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Craig LaBan reviews Salento, the newish Italian BYOB at 23rd and Walnut. He finds Salento a “worthy addition” to the crowded Italian BYO scene.

What Salento may lack in warm decor and pure comfort (the room is incredibly noisy, despite sound treatments), the restaurant more than compensates for in outgoing service and genuine flavors.

The menu’s style is similar to L’Angolo’s, though it mostly avoids duplication, and Faenza focuses on the aspects – bean dishes, seafood, and game ragus – that distinguish his region and hometown of Gallipoli.

Two Bells – Very Good

Salento [Philadelphia Inquirer]