FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Restaurateur Antonio Ninivaggi recently welcomed friends and family to celebrate his newly redesigned and renamed eatery in downtown Fairfield.
Formerly Osianna, the restaurant, renamed Totò, continues to focus on Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a strong emphasis on fresh, seasonal and healthful cuisine using sustainable, all-natural ingredients. Totò, at 70 Reef Road, offers a European sensibility with a casual and warm approach.
Ninivaggi tries to source the finest ingredients, including organic, hormone-free fish, poultry and meat, GMO-free olive oil, a full line of gluten-free pasta, as well as pizza crust imported from Italy. The new menu also features a full line of gluten-free offerings not strictly limited to pasta, but many other menu items as well.
At Totò, diners will see the return of many Osianna favorites, like grilled octopus, Greek tomato salad, lamb chops, Sicilian rice balls, crab meat-stuffed shrimp, homemade hummus and tzatziki. Ninivaggi also has added several new dishes, such as lemon caper sole, crackling calamari salad, baked whole sea bass. The Totò Burger -- made from grass-fed beef, organic bacon, Vermont cheddar, and gourmet gribiche sauce on brioche -- also makes an appearance for the first time.
Totò features a full bar menu with specialty cocktails, a large selection of wines by both the glass as well as the bottle and an assortment of craft beers from local breweries.
The redesigned space attempts to take on a more modern and youthful approach. A burgundy interior wall anchors the space, which is balanced by crisp white exterior walls and the clean, lean lines of the furniture. The patio has seen a change as well, with the ability to be enclosed in a temperature-controlled environment, guests can now enjoy dining outdoors from April through October.
Ninivaggi’s career began at the Tarantino restaurant in Westport, and Columbus Park in Stamford. He then worked in Barcelona and later returned to Tarantino. In addition to Totò, Ninivaggi, is an owner of the newly opened The Pearl at Longshore in Westport.
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