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With 5 locations in and around Boston, Salvatore’s is the destination for the best Italian food outside the North End. Salvatore’s Restaurants was created by Sal Lupoli, known for his Sal’s Pizza empire. It is the result of Sal’s undying passion for high quality, authentic cuisine at an unbeatable value. Unlike the pizza stores, Salvatore’s is a full service restaurant complete with private dining rooms and function facility, full bar and a warm ambiance reminiscent of the Lupoli family’s Italian roots. Our Lawrence location, perched on the serene Merrimack River in a beautifully restored historic mill building, is the perfect place to bring friends and family for an enjoyable night out. Our large bar with lounge area is the perfect place to watch the game or listen to live entertainment Thursdays in the bar, Fridays in both the dining room and the bar, Saturdays in the bar and Sundays on the deck.
Lawrence, MA 01843
Hours of Operation:
Kitchen is Open:
Monday-Thursday 11:00am – 9:30pm
Friday 11:00am – 10:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 10:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wednesday Nights-Trivia in the Bar
Thursday Nights-Dan Sky in the Lounge
Friday Nights-Tony Ciobotti in the Dining Room
Sunday Afternoons-Ralph Allen on the Deck
Every other Sunday-Paint Night in the Lounge
Every Friday & Saturday-Live entertainment in the Bar
Parking is free
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We went for a family dinner. We were seated right away. Our waitress was nice..... It took forever for bread to come ( our waitress said they didn't have any at the moment, but would have some shortly) our appetizers were good. We got the calamari, arancini, and meatballs. The meatballs were a bit salty. It also took forever for our main meal to come. Manager came to apologize for the wait. The Italian Wedding soup tasted like beef boullion, the Chicken Parmagiana entrees were just ok. The pasta was hard, not to my liking. One diner in our party liked the Squash raviolis. She said they were good.
The music was not to my liking, either. In an Italian restaurant, you wouldn't expect to hear hard rock loudly playing while we were dining. It was almost a distraction.
All in all, we won't return.
We used to come here quite often but they have recently changed the menu. Service was very good and friendly but the meatball app came out cold. We sent it back and it came back lukewarm.
Veal picatta was tough and the breading was mushy. Mashed potatoes were cold, plate presentation was a big sloppy mess.
Will not go back unless they redo the menu.
We were able to get a seat outdoors on the terrace overlooking the river. And it hapened to be on a Sunday evening, when the reggae band was performing out there. It was a delightful spot. The salmon was prepared perfectly, and we really also enjoyed the steak tips. We'd definitely go back again.
I'll first start by saying that the food at this particular Sal's was very good, however the service attentiveness was a huge let down.
Our waiter was running around (sweat dripping from his face), and still didn't have time to serve us. We waited ages for him to come and take our drink order and bring bread. Once we placed our order the food came quick, but we didn't see our waiter until it was time to ask about coffee/desert.
Again, not our waiter's fault, however when we spoke to the hostess about over seating the wait staff she pleasently took our feedback with the manager coming up in the background at the tail end of the conversation. A little disappointed that the manager didn't speak up though as we were finishing our conversation with the hostess.
Unfortunately, as convenient as this restaurant is to our house, I can't say I'll be back for the food.
Unattentive server in the outdoor dining/bar area. Forgot to take our dinner order. Several times went inside empty handed when he should have been clearing appetizer dishes to make room for entrees. Took 20 minutes to get a drink...other servers had to come help his tables.
First visit for a business lunch. address was easy to get to, but restaurant was tricky to find, as it is tucked in back of a large former factory complex. Ate outside on a patio overlooking the river.
Every plate that was brought out looked and tasted great. Had the meatball and calamari appetizers. The 3 meatballs were huge, covered in mozzarella in a nice marinara sauce. The calamari was lightly breaded and not rubbery at all.
My boss and I had the pappardelle bolagnese, which was perfect portioned, melt in your mouth fresh past ribbons, in a light meat cream sauce. Our guest had the salmon salad, where the large piece of sweetly glazed salmon looked light it was perfectly cooked.
Would definitely go back if I was in Lawrence for a meal.
There were several mistakes with our food/drinks. Also, don't try to switch things on the menu or drinks as there are upcharges. Side came late, 2nd drink was different so bartender made right drink & it was missing an ingredient so she had to re-do it. Frustrating!
