29 Grattan St, Carlton - ph: (03) 9663 4778
It was refreshing coming Da Salvatore for pizza after happy hour in the city. I had been to Comme for drinks with friends and the nibbles we ordered there were tiny portions of bite size nothing for $20-$30 a pop. I'm all for good quality food, but some places do take it a bit too far. I left Comme starving a whole lot poorer, but that's for another post.
Sick of my complaints throughout drinks for hearty, generous food, one of my friends invited me to come along to Carlton for pizza.
Da Salvatore is not the most impressive restaurant. It's super old school with checkered tablecloths over dark wooden furniture. Their offering is simple - pizzas by the metre (or 1/2 metre) in about 10 different toppings variations ranging from $17-$30 for 50cm.
4 cheeses pizza and prosciutto pizza ($24 each for 50cm)
There were about 10 of us and we ordered 4 50cm pizzas, which was more than plenty to share. I wasn't feeling too confident on our pizza adventure to be fair. The place wasn't that inspiring.
But I do have to say that I was very positively impressed by the pizzas when they did come out. The pizzas didn't take long to arrive at our table. I tried the mushroom, salmon and prosciutto pizzas and they all tasted pretty good. The ingredients were definitely better quality than what I was expecting and I was quick to have a second serve of the smoked salmon pizza.
Funghi and spinach pizza ($17) and smoked salmon ($30)
Both also 50cm
They make a thick base which I didn't particularly like, but it actually did have a good crust and was not overly soggy.