Business Buzz: Lucia’s Salumeria
Business name: Lucia’s Salumeria
Address: 22 Church Hill Road, Newtown
Owners: Lucia Rose St Lorenzo
What is the owner’s business background? According to her father, Antonio St Lorenzo, Lucia has been cooking since she was 10. They were talking about how there were no Italian delis in Newtown, and Lucia wanted real Italian bread. She said, “Dad, I want to open a deli.” Antonio has lived in Newtown for 20 years, and Lucia has lived in town all her life.
What is the business’ focus? The two wanted to bring the taste of Italy to Newtown.
What is something important that readers know about the business? The deli brings breads from Brooklyn and the Bronx, imported meats from Italy, only the best ingredients. It’s more of a family style delicatessen, very family- and community-oriented.
Are there any upcoming events? Each year for 17 years, the two have catered a BBQ event for the West Haven Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. They take the veterans out, throw them a BBQ, with music by live bands. Those veterans who cannot come out, they bring food in for them. This year it will be on July 1. Antonio said it is important to give back.
Hours: 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday.