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    Bruculino Restaurant

    In 1984 Joe Bruno came up from Brooklyn to open his pasta store/restaurant “Pasta Nostra” on Washington Street in the newly restored SoNo district of Norwalk, CT. The first chef/restaurateur to pioneer the old neighborhood, an area the locals shunned for its run-down condition, Joe’s cooking attracted the attention of foodies and critics alike and in the process helped turn Washington Street into what it is today. In 1985 the New York Times gave Pasta Nostra such a glowing review there were lines in the winter street for lunch, the only meal he served at the time.

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