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Riina's Fresco Café


Updated on Apr 22, 2008

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Riina's Fresco Café
375 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT

(203) 869-6200 phone
(203) 869-6247 fax

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Cuisine Type

Hours of Operation

Monday 7AM-3PM, Tuesday-Sunday 7AM-10PM.

• Not Required

Payment Methods
• Mastercard
• Visa
• Amex

This restaurant's average entree cost is Moderate


Restaurant Description
John Riina, founding owner of the successful Village Bagels chain throughout Fairfield County, and his talented wife Chris, who, along with Tia Winters Design Associates, designed the interior of the restaurant, are thrilled to introduce their unique restaurant to Greenwich. "Small spaces do have their challenges," explains John, "but the intimate atmosphere was what we were hoping to create from the start." Terracotta flooring, dramatic lighting, and vibrantly colored imported Italian tiles that line the walls and the wine bar countertop, come together to add warmth and energy to this unique space. Romantic Italian music can be heard in the background. Another unique aspect to Riina's Fresco Café is their BYOB policy due to Greenwich zoning restrictions. Fresco invites diners to bring their favorite wine with them, or they can choose from a list of Italian wines specially created for them by neighboring Bruce Park Liquor that will be fetched for the customer. "We even have a great little wine bar where customers can linger over antipasti before the movies, or during a break from shopping," says John. Joining John and Chris is Executive Chef Santos Caceres, formerly of Quattro Pazzi in Fairfield and earlier, Ettorucci's of Stamford . Chef Caceres brings his personal favorite recipes to Fresco. Menu highlights include: Manila clams sautéed with garlic, white wine and tomato broth; Hearty panini sandwiches such as the "bisteca" of sliced sirloin steak, sharp provolone cheese, red onion, and black olive tapenade; Thin crust pizza; Fresh salads including an imported Italian tuna and white bean salad; Chicken breast with imported artichoke hearts sautéed in a white wine and lemon sauce; and Chef's signature pasta dishes such as; Cavatelli Rapini with sautéed broccoli rabe, crumbled sausage, roasted garlic, and pecorino cheese;

Best Known For...
Thin crust pizzas. Grilled pressed sandwiches. All imported products. "Big bowl pastas".

Service Type
Sit Down
Carry Out
Special Needs
Booster/High Chairs
Wheelchair Access

No Dress Code


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