In 1992, the owners of the Homestead restaurants purchased the vacant Indian Head bank building in Laconia, NH. The historic brick bank building did not fit the theme for another Homestead location so the McDonough family went to work on developing a new theme. The end result was Fratello’s Italian Grille, a casual Italian-American restaurant featuring wood-fired brick oven pizza, steaks, seafood and Italian favorites. The name Fratello’s comes from the Italian word Fratello which means brother. In the spring of 2015, our original Fratello’s in Laconia underwent a significant renovation where the “greenhouse” dining room was replaced by a new structure including the now focal point tower section. An outside deck was constructed off the second floor which added seating for 30 guests in the summer months.
After great success in the Laconia market, the McDonough brothers purchased the Myrna shoe building on Commercial Street in Manchester in 1997. After much renovation, the 86,000 square foot building was divided into business condominiums and a 16,000 square foot Fratello’s with an attached event facility. To this day Fratello’s of Manchester continues to be one of Manchester’s favorite dining spots.
Most recently, in July of 2015, Fratello’s of Nashua was opened on Main St. in downtown. Located in the Masonic Temple Building, the space was previously occupied by Villa Banca restaurant for many years. The McDonough brothers completed a full renovation of the space including the transformation of what was the bar area to the wood-fired pizza kitchen. A new, larger bar was constructed in the front right of the restaurant. In the summer season, dining el fresco is offered on the newly reconstructed sidewalk.
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