Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Salted Dough

Even though we're on self-quarantine and many restaurants were either closed entirely or open for limited carry-out/delivery, it was time to get back to tackling the restaurants on my 2020 To Dine Challenge list.

We decided that Salted Dough in Broadview Heights would be one that could travel well and that the dine-in atmosphere wouldn't be one we'd regret not experiencing in-person.
The BURRATA ($13) with caramelized butternut squash, lime pickle honey, pumpkin seed oil, apple cider gastrique, and pavon vermouth may have been the item I was looking forward to the most when we ordered. It sounded unique, and who doesn't love burrata? For me, the spices and "fall" flavors were too overpowering and battled each other. I really didn't care for it at all, and they also didn't package the toasted bread separately so it was very soggy by the time we got home. This dish was a major miss for us. 
They have HAND ROLLED RICOTTA GNOCCHI and you can select from five sauces. We went for the Bolognese with local cream, pancetta, and nutmeg ($18). I'll say it was certainly a good version and worth getting, but not "knock-your-socks off."
I've heard mixed reviews of their pizza, but for us, it was the best thing we got from there. We ordered the SPANISH with Spanish chorizo, pimento goat cheese, fresh rosemary, roasted garlic, fire roasted red peppers, smoked mozzarella, and red sauce. The dough was thin but had a nice chew and crispy edge to it, and the flavors of this toppings combination just popped.
All pizza crust is finished with pecorino Romano, roasted garlic oil, and pink Himalayan sea salt. You can choose from three sizes. They have specialty pizzas or you can build-your-own.

It's in a large complex so there's plenty of free parking. In addition to options on the regular menu that would be kid-friendly, they also have a Kids Menu. They have an extensive wine list, 75 local craft beers, and cocktails. Plus 20 flavors of gelato and tiramisu! Outdoor dining is available.

Overall, I wasn't wild about the experience, but it was solid. If I was in the area, I'd likely still choose a couple of other spots before dining here again.

Salted Dough
9174 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
(440) 587-1098


melissa said...

Oh my goodness. That burrata just looks so good! It's a shame the experience wasn't that great, especially for the burrata... that would be so disappointing. Glad you enjoyed the pizza!

Holly said...

I appreciate you mentioning they are kid friendly. I often don't know with new restaurants. If they have the booster seats that usually tells me but often I must call and ask.