Salvatore Scallopini reborn
After much anticipation, Salvatore Scallopini at 505 N. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, finally re-opened the week of February 18. The newly renovated space not only has an entirely new decor – manager Doris Rumfelt said guests will be shocked by how different it looks, describing it as old-school Italian with a trendy curve (it includes new paintings of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and gondolas, among other decor changes) – but an extended carry-out area and full-service bar, a first for the Birmingham staple. “I think it’s going to be a great addition here and make it a little bit more upscale than it was in the past,” Rumfelt said about the bar, noting that not everyone wants beer and wine. The menu also changed, with multiple additions, with new entrees, salads, and many new starters. For those who loved what they offered before, don’t worry, there are still plenty of old staples to choose from.