Salve is Gianni Cinelli’s 3rd Italian location in the Triangle.  With Vivo Ristorante, Osteria G and now  Trattoria Salve Gianni has the Italian Trifecta of restaurants.  Durham was a sought out location for Gianni as he realizes the bustling restaurant scene in downtown Durham was a perfect place to put Trattoria Salve.   With Gianni’s experience in Italian and head chef Merlin Tlapa, a FoodNetwork Chopped contestant and former Chef at the famous Smith & Wolensky in NYC Gianni and Merlin are combing to bring some old school Italian with new school.  We hope to see you.




  Chianti Braised Beef Short & Leave lettuce

Roasted red peppers -Eggplant tapenade

Artichoke Salad & Avocado
Celery, bell peppers, basil, tomatoes, lemon juice

Trattoria Salve Chopped Salad
Roasted corn, cabbage, organic greens, grape tomato, provolone & champagne vinaigrette



Al Sugo Bianco (Veal Bolognese done with milk)

Herb Gnocchi (Vegan)
Made with Walnut Pesto, crispy zucchini and almond cheese

Veal scaloppini Piccata style
Lemon, shallots, white wine & a touch butter

Salmon Cinque Terre
Sautéed mushrooms, artichokes, capers & wilted spinach



Chocolate Mousse



W. Main St 905
Durham 27701 US
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