Restaurateur brings northern Italy to...

Restaurateur brings northern Italy to Danbury

There are 78 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Jan 14, 2008, titled Restaurateur brings northern Italy to Danbury. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Johnney Rugovac owns the newly opened northern Italian restaurant Della Francesca on Lake Avenue Extension.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NewsTimes.com.

MAD HATTER

Orange City, FL

#25 Jan 14, 2008
LEAVE NASCAR OUT OF IT THE LAST GREAT AMERICAN SPORT.
IlLegaL

United States

#26 Jan 14, 2008
deport all illegals
rag reader

Stamford, CT

#27 Jan 15, 2008
Hey Richard Petty can't help it if he can't speaky the english
Ellenlynn

Boston, MA

#28 Jan 15, 2008
No, I do NOT work there. So what if it's run by Muslims? Or Mormons? Or Christians? The food is really, really good. And so is the service.

I will admit, though, I sure would like a restaurant to open up with good home cookin' food--like fried chicken, mashed potatoes with from-scratch cream gravy, baked ham, greens, made-from-scratch mac'n'cheese, peach pie, etc.
CrazyDog

Danbury, CT

#30 Jan 18, 2008
They're not Albanian, they're from Yugoslavia, and chefs from there are known to cook outstanding Northern Italian cuisine. Look at your map ----that will explain it to you!
Mike Okhurtz

Southbury, CT

#31 Jan 18, 2008
CrazyDog wrote:
They're not Albanian, they're from Yugoslavia, and chefs from there are known to cook outstanding Northern Italian cuisine. Look at your map ----that will explain it to you!
The former Yugoslavia encompassed many counties...Kosovo, part of Serbia (part of old Yugoslavia) is mostly muslim Albanians. That's what Clinton's wag-the-dog war was all about. He sided with the Albanians in Serbia, who, during WWII, were fighting alongside the Nazis and against US! Since Clinton's phony war, this country has been besieged with Muslim Albanian refugees.

Read your geography, history, and demographics, you mor-on!
Mike Okhurtz

Southbury, CT

#32 Jan 18, 2008
Ellenlynn wrote:
No, I do NOT work there. So what if it's run by Muslims? Or Mormons? Or Christians?
The phony, muslim Albanian-owned Italian restaurants don't even have real Italian names associated with them (except Castello and Della Francesca). All those names, Barca, Spasi, Prespa, Rraci are Albanian in nature.

Their food is not real Italian food, but rather, Nouveau Italian. Anyone can make it...even you.

And, lots of muslim Albanians in this country send money back home to Kosovo, Macedonia, etc.(former Yugoslavia) to fund the KLA (the Albanian terrorist organization, which is on the U.S. State Department's list of terrorist organizations).
MrDanbury

Brunswick, ME

#33 Jan 18, 2008
Hmmm... lots of racists here. Too bad.
censorfree

Boston, MA

#34 Jan 20, 2008
I'm shocked that his cockhurtz so bad he needs to get online and be a moron for just a few minutes each day. Dude, go to the doctor already.

The next time I go out to eat, I will make sure that wherever I am (Italian, French, German) the chefs in the kitchen are from that very same land. Lord knows people from other countries cannot follow recipes to the same specifications as those from the mother country. Are you guys kidding, or what??? Have you ever watched Iron Chef? The Food Channel? You have English people cooking Japanese, German people cooking Indian food- it's amazing. You should all get out more.
censorfree

Boston, MA

#35 Jan 20, 2008
Yourcockispuny- would this be the same war that the Republicans said 'hey, why go stop ethnic cleansing? Do you have an exit strategy? Who is going to pay for this mess?'.

Just wondering.
Jacques Pepin

United States

#36 Jan 20, 2008
******This just in*****

A group of African refugees from war-ravaged Kenya has arrived in Danbury, and they plan on opening an Authentic Italian restaurant called; "Koobooyanga". The refugees have laughed-off criticism that they aren't really Italians by saying that they once saw a group of Italians in their native country, and that, upon seeing the group from Italy, suddenly realized that they, themselves, were Italian all along but hadn't realized it.

