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Aranci 67 Serves Up A Taste Of Southern Italy In Georgetown

Executive chef and co-owner Antonio Perillo, holds up some of his freshly made spaghetti at his new Georgetown restaurant, Aranci 67. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The cuisine of southern Italy is the specialty of Aranci 67, a new restaurant in Georgetown. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Paolo Perillo, manager of the family owner Aranci 67, stands in the dining room of the 7 Main St., Georgetown restaurant. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The Wilton Chamber of Commerce welcomed new restaurant Aranci 67 to the area at a grand opening recently. The restaurant is in Georgetown. Picture in front are co-owners Antonio (white shirt) and Julia Perillo (white scarf). Photo Credit: Contributed

GEORGETOWN, Conn. -- The Georgetown area is experiencing a taste of Napoli as new restaurant Aranci 67 features southern Italian cuisine crafted by a man who is drawing on his own roots.

Antonio Perillo, executive chef and co-owner along with his wife Julia Perillo, said he bases his restaurant's offerings on the seafood-influenced diet of his Naples home.

"We make a lot of southern Italian dishes, a lot of seafood, but we do from all over Italy, and northern Italy," he said as he took a break from making pasta in the kitchen of the restaurant in Redding.

Perillo has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant business, including his work as an executive chef at La Fontana Italian restaurant in Katonah, N.Y., for the last 23 years.

Julia Perillo was born in Sorrento, Italy, and has been involved with her family's restaurant, Bella Italia, in Danbury for four decades.

The couple's son, Paulo is the restaurant manager at Aranci 67. He said the new restaurant offers both a quieter area for dining in one room while those who want a more boisterous atmosphere can dine in the bar area. The same dishes are served on both sides of the restaurant located at 7 Main St. in Georgetown, he said.

The restaurant opened in April and was recently welcomed to the area by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce at its grand opening.

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