The Sicilian Butcher took to Instagram this morning to post a photo of its new Chandler location, which is set to open by the end of the year. This second location of the Italian restaurant comes with two new additions: a market and build-your-own cannoli bar, as originally reported by ABC15.
Joey Maggiore, the chef of both Sicilian Butcher and Hash Kitchen, told ABC15 there will be a dozen or so different cream fillings, including regular, chocolate, tiramisu, and Nutella.
The original location, which opened in December 2017, is in north Phoenix on the northwest corner of Tatum Boulevard and Greenway Road.
The restaurant obviously has more than just cannolis, though. The place totes out 5-foot-long meat-and-cheese boards and bruschetta, but the heart of the menu is the craft meatballs. They come in varieties like beef, Sicilian (with pine nut and raisin), and creative (eggplant Parmesan).
After the meatball – your first pick – you can choose a sauce from nine different options, and finally choose a "bottom" of fresh pasta, risotto, gnocchi, salad, or bread.
The 4,600-square-foot restaurant will open at Chandler Viridian Primegate at Fashion Center near Frye and Price roads.
East Valley folk, get ready to choose your own dining adventure, if you will – and remember... "leave the gun, take the cannoli."
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