our story

PROPRIETORS STEVEN "STRETCH" AND CATHI KURMASKIE

Stretch and Cat worked at the First and Last Tavern for almost eighteen years. They met there, fell in love, and in 2009, decided to go on their own. With an uncompromising conviction for quality food,  and a belief in working hard, they've built a successful artisan pizza shop that people travel for miles to enjoy.

"We don't take shortcuts, and we use only the freshest ingredients." - Cat Kurmaski

NEW YORK TIMES
"...delicious pizza... lasting impression... deeply satisfying..."


HARTFORD COURANT
"... nicely bubbled crust edge, fresh-tasting sauce and scattering of grated parmesan..."

"Pizza lovers will seek Stretch's." "Even the puffy, herb-sprinkled triangles of foccaccia that appeared on a paper plate at the start of our meal were extraordinary."
​ - Daniela Altiman, Hartford Courant

"We enjoyed the interplay of cheese, sauce and olive oil, the boils and blisters, the slightly scorched and cornmealed crust." - Spencer Caldwell, Hartford Courant