YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Hundreds came out to the Triangle Center on Wednesday night as Centrale Italian Kitchen and Bar celebrated its grand opening.
The new restaurant, which opened in December, is owned by Roberto Bellissimo. It features an “Antipasto Bar,” described as “tapas with an Italian kick,” as well as its signature spicy calabrese zuppa and chicken parmigiana topped with pepperoni and its homemade burrata. For more information, including a full menu, visit centrale.us.
At the grand opening, Bellissimo was supported by town of Yorktown officials and the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. He also received a proclamation from state Sen. Terrence Murphy’s office.
Supervisor Michael Grace described the look of the restaurant as “absolutely gorgeous.”
“It's an absolute thrill to see this place kicking butt tonight,” Grace said to a full house. “Yorktown needs businesses like these guys and we want to give them the warmest welcome we can.”
Eric DiBartolo, president of the chamber, said he's already dined at Centrale a few times since its soft opening.
“All I can say is, ‘Wow,’” DiBartolo said. “Look at this amazing place. It's just so amazing for us at the chamber to have new businesses open in Yorktown that just believe in Yorktown like the chamber believes in Yorktown. The place is amazing.”
Bellissimo said the overwhelming support of the town was unexpected, but deferred the praise.
“I couldn't do anything without the staff that's here,” Bellissimo said. “Those are the people that are the real stars of this place. Not myself. It's really about the employees, it's about the staff and it's really about giving something to Yorktown. We really hope we can add value to your town and bring other neighborhoods into Yorktown. That's what it's about.”