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Jun 8, 2007 07:19 AM

Salvatore’s - South Boston Waterfront location

Has anyone been to the openings at Salvatore's in South Boston the past two nights? I'm planning on going tonight and wondering if besides pizza, if they are offering any other food to eat.

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  1. I walked by yesterday afternoon and it did not look open yet. Looked like they were in the final stages of completing it. Did you in fact eat there?

    10 Replies
    1. re: Fort Point

      I went Friday night and met my sister and her husband there. I learned it was invitation only to family and friends, and I found out that Wednesday night was for media, and Thursday was for politicians.
      I just had a couple slices of pizza and some eggplant parm. Typical Sal's pizza, huge slices. My daughter had some of the pasta dishes. It was buffet style, and nothing was out of the ordinary. Menu looks resonably priced for the area.

      1. re: Infomaniac

        I couldn't make it, but E went Friday night too. He thought it looked like a nice addition to the neighborhood, and mentioned he had only tried the passed plates - crab cakes, scallops wrapped in bacon and something wrapped in phyllo dough (lobster ravioli?), and thought all were tasty. He did also comment on how nice everyone seemed and how organized they were dealing with the crowd. There's an outdoor patio also. We're heading to a concert at the Pavilion next week, so we're going to check it out.

        Be sure to let us know how dinner was - I think I heard they'll have a full menu including Italian-American classics (pastas, cacciatore, seafood alfredo, veal parmesan, etc.)

        1. re: Rubee

          I'm going to go before the Chicago concert. Will let you know now everything was.

          1. re: Infomaniac

            I guess we'll see you there! ; )

            1. re: Rubee

              cool....I forgot that i did try some of those mini rice balls that they were serving. I liked the gift bag too.

              1. re: Infomaniac

                What did you think? We liked it - I'll post separately later since we had quite an eating day yesterday (including fried lobster with my parents for lunch), but thought the margarita pizza was very good (and loved the rose margarita cocktail). We were at the bar, and I looked around and tried to figure out who looked most like an Infomaniac ; )

                1. re: Rubee

                  Where the heck did you get fried lobster? It is hands down one of my favorite items ever.

                  1. re: gini

                    Burlington Fish House in Burlington, MA. I used to post on it a lot, but then stopped going when it changed hands (links below). Still in the family, was good right after, but then we were disappointed on two separate occasions.

                    Well, glad my parents gave it a third try - we'll be returning often again. The fried lobster plate isn't on the menu, but available ($19.99 yesterday I think). I'll post more later, but everything we had was good - steamers, fried clams, lobster, sides, etc.

                    We've also had good fried lobster tails at the restaurant that's in the Manning Manse in Billerica (also not on the menu, but can be requested).

                    Burlington Fish House:


                    Fuzzy phone pic:

                  2. re: Rubee

                    I was running a little late but we made it. I would have loved have been seated at the bar but I was with my daughter who is not of age. We had the Margarita pizza also, and thought is was better than any of the Sal's pizza's that we get from our home town.
                    As for the Infomanianc look, I don't think it's there anymore. It's an old nickname from my friends growing up. I was the first in my neighborhood with a Mac SE which I used to keep all kinds of sports stats on.
                    Might be time to change the name, but I still have the Mac SE, which is now used as an expensive door stopper.

                    1. re: Infomaniac


                      That was my first time having a Sal's pizza - was impressed. We're heading back within the week for another concert, and hopefully get a table on the patio if the weather is nice.

      2. I think it opens to the public Monday, June 11. They have a full menu with everything from innovative Italian food to traditional red sauce food including their famous pizza. I went on Thursday night and I enjoyed it.

          1. re: Bob MacAdoo

            Here's some info:

            Salvatore’s :: Leading Name in Pizza Debuts Upscale Italian Dining Destination on Boston’s Waterfront


          2. Being that it's their first take in the fine dining, they have a lot to work out. The menu is simple but too simple for "fine italian dining" In the appetizer section, Arrancini are a great addition and the mussels are huge...recommend these; the rest are normal standby's (calmari, bruschetta, garlic bread). My biggest complaint is veal and cx everything (parmaggiana, marsala, piccata, valdastana, saltimbocca), it seems like they center their menu around these items but then charge $23 and $18 for these 2 items. Born, and have lived in Chicago for 27 years and having lived in Boston for the last 2 years, it seems that people don't care that they pay $23 for a plate worth $15 dollars. Sorry, I miss Tuffano's, Armand's and Giacchino's, in Chicago, where pasta's are below the $10 mark and veal and cx are still in the $$12-15 range, and risotto's are never market price, these restaurants are so much above what Boston has to offer its ridiculous. Salvatore's is not fine dining, so they shouldn't charge high end prices. Their pizza is good and actually prefer those to the entrees, so I would call Salvatore's una tavola calda at best. I live next door and have gone many times to sample different dishes, so if your going to go, try the Arrancini or Mussels...Pastas: Amatriciana o Pappadelle o Mammarosa....Entrees: wouldn't go for the entrees. Anyone a Gnocchi fan? Don't get it....think frozen Gnocchi in a velveeta cheese/cream sauce...flat out the worst Gnocchi I have ever eaten...barring friends Trader joe's concoction a couple weeks ago...Sorry Angelo. It's a fair restaurant and with time they will probably change their menu for the better..but they have to get through their "growing pains".