‘Pomodoro’ aims to modernize city’s 80-year-old Italian tradition

Oct 17, 2017 2139


Roger Savini, owner of Savini’s Restaurant, was eating Italian food on Rathbun Street before he was even born, at least according to family legend. Grandmother Anna Savini was a cook at the restaurant’s predecessor, the Sons of Italy, in the 1940s, and when her pregnant daughter came in for a meal, she’d tuck an extra meatball beneath the pasta just for baby Roger.

That’s why family members say it just makes sense that the restaurant – renovated and relaunched this year under the name “Savini’s Pomodoro” – would eventually pass to the next generation of Savini children. The restaurant has seen a complete makeover in the past several months, with a revamp of everything from the menu and bar, to the parking lot and banquet hall, an effort by daughters Jill Savini Moylan and Gina Savini, and Jill’s husband Matt Moylan to update the facility and expand its clientele.

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