On Tuesday, February 14, several members of the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce joined Sunbury Mayor Tommy Hatfield, in the Sunbury Mills Plaza for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Sansotta’s Fresh Italian.
The new restaurant, owned by Joe Sansotta and managed by Ralph Cirillo, features a blend of fast Italian food with freshness.
Sansotta, who said there was a soft opening several weeks earlier, is no stranger to the fast-but-fresh concept. He owns another restaurant with the same name located in Marion at 1292 Delaware Ave. in the Servex Center.
“We make everything fresh, our sauce, our meatballs, our soups — we make everything all by ourselves,” Sansotta said. “That’s the key to our concept. Everything is fresh and fast.”
Sansotta said his red sauce is made from scratch.
“I call it a neutral sauce, a milder sauce that most people will like,” Sansotta said.
Sansotta said when the restaurant settles into a routine, customers would be able to go through the line in three minutes.
The menu includes Pasta Bowls, Salad Bowls, and Torpedo Sandwiches, and also a Create Your Own Grill option. There’s a Kids Menu, an assortment of side items, desserts, and a Pan Program for large portion carryout for parties, events, and family meals.
“Our concept is a do-it-yourself menu,” Sansotta said. “Our concept is to be fun, energetic, serving delicious homemade food.”
Sansotta’s, located at 137 State Route 3 in the Sunbury Mills Plaza, is open from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday – Sunday hours are coming soon.
For an online menu go to sansottasitalian.com, then call in orders to eat in or carryout – phone 740-913-0031.
Sansotta said take out is popular at his Marion Sansotta’s location – as much as 70 percent of his business.
If you eat in, bring your laptop, there’s free WiFi.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.