ROUSES POINT — New owners bring new ideas to a popular Rouses Point restaurant.
Kosta and Alessandra Kefalas bought Angelo’s Pizza and Grill, located at 44 Champlain St. in Rouses Point, on Oct. 1.
“We really like the area. We think this is a very good business opportunity,” Kosta said.
He was born in Greece but grew up in New Hampshire near the coast. Kosta grew up in the restaurant business, as his parents have owned restaurants for more than 25 years.
“It’s fun. I really love it,” he said.
Alessandra said she’s originally from Greece and has been here for almost a year. Kosta said the recently married couple bought the restaurant so they can start their lives together in a new business, and plan to be in it for the long haul.
He does most of the cooking, with his wife helping out when possible.
Angelo’s offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps, pasta, seafood, pizza, calzones, salads and appetizers. Kosta said they sell a lot of pizza, and the pasta dishes are also very popular.
They offer prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights, which has been well received. People also seem to enjoy the seafood dishes.
Alessandra said they look forward to making some additions to the menu in the future while keeping all the old favorites, including some Greek cuisine. Her homemade tzatziki — Greek yogurt mixed with olive oil, garlic, cucumber and more — is already on the menu.
“We have a big variety of desserts,” Alessandra said.
Beer and wine are also available. Kosta said they plan to expand the wine list in the future.
They also are looking to add to the ambiance, which Kosta said is a work in progress. The decor features rich red hardwood accents, while a large bank of windows creates a bright atmosphere.