I frequent all of the Salvatore Scallopini restaurants since I travel around the metro area quite a bit. I decided to pop in around 7:30 p.m. after providing on-location beauty services for a bride to be. As it was right down the street and I had an urge for Italian...it's the best for a reasonably priced dish of homemade pasta. I also love that they have outdoor seating. As usual, I start with the calamari. It is on their menu only in certain locations, but if you ask (for example in their Birmingham location) it is always served. The bread and dipping sauce is the best! Can't stop eating that. We decided to try the Eggplant Parmesan that was perfectly seasoned. a perfect plate for a vegetarian. It was light and the portion was ample. The Steak Siciliano was presented exactly as ordered. The two tenderloins were tender and tasty.
Dessert is always a must and their Tiramisu was delicious, but lacking in the traditional sense. The lady fingers were substituted with a cake base and the coffee that should have drenched the cake was nowhere to be found. With that said, it was still delicious and beautifully plated. If you're not fond of coffee this dessert is definitely for you. If you're seeking the original version and don't mind the difference....you'll still love it. Fluffy, light, not too sweet. Perfect ending to a delicious meal.
The server was a bit behind her game. But since we weren't in a hurry and relaxing we didn't mind the delays in acquiring the basic necessities for dining. Had to ask for water, extra silverware, re-fills. Maybe next time we'll ask for the blonde that was on top of things that evening.
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