TRUMBULL \u2014 After multiple delays, the new Italian restaurant Ecco finally opened for business Tuesday. And, while the eatery is still in its infancy, Dan Camporeale, a partner in Ecco, said he\u2019s optimistic about the new spot. \u201cIt\u2019s been one day,\u201d Camporeale said when interviewed Wednesday, but added \u201cPeople have been pretty positive so far.\u201d Ecco, which is at 6540 Main St., in the new Long Hill Market shopping plaza, was supposed to open around Christmas time. But when the omicron variant of COVID-19 hit Connecticut, causing a new surge in COVID cases, the opening was delayed. Further complicating matters, many people associated with the project became ill, and there were some supply chain issues that also pushed things back. On Sunday, the restaurant was finally able to open for a small \u201cfriends and family\u201d night and officially opened to the public on Tuesday. Camporeale \u2014 who is a partner in other local restaurants, including Molto in Fairfield and Spiga in New Canaan \u2014 said he isn\u2019t sure if Ecco will have a big grand opening. \u201cThat\u2019s undecided,\u201d he said. \u201cI think we\u2019ve only done it in one of our other places, after we were open a month. We just got bombarded and slammed. It was too much for the kitchen. I wouldn\u2019t want to do that again to the kitchen.\u201d Ecco\u2019s offerings include a mozzarella bar, brick oven pizzas, fresh-made pastas and a bevy of Italian favorites, such as lasagna and chicken parmesan. Right now, the restaurant is only open for dinner service. Camporeale said the plan is for the restaurant to add lunch service soon, but they wanted to ease into it. \u201cIt\u2019s easier for us for kitchen purposes,\u201d he said of the temporary \u201cdinner-only\u201d model. Rina Bakalar, Trumbull\u2019s director of economic and community development, said she attended the friends and family night at Ecco and hopes to return to the restaurant soon. \u201cThe friends and family night was wonderful and the food was outstanding,\u201d Bakalar said. She also praised the decor, and said she was told that the restaurant was purposely decorated mostly in black and gold, which are Trumbull High School\u2019s colors. \u201cI think it\u2019s going to be great for the plaza obviously, but also great for the region and the town,\u201d Bakalar said of the restaurant. For more information on Ecco, visit https:\/\/eccowinebar.com\/.