Barzini’s Italian Restaurant
Barzini’s Italian Restaurant on Hanson Boulevard provides an intimate dining experience for the Italian foodie. Daniel Sweeney may not be Italian himself but he has created a menu full of spices, pastas, cheeses, meats and vegetables that meld together to provide the Italian flavors everyone loves. “I won’t divulge my recipes or ingredients, but I will tell you that the Pepperoncini has so many great qualities that I use it in many of our dishes,” Sweeney says.
It all started with the Sollozzo House Italian Soup, zesty but not too spicy. Sweeney says, “The soup is what made me want to start an Italian restaurant.” From there, Sweeney built a made-from-scratch menu to give his customers an authentic, fresh and delicious dining experience.
“There is no signature dish, all the items are great!” says Sweeney. “You can’t go wrong with the Alfredo… the soups and salads are all top notch… the pasta and steaks are so good!” The menu has seven items that are all equally appreciated by the customers. Sweeney encourages customers to not dive into the meal, but to savor the first bite to experience all the flavors.
Barzini’s opened its doors in March of 2020, just 13 days before restaurants were shut down by the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been challenging to stay in business this past year, but looking forward, Sweeney says he has high hopes his little Italian restaurant will make its way into the hearts of the community because the flavors are that good and the overall dining experience is quaint and charming.
- Location: 12035 Hanson Boulevard
- Barzini’s was named after The Godfather, Sweeney’s all-time favorite movie.
- The interior design is also inspired from the movie.