By Jill Nagy
When Cannone’s Deli re-opened in mid-May in Wilton, it was a homecoming of sorts for John Cannone and his family.
“It’s amazing. I’m seeing faces I haven’t seen in 20 years,” he said.
Cannone started the deli in 1984 and operated it until 1999, when he sold the business and went on to other pursuits, including operating a restaurant at the Saratoga Harness Track. The restaurant also continued, known for a while as Kelly’s Deli. Nineteen years later the new owners were ready to sell.
The Cannones were “looking for a new venture and this came up,” he said. “We know the business better than anyone.”