Eating international fare at a local restaurant bypasses many transatlantic travel woes, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Fare
The menu includes a grilled calamari starter with herbed olive oil ($9.50) and entrees such as ricotta gnocchi with shrimp in cream sauce ($16.50), thinly pounded and breaded pork chop Milanese ($18), and tilapia sautéed in lemon, white wine, and capers ($19).
At Salento Restaurant, his second BYOB venture, chef Davide Faenza draws on his roots in the region of Puglia, on the heel of the Italian boot, to fill a menu of authentic Italian fare. Home to “some of the finest raw ingredients in Italy,” according to a 2007 Philadelphia Weekly review, Puglia is known for its fresh seafood and simple pasta dishes. At Salento, servers carry in homemade gnocchi, sautéed fish filets, and other entrees that do justice to this tradition. After popping the last golden raisin from a balsamic-glazed chicken breast, guests can admire the dining room's glowing chandeliers, blue velvet curtains, and enormous mirror reflecting hungry pizza-delivery boys peeking in the front windows.
94% of 81 customers recommend
“The service is always attentive and excellent. The food is just amazing, and more like food I've eaten while in Italy than most. While I was eating, another party...”
“The service is always attentive and excellent. The food is just amazing, and more like food I've eaten while in Italy than most. While I was eating, another party came in and ordered a mixed seafood dish made without the shrimp because of allergies, and not only was it treated like an easy request to fill, when asked for reassurance the waiter explained that her dish was prepared separately, in a separate set of pans, on the other side of the kitchen. So much praise to them for doing it right.”
“The staff, the food, everything was excellent. We've recommended it to our friends and they've loved it.”
“The food was excellent. ”
2216 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103