Aloi restaurant is closed, and the New Canaan business landscape has undergone yet . The Italian eatery, located in a columned white building at 62 Main St. served its last meal on Saturday night.
The owners, chef Margherita Aloi and her husband, Cliff, opened a second restaurant in Shelton last May, Cliff Aloi told Patch. The namesake restaurant across from was doing well, but not well enough. They closed the New Canaan restaurant to focus their attention on Il Palio in Shelton.
“There are in New Canaan,” Cliff Aloi told Patch, “so many places where you can purchase food. I think there’s and coffee places. I thought they should put a limit on it.”
Aloi said they have two potential buyers for the restaurant, which opened in 2004.
“We have two people very interested,” Aloi said. One is Italian and one is American.”
Aloi hopes this is “so long” and not “goodbye" to New Canaan.
“New Canaan is family to Margherita,” Aloi said. “We’re sad we’re moving on, but we’re excited about the new project. Margherita would like to thank everybody that’s come to this restaurant, we thank you for your patronage. Maybe one day we’ll be back in New Canaan as a business.”