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Uncle Louie G Brings Brooklyn Ice Cream, Illy Swirls To Trumbull Green

Owner Mike Pietrunti passes a dish of pistachio to a customer at Uncle Louie G, a new ice cream franchise in Trumbull.
Owner Mike Pietrunti passes a dish of pistachio to a customer at Uncle Louie G, a new ice cream franchise in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Contributed
Cousins and business owners Mike Pietrunti and Dennis Rotunno at the Uncle Louie G ice cream franchise they opened this winter on the Trumbull Long Hill Green.
Cousins and business owners Mike Pietrunti and Dennis Rotunno at the Uncle Louie G ice cream franchise they opened this winter on the Trumbull Long Hill Green. Photo Credit: Contributed
The staff at Uncle Louie G in Trumbull preside over scoops from 30 ice cream flavors and Italian ices. They also swirl lattes at the shop on the Long Hill Green.
The staff at Uncle Louie G in Trumbull preside over scoops from 30 ice cream flavors and Italian ices. They also swirl lattes at the shop on the Long Hill Green. Photo Credit: Contributed
Ice cream comes in 30 flavors at Uncle Louie G in Trumbull.
Ice cream comes in 30 flavors at Uncle Louie G in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Donna Christopher
Stop in to order a birthday cake at Uncle Louie G ice cream franchise in Trumbull.
Stop in to order a birthday cake at Uncle Louie G ice cream franchise in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Contributed
Stop in for an Illy coffee latte break at Uncle Louie G, an ice cream franchise on the Trumbull Long Hills Green.
Stop in for an Illy coffee latte break at Uncle Louie G, an ice cream franchise on the Trumbull Long Hills Green. Photo Credit: Donna Christopher

TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Brooklyn ice cream, Italian ices, Illy espressos, or a selection of rich desserts are enough sweet reasons to drive into Long Hill Green next time you're near the new plaza in Trumbull.

That's where cousins Mike Pietrunti and Dennis Rotunno preside over a New York ice cream shop, the franchise Uncle Louie G, which they opened this winter.

"People are coming in, not just for the ice cream but to order our specialty cakes, and for the coffee," Rotunno said.

A resident of Trumbull, Rotunno is an engineer and owns other businesses. Pietrunti is from Staten Island is retired from working for New York City.

"He previously owned an Uncle Louie G franchise on Staten Island and wanted to bring it here," Rotunno said.

Customers this week have been stopping in despite the cold weather..

"The lattes and espressos are popular but people love the ice cream too. It's made in Brooklyn. The cherry ice cream has chunks of cherries, the pistachio has pistachios."

Rotunno said the business partners expect business to expand in the warmer seasons.

"The Green will be developed this summer and it will bring people in."

Already, customers come for dessert after having dinner at one of the plaza restaurants, he noted.

Contact Uncle Louie G at 203-880-9533 or click here to send an email. Click here for the store's Facebook page.

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