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3226 N. Arnoult Rd. (18th St.) Send to Phone
At suburban Salvatore, the Creole and Italian cooking is worth the drive.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Salvatore Restaurant Review

: There are a handful of family-owned Italian restaurants in Metairie that rarely disappoint on any level. Chief among them is Salvatore. In the Italian-Creole culinary genre, combinations of ingredients and preparations can get fairly complicated on the plate. However, here, each element on its own is deftly prepared. Chef-owner Saul Bollat's family hails from Palermo, Italy, so abundant flavor is a family tradition. The signature dish is the malfatti, a diminutive serving of Italian spinach dumplings with prosciutto and cheeses in cream sauce. Another featured dish teams up a sautéed soft-shell crab, a veal scallop sauced with crab meat and mushrooms, and a small filet mignon. We also suggest the eggplant stuffed with lump crab meat, shrimp and oyster dressing, all bathed in a caper lemon butter, and the osso buco. For dessert, try the cannoli or peach cake. The wine list focuses on California selections, but there are some surprises, such as a few first growth Bordeaux. Cushioned bentwood chairs, lustrous wood walls and mirror panels define the single dining room's warm, easy elegance.

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