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Nino’s Pizza To Bring Traditional Long Island Pizza to Montville

Richie Vetrano, of Valentino’s Pizza, is opening Nino’s Pizzeria in Montville.

Courtesy of Rich Vetrano.
Courtesy of Rich Vetrano.
What’s tried, true and wildly popular in Ledyard and Westerly is now coming to Montville! Richie Vetrano, owner of Valentino’s Pizzeria in Ledyard, is expanding and bringing his New York style pizza recipe across the Thames River to Montville.  

“We’re excited to make new friends and plant the same seeds we started 20 years ago in Ledyard,” he said.  

The new venture is called Nino’s Pizzeria and will be located at 1031 Route 32 in Uncasville. It will move in where Goodfella’s Pizza once was.  

Valentino’s Pizzeria in Ledyard will remain unchanged and Vetrano said his wife Stephanie, his daughters and his Valentino’s staff are going to help him run both places.  

“It’s all about putting my kids through college at this point,” he said of his girls who range in age from 12 to 18. “It’s all about me trying to ease that pain of paying for college.”  

Even though Nino’s Pizzeria is brand new, it’s like most things in Vetrano’s life – it has deep roots.  

“Nino’s is a very important name to me,” he said. “It was the nickname for my grandfather Antonio and it’s the name of the first pizza place I worked at in Long Island.”  

And it’s also a big clue as to what kind of pizza you’ll get at Nino’s. Vetrano said they’ll be hand tossing the dough and cooking it on the stone without a pan. He said the crust should be thin and crispy.  

Unlike his previous ventures in Ledyard and Westerly where he has several partners invested in each location, Vetrano will be on his own in Montville.  

“It feels fantastic, it’s a dream come true,” he said.   

Hopes are that Nino’s is open by the third week in June or July 1 at the very latest. He said hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and they will deliver. Call 860-848-2020 for more information. 
Ellyn Santiago (Editor) May 29, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Oh my gosh! Best pizza! Awesome, Montville! (And hey, by the way!)
Tim Shanahan May 30, 2013 at 08:57 AM
I have been to the one in Westerly, Great food.
Rachel Cookson May 30, 2013 at 09:11 AM
If this is going in where Goodfellas was then what happened to Goodfellas? I loved their pizza!!
Brian Oliver June 17, 2013 at 04:36 PM
I’ve been ordering the food from both Valentino’s in Ledyard and Vetrano’s in Westerly for years with my family and my employees. We love the quality, taste and consistency of the food! I sure my father-in-law who lives in Montville will become a fan in short order.

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