Sallio Itallio not only has a nice ring to its name, but they can serve up some delicious Italian food.Â Sallio Itallio differentiates itself by adding luxurious twists to classic Italian dishes, while still maintaining the comforting indulgence of a delicious Italian meal. They also have an extensive drink menu offering wines by the glass or bottle, multiple craft cocktails, and local and imported beers. Perfect for happy hour!
The menu has a variety of options to satisfy all appetites ranging from classic Italian appetizers, fresh pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas, to fresh seafood and steak dishes from the chefâ€™s daily specials board. A luxurious twist that Sallio Itallio offers is bringing various sea salts infused with truffle, garlic, lavender, lemon, hot spices (and more!) to add to your food for a unique flavor pairing. A simple, yet thoughtful, touch for a memorable tasting experience!
To begin our dining adventure, we couldnâ€™t pass up the crab cake stuffed portobello mushrooms and the classic caprese salad. The mushrooms were brimming with hearty lump crab, topped with a whole grain mustard aioli and baked to perfection. Next time I may have to order double!
Next, the â€œclassic capreseâ€ was far from ordinary. Served on a Himalayan salt block, thick slices of heirloom tomatoes were topped with fresh mozzarella, aged balsamic, and a side of pesto. As a bonus, we also got to try Sallio Itallioâ€™s creation of brussels tempura, consisting of tempura battered and lightly fried brussel sprout leaves served with lemon and aioli.
For our entrees, my guest and I ordered the chicken parmesan and the 8oz fillet, oscar style, which was featured on the daily specials board. The board is updated daily with new specials to highlight the chefâ€™s freshest ingredients. Other dishes featured on the daily specials board was a pistachio crusted trout, swordfish steak, and stuffed calamari, all of which were brought in fresh that day. All the delicious choices made it a tough decision!
The chicken parmesan was a large portion of freshly breaded, juicy chicken topped with marina and melted mozzarella, served with a side of capellini pasta mixed with marinara sauce. The filet was served on a bed of mashed potatoes, generously topped with crab, fresh asparagus and hollandaise sauce. To say we were in food heaven would be an understatement!
Filet, Oscar Style
We ended our meal with a classic Italian dessert- Tiramisu. Iâ€™m often skeptical of ordering tiramisu as it can sometimes end up a bland, soggy mess. However, this one was neither bland nor soggy and was the perfect ending to our delicious meal!
Located in the former Patrizioâ€™s space in Uptown Dallas, Sallio Itallio is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Happy hour runs Monday thru Friday, 4-6:30pm, and includes select appetizers, cocktails, wine and beer.
(Disclaimer: My meal was complimentary, and all opinions are my own.)