The Cantalamessa Family would like to extend our warmest thanks to our patrons. We realize our patrons work hard and deserve quality at a fair price. At Enzo’s, our greatest joy is seeing our friends come in hungry, and leave well fed and happy.
All menu items are available for carry-out and Enzo’s also has a banquet room that seats up to 350.
If you’re not familiar with Enzo’s Restaurant & Lounge in Warren, you might want to get acquainted. Enzo’s just may be Trumbull County’s best kept secret.
42 years ago, Italian immigrants, Enzo and Lina Cantalamessa opened a pizza shop in Trumbull County. Over the past 31 years, Enzo’s, now located on Elm Road has evolved into a delightful restaurant, lounge and banquet facility that seats up to 350 guests now managed by Lina and her two sons, Enzo and Mauro.
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When I asked Enzo about their success and longevity in the Valley, he said, “It’s easy to have a good meal once, but go back again and have that same good”. The key to this may be, in part, thanks to head chef Gordon who has been with Enzo’s for 16 years and sous chef Brian, 12 years.
Enzo’s brings Italy to your table as well as other Continental cuisine. Selections growing in popularity on the menu are Enzo’s steaks, sautes and marsala dishes.
I had the pleasure of trying the Chicken Marsala. Succulent chicken breasts are sauteed to a golden brown with fresh mushrooms and the most amazing rich marsala wine sauce with a hint of garlic. The tender chicken just melts in your mouth. It’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
Most Italian restaurants serve Veal, Chicken or Eggplant Parmigiana but I have to say I’ve not tasted one as good as I did today. Two large fresh veal cutlets are hand pounded thin with a lightly breaded crisp, golden crust, then topped with Enzo’s meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. It’s the perfect balance of tender veal, sauce and cheese in every bite. Love this dish.
If you’re in the mood for pasta, I’ve got a couple suggestions. If you like Alfredo, try the Tortellini. The ring-shaped pasta is folded around savory veal filling, cooked perfectly, and covered with a buttery smooth Alfredo sauce. It sounds strange, but I was amazed at how smooth my lips felt while I was eating this. Enzo’s reply, “it’s the butter.” Everything is better with butter.
The Angel Hair Giardiniera is the perfect choice for a lighter pasta dish. A mixture of snow peas, sundried tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, zucchini and mushrooms are sauteed in olive oil then tossed lightly with the pasta. A light sprinkling of Asiago cheese makes this one a winner. The vegetables have so much flavor and the tomatoes add a fruity sweetness to the dish that is very addictive. Everything was excellent but I think this is the dish I will go back for. Enzo’s favorite dish? Smiling, pondering the question, he replied, “I’ve had everything. I’m a ‘like the best of both world’s kind of guy so I really like steak with a side of seafood pasta. I like the contrast of meat and pasta”.
What I like is Enzo’s ambiance. The minute you walk in, you’ll be warmly greeted as the aromas from the kitchen and dining room draw you in. From that moment on, you’ll know you’re going have a wonderful meal with a very wonderful family. Save room for one of their fabulous homemade desserts, I hear they have a heavenly tiramisu.