DANBURY, Conn. -- Twenty-five years after it launched in Greenwich, Z Hospitality Group is opening its eighth restaurant with the new Terra Ristorante in Danbury.
The restaurant will be located inside Hotel Zero Degrees, which opened in November at 15 Milestone Road. Z Hospitality Group founder and owner Ramze Zakka opened a restaurant by the same name in Greenwich.
Z Hospitality also owns Mediterraneo and Eastend in Greenwich, Mediterraneo in Norwalk and Sole in New Canaan as well as Aurora in Rye and Mediterraneo in White Plains, N.Y.
Zakka opened Terra Ristorante to fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant that offers simple yet delicious food in a warm and inviting environment. His vision was to offer a more relaxed alternative to the already existing white glove and fast casual restaurants. His goal was to open a bistro that introduced authentic Northern Italian food where guests would feel like they were transported to Florence for a genuine dining experience.
Albert DeAngelis, executive chef of all eight restaurants, will lead the culinary efforts in Danbury. His menu will include signature dishes: pizzas and wood-oven cooked dishes, homemade pastas, American Waygu beef carpaccio with white truffle oil, milk-fed veal milanese and parmesan-crusted filet of sole.
The restaurant will feature an architecturally designed dining room with vaulted ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass doors that allow for countryside views, natural sunlight and that open in the spring and summer to enjoy an outside grill and bar. Inside, guests will find their signature wood-burning oven, open kitchen dining area and an inviting bar where craft cocktails and an array of wines will be served.
“We are grateful for the ongoing enthusiasm in all of our lower Fairfield County restaurants and very much look forward to serving the northern part of the county as well as Westchester,” said Zakka said. “We are thrilled to be able to offer something new and different to the community.”