I went to get lunch with a friend at Gamberetti's the day after they moved to downtown Salem. Our server brought us some wonderful bread, which we enjoyed with some olive oil. After much deliberation on the lunch specials and the rest of the menu, I went with the grilled chicken sandwich ($7.25): grilled chicken, spinach, tomato, sundried tomato spread, pesto, and melted provolone cheese on a toasted Italian bread. The sandwich came with a choice ofsoup or salad, and I got the Caesar salad, dressing on the side.
My friend got the Pasta Nicola lunch special ($6.95): penne pasta topped with pancetta, tomatoes, and arugula in a spicy vermouth butter.
|Lunch special menu|
|Grilled chicken sandwich with Caesar salad (dressing on the side)|
|The wonderful cross-section|
My friend enjoyed her Pasta Nicola. Didn't take a photo of it, but her food looked good, I'll say that.
The interior of Gamberetti's has that upscale bistro-like quality to it. It's very spacious and even hosts a full bar. Pasta may not be high on my carbohydrates list (I'm more of a sandwich/wrap or brown rice person there), but Gamberetti's is a place I'd definitely return to. 8.5/10