Although it was hard to understand what they were saying because of their thick, Italian accents, they said that they plan on decorating the restaurant in traditional Italian motif found in many parts of the world including Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia (former Yugoslavia).....and even Italy.

They will play traditional Italian music typically heard in Mexico to create the mood.

Acknowledging that they will initially need help from other "authentic" Italian entrepreneurs, the refugees said that they will hire native-born Italians from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Turkey who have since relocated to Danbury.

Get ready for some genuine, authentic Italian fare.
Madeleine Albright

United States

#37 Jan 20, 2008
MrDanbury wrote:
Hmmm... lots of racists here. Too bad.
Reiterating current events/history found even in the pages of The New York Times is considered "racist" by you?!

You better stop relying on the Sunday comics section for your news source.

What an absolutely, ignorant ba$tard you are.

LMFAO!
SARA

United States

#38 Feb 1, 2008
NOEL i NOW YOU ARE DOING THIS I THINK YOU SHOULD RUN FOR A PRESIDENT IN DANBURY LAKE KENOSIA. YOU ARE VERY SMART. YOU SHOL TAKE SOME ADVILS
sara

United States

#39 Feb 1, 2008
noel MAMMAS boy I now now you sold everything you should go for help in mill plain rd . Ok Hunn.
Go and take care youre self NOW and dont be sad ...
ER is your choice
ana

United States

#40 Feb 1, 2008
poor noel i thought you are a man, actually you are a baby boyyyyyyyyyy. Wait mama is coming she is bringing some wipes for your tears.
range rover hahahah
unknown

AOL

#41 Feb 3, 2008
Not Another One wrote:
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At least when you go into a Greek restaurant, you know they are Greeks who are running the place.
I'm tired of Albanians passing themselves off as Italian with made-up Italian-sounding names like Barca's "Tony Ramadani" (Ramadani = Ramadan + i)- again, they're all Muslim.
Are you a Jew who doesent like muslims, like Americans give a shit if your Jewish, Muslim or Christian. Get a life prejudice peice of shit.
shaina

United States

#42 Feb 15, 2008
HATERS-Restaurant is very nice its a restaurant last time a checked u go tere to eat enjoy ur diner with ur girl family...not to look who is italian albanian muslim christian jew who gives a **** restaurant for classy people go and check it out u will enjoy it promise...

bythe way food and service for me couldnt be any better!
shaina

United States

#43 Feb 16, 2008
Mike man just shut the hell up looks like u got to go back to school and study some more of ur history cuz looks like u have no fuckin idea what ur talkin about people trust me its a very nice restaurnts for classy people not for morans like some of u here go check it out eat there enjoy ur self and see for ur self u wont be disapointed trust me nobodys puttin a gun to ur head and tellin u u got to go back if u dont like it dont go back the restaurant is perfect like a said classy people not morons!!!!!!!!!!PEACE and mike shut the fuck up please
john

Southington, CT

#45 Feb 20, 2008
as a matter of fact most of the restaurants on arthur avenue in the bronx are albanian owned. lets face it the albanians have takn over we have to give them respect. how many ethnic groups can say they turned little italy into little albania....
South Street Sam wrote:
Albanians do not cook authentic Italian cuisine. All of the local so called Italian restaurants serve food that is good but pales in comparison to the real thing. Many local places actually use canned commercial sauce.
Go to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx or to some of the better places in New Haven and compare for yourself. If there's no guy named Vinny or Sal in the kitchen, it's fake.
born in chicago

Chicago, IL

#46 Feb 27, 2008
for all the ignorant people in here...NOT ALL ALBANIANS ARE MUSLIM, for those idiots that need this lesson, looky here, there are many italian muslims in sicily, alot of greek muslims in the united states and greece itself, trust me, the albanians dont give a shit about islam, infact, more albanians than you think or know are still loyal to the old roman catholic church, albanians were and still are a big influence on the church, ive had muslim albanian friends for years now and i swear to god they look like catholic irish germans

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