Usually when you hear the word “salad”, you probably first think of a pile of greens that is probably healthy but tasteless. This is a common misconception, further falsified by my experience at Pizza Rustica with their Antipasto Salad. The bed of greens were crisp and aromatic, drizzled in a delicious oil-based vinaigrette. There were also savory Italian cured meats of pepperoni and salami wrapped in provolone. I absolutely adore the intense flavors of Italian meats, a great way to dress up a salad to delicious unhealthiness! The artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers were also quite delectable. However, I found the anchovies way too salty and the tuna merely mediocre. The capers added a nice touch of flavor to the salad though, which I always find a welcome addition!
We also ordered a Greek calzone with roasted red peppers, prosciutto, and ricotta filling. It was extremely filling but un-photogenic so no picture is included here. I must say I liked the salad better. The calzone dough was a bit bland, and I wish there were more prosciutto involved… However, it was pretty satisfying since I was starving by dinnertime. I just wouldn’t order it again. Next time, I would like to try a panini or one of their main courses, but the salad was definitely a win!