The restaurant, Macelleria, which means “butcher shop” in Italian, is a classic Italian restaurant with an American twist.
“Our menu features classic Italian dishes, as well as dry aged steaks,” said Mr. Lala. “The menu we’ve created is built from the signature and favorite dishes from restaurants I’ve managed, so it’s all food I know people love.”
A self described “meat master,” Mr. Lala dry ages all of the steaks himself.
Joining Mr. Lala is Chef Joe Fusco, who has worked with Mr. Lala for 15 years, and has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality business. Other partners include Tony’s brother Johnny Shotaj, who will be aiding in management, and Bachi Byberi, a contractor and investor in the restaurant.
Prior to opening Macelleria, Mr. Lala worked managerial roles at Nino’s in Manhattan, NYC- and Westchester-based Benjamin Steakhouse, and owned Katonah Woods, a well regarded farmhouse tavern in Katonah.
“We chose to move to Pelham because it is closer to where we live,” said Mr. Lala. “But we also know Pelham, and what people are looking for.”“The concept was to bring the city experience to Pelham. We are very reasonable with the prices, so I want people to come in 7 days a week. We want families think, ’instead of cooking at home, let’s go to Macelleria and have a nice bowl of pasta or a burger or a steak.”’
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