New West Main restaurant serves classic Italian fare

LAKEVILLE — The New West Main restaurant has been open for three weeks now in the former Holley Manufacturing building at Pocketknife Square. It serves classic Italian foods plus four specials every night.

The restaurant has changed hands several times in recent years and was most recently called Holley Place. New owner Albert Mucka, a Goshen resident, dined at Holley Place last year and, when he heard the space was available, decided to open an eatery of his own there, in partnership with his brother, Tim.

“We’ve been in the restaurant business all our lives,� Albert Mucka said. He has worked at Italian restaurants in New York for the past eight years and promises “affordable family dining� at the New West Main.

There is free delivery and take-out orders are no problem.

“We also rent out rooms for parties and can accommodate up to 120 people,� Mucka said.

The extensive menu features favorites such as stuffed potato skins, clams casino, hot grinders, and classic Italian dishes, from lasagna and shrimp scampi to veal Francaise and linguine pescatore.

Every type of pasta imaginable is offered, with a variety of sauces and toppings. A children’s menu includes burgers, chicken fingers and grilled cheese.

Salad offerings include Greek salads, chef salads, Caesar salads and a special West Main Salad with mozzarella, celery, red onion and tomato with a simple lemon-olive oil dressing.

And of course there is pizza, in all shapes and sizes. There are specialty pizzas that range in price from $9.50 to $18, with toppings such as ham and pineapple (the Hawaiian), shrimp and garlic, artichoke or buffalo chicken and blue cheese.

There are also the time-honored toppings, from meatball, sausage and pepperoni to eggplant, mushrooms, peppers and either ricotta or feta cheese.

The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is a full bar, open from Sunday to Thursday until 1 a.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.

For information or to place an order for takeout or free delivery, call 860-596-0505 or 860-596-0506.

The New West Main is at 8 Holley St. Parking is available.

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