The First Great News Of 2012

The new year is still a few hours away, but 2012 will definitely start off on a great note.

The latest news from Art’s Delicatessen — the much-loved Italian deli on Post Road West near Riverside Avenue — is that its long-awaited reopening is just a few days away.

Richard Falcone — Art’s son – is taking up exactly where his father left off. He and his sons — Richard Jr. and Chris — used photos of the original layout to recreate the new one.

The menus are already  printed. The moan-inducing Art’s Combo — ham, salami, cappicola, mortadella, pepperoni, provolone, prosciutto, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar — is right there. Its’ only $6.50 ($5.50 on a roll, but trust me: You want the grinder).

Not to mention the ziti, ravioli, lasagna, manicotti, stuffed shells, meatballs, chicken and eggplant parm, sausage and peppers, sausage and broccoli rabe, and chicken marsala and piccata.

Art’s will of course sell the same great sandwiches as before, along with party subs (up to 6 feet), cold cuts, and sandwich and salad platters.

Opening day depends on the issuance of a few final permits. So how about town officials making this their New Year’s resolution:  Sign those permits molto rapidamente!

(Art’s phone number is 203-557-0614. Just in case you were hungry.)

18 responses to “The First Great News Of 2012

  1. VetDoc at Compo

    Can’t wait! Welcome back!
    May 2012 be a great beginning for you!

    Happy New Year!

  2. It’s not the town’s fault that the permits haven’t been provided.

  3. Now that the previous P&Z said OK to the rezoning of the National Hall area, there is an incentive for new retail businesses to open on the west side of the Saugatuck. Compare that to the mood when the RTM overturned a simlar rezoning effort by the same P&Z in 2010. This time, the RTM minded its own business.

  4. To all you folks who moved in after Art’s closed, and to those who were here but somehow missed all the good stuff there. GO! Parking may be a problem sometimes, but find a spot. Or walk a little ( it shouldn’t hurt).
    The results will more than justify the inconvenience.
    The entire Singer clan wishes you much success, Rich, and we regret no longer being in the area.

  5. John Mc
    Great comment 🙂 did you hack his email account ?

  6. I just hope the combo is as good as I remember it. Since my younger days when I was introduced to the Arts combo, I have come to appreciate the art and craft of a well made Italian combo. Few do it well. Boars Head and Thumans may be good enough for a ham and cheese or bologna sandwich, but they have no place in a quality Italian combo. The price point of the new combo seems low to afford the quality I dream about in a combo, but I will hope for greatness… and a parking spot.

    Good luck to the next generations.

  7. Richard Lawrence Stein

    Arts opening soon truly is the best way to start a new year off in the right direction.

  8. Welcome back to Arts! You were missed.

    Editorial to Dan… I think Post Road East changes to Post Road West once you’ve crossed Riverside Ave/Wilton Road. If’s I’m correct, Art’s is technically on Post Road East (just west of the river).

    • Nope — sorry. The river is the dividing line. I checked!

      • PS: The even street numbers are on the south side of Post Road East, odd numbers on the north. That reverses as soon as you go over the river onto Post Road West.

        • I stand corrected, thanks Dan! I can’t wait to see how many other things I learn from this site in 2012!!

  9. I can’t wait. I know the combo was much beloved, but my fav was always italian roast beef on a hard roll – with mayo, salt and pepper! Please post when they announce opening day. I’ll be there!

  10. Gerry Brannigan

    The sub is the price performer!

  11. Used to get the mozzarella, tomato, basil salad in the summer. And of course the subs. Yum! Can’t wait.

  12. Looking forward to a better new year!

  13. I am a relatively new member to the Westport community. I hope that all the glowing remarks above wind up being accurate because this town needs a good Italian deli. Hard to find good and honest Italian food in Westport, unless I just haven’t looked hard enough.

    I was at an Italian restaurant near the train station just the other day. We went because of a friend’s recommendation but unfortunately we were severely disappointed. Way too much garlic in one dish, pretty bland and overcooked meat in the other. Oh well.