Luca’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen to Open in Glenville

Luca’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen will debut in Greenwich on Friday, April 12 in the Glenville Shopping Center.

Drawing off 50+ years of experience and family recipes, Luca’s will feature classic Italian dishes – some with a modern twist – as well as signature items, all in a family-friendly setting.

Luca’s is named after owner Joe Criscuolo’s father, who founded Pizza Post in Greenwich in 1972.

Criscuolo was brought up spinning pizza dough and making fine Italian food at successful pizzerias in Fairfield County and has helped run Pizza Post alongside his brother Matt for many years.

He attended the Culinary Institute of America, and from there he worked with Lidia Bastianich, Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur.

Luca’s menu will feature a variety of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, salads, sides and Italian specialties. There will be several signature items, like garlic monkey bread and Joe’s Sunday Sauce; inspired by his childhood, Criscuolo has created a version of his moms’s signature sauce that she would make every week. Luca’s will also offer a menu of specials that will change weekly.

“I’m excited to pay homage to my dad with the debut of Luca’s,” said Joe Criscuolo, owner of Luca’s. “The menu was inspired by my journey, and incorporates ideas from family recipes and visits to the Amalfi Coast. Since my father first taught me how to knead dough, it’s always been my dream to start my own pizzeria and I can’t wait to share some delicious food with the Greenwich community.”

Luca’s will open its doors at 11:00am on April 12.

The first 50 customers will receive a complimentary order of garlic monkey bread with any purchase.

A portion of opening day proceeds will go to Abilis, a Greenwich-based nonprofit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with special needs and their families from birth through their lives in lower Fairfield County.

Luca’s will be open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday and will expand its hours in the months ahead. Guests can grab a bite at the pizzeria or order for pickup and delivery. Catering is also available.

Luca’s is located in the Glenville Shopping Center (21 Glenville Street) and is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.


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