Award winning Paci Restaurant is owned and
operated by chef Robert Patchen and his wife Donna. Nestled on the eastbound side of the
Southport train station in a renovated freight depot, Paci Restaurant combines old New
England architecture with a modern European style. Originally built in the mid 1800's the
renovation to the former freight depot is a careful blend of the past and present.
Preserving the authenticity of the existing structure and creating an elegant, clean
Paci set the tone for a new modern style in restaurant dining. The
exposed beams and an image of a railroad-watch-style clock projected on the wall above
the open-view kitchen along with the silent passing of commuter trains makes Paci a
one-of-a-kind dining experience. The unique design won the New England and
Connecticut award from the AIA and the 1997 National Award of Excellence in
Architecture and Interior Design from the James Beard Foundation.
Paci redefines many original classic Italian
dishes. Frequent menu changes reflect seasonal offerings and market
availability. Chef Bob Patchen takes advantage of local farms for produce and herbs. Only
the highest quality of prime meat, veal, fish and seafood are offered at Paci. Delicate
homemade pastas and sensational desserts including ice cream and sorbet are made daily.
Winner of the Wine Spectator Award for
consecutive years. Paci's wine cellar is an extensive collection of fine
Italian wines including a select group of rare vintages. Frequent wine dinners with
renowned wine makers from the vineyards are a sell-out event at Paci.
The ambiance is warm and unique with a
knowledgeable and service oriented staff. Enjoy exceptional Italian cuisine and great wine
- experience Paci.