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R E S TAU R A N T P RO F I L E S
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Sal's Italian Restaurant

Rockfish Food and Wine

Continuing the Legacy

Seasonal Culinary Creations

NOAH MAGNIFICO

Rockfish boasts award-winning seasonal menu
changes, craft beer and an impressive wine list.

NOAH MAGNIFICO

Family recipes and new menu options keep Sal
Scotto in everyone's hearts at Sal's.

Rockfish's culinary creations always pair well with their extensive wine list.

Michael, Josephine and Jerry Scotto are excited to honor Sal's memory.

ROCKFISH FOOD AND WINE has served visitors to Grandin Village

FORTY-THREE YEARS AGO, Sal and Josephine Scotto came to

for 13 years. This award-winning restaurant boasts Best Seafood,

America from Italy. Tucked inside their hearts were recipes, some

Best Sunday Brunch, Best Wine List, and Best Neighborhood Res-

over 100-years-old, handed down from generations past. As own-

taurant from The Roanoker readers.

ers of Sal's Italian Restaurant, those recipes have won them nu-

While some restaurant menus remain the same year after
year, Rockfish's menu changes with the seasons. "We lean heavily
on a fresh, seasonal menu," said owner Olivia Byrd, "and take
pride in using local ingredients."

merous awards-Best Pizza, Best Italian Restaurant, and one of
Roanoke's Top 10 Restaurants.
"All of our sauces, and our arancini recipe, are family recipes,"
said Jerry Scotto, Sal's son and restaurant manager. Arancini,

Head Chef Tom Sosnowski makes everything from stocks to

he explained, is a Sicilian rice ball with meat, cheese, rice, and

desserts from scratch. In addition to his sumptuous culinary

sauce. Blending both Josephine's Sicilian heritage and the Nea-

creations, Rockfish offers craft beer and cocktails and an eclectic

politan of Sal, the restaurant serves your favorite dishes from

list of boutique wines. Add a full bar and live music twice monthly

both regions of Italy.

and you have a destination spot for a night on the town!
Grandin Village, centered at the intersection of Memorial Av-

Sadly, Sal passed away this year. But the recipes live on as his
other son Michael steps up as the new executive chef.

enue and Grandin Road, is on the National Register of Historic

"Dad taught Michael everything he knew," said Jerry. "When

Places. "Grandin Village is my favorite neighborhood," said Byrd.

you go in the kitchen, and Michael is there cooking, as much as

"Everything you need is there, in the Village."

it hurts, you still see Dad there."

Rockfish Food and Wine serves Sunday brunch at 11 a.m. and

With Michael at the helm, Sal's has new menu options. "Deli-

dinner Wednesday through Sunday at 5:30. In addition to live

cious meals based off Dad's recipes won't change, but Michael

music, you will find wine tastings and a daily happy hour on the

is putting his own twist on many weekly specials," said Jerry.

events page of their website. They offer outdoor dining and take-

The new special is posted each week on their Facebook page.

out, and recommend reservations. Their dining room is available

The Scotto's loss has not diminished their passion to serve the

for private parties on Monday and Tuesday evenings and private

people of Roanoke as family. Supported by a wonderful staff, they

lunch functions any day of the week.

are excited to continue Sal's legacy.

Rockfish Food and Wine

Sal's Italian Restaurant

1402 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke

3940 Valley Gateway Blvd., Roanoke

540-904-5454 | rockfishfood.com

540-904-7767 | salsinroanoke.com

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