Vini Kurti is the owner of the Adriatic Restaurant & Bar located at 155 Washington Street in Salem. Vini grew up on both sides of the Adriatic Sea. He was born in Albania and raised in Italy. He grew to love the culture and cuisine of the area. He spent many years working as a chef in Europe and the United States. When it came time to open his own restaurant, he named it after the flavors and memories of his youth. Vini is very involved in the local community; he feels it is important to give back. He loves the challenges of running his own establishment. He tells us it is all worthwhile when a customer gives him a hug and tells him how much they enjoyed their meal. The menu at the Adriatic Restaurant and Bar is constructed from simple, fresh, and healthy ingredients. The restaurant is a culinary partner with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, agreeing to serve locally sourced sustainable seafood. Popular appetizers at the Adriatic include Grilled Rhode Island Calamari,Grilled Meatballs, and Maine Mussels, with garlic, white wine, and basil. Their onsite brick oven churns out delish Flatbread Pizzas, including options like Margherita or Shrimp flatbreads.Try a popular entree like the Tagliatelle Bolognese, made with homemade tagliatelle, traditional bolognese, and parmigiano reggiano. Another choice is the Brodetto del Adriatico, with mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, market fish, tomato broth, and spicy olive oil. For a sweeter option, try the Pumpkin Ravioli, which is homemade, with brown butter, sage, and crumbled amaretto cookies. Vini is very proud of the restaurant’s wine program which searches for hidden oenophilic gems. They often have wine dinners at the restaurant where Vini and the staff pair wines with each course. The restaurant has an private dining area capable of accommodating 50 guests. It is used for rehearsal dinners and other occasions. If you are looking for a great meal while in Salem, stop in at the Adriatic Restaurant and Bar. Vini and his warm and attentive team will welcome you and ensure you have a great dining experience!
155 Washington St
Salem, MA 01970