STORY: A Visit To A Hidden Gem In Redding

A Hello Foodies Story

By Tonya H.

I was asked if I would like to go to a new restaurant and do a tasting… umm hello?!

So I took my bestie and some kids and off we went to try the NEW Tomasinos over in Redding, CT.

I was told they do pizza and so much more, they didn’t have to try to sell me, once they said “pizza” I was already mapping out the fastest way there in my head.

We arrived to a very small shopping center and noticed right away Tomasinos is next door to a liquor store. Considering they offer BYOB, it seemed they were being business friendly to their neighbors

We call that #localhelpinglocal in our book!

The place is small and they are still building out some of the furnishings, it’s the kind of place you can sit at tables or take a stool at the wooden counter facing the parking lot.

We took a table and lovely Gina who is the daughter of the owner/Chef came out to help us choose our menu.

She immediately explained that everything and she means EVERYTHING is freshly made to order, so it would take a little longer than we might be use to. So please have patience and she would bring us out their STINGER PIE with in-house marinated Serrano Peppers first.

I know people talk about the famous Colony Pizza’s Stinger Pie, but I’ve never had it. So this was a whole new foodie tasting for me. While I’m not a huge fan of spicy food, if you serve it with an icy can of Coke, I’ll try anything!

We ended up ordering the Stinger Pie, the Drunken Meatball Pizza, 2 orders of cheese raviolis(kids) Drunken Garlic Knots and their Fried Mozzarella.. they literally had my heart at the word FRIED, with house salads and a big ole bowl of their Puttanesca Spaghetti… we ordered and we sat back and waited.

Turns out we didn’t have to wait long until the Hot Oil pie came out, it was thin crust and you couldn’t miss the green long thin peppers on each slice. I took a slice and popped that pepper off cause I’m not that brave and took my first bite of a hot oil pie!