Awful! Several wait staff asked us if we would like a drink, we had already ordered with someone, than another staff member told us they would be our server, then we saw no one again until they dropped our meals off which were cold and then 45 minutes later when we had to wave someone down to get our check! Left feeling ripped off! Will not be returning. Have been to the one in Medford totally different, enjoyable experience!
Enjoyed lunch with a friend on the terrace overlooking the river. Too bad that the walkway below the terraceis overgrown, which distracts from the view. It is my understanding that the restaurant owner is also the owner of the building.
The food was acceptable although the tomato sauce is a bit oily.
The food here use to be very good, but it was just okay. The veal was very tough. The gluten free pasta was good. The restaurant is a bit expensive for tough veal. I think there are so many other places that serve great meals, that this isn't on my favorite list.
I've been here three times now. First time was with my wife to try it out, the second for a romantic Valentines dinner with my wife, and most recently with my wife and 5 & 7 year old daughters, and my parents. Each time the ambiance was just right. It was set up very romantically for Valentines Day, and more casual during a 5:00 PM dinner.
The food was excellent each time. The fresh pasta tastes great. I had the Chicken Pasta Broccoli Alfredo, my wife have the veal Parmesan, and my daughters each had chicken tenders and we split their french fries and steamed broccoli (I forget what my parents had but know they both enjoyed it). The dinners were great. I finished my dinner, and my wife ate about half of hers. We split the left overs for lunch and enjoyed it together the second time. The chicken tenders were fancier than traditional children's chicken tenders and both children ate them right up, and I may have had a couple of bites myself.
Prices are just right for the portion sizes, and quality. The atmosphere is also very nice, and with the quality of service, I plan on coming back.
We arrived to a pleasant atmosphere and seated by the friendly staff. The wine was acceptable. The service was very good. The cabrese salad was good with a nice salty seasoning. My guests salmon was good. My sirloin was literally so tough I could not cut it and very undercooked for what I requested. I ordered the Risotto. The Risotto was good and piping hot. They were all apologies and took both my entrées off the bill without my asking.
Went there with a friend to have dinner and see a solo artist we went to school with. It was the first time there for both of us. The waitress was exceptional, the manager checked on us personally, we got prompt service at the bar during the musical performance, and the host was extremely patient and friendly. He went out of his way to show us where everything was and made it a great experience.
The service at Salvatore's was amazing!! Our waitress was one of the best servers I have ever had, and all the other staff was very attentive to all the customers. Everyone was so polite and great to us! I would definitely go back because of the excellent service!
We have eaten at Salvatore's many times but not for a while. We ordered what we normally would, but found the chicken parm dry like it had been made much earlier and heated up. The veal Marsala was very different than before. The sauce was non existent and the veal was ok. Also the prices were much higher. Love the signature salad but at $9! The salad caprese was a rip off at $11. Won't be back!!
My group of retired friends get together a couple of time a year for lunch. We try to pick a different place each time. Sal's was great, no pressure on us to hurry up - we like a place that doesn't rush us. Also, it was nice not to have other diners on top of us, we felt we had some privacy. We will be back in the future.
We come to Salvatore's in Lawrence often as one of our go to places. My kids choose it as their birthday dinner place and we regularly come here over the location in Andover as it is consistent. It is a great place to come with a large group . The food is good and I don't think I have ever had anything that I didn't like. Occasionally the service can be spotty but never anything to make me not come back. Portion sizes are big...the parm dishes bordering on indecent. The pizza here is also excellent. In the summer the outdoor seating is nice along the river.
The food at Salvatore's is consistently good quality and cooked to order. Our lamb lollipops were delicious and perfectly cooked. However they must have sat out for 15 minutes before the server got around to bringing them out. Same with the Scallops.
The food is always delicious but the service is so poor that if a person is looking for the whole experience it isn't the place to go.
The bartenders are rude and act as if they are doing you a favor to get you anything,including silverware. The deck service is even worse. The kitchen seems to run smoothly.The food is consistently correct. It is a pity that the impression is left more by the servers then what is truly great.8pm res. the server finally took our entree order @9:20 closing @9:30
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