Clark already owns and operates Milo’s Sports Tavern at the corner of Evans Avenue and South Monaco Parkway, but Salati is quite a departure from the vibe at his laid-back, all-American neighborhood bar. His new place, nestled into the Northfield outdoor mall, also has a full bar, but service is built on the fast-casual model and the menu ranges far from sports-bar fare. Instead, culinary director Shahin Afsharian Campuzano has created a menu based on Clark's vision, encompassing roasted meats, flatbread sandwiches and other street food of Italy, like barbajuan (a type of fried ravioli native to the area where France and Italy meet), arancini, and involtini.
The piadina, pasta and salads can be topped with proteins ranging from grilled sausage or mahi mahi to roast vegetables and deli meats.The bar program is highlighted with a range of local craft beers. Salati is open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Keep reading for more photos from opening day.