The Sicilian Butcher: 908 ways to eat meatballs at Maggiore's new Italian restaurant. But are they good?

Apr 12, 2018 201

BY: Dominic Armato

Restaurateurs needn’t be revolutionaries. Familiar formulas may not set hearts ablaze, but there’s something to be said for a spot that draws customers, even if it doesn’t draw accolades. There is nothing at all ignoble about an approachable, crowd-pleasing menu made with care and served by a chummy cast of characters in a boisterous, marketing-friendly environment.

The Sicilian Butcher is that kind of restaurant. At least, it aspires to be. At 7:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, a dining room crammed to the rafters with repeat patrons would suggest that decades in the Valley’s restaurant scene have given the Maggiore family the ability to fire up a first-rate eatery with little more than a wink and a snap.

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