Tapas Inspired by Italian Cuisine at New Haven’s Skappo
July 19, 2016 | trioonline
Skappo is not your typical Italian restaurant with dried pasta and boring tomato sauce. Everything at this family-owned New Haven restaurant is fresh and flavorful. The menu reflects authentic Italian cuisine using fresh vegetables and light sauces. The small bistro menu changes seasonally and dishes emphasize quality, and are smaller portions. Diners love ordering several for the table and sharing tapas style. The crostini plates are a customer favorite, especially the Pomodori e Pargmigiano-Reggiano with tomatoes and cheese. Their homemade gnocchi are larger than you’ve ever seen but are light and tender. Skappo offers a great wine selection with many Italian imports. Running the restaurant is truly a family affair – mom cooks, and her children wait on customers. The small space is charming and romantic, perfect for a special date. Be sure to make reservations if you'd like to plan a visit!