About Salvo's Bistro

The eponymous Salvo behind this popular Darlington restaurant ensures you’re in for an authentic Italian dining experience. Salvo descends from a family of Italian restaurateurs and caterers from Sardinia, and you definitely get the feel that this is a place that takes service and the overall dining experience very seriously. That said, Salvo’s Bistro is certainly a casual, jovial eatery, and it’s a great choice for group meals or special occasion dinners. The menu is vast, covering traditional pastas and artisan pizzas, sensational seafood mains, burgers, steak, a host of house specialties and of course delectable desserts. Salvo’s Bistro is right in Darlington’s town centre (behind the Darlington Clock Tower on Duke Street), so it does get busy and it’s always wise to reserve a table ahead of time.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Address

Salvo's Bistro
26 Duke Street, Town Centre
Darlington DL3 7AQ

Menu Highlights

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Starters

SOUP OF THE DAY

SERVED WITH TOASTED BAGUETTE
£3.45

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN BRUSCHETTA

FRESH CHOPPED TOMATOES DRESSED WITH GARLIC, OLIVE OIL AND BASIL SERVED ON TOASTED BAGUETTE
£3.45

CAPRESE

TOMATO, FRESH MOZZARELLA WITH FRESH BASIL, OLIVE OIL, PESTO AND BALSAMIC DRESSING
£3.45
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Pizza

MARGHERITA

POMODORO AND MOZZARELLA
£7.95

PEPPERONI

POMODORO, MOZZARELLA, PEPPERONI AND GARLIC
£7.95

DIAVOLA

POMODORO, MOZZARELLA, PEPPERONI, FRESH CHILLI AND RED ONIONS
£7.95

Pasta

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

JUST LIKE OUR ITALIAN MAMMAS USED TO MAKE
£7.95

LASAGNE AL FORNO

THE TRADITIONAL ITALIAN DISH OF INTERLEAVING LAYERS OF BEAUTIFUL PASTA WITH BECHAMEL AND OUR BOLOGNESE SAUCE
£7.95

LINGUINE WITH MUSSELS

IN MILD SPICY TOMATO SAUCE
£7.95

78 Salvo's Bistro Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
78 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
Service:Excellent
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Atmosphere:Excellent
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"Excellent"6/6
Pauline W.12 days ago · 1 review

My friend and I had a super meal yesterday. I would recommend your Darlington Bistro to anyone. We were not hassled or rushed at all as we sat over our lovely wine!!!!

"Excellent"6/6
Russell W.22 days ago · 1 review

Excellent service, friendly staff, good quality delicious food and very reasonably priced. The restaurant is well decorated, plenty of space between tables (a pet hate of mine when the tables are too close!) Very clean as well. We will definitely be returning again in a few weeks time. Already looking forward to it.

"Excellent"6/6
David G.23 days ago · 6 reviews

As always a friendly warm welcome, attentive service and a good meal and amazing value for money, Salvo’s is always a successful choice for a meal out

"Excellent"6/6
Sammy J.25 days ago · 2 reviews

Food is great really lovely good portion size , great customer service and friendly staff, very reasonable prices will be returning again soon good atmosphere

"Great"5/6
Amanda F.7 months ago · 2 reviews

Lovely restaurant, lively and fun. Cosy looking but I didn't take my jacket off but then it was a cold night. Staff excellent and authentic Italian which all makes it more enjoyable. Head waiter arranged a candle in the sweet and sang happy birthday which was funny. Very helpful watchful and courteous staff. Starters were incredible, such fine knifework and presentation and , most importantly extremely delicious. My husband and I said we don't often find homemade pastas like ravioli on menus so we both tried them out and weren't disappointed. Beautiful presentation, Tortellini was a little bland taste-wise we both said, but my husband's ravioli was magnificent and he said he'd have it again. Unusual to see burgers on the menu but my son felt like having one and had one with a fried egg in and onion rings and he said it was very good. Pizzas and garlic bread good too. It's a great place to go, lovely relaxing fun atmosphere. Paid just under £60 for four of us including two rounds of soft drinks, and three courses and coffees aswell. Will definitely be coming back.

"Excellent"6/6
Christina S.a year ago · 2 reviews

On entering, we were greeted by a very pleasant waitress and taken to our table. We were given the menus from which to make our choices. A waiter then came and took our drinks order. It was only a short while after ordering that our starters arrived. Everything was beautifully cooked and presented. After a short interlude our main courses arrived, with any special requests fulfilled, and sauces supplied. Lastly, we enjoyed well presented deserts. Throughout the evening the waitress checked that we were enjoying our food. We had a good food at a very reasonable price. I can highly recommend giving Salvo's in Duke Street a visit.

"Excellent"6/6
maria o.8 months ago · 1 review

4 of us went for my sons 16th Birthday and were greeted on arrival, very attentive staff on duty. our drinks order was taken straight away and they gave us plenty of time to go over the menu. Food choice is fantastic with a speedy service. we all had 3 courses and with 3 cokes, a pint of lager and 3 cocktails the bill was £42. Would highly recommend this restaurant as it is the best Italian in Darlington

"Excellent"6/6
Amy-jo S.a year ago · 1 review

Staff are so lovely and check regularly everything is okay/ if you need anything etc. Had a lovely 3 course for 8.95 which is amazing as the food is gorgeous and to a high standard. Was able to take some leftover pizza home and they also boxed up my dessert. They packed it in a box for me which was very kind!

"Excellent"6/6
Darran F.a year ago · 1 review

Lovely food, great service and fantastic value. Sunny Up Burger with egg and bacon was delicious, as was my spicy salmon fishcakes. My beautiful partner had a black pudding starter and prawns for her main which she said was awesome. 3 courses starting at £9:99 during happy hour 😃👍🏻

"Good"4/6
Katherine T.a year ago · 1 review

The food was great but very poor service. Waited 45 mins after main course and had to ask for more drinks and dessert, once dessert menu was given we had to ask again to order one. After a little comment we did get our drinks for free. Waitresses didn't seem to know what they were doing, kept going to the wrong tables with orders.