Villa Lulu

City: New Haven

Moe Gad and Executive Chef Rafael Palomino, who have made Pacifico Restaurant one of New Haven’s popular dining destinations, have recently opened a unique Italian restaurant concept — an old-school Italian eatery that embraces the comfort of regional Italian cuisine set in a modern, café-style environment.
Executive Chef Palomino was classically trained as a chef in southern France, working at Eugenie les Bains. He’s used his classical training and experiences to create Villa Lulu’s menu. Chef Palomino is focusing on healthier food with a clean eating concept, using less cream-based sauces, chickpea pasta and cauliflower pizza crusts, and vegan options.


230 College St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA