New Italian restaurant plans ‘quiet open’ on Warren St. | Columbia County

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HUDSON — Savona’s Trattoria, a Hudson Valley chain of Italian restaurants, is planning to open a new Hudson location by June.

The restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine such as fried calamari, chicken sorrentino, and tagiatelle alfredo. But most of all, Savona’s is known for its garlic bread and breadsticks.

On a Hudson community forum on Facebook, dozens shared their excitement over the restaurant’s eventual arrival.

Mayor Kamal Johnson made a comment Thursday.

“I don’t know much about the restaurant but rumor is the breadsticks are amazing and the food is incredible,” he said.

Brothers Stephen and Daniel Savona opened their first Savona’s Trattoria in Kingston in 2007. They expanded to Red Hook in 2017, then to Poughkeepsie in 2020. The Hudson location will be their fourth restaurant.

“When we open, we won’t do any marketing or advertising,” Stephen Savona said. “We will quietly open and the hope is to organically create a customer base. Stephen Savona was having lunch on Warren Street with his wife last summer and had the idea to expand his restaurant to a new area.

The Savonas are hoping to be open by May, but supply chain issues are causing delays.

“We waited to order equipment like a pizza oven from Italy,” Stephen Savona said.

Savona’s father was born in Sicily and emigrated to the United States when was 21 years old. He opened a bakery on Coney Island four years later. Stephen Savona moved to New York City in 2001 when he started working different jobs to find his purpose. He started working at the investment banking company Morgan Stanley. He then studied theatre and worked as a bartender before thinking about entering the restaurant business.

“I couldn’t afford a restaurant in the city so the Kingston waterfront is where we landed,” he said.

The Savonas plan on having some promotions when they open their new restaurant.

“God willing we’ll be open by May, but it’s looking more like June,” Stephen Savona said.

Eager community members will have to wait a few more months for their garlic bread and breadsticks.

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