Friday, January 11, 2013
The restaurant does authentic Italian cooking from authentic Italian recipes.
Elisabetta Costantini, owner and operator of Scorpio's in Attleboro, has been in the restaurant business all her life, and her experience is the driving factor behind the downtown hotspot. A native of Italy, Costantini leased the space for Scorpio's two years ago. Before that, she worked in Providence's Federal Hill at Vira Roma. Before that, she helped out at her grandmother's restaurant in Italy. "It was kind of a family business," she said. "I grew up there." After 12 years of working in Federal Hill, she decided to start her own business. "My parents had owned two Scorpio's in Florida, and my brother said, 'Why are you working for someone else? Why aren't you working for yourself?'" she said. "So I just did." Costantini said all her …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Sangria's and Scorpio's will serve customers in front of their restaurants.
The City Council on Thursday voted 9-0 (Mark Cooper and Shannon Heagney were absent) to support permit requests by downtown Attleboro restaurants Sangria's and Scorpio's for outdoor dining. Several councilors spoke enthusiastically about the concept, with Jay DiLisio saying it shows that Attleboro is interested in bringing businesses to the city's downtown. The Scorpio's permit will allow for alcohol service. Sangria's had not requested permission for alcohol service. The permits were required because the tables will be set up on the sidewalk, which is city property. Attleboro Patch will have more information on this story soon.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Business owners share what Small Business Saturday means to them.
Black Friday is over and now it's time for small businesses to shine with Small Business Saturday. "We appreciate the huge public relations push that American express has put on this Saturday as small business Saturday, they started this months ago picking a Saturday here or there but we have promoted small business Saturday, every Saturday since it began," said Jack Lank, president of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce, which supports businesses in 16 communities including Attleboro, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, Seekonk and Wrentham. "Why can’t every Saturday be where you choose a small business to buy your goods and/or services," Lank added. "By purchasing goods and services from a local business, it helps put money right back …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Unforeseen circumstances cause Attleboro Farmers Market to end the 2011 market on October 29.
Organizers behind the Attleboro Farmer's Market have canned plans to continue the market through the winter. The plan was to hold the market during November and December in the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge, across the street from where organizers have held the market every Saturday since July 2. A decision to pull the Winter Market was made "because of circumstances that were beyond the Market's control," organizers said in a release. Neighboring communities such as Pawtucket have had success carrying their markets through the winter in an indoor facility. Organizers had full support from the members of the Masonic Lodge when they were looking for space, but a few unexpected situations may have hampered their plans. One of those surprises …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The economy is moving in the right direction based on unemployment rate figures released by the state.
Attleboro's unemployment rate has dropped, a sign that the local economy is moving in the right direction. The unemployment rate dropped from 10.8 percent in March to 9.3 percent in April, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Of the 24,852 people who make up Attleboro's labor force, 2,319 were unemployed in April, down from 2,723 in March. Some of that decrease can be attributed to the number of Attleboro businesses that have hired locally in recent months, including Scorpio's Italian Pizzeria, Miller's Roast Beef and Stergis Windows. Stergis has hired 12 Attleboro residents to fill engineering, maintenance, controller and administrative positions, and the company's owner said the plan …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
These Top Chefs put the "fine" in dining.
1. John Robertson, Jr. hangs his chef’s hat at Trinity’s Bar & Retaurant just over the line in Norton. His extensive menu is Irish American. 2. Joe Scorpio of Scorpio’s Pizzeria, follows time - honored recipes from the old country kitchen of Nonna Lucia, the owner's mother. 3. Antony Canova shares his talents with the diners of The Colonel Blackinton Inn. His culinary experience is greatly enjoyed by many Attleboroians. 4. Jason & Stephanie Juan are cooking up Chinese and Japanese cuisine at House of Fortune on Wilkins Drive in Plainville. Recipes used are from Jason's mother. Made to order, these chefs are fast becoming the best in Plainville. 5. Russell Morin a longtime Attleboro resident owns Russell Morin Fine Catering. His fine …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Despite the cold, the Winter Night Festival attracted thousands of people.
There were long lines for hayrides and chances to throw snow at the giant snowglobes. But the throngs of people who came our for the 2nd annual Winter Night Festival Saturday night didn't seem to mind the crowds, or the cold, snowy weather. For four hours, Attleboro's downtown was transformed into a winter scene with decorative lights, ice sculptures and falling snow. Families were treated to a free event where the only thing that residents had to pay for was food. The food was offered by local restaurants including Honey Dew, Scorpio's, Hearth & Kettle, Hong Kong Treasures and Park Street Pizza at a family-friendly price. Fire eaters captured the crowd's attention throughout the night and many gathered around the huge bonfire to warm up …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Take a look at this week's pick for the best bars in the 'Boro.
Scorpios Italian Eatery Pizzeria has $5.00 margaritas all day, everyday. Wetherlaines Restaurant: Wetherlaines has a microbrews and a mid-afternoon munchie menu everyday 3-5 p.m. with a six-piece order of hot wings for $3.50. Morins Hometown Bar & Grill a long list of beers on tap and half-price appetizers from 4 to 10 p.m. on Mon., Tue., Wed. Sat. in the Lounge only. Unos Chicago Grill: There is a unique cocktail all day, every day each week for $4.99 served in a 14 oz. shaker glass and cheap apps at the bar Sunday - Friday, 4-7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to closing time. Ruby Tuesdays: After 9 p.m. Ruby Tuesday’s offers a free mini burger with any specialty drink at the bar. Ruby T's also has a great deal any day of the week from 4-6 p.m. and 9…
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
City officials came together to welcome Scorpio's owners Giuseppe Scorpio and Elisabetta Costantini.
Elisabetta Costantini and Giuseppe Scorpio, owners of Scorpio's Italian Eatery & Pizzeria, received a warm welcome from city and state leaders on Tuesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Kevin Dumas welcomed Scorpio's owners and staff as the downtown anchor business and thanked the siblings for choosing Attleboro. "This is a wonderful and momentous occasion," Dumas said. Scorpio's is a prime example of the city's efforts to bring mix-use development to the downtown area, according to Dumas. Since its Sept. 26, 2010 opening, Scorpio's has been cooking up meals with Italian recipes passed on from their ancestors including its family-style dining meal where a family of four can …
Friday, October 29, 2010
A trip dowtown to see what the buzz was about.
On a Monday night, I drove over to Scorpio's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria to find what all the buzz was about. I arrived early and watched a steady trickle of customers fill up the eatery by 9 p.m. Scorpio's has a great wine list. It is not long, but it features wines ranging in price from $5.50 per glass to $30.00 per bottle. I asked the server for his recommendation. "Hayman and Hill Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, Calif. is my favorite and really good." The cabernet paired so well with each one of my courses. The bar is upscale and has a romantic ambience making it a perfect place to enjoy the Italian imported beers, Moretti, and Peroni for $3.75 and domestic beers that include Blue Moon and Sam Adams for $2.75. Additionally, $5.00 …