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Pasta Night at Salamone's in Cherry Valley

Pasta Night at Salamone's in Cherry Valley
Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Posted On: October 25, 2023

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Are you craving a big bowl of pasta and a cannoli? Us too, so we visited Salamone's in Cherry Valley for dinner.


First of all, you have to sample their specialty appetizers. This group of table pleasers steps up the bar on meal starters. We tried their new Arancini: four breaded rice balls filled with bolognese sauce consisting of finely ground beef, carrots, and peas served with our homemade tomato cream sauce. The tomato cream sauce added a velvety texture to this appetizer. These were generously sized, and perfect to share with someone. The arancini were crisp on the outside and had soft rice and sauce inside. The texture was just perfect.


Next up, Rina's Ravioli: this recipe comes straight from their Aunt Rina in Sicily and features portabella ravioli topped with succulent scallops and shrimp in a delicious white wine mushroom sauce. Mushroom lovers rejoice! This portabella ravioli lets the portabella truly shine. The white wine sauce is a delicate addition that brings all of this dish's flavors together. The scallops and shrimp and prepared beautifully and the texture is spot on.


We also tried a classic, Chicken Parmigiana. You can't go wrong with this classic dish. Their homemade red sauce pairs perfectly with your pasta and fried chicken breast. The melted cheese on top is what every pasta lover lives for. Not sure what to order? This classic delivers.


You can't leave without dessert! We ordered the mini cannolis stuffed with their homemade filling and chocolate chips. This decadent dessert is the perfect size to finish off a hearty dinner with a sweet ending. The pastry had the perfect crisp with the chilled cream. Covered in powdered sugar, this finger food is a fun and delicious way to end your meal.


Skip cooking tonight and take your friends or family to dinner at Salamone's. Their fall drink menu is out, and it's scary good. See you there, Rockford!




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