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Salerno's

139 Moosic Rd., Old Forge, PA - (570) 457-2117
Posted By Joseph Rogo on 8/19/2008 9:18:00 PM
I had a chance to stop at Salerno's one recent evening for dinner. Salerno's has a great menu compared to most Old Forge places: steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and nightly specials. I always go for authentic Old Forge Cuisine: tripe, sofritto, and pasta. I have to be honest. Salerno's pizza is not even on my radar screen.

We ordered six cuts of red. The crust was an undercooked shell that was puffy, soft, and chewy. The sauce had lots of good flavor but the cheese blend was pretty bland. It's Old Forge pizza, just not one of my favorites. Next up was a dish of sofritto: veal hearts which are boiled, cubed, sauteed in olive oil with a splash of red wine vinegar, and seasoned with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Salerno's cubes their sofritto very small and seasons it perfectly. This is excellent and true Old Forge Cuisine. I finished with an order of fusilli with meatballs: classic homemade Italian pasta, meatballs, and sauce.

I give Salerno's The RogFood Stamp of Approval!

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Homemade Fusilli With Sausage
Red Pizza
Homemade Fusilli with Meatballs
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This is the reason for everyone to go to Salerno's: the fusilli.  Each piece of pasta is hand-rolled, then curled on a thin wire.  Very labor intensive.  The excellent sauce has a hint of sausage.  You will pay $12.50 for this dish, but it is well worth it.  This should be on every Roadfooder's
"This is the reason for everyone to go to Salerno's: the fusilli. Each piece of pasta is hand-rolled, then curled on a thin wire. Very labor intensive. The excellent sauce has a hint of sausage. You will pay $12.50 for this dish, but it is well worth it. This should be on every Roadfooder's "Bucket List.""
Joseph Rogo





Many of the best Old Forge Pizzas are rectangular.
"Many of the best Old Forge Pizzas are rectangular."
Michael Stern


Here's more proof of our theory that some of the best local specialties in the Mid-Atlantic states are served in bars and taverns. Add Old Forge pizza to the list that includes spiedies, Buffalo wings, beef on weck, and Maryland stuffed ham.
"Here's more proof of our theory that some of the best local specialties in the Mid-Atlantic states are served in bars and taverns. Add Old Forge pizza to the list that includes spiedies, Buffalo wings, beef on weck, and Maryland stuffed ham."
Michael Stern


While it looks like it has thick
"While it looks like it has thick "Sicilian style" crust, Old Forge pizza is different. The bready part is feathery crisp without the rigorous chew of traditional Italian pies."
Michael Stern


There is a dining room in back, but we much prefer eating in the bar, either at the bar or in a nearby booth. Here you can watch people sip beers and see what's on TV. A few minutes before noon, these denizens were watching
"There is a dining room in back, but we much prefer eating in the bar, either at the bar or in a nearby booth. Here you can watch people sip beers and see what's on TV. A few minutes before noon, these denizens were watching "The View.""
Michael Stern



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