Fratello’s owner extends reach, ready to revive Nashua’s Villa Banca

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The defunct Villa Banca on Main Street in Nashua to become Fratello's.
The defunct Villa Banca on Main Street in Nashua to become Fratello’s.

MANCHESTER, NH – The owners of Fratello’s Italian Grille and the Homestead Restaurant and Tavern will be opening a new Fratello’s on Main Street in Nashua, refurbishing the first-floor unit of the Masonic Building, which was the former home of Villa Banca.

Villa Banca closed its doors abruptly in early December without notice or explanation.

In a new release issued Feb. 12, Chris McDonough, representing the family-owned Fratello’s and Homestead Restaurant, announced full renovations are expected to begin soon on Villa Banca, a complete makeover which should take about three months.

The renovation highlights will include relocation of the bar from the rear of the space to the front and the installation of Fratello’s signature wood-fired, brick pizza oven, McDonough said.

The original Fratello’s Italian Grille opened in 1992 in Laconia, NH, also in a former bank building. In 1997, the Fratello’s in Manchester was added to the growing restaurant group. The sister concept of Fratello’s is the Homestead Restaurant and Tavern with locations in Merrimack and Bristol, NH.

Fratello’s is a casual American-Italian restaurant offering hand-tossed, wood-fired pizza, juicy steaks, fresh seafood and all your Italian favorites. For more information please visit

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