For a casual Italian American experience in Hampton Bays, locals and summer visitors alike turn to Salvatore’s Restaurant.
Nestled in the heart of the hamlet are menu offerings including a wide selection of pastas and appetizers and Salvatore’s iconic pizzas from its wood fire oven.
Entrée highlights include Mario’s macaroni with rigatoni, sausage, broccoli, garlic and EVOO; shrimp pesto with pesto cream sauce, angel hair pasta, sun dried tomatoes, Parmigiano and garlic (with options for gluten free or whole wheat pasta); and chicken parmigiana served with a choice of pasta or side salad.
Also on the menu are cheese calzones with mozzarella, ricotta, and provolone, Philly cheesesteaks and the “Bello Bello Burger.”
But at Salvatore’s, the main attraction is the wood-fired pizza, including the “Capricciosa” with gorgonzola, pear, truffle honey and basil; the “San Gennaro” with cotto ham, stracciatella, fior di latte, pistachios and basil; and the “Tartufo” with truffle mushroom sauce, fior di latte, cremini mushrooms and basil. A healthy option of cauliflower crust substitution is also available.
Thursday is Pasta Night, where gusts build their own pasta dinner with a sauce, protein and vegetable. There is also Social Hour Monday and Wednesday to Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. with $10 pizzas, reduced price appetizers and cocktails like cucumber jalapeño margarita and spiked blueberry lemonade.
For brunch at Salvatore’s, there’s a $25 bottomless mimosas option (hour-and-a-half limit) and full menu. Specials include smoked salmon Benedict and lemon ricotta buttermilk pancakes as well as the “Hangover Burger” with 8 ounces of beef, cheese, bacon an egg over easy and home fries.
Salvatore’s Restaurant is at 149 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. For more information, visit salvatoresofthehamptons.com.