NOLO inhabits the iconic space formerly known as Jet Cleaners. The neighborhood dry cleaner was designed in 1953, by Architect Vincent Amore, which the family operated for over 60 years servicing the New Haven Community. Admired as an urban renewal gem, the bold concrete and glass structure stood alone in the industry for decades.
Our team understood the prominence of this historic landmark and the value it brought to State Street. Gray Organschi modernized the timeless facade, maintaining the exterior to house our new dining concept. NOLO is positioned as an urban oasis on the cusp of the expanding Downtown District, intimate Upper State Street and bustling East Rock neighborhoods, as well as prestigious Yale University.
Inside NOLO you will feel warmth emanating from a pair of wood fired Stefano Ferrara brick ovens and a roaring live fired Grillworks Infierno 96 open range. Chef Daniel Parillo and Chef Josh Ulmer curate seasonal offerings sourced sustainably from localized purveyors and farms. Chef Parillo honors the tradition yet again by creating another well refined take on New Haven Pizza for the City we hold intense pride in preservation for. Brewer Justin Maturo's Erector Brewing Collective collaborates with local brewhouses to create small batch craft beer from our Portland Kettle Works five barrel system.
Hospitality is our enjoyment, we hope our efforts are evident. Our attention to detail will capture your eyes, invite your touch, and heighten your senses. Our aromatic wood fired cuisine will leave you anticipating your next cozy visit. Our staff is committed to creating many memorable experiences for our guests and we look forward to indulging in the conversation for as long as you will join us!