Gateway Community College is pleased to welcome the public to our culinary program’s restaurant, Café Vincenzo. Touted as a “hidden gem” by Mara Lavitt of NewHavenEats, the café offers a gourmet meal with fine dining ambiance, while Gateway’s culinary students gain real-world work experience preparing for careers in the hospitality industry. Café Vincenzo is located in Gateway’s South building Room 102, at the corner of George and Church. The south building is bordered by George Street (best entrance for the Cafe), Church Street, M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, and Temple Street. The college validates parking for the Temple Street Garage, which has entrances on Crown and George Street. Guests must check-in with security when entering the campus buildings (security validates parking tickets).

Dinners are $28.00 per person with service starting at 6:00 PM on Thursday evenings. Lunches are $18.00 per person with service starting at 12:00 PM on Tuesday afternoons Payments can be made with credit cards and checks (no cash accepted). Guests may bring their own wine.  A limited number of take-out dinners will be available for a discounted price.



February 19th GRILLED SWORDFISH Pasta e Fagioli House Salad Seasonal Vegetable & Starch Petite Caramel Cheesecake
February 26th LASAGNA Beef Barley Soup House Salad Seasonal Vegetable & Starch White Layer Cake with Fresh Berries
March 5th ITALIAN BUFFET All You Can Eat Special take-out price only $9.00
March 19th ROASTED LEG OF LAMB Cream of Roasted Tomato Soup House Salad Seasonal Vegetable & Starch Pecan Pie
March 26th POLENTA ENCRUSTED SALMON White Bean and Escarole Soup House Salad Seasonal Vegetable & Starch Belgian Chocolate Torte
April 2nd VEAL PARMESAN Roasted Chicken and Wild Rice Soup House Salad Seasonal Vegetable & Starch French Apple Tart
April 9th HOUSE MADE PENNE PASTA AND MEATBALLS Minestrone Soup House Salad Seasonal Vegetable & Starch Devil’s Food Cake
April 16th SEAFOOD BUFFET All You Can Eat Special take-out price only $9.00
April 23rd GRILLED FILET MIGNON Rhode Island Clam Chowder House Salad Seasonal Vegetable & Starch Vanilla Custard
April 30th ROASTED PRIME RIB Roasted Vegetable Soup House Salad Seasonal Vegetable & Starch Angel Food Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
All lunches start at 12:00 p.m.

$18.00 per person, take-out $13.00

Seating is limited and reservations are required. A limited number of take-out lunches will be available.



Welcome to our special International (five course) Dinners at Café Vincenzo. Each International Dinner is researched by the students assigned to that country. The managers for that evening study the history, eating habits, and the economics of the country assigned. The students then design the menu, choose the recipes, and finally, get the chance to run the entire dinner. Due to the short time span that we have to work with, we are unable to have a descriptive menu for each country, but rest assured that each country will be appropriately prepared and presented. You will have to trust in our talents, and in our instructor, when selecting one or more of these remarkable dinners to attend!


February 21 ITALY Chef Andrew Randi
February 28 ASIA Stephen Giampapa
March 7 ISRAEL Alexander Perlman
March 21 FRANCE Victor Perez
March 28 MEXICO Brendan Breen
April 4 POLAND Mariola Topczewska
April 11 JAMAICA Audrey Reece
April 18 PUERTO RICO Alexis Dingle
April 25 SPAIN Anthony Mayne
May 2 ITALY Cynthia Lyde
All dinners start at 6:00 p.m.

$28.00 per person, take-out $23.00

Seating is limited and reservations are required. A limited number of take-out dinners will be available.

Contact Information

For more information contact:

Will Stewart



Important Info


Room S102: 1st Floor of South Building

Cost (payable at the Cafe; credit card or check made out to Gateway Community College)

International Dinner:
$28.00 (in-cafe)
$23.00 (to-go)
$18.00 (in cafe)
$13.00 (to-go)
*Special to-go price of $9.00 for Buffet meal*

Reservations are required
. Reservation requests and questions can be directed to Will Stewart,, 203-285-2269. Please include your name, telephone number, the number in your party, and date(s) that you’d like to dine, and someone will confirm your request prior to your visit. Payment is due on the date of your visit.

Bon Appetit!

The Easter Bunny will be hopping along to the Shore Line Trolley Museum in April!

The event runs 11AM- 4PM on April 13, 14, 19 & 20. Admission is $10.00 with children under 2 years free. No reservations or advance tickets necessary.

Take a trolley ride to visit the Easter Bunny, enjoy children’s crafts, coloring, face painting, and more! And each child will receive a small gift from our special guest, too! All included in the price of admission.

Bring the family out for some spring fun!

Shoreline Trolley Museum – 17 River St. East Haven


PIZZA IN NEW HAVEN – Talk & Book Signing:

Whether your favorite slice comes from Sally’s, Modern, or Pepe’s, or one of the newer Elm City pizza joints, you’ll find passionate pizza devotees and lively discussion during this in-depth talk by Colin Caplan, architectural designer, historian, and founder of A Taste of New Haven. His new book, “Pizza in New Haven”, is the culmination of over 140 years of Italian cultural and culinary influence. Showcasing the toils of immigration and factory work and the bonds created through preparing family recipes, Caplan will outline New Haven’s history as one of the earliest and most influential pizza-making cities in the country and discuss how hardworking families built a culinary industry around their shared passion for their native comfort food.

A book-signing will follow.
Admission is free.

April 23 6:30 – 7:30pm at The New Haven Museum – 114 Whitney Ave. New Haven



Call the LONG WHARF THEATRE box office at 203.787.4282 NOW to book your standby tickets!


APNH is happy to announce a First Night Screening Event for ROCKETMAN – the biopic of Sir Elton John.

Proceeds benefit APNH (AIDS Project New Haven – A Place to Nourish Your Health)


At The Kate in Old Saybrook…

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 7:00 pm

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This first solo project of film scholar Alexa L. Foreman, Scandal is a re-telling of the headline-making 1936 child custody trial of movie goddess Mary Astor and the fall-out from the release of her private diaries. A story of sex, jealousy and bold-face names that kept Depression-era America on the edge of its seat, it could just as easily play today. Includes a post-screening discussion with Alexa Foreman, head of research at Turner Classic Movies for more than 20 years.