The restaurant group behind Tomaso's and Hash Kitchen will open a new restaurant concept focused on customizable meatballs.
According to a news release, The Sicilian Butcher will take over the building formerly occupied by Modern Grove near Tatum Blvd. and Greenway Road in north Phoenix when it opens in November.
The menu will feature 15 types of meatballs -- dry-aged steak, lamb, Ahi tuna, lump crab -- and eight sauces, including garlic-basil marinara, truffle mushroom and pesto trapanese.
The meatballs can then be paired with pasta, a sandwich, polenta, risotto or Caesar salad.
There will also be "assemble-your-own" Charcuterie boards featuring varieties of Italian-cured meats, cheeses, olives, Bruschetta, and jams. Vegetarian options include lentil and eggplant parmigiana.
The 3,800-square-foot restaurant is the idea of Joey and Cristina Maggiore, and CEO Flora Tersigni. It will have seating for 150 people and be open daily for lunch and dinner.