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Review - Colosseum (Salem, NH)


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Review - Colosseum (Salem, NH)

Rabbit | Mar 20, 2007 06:15 PM

The Colosseum is on regular restaurant rotation for the Rabbitz. Tonight, we sat at the bar, as per usual, and Mr.Rabbit started with a Manhattan while I drank Chainti (both good). Service was a sometimes-problem tonight, with staff not being quite as attentive as we always needed (drink, please!), but when present, our bartender/server was absolutely charming and personable.

On to the food... no starters tonight, save the bread basket (soft, squishy warm white with some packaged Italian breadsticks... actually totally satisfying). For mains, I had the salmon special, perfectly prepared to my very nitpicky standards (I like a very dry and healthy grill, although I will negate this with a pasta side and dessert). Aforementioned pasta side was homemade papardelle with marinara and also satisfying. Mr. Rabbit had the same papardelle, but with a seafood marinara - plenty of clams, and lobster!, with other seafoody-stuff. He finished his plate and was very happy.

The real highlight tonight was the cannoli - neither Mr.Rabbit nor myself can recall it getting much better than this.

The Colosseum is not chi-chi Boston Ital, but the food is very authentic, hearty and pretty great. We'll be back (again and again)...

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