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A parmigiana as good as Mamma’s. Italian market in Kyle sells heat-and-serve dishes
March 8th, 2012
haysfreepress.com

Yes, they could. They could also turn on an oven. Imperial sent them home with flash-frozen lobster ravioli, cups of tangy vodka sauce, pesto or fra diavola, parmigianas, tortellinis, and other traditional fare that even the most hapless chef can handle. He’s heard no complaints. “This is quality,” Imperial said. The food is prepared in New York by a small, 45-year-old franchise chain called Villarina’s Pasta and Fine Foods, and the Villarina’s in Kyle is the first location outside of New York or Connecticut. Imperial said he learned of the franchise from a friend and fellow Italian who swore by the pastas and prepared dinners. click here to read the article

Villarina’s Factory Moving to Danbury
January 20, 2012
danbury.patch.com

Villarina’s Pasta & Fine Foods is moving its manufacturing center to Danbury. “It was a New York company. Our business has moved dramatically into Connecticut,” said Joe Filc, who bought the company in 2003. Villarina’s operates pasta and fine food shops in Newtown, New Milford, Ridgefield, Southbury, Westport and it formerly ran one in Bethel. “People are talking about opening one in the Danbury, Bethel area, but we’re already all around that.”
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Villarina’s Opens Under Family Ownership
August 06, 2010
HousatonicTimes.com

Four family members who had owned and operated two stores in the Villarina’s chain have opened a third location, in a 1,100-square-foot storefront in New Milford’s Lore’s Plaza. Adam Fragola said there “was no notion” of having a third store, but when the existing Villarina’s in New Milford was up for sale they considered acquiring it because “we see a lot of potential here.” “This may not have the beauty of Bank Street, but we have a large volume of traffic, and people can get here quickly now with the Route 7 bypass,” Mr. Fragola said in comparing his site along the busy Route 7 corridor with downtown New Milford. click here to read the article

Experienced Owners Take Over Widow’s Pasta Store
October 23, 2009
ctpost.com

The sale of Villarina’s Pasta & Fine Food store was bittersweet this week as owner Holly Slupatchuk bid farewell to the business her late husband, Bill, opened three years ago. Wiping away tears, the 40-year-old former hairdresser and caterer said Bill was excited to open the store in Lore’s Plaza on Route 7 after shopping in the small chain’s store in Southbury. Villarina’s sells fresh pasta and products to go. click here to read the article