If you're in Salisbury, Maryland and looking for lunch, then Fratellis Italian Restaurant is a great choice. Fratelli's menu is filled with affordable classic and local flavors. The atmosphere is inviting and the staff is wonderful. It's definitely one of my favorite five restaurants in Salisbury MD.
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My brother and I recently stopped into Fratelli's Italian Restaurant for lunch while we were in Salisbury, MD. It had been at least a decade since I ate anywhere other than a chain restaurant while in Salisbury, so I was eager to find something different. Fratelli's had good ratings and was only a couple of blocks from where we were.
Fratelli's Salad & Breadsticks
Despite Covid and all that comes with it, the restaurant was still pleasant and inviting. The staff was attentive and we were seated immediately. As soon as we were ready, our waitress took our orders. I was pleasantly surprised by the breadsticks and salad that arrived at the table. It was very reminiscent of a popular Italian chain, only better.
There weren't many people dining while we were there, which was nice. I'm not a fan of packed restaurants, especially during lunch. I like to relax and enjoy my food and it's hard to do that with dozens of people chattering. This made me love Fratelli's Italian Restaurant even more.
Fratelli's Italian Restaurant in Salisbury, MD Main Course
Whenever I go to a restaurant the first thing I scan the menu for is Chicken Parmigiana. It's by far my favorite food (besides all things Chinese). I also use it as a base for how much I like the restaurant. I take a lot of things into account; the chicken, is it dry or moist? is the breading right or wrong? is the pasta cooked correctly? But most important is the sauce. After all, the sauce is what makes pretty much any Italian dish, right?
While it wasn't the absolute best chicken parm I've ever had, it was better than what I can get local to me. The doneness of the chicken was perfect, the breading was crisp and flavorful, and the pasta was on point. The only thing that holds me back from giving this a 5/5 is the sauce. Don't get me wrong, it's a good sauce, it's just familiar. I would definitely order it again because it does live up to my picky chicken parmesan recipe expectations.
My brother ordered Chicken Piccata and as soon as he took the first bite he couldn't stop praising it. "I've finally found a great one and can't wait to go back." After moving home, he sought a good chicken piccata with great disappointment. Until he ate at Fratelli's Italian Restaurant, that is.
When we were first deciding on what we wanted to eat, we agreed we would save room for dessert. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. The serving size was very generous, especially for a lunch meal. We left very satisfied with plans to return for another great meal and hopefully dessert.
There are so many things on the menu, deciding what to order next is going to be tough. One thing that stands out from the normal Italian restaurant's menu is the crab cakes. You can't go to a Maryland restaurant without some kind of crab on the menu. After all, Maryland is known for its Chesapeake Bay blue crabs. I love that Fratelli's Italian Restaurant menu includes them.
If you've been to Fratelli's in Salisbury I'd love to hear about your experience and your favorite dish. Be sure to leave a comment below.