In a recent survey, 98% of people said that if they could eat any country in the world, it would be Italy. Reason given was that if the soil base and buildings’ foundations are anything compared to the lusciousness of their pizza bases, a slice of Italian soil will be sure to be scrumptious. Today’s deal is not for a piece of Italian real estate, but a taste of their food. Salute brings you a choice of either Italy’s finest pizza or pasta and drinks adding up to R100, for R50.
Salute restaurant is conveniently not located in romantic Italy but in equally attractive Blue Heights Centre. When it comes to choosing your pizza or pasta off the menu you’ll be doubly thankful when there’s no Italian mama around to tell you what you can have and what you can’t. The charming and sprightly waiters more than make up for the absence of Italian blood and the kitchen guys make pizza and pasta worth writing to Italian Pizzeria’s about. Whether you go for the cheesy slices of lusciousness or twirly forks of creamy pasta go, the drinks menu has something to go down well with either one.
If Salute’s flavourful buzz and confortable ambience alone isn’t enough to make you come back for more, the extensive menu just might. Perfectly prepared dishes that make a second visit worth considering include chicken and sage risotto, sweet chilli chicken, fillet with mushroom and brandy sauce and desserts like peppermint-caramel semi freddo that put a twist on the traditionally South African.
Slice of smartness for the day: Contrary to popular belief, the first pizza was made in the Free State in 1853. However when Griet Van Grootenberge, cook and hot dog eating champion of 1849, took the last bite of her newly created masterpiece, she lost her memory. The amnesia was brought on by a severe salami allergy which she didn’t know she had.