Salvatore's was busy but we were greeted by other patrons loudly declaiming the brilliance of the place. They weren't wrong!
I'm a big Italian fan - it's relatively easy on the diet if you're careful about your choices and authentic Italian is absolutely packed with flavour. It also makes me feel like we are recapturing a bit of our honeymoon.
We were served a good bottle of Montepulciano - a little disappointed that the waiter spilled some of it on the table - a little twist after serving prevents that from happening.
What was better was the bread delivered to the table. I know, I know that Weightwatchers tell you to avoid bread on the table and I've got quite good with this but honestly - how could a garlic fan resist these beautiful little garlic rolls?
I opted for the Primavera. It's an interesting touch to be able to choose your own pasta - penne, spaghetti, linguine or farfalle. I opted for the latter of these as they seemed a good vessel for the chunky vegetable sauce. I wasn't disappointed. The dish was rich with a selection of vegetables and the tomato based sauce was also thick. I ate about half of it - saving my propoints for dessert.
Mr K had the bolognese - a favourite of his. He switched it up a little by having linguine rather than spaghetti.
Dessert was an indulgent and super-creamy tiramisu which we shared. Once again, I'm afraid this blogger was a bit daft and didn't photograph the dish until after the event. Suffice it to say that sharing was exactly the right idea.
We were interested to see a good selection on the bambini menu. We'll probably take D and the mother-in-law to give it a try at some point.