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Apr 20, 2008 01:28 PM

Salvatore's on Roosevelt

I saw the "love letter to Quinn's" posted on this board and thought I should write the same type of rhapsody for Salvatore's. We had dinner there again last night and the food, the service, and the atmosphere were outstanding. I had a salad, bread, and the polla e coppa -- chicken with coppa and smoked mozarella with a light cream sauce and a side of pasta. My dinner companion had the veal saltimbuco. With a glass of wine each, the tab was just under $60. The food arrived at the table piping hot and it was outstanding. From talking to the wait staff, we've learned that instead of working in the front of the house, Salvatore is now in the kitchen himself nearly every night. I think this change has really pushed the food from very good to exceptional. It also has a great neighborhood atmosphere. I know it's been there for years and is not a hipster spot but it is such good food and good value compared to a number of restaurants with more buzz that I just had to hold forth on it's virtues.

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  1. Thanks for the update. Our neighbors went for the first time a couple of weeks ago and raved about it. We haven't been for some years now and will head back!

    1. One of my favorite things at Salvatore's is the olive oil dipping sauce they serve with bread. It's spiced up with salt, garlic and red pepper flakes. A bit spicy - and so good!

      1. Salvatore has been one of my go to spots for almost 20 years. It has hardly ever failed to please.The food is interesting, and consistent. The wait staff mostly great. Fine wine list also. Salvatore back in the kitchen is just another plus.

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        1. re: DonJ

          I used to love this place about a decade ago, and haven't been since. They had some really well executed Italian-American style veal dishes. I've eaten alot of great Italian (and Italian-American) food back east and in the mother country since then, and I'm curious what I'll find at Salvatore these days. It's promising to hear that it still has its fans.