August 10, 2022
STRATFORD — When Melissa Emanuel would go to eating places, she would generally discover the

STRATFORD — When Melissa Emanuel would go to eating places, she would generally discover the meals disappointing. She remembers considering she may do higher.

“I all the time talked about having my very own place. I all the time discuss how if you’re sitting there, ‘I may do higher than this, I could make this higher,’” Emanuel mentioned.

She’s now placing her cash the place her mouth is, with the opening of Dal Mare Pizzeria on 346 Stratford Highway. The restaurant, which she runs alongside one in every of her sons, Nick, has been open since Memorial Day and Emanuel mentioned her meals has been a success with locals.

Whereas that is the primary time she’s opened a restaurant, Emanuel mentioned she relied on her earlier expertise as a waitress and as a nurse when she first opened it. The city held a ribbon reducing on Tuesday.

One among her extra in style menu gadgets is known as after the St. Margaret’s Shrine Catholic Church in Bridgeport. She mentioned her household was concerned for many years with the Feast of St. Anthony and the church meant loads to them.