Carmel restaurant J. Razzo’s expands into Westfield

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John Perazzo’s newest restaurant, J. Razzo’s 2 in Westfield, offers the popular Italian food the Carmel restaurant is known for. (Staff photo by Lauren Olsen)

John Perazzo’s newest restaurant, J. Razzo’s 2 in Westfield, offers the popular Italian food the Carmel restaurant is known for. (Staff photo by Lauren Olsen)

By Lauren Olsen

John Perazzo, the owner of J. Razzo’s 2, has taken his successful concept from Carmel and brought it to Westfield.

“My main attraction to Westfield is that it is a growing community. New offices and housing are being built. I also like that it is a community deep-rooted with old traditions. Between the new and old it is truly a fantastic environment for a new restaurant,” he said.

Perazzo opened the petite, 50-seat version of the original on Nov. 21, and brought his most popular dishes with him: spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, chicken veneto, and fresh fish of the day.

According to the veteran restaurateur, some adjoining space is available next to his new restaurant.

“I am looking into expanding J. Razzo’s 2 in Westfield,” Perazzo said. “I have opened three other restaurants – The Wall Street/Exchange, Salvatore’s Restaurant and Zing, which was downtown. I have been in the restaurant business for over 30 years. I started at the Wall Street/Exchange in Castleton and operated Salvatore’s Restaurant for 23 years.”

J. Razzo’s 2 focuses on fresh, high-quality ingredients to make traditional Italian dishes at an affordable price point. It offers more than 80 varieties of wine, many of which are available by the glass. The wines are selected so that they pair well with the food and match the same affordable price point as the meals.

“I am overjoyed at opening J. Razzo’s 2 – the response has been terrific and our clientele has been so friendly. Looking forward to many years of business in Westfield,” Perazzo said.

J. Razzo’s 2
Where: 3150 E. Ind. 32, Westfield
Type: Italian
Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed on Sunday
Offers: Takeout, catering, full bar and half-priced bottles of wine on Wednesday
Phone number: 804-2051
Website: www.jrazzos2.com

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