Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sayonara Sabatiello's

Well, it's official: the Advocate is reporting that Sabatiello's is no more (here's the article). I wonder where they heard about its possible demise...hmm...

They did mention us in the article, referring to how Sammy "stirred gossip among local food bloggers."

Some other highlights:
- "The right person with the right concept, other than another Italian restaurant, will do very well there."

- Sammy owes someone their deposit for a Christmas party. Yeah, good luck with that.

Oddly enough, Sabatiellos.com is still active as of December 10. At least somebody's getting paid by Sammy.

7 comments:

Whitemist said...

PS - website are usually paid ahead of time , so depending on the length of the contract, the site will be up - unless he owes them money and hasn't told thwm...then it gets hacked.

Irenesbooks said...

"National television exposure could not save a financially challenged Stamford restaurant."

I think national television was the final nail in the coffin . . .

Mr. Z said...

The restaurant closed so quickly after the broadcast that I almost wondered if Sabatiello wasn't contractually obligated to stay open until the broadcast of the episode. Perhaps part of his coin didn't arrive until his act hit the airwaves...

Stamford, the workin' city? said...

simply - no loss to me and I think it was a requirement. His club business didn't help him either.

gms said...

What a picture on the website! What a gorgeous spot that was!

Just too damn bad the owner couldn't have pulled his head out of it and put some decent food on the table.

Anonymous said...

Did he just open a pizza joint in riverside between the laundymat and Chinese take out place near St Catherine's? I don't remember a Sabatiello's Pizza being there before

Anonymous said...

I went to Sammy's pizza in riverside... let me tell you his pizza sucks to! i would not feed that pizza to my dog! don't spend your time or money @ this place it was very bad!