771 Orange St, New Haven
Stopped for an Espresso (as good as I've had) and bottle of R&C's signature EVOO (imported from Italy and of outstanding quality) on the way from NY to my home in Boston- having moved from New Haven a few years ago- to be greeted by the owner as though I had been in just yesterday. I always feel welcome at this neighborhood gem. Super people, fine quality; R&C is a New Haven institution. R&C perfectly encapsulates the small-town charm of East Rock and New Haven.
My kids regularly stop in for caprese sandwiches. They don't like caprese sandwiches at other shops. They specifically seek Romeo and Cesare's. I love that there are folks here who know them and treat them well. The prices of their go-to sandwiches have gone up from $6.95 to $8.95, though, and the other snacks, drinks, and sweets they pick up while there have always been pricey, so we've been really limiting the trips.
I used to go there a lot the food was always good but this particular time I ordered some fish and some chicken and when I got into the car and decided to sample the fish it was so dry I couldn't even cut it with a knife it was so dry the , I brought it back the owner got shity with me what do you mean you don't know what you're talkin about that's not overcooked I said I've been a chef for 35 years you can eat it so he got real upset with me I'll never go back
771 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06511
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