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Salvatore Ristorante: A User’s Guide
- Cold antipasti: bruschetta served on oven-toasted bread with parmesan and olive oil
- Hot antipasti: calamari marinated in olive oil, garlic, lemon, and parsley
- Entree: gorgonzola gnocchi with walnuts
- Dessert: traditional tiramisu
- A native of Southern Italy, chef-owner Salvatore Anania learned to cook from his mother.
- Salvatore’s children frequently help out around the restaurant, contributing to the place’s “you're-here-you're family” vibe, according to the Seattle Times.
- Regulars trust Salvatore enough to try out his daily off-menu specials, which might feature salmon ravioli or classic spaghetti and meatballs.
- Try to save room for a classic Italian dessert—rumored to be fantastic.
- The restaurant offers an extensive list of red, white, and sparkling Italian wines—all sold by the bottle.
Prosciutto: dry-aged ham that’s pressed, salted, and sliced ultra thin.
Profiteroles: a kind of cream puff made from ultra-light pastry, filled with either regular or ice cream.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Outdoors: Stroll through the waterside Green Lake Park (7201 E. Green Lake Drive N), where you can rent a kayak or play mini golf.
Indoors: Nerd out at The Dreaming (5226 University Way NE), a fully stocked comic-book and gaming store.