Restaurant Week beckons

It’s that time of the year again, when appetites eager to try something different find satisfaction in the Wilton Chamber of Commerce Fall Restaurant Week.

The event, which runs from Monday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 22, is in its fifth year. All restaurants and eateries in Wilton and Georgetown are invited to participate by featuring special culinary selections or one-week-only pricing to encourage diners to come for lunch or dinner, or both.

This event will have a couple of new aspects, said Debra Hanson, executive director of the Chamber. Monday, Oct. 16, has been designated as Wilton Cares Day, with participating restaurants, businesses and retailers stepping up to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Also, Levco, the oil company that recently moved to town, is partnering with the Chamber to sponsor a pumpkin-carving contest for all the restaurants. The eateries will display their creations and post photos online.

The pumpkin display will give each restaurant the opportunity to pick out its own pumpkin, design and carve it, and showcase it to add some Halloween spirit to the event. Wilton residents will have the chance to check out as many pumpkins as they can over the course of Restaurant Week and vote for their favorites online at Levco’s website ( The winner will be selected around Halloween. Levco will be making a charitable donation to a local organization on behalf of the winning restaurant.

“Wilton and Georgetown have many wonderful restaurants with diverse cuisines and delicious offerings to choose from, including Southwestern, Italian, Asian, Mexican, and American,” Hanson said in a statement. Restaurant Week provides the opportunity to explore new tastes and revisit favorites with restaurants that are offering different specials that week, she said.

The following is a list of the restaurants that are a part of the Fall Restaurant Week:

  • Aranci 67

  • Bianco Rosso Wine Bar and Restaurant

  • Craft 14 Kitchen + Bar

  • Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar

  • Little Pub

  • Lombardi’s Trattoria

  • Marly’s Bar & Bistro

  • Mediterraneo

  • The Pastry Hideaway

  • Oak and Almond

  • Portofino Restaurant and Bar

  • Reiki Sushi & Asian Bistro

  • Toozy Patza Pizza

  • Wilton Pizza

  • Washington Prime