About Us

Our story

Featuring exceptional drinks and mouthwatering tapas, Zaragoza is a sophisticated restaurant experience where our customers can enjoy small bites – tapas - to be shared with friends and family in a comfortable setting.

Zaragoza is owned by Newtown, Connecticut resident Artie Praino, who has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years in New York and Connecticut.

Zaragoza restaurant is named for the picturesque city in northeastern Spain, known for its rich culture, spectacular food, and over 2,000 years of historical and artistic legacies.

Our craft cocktails are custom-prepared flavor combinations made by our genius mixologist-bartender with artistry and attention to detail -- the perfect accompaniment to the variety of modern and traditional tapas our chef is creating in the Zaragoza kitchen.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Our Philosophy


"Our cocktails, beer and tapas come from local farms and vendors whenever possible. Zaragoza is all about elegant, handcrafted food and drink; simple, yet hearty and unpretentious. Our ingredients and recipes are fresh and robust, beautiful to look at, and mouthwatering to eat. Tapas to me means friends and family enjoying food and flavors on shared small plates -- a warm, comfortable, and familial dining experience."

-- Owner, Artie Praino