Fish Type: Cod Price: $16.00
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Poor
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: Salvatore's is not a Fish Fry place - let's just get that established right off the bat. Sal's is a pizza place, and easily the best pizza place for 100 miles (and probably a hell of a lot more, IMO). Their tomato pies are a known commodity at this point, but as real chefs are wont to do their leader is branching out into all sorts of intriguing places - with the occasional FFF being one of them. And hey, I'm not one to complain.
Whenever I hear Sal's is doing the Fish Fry thing I make sure to try it out. The first bout in 2018 was alright, but clearly a trail run. This second incarnation was more focused and more refined, and it was one I'd gladly eat again. This version was a $16 3-piece cod special which was worth every one of those 1600 pennies. The trio was thickly battered and sprinkled with some sea salt which gave it an extra hit. Being that the little man and I consumed and entire basket of fries before mom showed up, I couldn't come close to finishing it all, but I really wish I could have. Rest assured the boxed piece was crushed the very next day.
Speaking of the French fry app, more came with the fish and they were superb. There were tons of the house-cut spuds which were perfectly fried and supremely satisfying - a huge step up from the lemon potatoes (or whatever they were) that came with their first foray into Fish Fry.
Continuing the trend of improvement was a pungent and plentiful tartar. It capped the fish off well, and I took a bunch of it home and enjoyed it even more the next day on my leftover sandwich. 2019's no-bread trend continued at Sal's, but a big baller slaw was fresh and creamy and hit all the right notes in its place.
Sal's is no slouch whether you're talking 'za or anything else. They clearly learned a lot from their first (mis)step into the Fryverse and rolled it into this endevour. Overall, we recommend this Fish Fry and think it would be just swell if they made it an every-week kind of thing *wink wink*.
p.s. I know that will never happen, but a guy can dream, can't he?
121 E Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590