Lia’s has been a favorite lunch spot of mine for years now. They have some tables but this is primarily a takeout joint. Located on River Road in Shelton, it's right across from Sunnyside Park - a good place to have your lunch by the river on a nice day.
Lia's is a bit of a hole in the wall which is fine by me but what used to be an adjacent seating area has been turned into a consignment shop! Nothing like browsing at some used couches and TV's to build up your appetite while you wait for your food. The prices for food are very good but drinks are a bit overpriced, and if you want a 2 liter expect to pay double to drink it in their café.
Service is always quick and their red sauce is nothing less than excellent - really this is what makes Lia’s in my opinion. The pizza and sandwiches are good but my favorite is their chicken parm grinder.
Chicken Parm Grinder: The chicken cutlet itself is flavorful; breaded and fried to a crisp. On a great tasting roll, they layer the chicken with a good bit of mozzarella, bake it til the roll is golden, then pour on their awesome signature sauce. (They charge for additional sauce on the side.) The result is an excellent 9.
The place itself is a bit odd, but the food is really good!
Overall Experience: 7.5