By Kathy Mintchev, Greenwich Academy class of 2022
On Sunday, South Water Street bustled with activity at the grand opening of Macelleria Greenwich. Co-owner Anthony Lala and his brother, Frank, greeted diners at the red-carpeted entrance with drinks and good spirits.
The brand new Italian steakhouse in Greenwich is the third in the area, along with renowned locations in Armonk and Pelham, New York.
Earlier this year, Macelleria Pelham was featured in the annual Michelin Guide for its “can’t-miss menu,” food quality, and reasonable prices.
At the grand opening on Sunday, Frank Lala attested to that recognition.
“We give you nothing but satisfaction. The food is excellent, and we have top-quality meats and top-quality drinks. Everything is top shelf,” said Lala.
Public figures from around town, including First Selectman Fred Camillo and Miss Connecticut, came on Sunday to experience Macelleria’s flair. With the Lala brothers’ 20 years of experience navigating the fine dining industry, it is no surprise that the grand opening drew such a crowd.
Inside, the restaurateurs’ passion for fine dining and entertainment was clear. Diners congregated around tables overflowing with assortments of meat, cheese, and fruits. The Lala brothers conversed with customers, offering warm smiles. Waiters calmly navigated the bustling activity and kept drinks full.
Anthony Lala touted the imported wines displayed near the kitchen as a testament to Macelleria’s authentic Italian style. The restaurant receives shipments from various regions throughout the country, including the famed Prosecco village.
Macelleria Italian Steakhouse specializes in handcrafted cocktails and quality meats. Each location hosts special events such as receptions and corporate events. For more information, please visit Macelleriaitaliansteakhouse.com.