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Burgerittoville: a gastronomic destination for more than 15 years

Burgerittoville: a gastronomic destination for more than 15 years

It’s no coincidence that Burgerittoville is located in a former train station at 55 Church Hill Road. The restaurant is a destination point for foreigners and locals alike to enjoy their favorite American comfort food with a twist.

Owner Joseph A. Rebecco, Jr, founded Burgerittoville on August 3, 2005, and came up with the restaurant’s iconic name.

“Burgeritto is a combination of burger and burrito. At the time of our opening, Kraft Foods was experimenting with a similar frozen food option and trademarked the name with a “t”. That’s why our Burgeritto has two ‘t’s,” explained Rebecco. “As we are located in the old train station, we have added ‘city’ to our burgeritto to indicate that we are a destination. Like a city on a train line.

The full-service family restaurant serves burgers, chicken sandwiches, and cheesesteaks with no buns or buns and sandwiches (also called “rittos”) rolled up in flour tortillas. The restaurant’s hot dogs, however, get a buttered, grilled New England-style bun.

The most popular item, hands down, comes from the restaurant’s namesake and is a must-have for travelers looking to indulge.

“The Burgeritto outsells everything else on the menu, but dozens upon dozens of customers tell us we have the best fries, onion rings, shakes and hot wings in Connecticut,” Rebecco said. “We have a client who lives in Boston and travels to New York twice a month for work. We see him four times a month – coming and going to get his Burgeritto, his fries and his black and white shake.

Not only does the food appeal to people’s taste buds, but also Burgerittoville’s vast selection of drinks.

There are over 90 beers and 40 wines available, as well as fully stocked liquor shelves in the bar/dining room.

“Our cocktail options are a blast from the past, with options like a Sidecar, Bee’s Knees, Old Fashioned or Brandy Alexander. Our cocktails are made with freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice and homemade simple syrups and bitters,” said Rebecco.

Burgerittoville offers full-service indoor dining, as well as outdoor seating for take-out orders.

Rebecco added: “Employees are masked and gloved.”

A sample of the menu

Ritos: There are more than a dozen “rittos” on the menu, including the classic Burgeritto, which is a bacon cheeseburger with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and ketchup rolled into a tortilla to flour. Another popular option is the vegan Mediterritto, with homemade garlic hummus, tabbouleh, lettuce, tomato, onion, black olives, and roasted red peppers wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Appetizers: The hot wings are super crispy with buffalo sauce. Customers can also choose from BBQ, Cajun, teriyaki and habenyaki flavors – the last, a favorite of Rebecco, is a super spicy combination of teriyaki glaze and habanero peppers.

Pittsburger: The Cheeseburger Pittsburger contains a half loaf of Italian bread, a cheeseburger, fries and coleslaw in a huge sandwich. It is important to know that this menu item is only served with all its ingredients – no special subtractions when ordering. However, ingredients can be added to it.

Dogs: The Slaw Dog offers Burgerittoville’s all-beef hot dog with spicy mustard and the restaurant’s apple cider vinegar coleslaw. There’s also the chili cheese dog, with all-meat chili and American cheese.

Roomds: House salad and Caesar salad are available.

Sides: Everything from fries to coleslaw to chili fries.

Shakes and malts: A favorite flavor is the Nutella Banana Shake.

Children’s meals: All children’s meals are served with fries and milk or juice.

Beverages: Burgerittoville’s delicious house blend Bloody Mary is so good it’s bottled and available at the restaurant.

Burgerittoville, 55 Church Hill Road, is open Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and closed Monday and Tuesday. Catering is available. Follow on Facebook and Instagram @burgerittoville. For curbside pickup, call 203-270-3500; for bar dining reservations, call 475-323-2168. For more information, visit restaurantji.com/ct/newtown/burgerittoville-/.