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Totò restaurant officially opens offering a “Taste of Life” to Downtown Fairfield

Totò restaurant officially opens offering a
“Taste of Life” to Downtown Fairfield

Toto Restaurant, Fairfield CT. Above: Mark Barnhart , Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau, Antonio Ninivaggi and his wife Elena

Toto Restaurant, Fairfield CT. Above: Mark Barnhart , Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau, Antonio Ninivaggi and his wife Elena

Restaurateur Antonio Ninivaggi recently welcomed friends and family to celebrate his newly redesigned and re-named eatery in the heart of downtown Fairfield. Formerly Osianna, the restaurant continues to focus on Mediterranean inspired dishes with a strong emphasis on fresh, seasonal, and healthful cuisine using sustainable all-natural ingredients. Toto offers a European sensibility with a casual and warm approach. Keenly tuned into the lifestyle and diverse dietary needs of today’s diners, Ninivaggi sources 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 to not strictly limited to pasta, but many other menu items as well.

At Totò diners will enjoy 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. Eager to showcase his own distinctive style, Ninivaggi has added several new dishes such as Lemon Caper Sole, Crackling Calamari Salad, Baked Whole Seabass. 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.

Patrons will enjoy a full bar menu with specialty cocktails, a large selection of wines by both the glass as well as the bottle, and a nice assortment of craft beers from local breweries.

Upon entering the restaurant guests will immediately notice the newly redesigned space which takes on a more modern and youthful approach. A bold burgundy interior wall anchors the space which is balanced out by crisp white exterior walls and the clean, lean lines of the furniture. The patio has seen a nice change as well with the ability to be enclosed in a temperature controlled environment, guests can now enjoy dining outdoors from April through October.

Restaurateur Antonio Ninivaggi’s career began at the highly acclaimed Tarantino restaurant in Westport, and Columbus Park in Stamford. From there his talents took him to Capricio, Barcelona and then back to Tarantino. In addition to Totò, Ninivaggi, is also an owner of the newly opened The Pearl at Longshore in Westport.

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