Stamford, Connecticut – Stamford restauranteurs John and Morgan Nealon today announced the opening of Cugine’s Italian in Stamford’s Harbor Point community at 121 Towne Street. The restaurant, expected to open later this Spring, will feature alluring, well-plated Italian cuisine, coupled with refined cocktails and a robust wine list.
“Our goal with Cugine’s is to offer not only Harbor Point, but Fairfield County as a whole, an entirely new Italian dining experience,” said John Nealon. “This sophisticated restaurant will invite our guests to take a step back in time and dine in the era of Frank Sinatra, with dark interiors and furniture, beautiful soft mood lighting, a period playlist and classic Italian cuisine.”
“While offering the vibe of an exclusive speakeasy, Cugine’s will be comfortable, invite a warm opportunity for people to connect with one another over exquisite and beautiful food, and be reminiscent of a classic dining experience in a renowned New York City Italian restaurant,” added Morgan Nealon. “The menu will be very Chef driven, featuring local ingredients, products from local partners in our Fairfield County community and truly offer a dining and bar experience like no other in the area!”
Cugine’s Italian will take over the space that is currently The Lila Rose. Also owned by the Nealon’s, The Lila Rose had its last day of operation on May 8.
“The Lila Rose had an amazing run, and we are grateful for the support that we received from the community, especially due to opening and operating during a very difficult time,” added Morgan Nealon. “It offered the escape that we all needed for the last two years, but we are excited to open the doors for this entirely revamped and unique concept.”
Cugine’s will be open Friday-Sunday for dinner service, expanding to offer brunch soon after.
For more information, follow the restaurant’s Instagram channel (@cuginesitalian).
About Cugine’s Italian
Cugine’s Italian, located at 121 Towne Street in the bourgeoning Harbor Point community of Stamford, brings a new Italian dining experience to Fairfield County. Taking guests back in time to the era of Frank Sinatra and speakeasys, the dark, moody, warm dining room and bar will complement the alluring, well-plated, classic Italian cuisine and refined cocktails, while offering a celebratory, special-occasion environment. For more information, visit the restaurant’s Instagram (@cuginesitalian).