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Aloi Restaurant Closes Its Doors

Cliff Aloi said there are "too many restaurants" in New Canaan.

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.”

Chris Cody February 24, 2011 at 07:28 PM
The Heritage and then Mulligan's and then Logan's where New England Pediatric's is now
Sheryl Shaker February 24, 2011 at 08:46 PM
Remember Stone Horse at the Racquet Club?
Michael Dinan February 24, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Oh yes. "Stony Pony," it was called informally.
Chris Cody February 25, 2011 at 01:17 PM
Elmcrest in the 80's became a bar resturant and had seating out back and live music ...not sure who owned it at that time... Grand Central market was at that site and in addition to the conveyor there were house charge accounts...credit cards for food shopping were still in the future
cindy July 08, 2012 at 02:10 AM
ha ha I remember the heritage cafe in 1975, the two old ladies were servers, one tall and one short, I thought they were old, but they were serving me beer at 16 years old!!

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