About Us

Need Things to do in Trumbull or Things to do in Monroe? Get awesome food at the best local restaurant... Great prices, Lots of parking , Convenient location..!

Our Story

What was once a popular neighborhood pizza place in the Clocktower Square, located in a quit rural corner of Southern Connecticut, is now a thriving contemporary Italian trattoria in the destination town of Monroe. Since 1998, local diners have been guarding this culinary gem as proud parents of the area’s best kept secret. Trattoria Carl Anthony is the brainchild of Executive Chef/Owner Sam DeVellis and his brother Joseph and cousin Idilio.

Upon the success of his families’ first venture, Giove’s Pizza Kitchen in Trumbull, the trio fell upon a unique opportunity to take over what was originally known as Carl Anthony’s Pizzeria, a casual take-out/eat-in pizza joint.

Seeing a need for a more upscale restaurant in the area, they set out to create a menu, an atmosphere and an energy that would attract local diners as well as lure in food and wine enthusiasts from the surrounding communities. With trattoria now in the forefront, Sam began to work on a menu that reflected his Italian roots along with his own modern interpretations. A self taught chef, Sam’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit are evident with every dish he prepares.

The dining room has been transformed into an intimate “modern day meets old world” trattoria. Subdue colors and banquet seating frame the entire room.  Floor to ceiling drapes can be drawn to create a more private dining area that can seat up to 25 guests, perfect for a lunch meeting or special dinner any day of the week. 

The Lounge area centerpiece is our custom hand poured concrete bar, where creative and enticing cocktails are created. You can also find local seasonal craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list by the glass and bottle. Our Lounge is also the perfect spot to unwind at our  Happy Hour 7 days a week, either at the bar or at one of our walnut lounge tables, perfect for larger groups.

The spacious outdoor patio includes soft seating and is the perfect lunch setting to soak up the sun or join us for dinner. Every Friday night in the summer, our patio is the place to be for our Pies & Pints Pizza Social. 

Young and entrepreneurial the DeVellis family has continued to expand their business with the addition of Giove’s Pizza Kitchen in Shelton, CT.