Trattoria Amalfi- Salem NH- anyone been??
- edinaeats Oct 17, 2003 08:26 PM
Has anyone been to Trattoria Amalfi in Slaem NH? We are going tommorrow night and are looking for suggestions.
My husband and I go almost every Friday night. Last Friday he got their special, Lobster ravioli in a pink sambuca sauce, which was loaded with seafood and lobster. The sauce was very rich, but oh so good. All their chicken dishes are great and very tender. I especially like their Chicken Venetian, which is boneless chicken sauteed in wine and butter with spinach, I asked them to add mushrooms to it and they accommodated. They always have 3-4 specials, Delmonico Steak, Stuffed Pork Chops Marsala, Salmon and a pasta special. They take reservations, as a wait on a weekend night could be long. They have a separate bar area where smoking is allowed (it is NH) and you can also eat at the bar. Give it a try! The owner used to be part owner to The Colosseum, also in Salem, NH - but I think the food and service here is much better.
Here's a link to the restaurant's site.
Trattoria Amalfi is a wonderful place. For some reason, Salem, NH seems to attract a lot of Italian restaurants. Right across the street from Amalfi is Polcari's and Ralph's Cafe Italiano. The Colliseum is further north toward Wal*Mart.
I find the atmosphere at Amalfi's more romantic than the others, and the food selection is pretty good. I have no problems recommending it.
The Kid and i went yesterday and sat at the bar.
the place looks pretty nice as we have not been here since it was The Colosseum.
i got the Chicken Parm and The Kid had the Pork Chop Special. my CP was OK, nothing special. The Kid didn't like the sauce on the Chops (Very Sweet, too sweet actually). the chops had been split and stuffed with ham and cheese then breaded and pan fried. the sauce really spoiled the breading in addition to being overly sweet.
service was very good but i was only drinking beers. also, when we asked that the chops be cooked to leave them a little pink we were told that they will only cook pork to well done, but the bartender said she'd forward our request.
for the Parm i think Ralphie's across the street does a better job.
i might try it again as a i noticed a few things coming from the kitchen that looked pretty good.
I relly like the Pork Chop special here but it doesn't sound like it was up to par on your visit. Never had it with a sweet sauce. I haven't been in a while, but I always liked eating at the bar here.
I never realized The Colosseum was in that location....I always thought it was where the Phoenician Restaurant was.