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From Isola Di Ponza Italy to Westport, CT

Andre’s dream of opening a family owned and operated regional Italian restaurant is alive with Finalmente Trattoria! Located in downtown Westport, CT just blocks away from the Westport Playhouse – it’s the perfect place for an intimate dinner before or after the show!

While growing up in in Isola Di Ponza, Italy, Andre learned about food and culture by watching his family members in the kitchen concocting and tasting family recipes. This cultivated his passion for culinary art.

His father brought him from Isola Di Ponza to New York in 1970, and the rest of his family followed.  His first job in the culinary industry was at a local butcher shop in the Bronx.  He spent five years learning how to properly prepare and cut all types of meats and then moved on to cooking in restaurants.  

His first specialty was pizza at a restaurant in Greenwich. Many of the customers would ask if Andre was making the pizza that night because they loved the way he made them!  After about ten years of food preparation, he started to manage restaurants.  He has been in the business for thirty five years! 

Andre met his wife Mary at a little Italian restaurant in Norwalk 23 years ago.  Andre always wanted a family operated business – His son, Salvatore who had worked at Finalmente since he opened the restaurant in 2006, daughter Jaclyn and Mary’s son Daniel were all part of the Finalmente team over the years.  And we can’t forget his grandchildren; Luke, Vivian, Enzo, and Stella who are not old enough to work yet!

Andre and Mary frequently travel back to Italy to visit family and explore different regions and their customary recipes to bring new ideas to Finalmente.  His brother Augusto and his wife Laura traveled from Italy to Westport to teach Andre how to make her Tuscan cheesecake recipe.  He experimented with the recipe and had it on the menu as a special.  By popular demand, it is now an icon of the Finalmente dessert menu.  

Hence the name – Finalmente means finally or at last he built his own restaurant!   All the years of passion for the restaurant business paid off.  Finally his dream has come true! “Dreams are not something to wait for; they are something to work for.” This is Andre’s motto and he lives by it every day.

Andre’s experience in managing restaurants, his gracious personality, appreciation for life, and authentic Italian culture are a recipe for success!

Come In And Enjoy the Tastes of Home!

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What Our Guests Are Saying

Finalmente Trattoria
4.9
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Jan Allinder Anestis
Jan Allinder Anestis
2019-04-04T01:03:52+0000
The Bucatini Carbonara is superior to any other carbonara I’ve tasted. I often order it with shrimp added. My husband is a loyal fan of the Polo Cappriccioso unless he is in the mood for comfort food, in which case Lasagna Bolognese does the job. And to gloriously end a meal, Andre’s homemade cheesecake and a frosty glass of limoncello are as close to heaven as one gets on earth.read more
Nancy Largay Mastroianni
Nancy Largay Mastroianni
2019-02-17T02:10:41+0000
We love this restaurant, having eaten here many times. Charming, romantic, fantastic Italian food, great wines. Wonderful owners who treat you like family. 💕💜read more
John Miele
John Miele
2018-12-02T03:27:51+0000
I lived in Italy for a year in the north (Veneto). This is the closest to the cuisine there. The owners are Italian. The partners called their restaurant Finalmente (because they “finally@ they were able together and open their dream restaurant. Highly recommended.read more
Kevin Lenhart
Kevin Lenhart
2018-11-11T14:46:52+0000
Excellent food and service
Lisa Blosio
Lisa Blosio
2018-10-31T16:04:31+0000
tried finalmente for the first time a couple weeks ago for our anniversary. food was outstanding. Will definitely return. thanks andre!read more
Eliane Laney
Eliane Laney
2018-10-11T16:50:37+0000
Fabulous place. wonderful food. I enjoyed a lot!
Lisa Miserendino
Lisa Miserendino
2018-09-02T12:54:50+0000
Never disappoints! Great food & wonderful service!
Helen Pappas
Helen Pappas
2018-02-19T03:21:58+0000
Extraordinary food. This place is amazing. Service was top notch. From the owner to the chef, the waiter- everyone was friendly, helpful and it was like eating with extended family members. As for the food - the pasta was incredible, the snapper was one of the best I’ve had and you can’t miss the cheesecake if you go there-it’s a must have!read more
Lawrence Bernstein
Lawrence Bernstein
2017-07-27T00:55:16+0000
Gary Dulin
Gary Dulin
2017-06-05T21:00:15+0000
Philip Carrone
Philip Carrone
2017-05-07T23:09:23+0000
Mike Powers
Mike Powers
2017-02-12T15:32:16+0000
This place is top notch! What a great meal! The service is attentive and professional! Like I say about every best restaurant, the staff appears to "hang out" at your table but you never really know they are there. They figured the "dining experience" out ...read more
Barbara Monick
Barbara Monick
2017-01-15T01:45:08+0000
Love this restaurant! My favorite. Great food, warm and inviting. Love the atmosphere ,the service,and the owners. Best cheesecake in the world!read more
Tanya Wiesner
Tanya Wiesner
2017-01-01T04:03:33+0000
Cynthia LaCroix
Cynthia LaCroix
2016-11-28T02:48:01+0000
Jeff Ulness
Jeff Ulness
2016-08-14T02:22:34+0000
Wonderful hosts and unbelievably great food. Best place in Westport we have found. Highly recommend!
Anne Maria Tosches Tamborino
Anne Maria Tosches Tamborino
2016-05-18T14:33:41+0000
We went here for my birthday dinner. I found the place looking through Trip Advisor. We had great service and food. The place is intimate so make reservations. I would have given it a 4.5 star but that wasn't an option. I don't think I have ever given any place a 5 star rating.read more
Marlene Moses
Marlene Moses
2016-04-04T00:07:16+0000
Always Delicious and Always Delightful! Simply put: it's The Very Best!
Jan Sparling Wein
Jan Sparling Wein
2015-11-06T13:03:24+0000
Caterina Madelena Bodegakitty
Caterina Madelena Bodegakitty
2015-10-22T22:39:44+0000
Best restaurant in CT!!
Karen Steenekamp
Karen Steenekamp
2015-02-19T16:48:14+0000
Combined with Finalmente Trattoria's authentic and outstanding Italian dishes, Mary and Andre's warm and personable hospitality make each dining experience feel special for us. A sincere salute to you both (with limoncello, of course). Thank you, thank you! We ❤️ Finalmente Trattoriaread more
Nancy Largay Mastroianni
Nancy Largay Mastroianni
2014-09-13T12:55:07+0000
Love this place! Outstanding food and very cozy!
Terry Flanagan
Terry Flanagan
2014-07-04T02:23:50+0000
Christen Cimbora Worobec
Christen Cimbora Worobec
2014-03-26T22:26:22+0000
Nico L'etta Retali
Nico L'etta Retali
2013-12-31T13:19:10+0000
Jeff Kuhcheejian
Jeff Kuhcheejian
2013-12-04T02:28:54+0000
Patrice Kirchner
Patrice Kirchner
2013-09-29T15:18:35+0000
Jaclyn Iodice
Jaclyn Iodice
2013-09-17T17:38:54+0000
Gianna Ruggiero Giovanni Morlè
Gianna Ruggiero Giovanni Morlè
2013-07-24T00:27:19+0000
Emilia Pereira Barquin
Emilia Pereira Barquin
2013-06-27T00:42:32+0000
Todd Lansdale
Todd Lansdale
2013-06-15T10:24:59+0000
Emanuela Fox
Emanuela Fox
2013-05-16T21:25:16+0000
Rick Ficalora
Rick Ficalora
2013-04-28T17:02:23+0000
Angelika Pluecken-Clum
Angelika Pluecken-Clum
2013-04-25T23:13:12+0000
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