The long wait is over.
On Monday, Ignazio’s officially opens for business.
The new pizza place in the old Bertucci’s (and before that, the even older Tanglewoods and Clam Box) features both thin crust and Sicilian pizza, from a wood-fired oven.
Word of mouth already brought in customers. Louis Termini — who owned 7 Luna Pizzas in the Hartford area, and now runs the original (and very popular) Ignazio’s underneath the Brooklyn Bridge — handed out free slices all day today.
One man said, “I hope they’re as good as the hype.”
He wolfed it down. “It is!”
Some folks stopping by today were from Louis’ boyhood neighborhood. One went to high school with him.
“I gave them the Brooklyn treatment,” Louis says. “And they gave it right back to me.”
Which means that complex now includes 3 of the most important things that make our town go: Art. Coffee. And pizza.
(Hat tip: Cara Zimon)