New Italian restaurant opens in Kennebunk Maine

KENNEBUNK, Maine — It was 101 a long time in the past the SS Wandby crashed on the rocks off the coastline of the Kennebunks, its stranded crew to be showered with housing, food stuff, and entertainment by locals.

“It was variety of like the commencing of hospitality below in Kennebunk,” reported Matt Dyer, who with his spouse, Mariah, opened Wandby Landing Restaurant this thirty day period. 

The pair are the newest stewards of the 19th-century farmhouse at 46 Western Ave. that for the past 30 a long time has served as a restaurant, most just lately On the Marsh Bistro.

Co-owners Mariah and Matt Dyer recently opened Wandby Landing, a new restaurant in Kennebunk on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

The Dyers hope Wandby Landing can dwell up to the story driving its identify with fantastic wines, cocktails and an Italian menu designed all around handmade pasta.

“That’s one thing we aspire to,” explained Matt, 40, who with Mariah, 38, lives in Kennebunkport. 

The couple have worked for the past 18 months to update the farmhouse that was built around 1850. Matt said they are increasing the restaurant’s bar from eight seats to 22, retaining its gardens and including a pizza oven that will before long be up and functioning.