A classic Greek Diner in Torrington Connecticut. Opened on September 9, 1984 by two brothers named Lazaros and Gus.
417 E Elm Street Torrington, CT 06790
860 482 5346
Growing up in rural northern Greece back in the 1940s - 1950s wasn't a walk in the park. Suffering the aftermath of WW2 and the horrific civil war immediately after, devastated Greece. The only option to survive was subsistence farming. Gus (Kostandinos) and Lazaros Saltourides were two brothers in a family of 12, living in a two room farm house. They grew up fast and tough working their family's tobacco fields without modern farm equipment. Gus was determined to fight for a better life. America wasn't a dream, it was a necessity. Gus immigrated to the US first and helped most of his family follow in his steps. He and his gracious wife Mary took most of his brothers and sisters (and their families!) into their home and helped them realize their American Dream. Lazaros became an entrepreneur, worked his way from dishwasher to owner of various successful diners within Connecticut. In 1983, the two brothers, were determined to bring a well rounded menu with a New York diner environment to Torrington. Before you could say Feta cheese and Spinach omelette, the doors were opened for business in September 1984. When it opened, a cup of soup or coffee cost about 80 cents. Though times and the economy have changed, one can still find reasonably priced, home-style cooked meals that are served with a smile from our experienced staff. We lost Gus in 2015, we will never forget his generosity, his charisma and patience. The Saltourides family and the staff of Twin Colony thank you for your continued patronage over the years. Enjoy Twin Co’s warm hospitality and comfort food all year long!