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."