On our recent trip to Corfu Town, Greece, Dan and I had an amazing dinner at Salto Wine Bistro & Bar. This is my review of our amazing dinner.
Salto Wine Bar & Bistro, or just Salto, is a modern wine bar located close to the main port and the New Fortress. Guests can easily find it by the bright yellow vintage Fiat in front of the restaurant, which is usually accompanied by other vintage cars and mopeds! Salto offers indoor and outdoor seating, but its pretty small overall and reservations are recommended. When we visited in July 2022, all seats were fully by 8:30 PM, most with reservations.
As we made a reservation via email about two weeks prior to our visit, we were quickly seated near the bar. Dan began reviewing the large wine list and I the food. For wine, we finally found a decently Tannic red from Northern Greece that we had heard rumors of. Our waiter was great about helping us select the wine and even let us try two different ones to ensure we were happy. The wine that we choose was great and just to our liking!
The food menu is split into a few different sections, with small plates to large entrees, including both meat, seafood and pastas. We decided to start with a few sharing plates and see where that left us. I would point out that the sharing plates or “starters” are large and each is almost definitely enough to split between two people. We split three of these plates and were stuffed. Below is some of the menu if anyone is curious as to prices. I found the prices to be slightly above-average for Corfu Town, but well worth it.
To start, we had bread, olives and local olive oil – in other words, Salto’s cover. The cover was good, but definitely don’t waste space on the cover. The actual dishes at Salto are amazing.
The first starter that we ordered was falafel on sweet red pepper puree. The falafels and the red pepper puree were amazing. The falafel was excellent and the puree tasted a bit like in a mariana sauce, in a good way! These were very filling.
Our second course was Cypriot Saganaki cheese coated in pistachios with a mint honey dressing. Dan and I LOVE Saganaki cheese and this is one of the best ones that I’ve had, of course with an interesting and unusual taste. I definitely could have done with a second order of these.
Our final dish was my favorite – “Small Kebabs.” This dish was a take on the Greek gyro, served with what I believe to be a lamb meatball on pita bread with a cream mint dressing. The ration of dressing to meat to pita was perfect and these were outstanding. We ate every single bite. Note that while these look appetizer sized in the photos, two were plenty for me to make up a whole sandwich.
Finally, at our waitresses recommendation, we ordered the fresh cut potatoes fried in olive oil. As expected, they were delicious and certainly ensured that we could not order anything further!
In all, our meal at Salto was fantastic and, I think, the best meal of our trip. If you find yourself in Corfu Town, be sure to make a reservation here for the excellent food and wine selection.
STEAL OUR DINNER
Salto Wine Bar & Bistro: Donzelot 23, Kerkira 491 00, Greece. Open daily 18:30 – 00:30, Sunday also 12:30 – 16:30. Reservations recommended. Upscale casual.