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Oh Sal’s Ristorante & Bar, I’m glad I’ve found you! Traveling outside the Pittsburgh area, the boyfriend and I managed to come back here twice during our short stay. Sal’s has a slight nostalgic feel with darker colors inside and the pictures of actresses from that old Hollywood era. The servers here are friendly, and you can see they help each other out.
The menu is extensive and some of the appetizers would be excellent choices as a meal alone.
The Godfather had banana peppers stuffed with pork, with shrimps and scallops in a flavorful tomato sauce on top. This was a hearty appetizer. The beans-n-greens didn’t sound that appealing but this again was another hearty appetizer. Sauteed escarole, white beans and Italian sausage. Delicious!
If you’re a veal lover, they do not have any veal dishes here. Lots of pasta, calzones, pizza, salads, and burgers, sandwiches.
I ordered the Vegetarian Calzone with ham added to it. This calzone was HUGE. Definitely did not eat it in one sitting. I ate my calzone with a side of marinara. (ask for some garlic powder, it tastes great in the marinara.)
The boyfriend ordered the Chicken Oscar. Chicken, crab meat, alfredo sauce, tomato sauce, and angel hair. It was huge. After he ate it all, he asked our server if he won a t-shirt for finishing it. Ha! The dish was good but heavy.
The next time I came back, I was determined to get a pizza. I ordered the Shrimp Scampi pizza. It was tasty, my only complaint is that I wished it had more broccoli on it. But then again, I just like lots of veggies. Although I didn’t order any of the salads here, I could see they were quite large.
The only thing I wasn’t so fond of, were the breadsticks. It tasted ok and the dipping oil was mediocre for me. Aside from that, everything else I ate was really enjoyable.
As far as desserts go, tiramisu was pretty good. Also another heavy item. I opted for a sundae with chocolate AND caramel the second time. Wild child, I know.