Gypsy Saloon Continues to Wow in Conshohocken
Thanks to the talents of executive chef Simone Calonaci and co-owner Kim Strengari, the neighborhood joint has flourished into an authentic Tuscan eatery.
Gypsy Saloon's grilled octopus. Photo by Tessa Marie Images.
With its exceptional service, focused menu, jovial happy hour and unpretentious yet funky vibe, the 13-year-old Gypsy Saloon continues to raise the bar on what a consistently approachable neighborhood joint should be. It’s currently benefitting from the talent of new executive chef Simone Calonaci, who delivers 20 years of Tuscan-style integrity. “We wanted to fine-tune many of our house favorites while taking a few select dishes to an elevated and authentic level,” says co-owner Kim Strengari, explaining the hire.
Shareable appetizers include mussels, a seasonal souffle and mini potato perogies. Filling entree standouts include an impossibly creamy lobster mac and cheese, a richly traditional carbonara, a crispy grilled octopus, and a delicate crespelle. Housemade desserts are defined by a pot de crème that’s a chocolate lover’s dream.
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Pairing libations comes easily thanks to the Saloon’s line of taps, select Old and New World wines, and exuberant mix of cocktails. The colorful lanterns, hand-painted chairs and Euro-chic wallpaper add to an atmosphere that’s ideal for any gypsy to grow roots.
128 Ford St., Conshohocken, (610) 828-8494, www.gypsysaloon.com.