"Restaurant: Impossible," Pastori's Style

The Food Network is heading to Ellington to transform Pastori's Restaurant.

Ellington’s own is getting a makeover. 

Pastori’s has been chosen by Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” for a two day, $10,000 transformation. 

Pastori’s, owned by Bill and Georgia Savvidis, has been a staple in town for over 20 years.  The Savvidis’s  are unable to really discuss the changes about to take place at their restaurant, but Bill Savvidis did talk about how he and the rest of the staff were feeling in the final days leading up to the big reveal. 

“We’re real excited about it, that’s for sure….everyone’s excited,” he said. 

Pastori’s has a Facebook page to keep their customers up to date on all of the events, like karaoke, and specials they have during the week.  They posted a comment to let everyone know about the Food Network’s help. 

“Thanks to everyone who called for reservations for May 19th. And to those who keep calling. We are BOOKED for the evening. But we will be open all weekend please stop in and see The New and Improved Pastoris!! We are very excited to see what Chef Robert Irvine has in store for us. :)” the page said. 

Savvidis said that they had phone calls coming into the restaurant and booked 300 seats in 20 minutes. 

“I tried to put seats down for my mother!” he said. 

Chef Robert Irvine will renovate the restaurant, staff, and even its menu, which is known to be filled with Italian style pizza, pasta, and seafood dishes. 

The Food Network will be taping at Pastori’s from May 17 until May 19 when the restaurant reopens to the public. 

Robin May 10, 2011 at 07:52 PM
Excited to see what the changes will be...but, please don't take out the fish tanks!
tara banik May 20, 2011 at 06:21 AM
i drive by everyday and was wondering what was going onthere. RObert Irvine so close to my hme....how exciting. i am an food network junkie!
Erin Quinlan (Editor) July 25, 2011 at 01:51 PM
The Restaurant: Impossible episode featuring Pastori's is tentatively scheduled to air on Food Network on Aug. 10 at 10 p.m. Will you be watching?
Erin Quinlan (Editor) August 04, 2011 at 02:00 PM
The Pastori's Restaurant: Impossible episode has been rescheduled for Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. on Food Network.
nina November 07, 2011 at 03:15 PM
I went there just last Saturday night after a week without power at my home (aftMr Irvine had to teach them they forgot in a few short months! The food was disgusting! Slop for calamari, over cooked and underseasoned everything else. There was a green apple on each table for decor and I figured it would be the only fresh food in the place only to discover it was FAKE! What a waste of the food nertworks time. EPIC FAILURE!
Katie Rosado July 29, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I have been a loyal customer of pastoris for as long as I can remember. I think there food before was good but it is even better now. I think the food network did a fantastic job and as always pastoris does there part to. I think anyone that doesn't like it is crazy and doesn't know what good food is so


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