Friday Flashback #111

Westport is blessed with some of the best Italian delis this side of Arthur Avenue.

Winfield Street Coffee & Deli took over the long-established Art’s on Post Road West — just over the bridge — and made it even more popular.

At the other end of town, Gaetano’s has a huge and devoted clientele. It’s particularly popular with Staples High students.

Sandwiched in between is Fortuna’s. It seldom gets the props of the others. But it’s anchored the small Green’s Farms plaza at the Post Road/South Turkey Hill corner for over 40 years.

They’ve got a winning formula — so much so, that almost nothing has changed since the Nixon administration.

Except — as the photo below shows — a few of the fashions.

(Postcard courtesy of Seth Schachter)

5 responses to “Friday Flashback #111

  1. I had no idea Fortuna’s has been operating that long. That is an impressive run. And, to the best of my knowledge, I have only been there once (which is not related to the quality of the food but where I have lived in town).

    Has the same family been running it all this time?

  2. Dave Feliciano

    Good food, great staff, outstanding catering, and creative breakfasts and lunch specials on their chalkboard. I was my standard go to place when feeding Westport Masons! Their Italian “Wedges,hero’s, subs” are masterpieces.

  3. Peter Gambaccini

    Its proximity to my parents condo was the chief reason that I didn’t need a car when I got off at the Greens Farms station to visit.

  4. Please don’t forget Calise s market
    The Calise family has been here for generations.
    I remember the grandfather well,.
    And carmine Cientempo is married to a Calise granddaughter
    They are authentic and fantastic

  5. Katherine Bruan

    Amazing pic