Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Opens in Darien

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza which uses authentic coal-burning ovens will open its first Connecticut restaurant on Thursday, February 9, 2012. The newest restaurant (located at 319 Post Road in Darien) is the 12th ACFP restaurant to open in the Northeast.

Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza Darien Connecticut
Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza Darien Connecticut, Photo Courtesy of Anthony Pizza

In addition to its famous pizzas, the Anthony’s offers simple and consistent menu features award-winning “Italian Soul Food” creations, including coal-oven-roasted chicken wings with caramelized onions, pork ribs with vinegar peppers, home-style meatballs made from founder Anthony Bruno’s family recipe, and Eggplant Marino (named for ACFP partner and NFL Hall of Fame legend Dan Marino).

“We’re looking forward to bringing our brand of authentic pizza and Italian Soul Food to a region where people really know good pizza when they taste it,” Bruno said. “We’ve received tremendous response throughout the northeast and are very excited about expanding the brand into Connecticut.”

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza launched in 2002 and has grown to 32 restaurants throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. Last year, Anthony’s successfully debuted six restaurants throughout the Northeast, including Edison, Clifton and Ramsey, New Jersey; Woodbury, New York.; Pike Creek, Delaware; and Robinson Township (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. Additional locations in the Northeast and Florida are planned for 2012.

Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza Darien Connecticut
Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza Darien Connecticut, Photo Courtesy of Anthony Pizza

Hours of operation for the Darien restaurant are from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. In addition to dining in, patrons can order carry-out by calling 203-655-2625.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza’s food and service consistently are ranked “very good to excellent” by Zagat Survey, the distinguished dining and entertainment ratings guide and ACFP is a “Top Restaurant” in Zagat’s 2012 Miami/South Florida edition.

anthonys coal fired pizza dan marino partner
Dan Marino is a partner in the restaurant. Photo courtesy of Anthony’s Pizza

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  1. Went last week.As an I talian I can tell you the food was as good as home made,particularly the wings believe it or not.Two thumbs up.

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