Is This A Great Town Or What?!

Just before 10 a.m. today, I posted a story about Tutti’s. A few minutes earlier, alert “06880” reader Roger Schwanhausser told me the popular Saugatuck restaurant was suffering. Last week, a driver crashed into the front window. Plywood covered the damage. Many customers thought Tutti’s was closed.

At 11:36 a.m., reader Jeff Kaufman commented: “they should post a big ‘OPEN’ on the plywood.”

Four minutes later, I responded: “Or maybe an artistic type could volunteer to paint ‘Open!’ and make it look really nice — not like graffiti.”

At 12:36 p.m., Mina de Haas — the subject of a recent “06880” story about local artists with in-home studios — wrote: “I think I know just that kind of person! 🙂 ” 

At 3:26 p.m., Jim Goodrich sent this photo:

Tutti's is open!

It’s now 4:29 p.m. It’s not even dinner time.

But when you get hungry, you’ll know where to go.

11 responses to “Is This A Great Town Or What?!

  1. Johanne Bonin

    Bellissimo!
    Mangia!

  2. Robin Weinberg

    Yay Westport!

    I’ll be there for dinner soon, Tutti’s!

  3. I suggested to a friend, who works in a brokerage office at Nyala Farms, that they would do well to order Tutti’s take out for the entire staff.

    I don’t know if he took me up on the suggestion but others in Westport certainly could!

  4. Wilhelmina de Haas

    That is AWESOME!

  5. Bill Whitbeck

    I will be in the Westport/Norwalk area in a couple weeks. I will definitely stop by!

  6. Sharon Paulsen

    Good job Dan, bringing this topic to the public!

    It’s great to see Westporters stepping up so quickly to help Tutti’s (mostly due to your post).

    Wonder if a local print shop would consider making up/donating a banner that could really showcase the fact that they are indeed OPEN? (and perhaps cover up all the plywood at the same time).

    Hope they can bounce back and thrive – I love to see mom n pop eateries do well! They add to the “flavor” of our communities.

  7. Joanne Kletecka

    I ordered from Tutti’s today. Great pizza and salad…and free local delivery!

  8. Thank you for all the love and support Westport has shown us thru this ordeal. We have wonderful customer’s, or should I say family. Thank you Westport.
    The Funicello family,
    Tutti’s

  9. Kempton Coady

    Rosita and I love Tutti’s. The Family Maria and Pasquale and their children are absolutely charming.
    We have been going there for years and many different occasions.

  10. Dan: I had Dinner last night with my daughter from 7:00PM and left about 8:30PM. A number of diners arrived during the same time, Tutti’s was busy. Food was great.