Behind the butcher paper in the windows of the space that used to be home to Bite at 513 Maplewood Avenue, you can hear the construction crew readying for Sabatino’s, a restaurant specializing in pizza and Italian food.
Sabatino’s plans to open before the end of 2018, and owner Sabatino Perrotta, Jr. is working hard to make it happen. “We aren’t doing anything half-way,” says Perrotta, who has ordered a high end Marsal pizza oven, and is gutting the space to create the kitchen he needs to make fine Italian food.
Perrotta grew up locally, graduating from CHS in 2010. He learned his craft at the Culinary Institute of America and while living in Italy. “I love the culinary aspect of Italian food,” he says, “but I also appreciate a good, fast slice of pizza.” A Sunday brunch including menu items such as grilled avocado toast and eggs benedict is currently planned for Sundays.
More information will be available as the restaurant gets closer to opening. You can follow Sabatino’s progress on Instagram at: SabatinosPizzaGram.