nice restaurants (2 boots) so now lets try a high-end restaurant.

I think if they fail, it will only be because of that 1 block being saturated with restaurants already, not because the city is filled with poor people who don't appreciate fine dining. Although maybe this is what you meant all along, Bpt, in which case I'll shut up.
BPT

Bridgeport, CT

#10 Apr 29, 2014
you know me better than that.......people always love good food.
no
why i said that was because the restaurant business is risky by nature and because the the " town fathers" inability to accomplish anything to revitalize the downtown portion of the city.
a friend of mine from who works for the city told me their plan was to mix residential and retail to bring activity to downtown because people would live there.use the shops, stores etc as daily living. sounds like a good idea.
however
he told me this 7-8 years ago........a business that cannot bring in the locals will have problems. out of towners / tourist come and go.......it's the locals that will keep them alive.

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#11 May 1, 2014
I call "bullsh!t" - if you'd been there you would have quoted a price.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Trumbull Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Aryan Nations recruiting again in northern Idaho (Apr '09) 52 min Commander Bunny 213
Happy Thanksgiving To All (Nov '13) 5 hr BPT 16
Bridgeport fires employee accused of swiping co... 6 hr Nano Naughty 6
Where is Ava & Tuko (Mar '08) 8 hr The Tippy Brothers 48
Cops search Seaside Park for Bianca Lebron's re... (Aug '09) 9 hr The Tippy Brothers 41
great deals 9 hr Citizen44 5
Wheres ARTSY # 2 (May '08) 10 hr The Tippy Brothers 2,151

Trumbull News Video

Trumbull Dating
Find my Match

Trumbull People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Trumbull News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Trumbull

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 7:16 am PST

NBC Sports 7:16AM
Odell Beckham gives all the love to the glove
NBC Sports 7:16 AM
Odell Beckham gives all the love to the glove
Bleacher Report12:05 PM
Betting Odds, Prediction for Giants vs. Jags
NBC Sports 1:49 PM
Sanchez leads Eagles to touchdown on opening drive
Bleacher Report 5:10 PM
5 Bold Predictions for New York Jets' Week 13 Matchup