Valley Restaurant Week is back

The second annual Greater Valley Restaurant Week will be held from Monday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 5.

Organized by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, participating restaurants in the Valley towns will offer one or both of the following deals: For lunch, patrons can “Dine for $9,” and at dinner, restaurants will have a pre-fixe menu for $20.12.

There are 15 restaurants participating including, Hot Tamale Mexican Grill & Bar, Tavern 1757 in Seymour; Antonio's Restaurant, Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen at John J. Sullivan's in Ansonia; Vazzy's Cucina, Ari Bella, Baingan, Carmine's Ristorante Italiano, Il Palio, La Scogliera, Liquid Lunch (On Howe Avenue & Research Drive), Porky's Cafe, The Bistro at The Courtyard by Marriott, and Verace Pizzeria, Market & Italian Eatery in Shelton.

Restaurant Week provides the community with the opportunity to try out new restaurants or visit old favorites all at an affordable price, according to the Greater Valley Chamber and it strengthens the ties between our local businesses and community over excellent meals at a reasonable rate.

“The Chamber is pleased and proud to showcase the Valley's many fine restaurants during the second annual Valley Restaurant Week and urges businesses and residents alike to come out and savor the experience,” said Bill Purcell, Chamber of Commerce president.

For a list of the restaurants' menus and hours, visit the website at or the Facebook page (greatervalleyrestaurantweek) for updates throughout the week. Updates will also be released through the Chamber's twitter, @valley_chamber. Restaurants wishing to participate can contact Nancie at 203-925-4981.