When Salt Restaurant and Wine Bar opened its doors back in 2012, owner Rica Girardi sought to create a restaurant in her bucolic hometown of Pinetop, Arizona, where she and her family would eat when visiting from out of town. Now in its fifth year, her family, and a following of ever loyal customers, still fervently imbibe at Salt whenever they can.
At Salt Restaurant & Wine Bar, there are signature dishes regulars would riot in the streets were they ever to be removed from the menu (Filet with Mushroom Farro Risotto or Chicken and Herb Waffles with a spicy Thai syrup) but beyond that, the characters in this play are subject to change in order to keep freshness at the fore.
Salt Restaurant & Wine Bar
Rustic-chic spot with select American seafood and steak dishes, plus wine flights and top-shelf spirits.
476 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929
A Celebration or Just Cocktails on the Patio
We humans need more than food, and to that end Salt Restaurant & Wine Bar has the necessary antidote—and this is where the latter half of the name comes into play. Salt has a wine bar that, in addition to the fare, takes a backseat to no other restaurant in Arizona’s White Mountains. The wine list, like all things at Salt, is subject to revision as Ms. Girardi constantly trolls for unique and exciting libations.