Owner and chef Donna Oliviera brings a slice of Italy to downtown Marblehead. In addition to Il Mercato, an…More "Everything Italian" market featuring fine Italian breads, cheeses, olives, oils, desserts, sodas and more, the restaurant offers a "Chef's Table," where a party of 6-14 people can point to a map of Italy and have their meal prepared in the style of that region.
Italian tapas are served along with other traditional Italian specialties. The front windows open to create a sidewalk bistro style feel on warm nights. Prepared meals like lasagna, manicotti, stuffed shells and meatballs are also available for purchase.
Pellino's Ristorante & Bar 261 Washington St, Marblehead, MA01945 Charming and elegant, Pellino's Ristorante & Bar has been serving Italian food lovers of the North Shore since 1992.…More Chef and owner, Francesco Pellino presents big city fine Italian dining to the heart of Olde Marblehead. The restaurant is available for daytime and evening functions at no extra charge. The restaurant is also willing to team up with local charities, making it a well-respected member of the Marblehead community.
Tony's Pizza & Restaurant 1 School St, Marblehead, MA01945 Tony Brogna is a friendly, local, class act with a charming Italian accent. Brogna has been cooking his own pizza dough…More and making sauce, cutlets, meatballs, soups, lasagna and more since 1985. His restaurant is in the heart of downtown Marblehead. Specialties include homemade cheese lasagna and eggplant Parmesan.
Trattoria Sablone continues a Maffeo family legacy started back in 1947 when current owner Sergio Maffeo's parents…More first opened their restaurant. Still an all-family business, Sergio has been wearing the apron since 1975, and he travels to Italy, once each year, in order to learn new recipes and develop new ideas. While Sergio insists that everything at Trattoria Sablone is "Authentic Italian," and "to die for," it has become something of a legend for its veal and cannolis.
The restaurants patrons are treated to live piano music on Wednesday nights. On both Wednesdays and Saturdays, Sergio and his daughter perform a heart-rending duet originally sung by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. And, once per month, except during winter, the restaurant puts on a "family party" for up to 50 people. It consists of a five-course meal with a different wine pairing for each course, and is by reservation only.
The restaurant was awarded a 2009 Reader's Choice award for "#1 Italian Restaurant on the North Shore."