The New Troy restaurant offers a variety of Italian and New England seafood dishes
Four months after “a taste of New England” arrived in the capital region, customers seem happy with a new Troy restaurant.
Papa Brillo’s bills itself as “a place you can come as you are” for great Italian and New England fare at affordable prices.
The restaurant is owner and chef Jeff Puppolo’s reimagining of a chain of former restaurants by the same name in Rhode Island and Massachusetts where he once worked.
“It existed and thrived in the 1970s, when family dinners were important. It was a place where you could come as you are for a real home-cooked dinner,” Puppolo said.
Now he hopes to recreate that success at Collar City.
In January, Papa Brillo’s opened on Highway 7 near Steup Drive after “transforming a dying space into the perfect nod to the original restaurant.”
A look at the online menu shows a fried calamari appetizer, with golden fried calamari served with a marinara sauce.
And for your main course, how about onion soup and baked scallops, slathered in a lemony garlic butter and browned in the oven.
Online reviews have been positive so far.
“My husband, who is an eggplant parmigiana connoisseur, gave his sub a thumbs up. He also said he would definitely come back for the Rhode Island Clam Chowder which was full of clams and had a delicious broth,” Susan W., of Valley Falls, wrote on Yelp.
“The pasta was amazing – very affordable for taste and portion size. I’m very picky about onion soup and this was the best onion soup I’ve had. Our server was super friendly and the service was quick,” Erin D., from Florida, wrote on Yelp.
Papa Brillo’s is located at 2113 NY-7 in Troy.
Find out more on its website.
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