Peruvian Restaurant ‘Pesca’ To Open on Main Street

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A Peruvian restaurant is opening on Main Street in New Canaan.

Pesca, a Peruvian restaurant, is to open at 70 Main St. in New Canaan. Credit: Michael Dinan

“Pesca” will open in September at 70 Main St., according to owner Wilson Rodriguez, formerly the space occupied by Japanese restaurant Plum Tree.

A 30-year veteran of the restaurant scene from Norwalk, Rodirquez said he’s confident that Pesca will add to the unique landscape of options in town.

“My partner and chef is an expert in Peruvian cuisine” Rodriguez said. “His culinary education comes from a school right in Lima, Peru.”

“There’s nothing like what we’re going to open around,” he added. “There’s a big opportunity for this property to contribute to the diversity of businesses in New Canaan.”

‘Pesca’ is Spanish for ‘fishing’ or ‘catch’, fitting as the menu will feature “a lot of fresh fish and fresh, high quality ingredients,” Rodriguez said. There will also be a full bar and kid-friendly options, such as rotisserie chicken, he said.

The space had been sold in February by Paglialunga Inc. for $3,150,000 to a limited partnership based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., tax records show, and is to undergo a total of about $7,000 in renovations.

The town approved a $1,000 building permit for interior non-structural work there last month, and received another application June 27th for an additional $6,000 of work that includes building two new walls, rearranging light fixtures and controls, and moving plumbing and sprinkler systems.

Pesca will seat 60 to 80 people, Wilson said.

“We have a big patio and great outdoor area as well,” he said.

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