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.

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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.

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


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

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.

Bridgeport, CT

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

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!!


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

Astoria, NY

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


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#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.

Bridgeport, CT

#10 Apr 29, 2014
you know me better than that.......people always love good food.
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.
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's the locals that will keep them alive.


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

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