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Bella Verona
107 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
This cozy downtown restaurant, directly across from the Hawthorne Hotel, traces its roots to the northern ItalianMore province of Verona, where most of us can only assume the food is delightful. Chef-owner Giorgio Manzana draws in a loyal local crowd with creative pasta, meat and fish creations, so reservations are always recommended.
Lappin Park
Essex St & Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
The centerpiece of downtown Salem, Lappin Park is a small, courtyard-style park located at the corner of Essex andMore Washington streets. A number of coffee shops, restaurants and shops are nearby. A statue of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha Stephens on the television series "Bewitched," is located at the center of the square. The statue was presented to the city on June 15, 2010 by TV Land.
Tavern in the Square
163 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
This new addition to downtown Salem (opened in May 2009) combines hearty American food and a sports bar atmosphere, withMore 30 beers on tap and dozens of flat-screen TVs. Special dishes include its famous nachos, stuffed burgers and fried Snickers for dessert. There is a live DJ Thursday through Saturday, and a brunch buffet on Sundays. During warm weather, the restaurant has plenty of patio tables and the windows are opened wide to allow air indoors.
Hong Kong King
28 Norman St, Salem, MA 01970
Hong Kong King is a Chinese restaurant located just a block outside of the downtown Salem area as you approach theMore McIntyre District. Offering delivery, take out and eat-in service, the menu covers all traditional Chinese foods from appetizers to soups to seafood and lo mein, as well as some Thai noodle dishes. Pick up a menu on location for discount coupons and to learn about lunch specials and dinner combo plates. 
Village Tavern Salem
100 Museum Pl, Salem, MA 01970

Village Tavern Salem serves food that is made from scratch and its menu includes choices such as wings, stuffedMore potato cups with pulled pork, salads, smoked brisket sandwiches, and burgers, as well as house favorites authentic smoked BBQ and applewood babyback ribs. A raw bar is available, as well. To accompany, patrons have beverage choices of 14 draft beers and cocktails and can view sport games on one of 16 TVs. Near the bar is a shuffleboard and it is free to play. The restaurant has a quiet outside patio that is free of car exhaust because of how it's situated; it also affords a view of the Peabody Essex Museum.

The restaurant has the facilities to host special sit down and buffet functions that receive unique BBQ catering, including authentic smoked pig roasts. 

Village Tavern Salem hosts live entertainment nights every day of the week. The schedule is as follows: trivia night is on Monday at 7:30pm, Tuesday is open mic at 7:30pm, Wednesday is live jazz and blues at 7:30pm, Thursday at 8pm is a bluegrass picken' party, Friday and Saturday night at 9 features classic rock bands from the north shore, Saturday afternoon from 4-7 hosts the Jack Leg Preacher Band, and live jazz bands play on Sunday from 4-6pm. 

Parking is available at Salem's downtown parking garage. After receiving a ticket, patrons are to bring it in for validation for free parking.

Arthur Ingemi owns this bar and restaurant, and operates it with his two managing partners, Andrew and Alex Ingemi, who are also his sons. Arthur has been in the restaurant business for more than 36 years and has had ownership of several restaurants, such as Beef & Oyster House and Cityside Sports Pub.

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