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“A disappointment for lunch.”
Review of Salvatore

Ranked #11 of 66 Restaurants in Andover
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
North Andover, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A disappointment for lunch.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited Sal's last week after not having gone for quite some time. Purchased a Living Social savings coupon ($12 for $25 at lunch) and was very disappointed in the change in the menu at lunch (offerings are very different from before and much more $$). My favorite wrap, the Beef Boursin Wrap for about $8, is no longer on the menu and all of the sandwiches are now $10 or more. Hubby and I split the Signature Salad ($9) which was quite good but everything else went down hill. I ordered the eggplant parm with rigatoni ($11) and hubby, the eggplant sandwich ($10). I've never had "tough" eggplant before and both of our eggplants were tough. Thickly breaded and overcooked. I'm a fan of sweeter sauce and the red sauce is rather salty here. For $38 (including tip without the savings coupon), I would definitely not return for this price and quality. Bread and service was good though. Rethink the pricing and lunch selections please and we may be back.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Dkiesel
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Overpriced and terrible crust”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The large pizza is very large indeed, however it is all dough. 3 or four people could split one. I would not go back here.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Art_Vandalay420
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Andover, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, abysmal service”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

My wife and I have been in Andover for many years and love to see the restaurant options growing. We were glad to see Salvatore's move in and have, since its opening, tried it 4 times, each time experiencing great food. The first time, with 4 friends, was terrible service from a waitstaffer who tried to get by on her folksy style alone. Second time, just two of us at a bar table, had a similar experience with a different but equally untrained female waitstaffer. Since we want this place to succeed we called the manager, Philip(?) over and had a friendly, constructive conversation with him, for which he thanked us. A week later we had a young male waitstaffer at our bar table who was superb. The fourth time, two days ago, we had the same waitstaffer as our first time, and she was still terrible at her job. We're not sticklers but are reluctantly going to give up on this place that deserves to be a success, given the food and the ambiance, but burdened with at least two well-intentioned but utterly untrained servers.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Sam H
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Andover, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Bet Italien restaurant of Andover”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Great place, great pizza and other Italian dishes.
Love their bread and olive oil they give you as an appetizer.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Smilemilie
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