Tasty Tuesday: Colasante’s Ristorante & Pub


WESTOVER, W.Va (WDTV) – A restaurant in the Morgantown area has gone through a few different name changes and even a major transformation after a fire about three years ago.

As one of the owners of the family-run business said, this is something that has always been a part of their lives.

“Same sauce, same family since 1969,” said Cindy Colasante.

Colasante and her family own the restaurant. With walls decked out for the local and statewide sports fan, it’s a family-wide atmosphere both in the dining room and excellence in the back of the house that have made them a well-known name.

“My husband’s knack for his sports memorabilia also draws people in,” said Colasante.

“They are my in-law’s recipes,” Colasante said. “The spaghetti sauces, the pizza sauce — they’re all recipes that actually came with my in-laws when they came to America.”

They have the basics like pizza, pastas, and hoagies. Many of the recipes came with Cindy’s in-laws when they came to America. They’re still being used today, but there’s plenty of history when it comes to the actual restaurant.

“It was much smaller than what it is today,” she said. “And they just shared their love of their family recipes with the community.”

They continue to do that. Their pizza dough has flavor that is tough to find elsewhere has been passed down from generation to generation.

“Our dough is made homemade daily, by my husband,” she said. “That is a very prided recipe.”

In April of 2016, they were hit with something unexpected.

“We had the fire in the middle of the night, rainy April night, and woke up the next day kind of devastated but not defeated,” said Colasante. “We’ve been a part of the community for so long and it’s really all that we know. So why not do what you know best?”


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