Annunziata and Salvatore Consiglio probably never expected that 78 years after they opened a small, neighborhood Italian restaurant that their grandchildren, and even their great grandchildren would continue their legacy.
After immigrating to the Wooster Street area from Amalfi, Italy, Annunziata and Salvatore opened The Big Apple just steps away from their home, and enlisted the help of their eight children to operate the restaurant. As the family worked long hours as chefs, hosts, bartenders, waiters, kitchen help, and everything in between, its good reputation and popularity grew, extending beyond the neighborhood and becoming a New Haven favorite. When New Haven's redevelopment program forced the restaurant to move from it's original location across the street, the family changed its name to Consiglio's and moved a few doors down to its current address.
Today, the Consiglio family continues its decades-long tradition of offering authentic, delicious, homemade Italian fare with friendly hospitality, the New York Times referred to as "convivial". Indeed, a meal at Consiglio's with family and friends is always an experience to savor and enjoy. Welcome to Congilio's, and from our family to yours, "Buon Appetito!"