Salento Restaurant

Fitler Square

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic cuisine from Italy's Salento region
  • Italian chef
  • BYOB

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Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Not valid toward prix fixe menu. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair-to-middling" ability to tranquilize out-of-control mayors. Today's Groupon similarly stuns, and rightfully so: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian cuisine at Salento Restaurant on Walnut Street.

Salento Restaurant's menu features authentic flavors of the Salentine peninsula as dished up by an authentic Italian chef. Whet appetites with salt-cured bresaola, dried, sliced beef with lemon, olive oil, shaved grana, and arugula ($8). For dinner, sea-faring foodies can delightfully dive into plates of linguini alla pugliese, which combines the pelagic delights of mussels, shrimp, and calamari ($17.50). Salento's plates of pollo agrodolce complement the savory flavors of white-balsamic-drenched boneless chicken breast with a sweet kick of golden raisins and caramelized onions ($16.50). The pork chop Milanese proves that Pepperidge Farm does not hold a monopoly on delicious foodstuffs from Milan ($18).

Salento Restaurant

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.

Customer Reviews

The staff, the food, everything was excellent. We've recommended it to our friends and they've loved it.
Kalika C. · March 1, 2013
Solentos is a hidden secret gem of Italian restaurants. The service is outstanding, and the food amazing. Solentos never dissapoints, ever! Andy, you the man!
Jonathan J. · February 20, 2013
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.
Rachael S. · December 23, 2012
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    Fitler Square

    2216 Walnut St.

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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