Shelton, CT, February 19 –Verace Pizzeria & Italian Eatery in Shelton wants acknowledge the bravery and courage of the Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co #1 Firefighters in Shelton.

From Sunday, February 24 through Thursday, February 28 (closed Monday), Verace will be sponsoring the firefighters from Echo Hose. Verace will be giving a portion of their proceeds for all dine-in and take-out meals directly to Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co #1.

Mat and Kelly Calandro, owners of Verace, state “The community has been so welcoming to us, and we wanted to say thank you.  The firefighters at Echo Hose put their lives on the line to keep our community safe and we wanted to recognize their hard work and dedication.”

Verace Pizzeria and Italian Eatery is a full-service pizzeria, restaurant, deli and bar making traditional Italian-American dishes.  Verace provides customers with delicious, high-quality, and affordably priced meals specializing in family-style options, handmade breads, thin crust pizzas, and making everything fresh and to order.

Verace is located at 100 Center Street in Shelton.  They can be found on Facebook at or on the web at