An inviting atmosphere to bring friends and family. Enjoy fresh and local foods selected from area farms and wineries.
We have dined here a few times, before covid, and always enjoyed the food and service. This was our first trip back in over a couple of years, so we were really looking forward to it. We decided on lunch and the outside patio. Very nice outside and comfortable. We were greeted warmly and given water, menus and bread. We both chose a pasta with gorgonzola and sausage. And soup instead of salad. The soup was not hot, it was just warm. The pasta was gummy, how do you get pasta to be gummy? I never have... seriously. The sauce was a thick mess..not creamy. With sausage that was unable to be tasted due to too much cheese. I couldn't believe this dish was being served like this. Was it microwaved? We ate the bread, soup and some of the pasta, but just couldn't finish it, or even want a to go box. It's a real shame the quality was so low. I cannot even think of returning after this lunch. This does not make my day to write this, but lunch today was just not good.
A miserable evening
We thought to finish Mother's Day yesterday with a nice meal at Gamberetti's. They were clearly busy, but we were seated within 20 minutes. Not too long after, the waitress took our order and brought bread. Another wait, and we got our salad. And then... we waited and waited and WAITED, just two of us at a tiny table in the middle of the noise and bustle, watching table after table be seated after us, get their meal, eat, and check out while we still waited for our food. The waitress checked in with the kitchen several times, and still no food. The noise became overwhelming. My appetite vanished. I felt a migraine coming on. I finally asked for our order to be made to-go because I was exhausted. The waitress was very apologetic, and when our food finally came -- close to an hour and a half since we ordered -- she included desserts as well. How was the food? I don't know. I still haven't tasted it. The boxed food went straight into the refrigerator when we got home, and I took my migraine medicine and went to bed. Kitchen crew, what the heck? Management, why weren't you on top of this? I don't think we'll ever be back. It doesn't matter how good the food is. I can't endure that level of misery just for a dinner that I couldn't eat.
Great food at a reasonable price
The staff was quick to serve and checked on us continuously, very attentive (we didn't have to ask for anything they were always on top of it). The food was excellent, the serving size was just right and the lasagna had a nice surprise with a layer of veal. This will be our Italian place in Salem from here on.
Our Favorite Italian Restaurant in Salem
We've only ordered for takeout in the past 2 yrs during the pandemic, but they have a nice outdoor seating & dining atmosphere....gorgeous in the spring & summer months! Friendly staff and wonderful food!
Delightful Italiano Food
The entire experience was delightful from start to finish. Our server, Diana, was friendly and helpful in suggesting a lovely wine for my mom to drink. My dad had the Cioppino, I had the Pasta Milano and my mom had the Lasagna. They were all delicious! Mom also had the mushroom soup which she enjoyed. We then shared some Spumoni ice cream for dessert. We will definitely be back next time I fly up to visit them!