Tag Archives: Julian’s Pizza

[OPINION] Give Pizza Place A Chance

Alert — and hungry — “06880” reader Dawn Norris writes:

I appreciate that “06880” likes to help local businesses stay in business. So here is my story.

My husband and I liked the pizza at Julian’s Saugatuck location (now closed). The other night we were looking for good food (other than pizza), but without breaking our budget.

I remembered Julian’s location on Post Road East has a nice bar with TVs to watch games. I pulled up their menu and saw they had many items besides pizza.

What an amazing surprise. The calamari was excellent. Our dinners were superb. My chicken picatta was thin sliced and succulent. My husband raved about the Julian cavatelli.

(Photo/Seth Schachter)

We started a conversation with Mike, the owner. He was diligently handing orders to the line of Uber Eats drivers who were coming in.

He said that Uber Eats is fine, but they take a percentage. He struggles with how to get more people to actually come to the restaurant and eat.

He has a new chef, and wants to offer folks a “home away from home.” He has a “Westport rent,” but wants to keep his prices reasonable.

My husband and I were so impressed with the quality of our food and the fair price point, we sat with Mike for an hour discussing how to get the word out. He does a good business on the weekend, but is slow during the week.

I thought of “06880.” Julian’s is a family-friendly restaurant with fair prices, an excellent menu, and really good drinks for adults. That’s a very hard combination to find in Westport.

I’m happy to give Julian’s — at 1460 Post Road East — a shout-out. And any other small local restaurant too. If you’ve got a favorite to recommend, click “Comments” below.

All That Confusion Between Bravo And Rio Bravo Is Over

First came Bravo. The Italian restaurant replaced V, in the Post Road strip mall near Balducci’s.

Then came Rio Bravo 2 doors down, a Mexican restaurant with absolutely no connection to Bravo — other than the name.

Bravo did not last long. Inefficient service may have had something to do with its demise.

Now Julian’s has opened up in the old Bravo space. It’s the 3rd location for the brick oven pizza place. There’s one in Monroe, and another in Saugatuck.

(Photo/Seth Schachter)

So now, instead of saying “Do you mean Bravo the Italian restaurant, or Rio Bravo the Mexican one?” you can say: “Is that the Julian’s on Riverside Avenue, or the one on the Post Road?”

Filling In That Vast, Pizza-less Post Road Void Between Angelina’s And Jordan’s

(Photo/Seth Schachter)

(Photo/Seth Schachter)