The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 52
Sal's Italian Restaurant
All in the Family
New Waves at 'Do's
Macado's is getting a major facelift for the
Two generations of Scottos serve fresh,
authentic cuisine straight from Italy.
Sal's authentic Italian recipes have been passed down for generations.
Macado's expanded menu includes tacos and specialty burgers.
WHEN YOU WALK INTO SAL'S Italian Restaurant, you feel like family. Because to Gennaro Scotto, his
brother Michael, and their parents
Sal and Josephine, you are family.
For five years, Sal's has provided
their many loyal customers with
exceptional service and awardwinning Italian cuisine. Sal, the
patriarch of the family and the
restaurant's namesake, is also the
executive chef and cooks recipes
that have been passed down in his
and his wife's families for years.
"If you taste my mother's sauce
and my grandmother's sauce, they
taste the same," says Gennaro
Scotto, who manages the family
RICHARD MACHER OPENED THE
FIRST Macado's in downtown
Roanoke in 1978, the same year
fans became hopelessly devoted
to "Grease" and Barbra Streisand
complained that Neil Diamond
didn't bring her flowers. Customers fell hard for the over-the-top
sandwiches and eclectic décor.
"Back in the '70s and '80s, the
thing to do was to go to basement
bars and talk politics," says
Macher. "Restaurants had a darker
atmosphere. That has evolved.
Today people want open space so
they can be seen and heard."
In preparation for the next
generation of customers, Macado's