Norwalk's Newest Restaurant Opens In Hotel Zero Degrees

Executive Chef Albert DeAngelis worked in France and New York City before coming to Connecticut.


Medierraneo, which sits atop a waterfall on the Norwalk River in the “Merritt 7 Business District,” is located on the first floor of Hotel Zero Degrees on Route 7 in Norwalk.

While there is something on the menu for everyone at Mediterraneo, Executive Chef Albert DeAngelis’ menu features fresh, succulent, yet sustainable seafood, in addition to a few “creative twists on Italian favorites.”

DeAngelis, who worked in France and New York City before coming to Connecticut, said he believes that Mediterraneo's health conciencious menu will be popular among the many businesses in the business district just north of the Merritt Parkway.

“For the quality of the food and the quality of the ingredients, it is going to be a really good value. I am not into tiny portions. You’ll be getting a 12 ounce steak and a seven ounce piece of fish,” said DeAngelis, who oversees all six of the restaurants within the Hospitality Group family.

Auroa in Rye, New York, Acqua in Westport, Sole in New Canaan, Terra in Greenwich and Mediterraneao in Greenwich are all operated by the Hospitaliy Group, which is owned by Ramze Zakka, who resides in Greenwich. Mediterraneo's Greenwich location has been situated on the corner of Greenwich Avenue and Grigg Street since 1995.

Mediterraneo is approachable by a wide variety of people. While the menu is very “fish heavy,” the restaurant appeals to families as well, DeAngelis said.

“We have pizza and pasta for the kids,” he said. “In Fairfield County, you can’t be so specialized that you would not consider bringing your parents or your kids here.”

Mediterraneo has seating for 120, with an addition 20 seats in the bar area. The restaurant, which officially opened on Monday night, will be open for dinner this week and will begin serving lunch next week. Lunch will be from 12 – 2:30 p.m., with a mid-day menu being served from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5:30 – 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

MEG May 03, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Then don't order the steak or the fish, Lorna. Better yet, don't go to this restaurant.You won't be missed.
Lorna May 04, 2013 at 12:17 AM
OK Lard B, let your belt out another notch. Too bad I can't keep the likes of you from driving up my health insurance premium.
Jlo May 04, 2013 at 03:43 AM
You can, oppose obama
ChiliFrieswithasideofcorndogs May 05, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Lorna- Bring yourself a mushroom with a side of half a piece of romaine lettuce.
Lorna May 06, 2013 at 02:26 PM
ChiliFries, if you were fortunate enough to see me you'd realize I have "padding in the right places." Zero desire to be a social X-ray. But I think there's something out of the ordinary to eat a 12-ounce steak unless you are pregnant, a lumberjack, training for the Olympics, etc. And I don't think restaurants offering massive portions are doing our economy as a whole any good, in terms of the associated costs of obesity (diabetes, heart conditions, arthritic problems that drive up everyone's insurance premiums) and waste. I would bet there are many sheltered dogs -- jeez, people in hard times -- who would be thrilled to have that extra 3 ounces of a massive steak that would otherwise be discarded if butchered and donated.


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