Despite Rumors, Conca D’Oro Won’t Change Hands Until End of Year

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Conca D’Oro proprietor Frankie Venesina tosses the dough for a fresh pizza in July, shortly after it was revealed the Sag Harbor mainstay would change hands. Michael Heller photo.
Conca D’Oro proprietor Frankie Venesina tosses the dough for a fresh pizza in July, shortly after it was revealed the Sag Harbor mainstay would change hands. Michael Heller photo.

For many Sag Harbor residents, it feels like the end of an era, and so as summer becomes fall, and the hours at mainstay Main Street pizzeria and Italian restaurant Conca D’Oro change, rumors began to abound that a sale anticipated at the close of 2017 would close October 1.

“December 31, if you want to be technical about it,” said Frankie Venesina, who owns Conca D’Oro with his parents, Tony and Lina, and confirmed the new owners would take over the restaurant in the new year. Mr. Venesina, a familiar face throwing pizza dough behind the counter at Conca D’Oro, has been asked to stay on by the eatery’s new owners, Michael Cinque and Laurent Tourondel, who also own LT Burger on Main Street.

Hours are changing at Conca D’Oro for the fall season, as is customary at the restaurant — operated by the Venesina family since the 1970s. The pizzeria will be open Tuesday through Sunday, but the kitchen, serving up pastas, and hearty Italian fare, will only be open on the weekends, Friday through Sunday.

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