Great Italian Faire
We very much enjoyed the food and service. The harp player was an added bonus. Overall lovely experience. Looking forward to going back sometime soon.
9/29/2012 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely go again.
Would definitely go again. We had a large group and everything was top notch
2/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience.
Wonderful dining experience. Get food quality and service. Wish we found it earlier
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Salvatore's is a fabulous
Salvatore's is a fabulous place to have a very nice dinner and dining experience. For the past 10 years we've celebrated Our wedding anniversary here and the food continues to amaze our taste buds!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing local Italian eatery
Amazing local Italian eatery in downtown. They were so helpful that they allowed us to have custom orders! I will definitely go again if I ever find myself in San Diego. Awesome service and fantastic food!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food in this restaurant is superb. In fact, it is the best Italian food I have had outside of Italy! Rafaella, the chef owner is simple and focused on flavor. The dining room is done in quiet cream colors and the service is excellent as well. Nothing like having a chef owner. I can't wait to return to San Diego and dine here again.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent find - A+
Found this on Yelp. Convenient parking garage under the building - free with validation. Spectacular service, delicious food, small but great wine list. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. We had a live jazz pianist providing a great atmosphere. It was very quiet when we started dinner, and got only a bit louder as more guests arrived.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect romantic spot
Excellent service, just let them know if you are celebrating anything when you make the reservation and they will accommodate you!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a gem. We were seated at a great table. The wine list was very good to excellent. The menu is exceptional and they were more than willing to go "off menu" to suit my particular tastes. The plates were hot, the portions excellent and the presentation was spot on.
The white Christmas lights that at first bugged me--i grew to like by the end of the meal.
The chef and manager both came over to greet--in a friendly, non-intrusive way.
This place is excellent.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comlimentary Proseco.Very enjoyable meal. Harpist was a nice added touch.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and excellent service
I had the best caesar salad I've had in a while, the pasta dishes we had were simple yet excellent, and the wine was great (the Federalist Dueling Pistols -- I highly recommend it!)
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a nice place to eat. Since it was our first time there we got a complementary glass of white wine which was really good. The food was really good too. There was a lady playing the harp which made the whole experience wonderful, i love the harp. I would recommend.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely Loved This Restaurant
I knew we were going to have a great experience when David, the manager, called and left a message detailing how to get to the restaurant. I called him back to confirm. What a great guy. The perfect person for the front of the house. We arrived. The place is beautiful. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a great bottle of wine at a reasonable price. This place is old school great Italian food. Go! We met the chef, Raphaella. What a gem! She sat with us and we talked for 15 minutes. She cooks her family recipes. This food is cooked by real Italians!...this is the real authentic deal.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Treated us right
We went for our anniversary on a trip to San Diego and David the manager met us at the door and greeted us with two glasses of Champaign. The food was out of this world and the service was world class. We were spoiled there with service and a great meal. If you are thinking of going, do so, it is worth it. Thank you Salvatore's!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
While in town for the Rock n Roll marathon, we did a quick internet search for an Italian restaurant in very close walking proximity to the Manchester Grand Hyatt (did not want to walk too far the night before a 26.2 mile run!). Salvatore's came up with wonderful Yelp reviews, so we immediately made a reservation.
We were blown away by the service and food! We can't wait to come back again!!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful classic Italian
Everything about Salvatore's made a delightful evening. The greeting was warm and the service attentive and professional. The food is the highlight particularly the fresh produce and homemade pasta. Enjoyed it all and will return!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impeccable dining experience
This dining experience was flawless from the moment it began. We were greeted like family as soon as we walked through the door, and were personally guided to the table of our choice. Wonderful ambiance in a very tranquil and romantic setting, including live piano. The food had very unique flavors and is definitely authentic. The lasagna was amazing and the creme brûlée was beyond decadent. Was very impressed by the servers knowledge of the menu and the overall dining experience. Highly recommend and will certainly return to try other menu items.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Her birthday was unforgettable.
Thanks to the staff at Salvatores's (from Manage to waiter), our night was superb, well done. From the waiters choice of wine wich was a delicious mascotto, to the pasta and the sounds of the harp in the background. Everything was a beautiful complement to being greeted by name when we walked in to include the request of my girls favorite flower displayed upon our table before we arrived. I am not wealthy by any means, I am enlisted Navy and when the check came, I was pleased for the experience and night we had was priceless. Well worth it and we were able to park in a garage for free. We finished our night by walking one block over to the Mad House. Unforgettable. Thanks again Salvatore's! See you on our anniversary!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife ate at your restaurant last year. She states that it was outstanding, and she was right. The food and service were great. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone and would definately eat here again whenever i return to san diego.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very classy place with good food!
We had a very good experience from the time we got here. David greeted us at the door and sat us. And our waiter was really good. He answered all our questions and gave us his recommendations when we asked. Very appreciated.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, very nice
A very elegant and friendly restaurant. Owner David very involved in making guests feel welcome and insuring great service. Very nice music as well. This is a great restaurant for a private dinner. Highly recommended.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dining experience.
Exceptional cuisine. White table cloth environment yet relaxed.
We make a point of going there every time we visit SanDiego from Connecticut which is often
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy - Ambience - Personality
We went for a walk towards the gas lamp district and found this hidden gem. From the greeting at the door to "Nona" coming out to speak to us at our table, the service was fantastic, to food was tasty and the wine completed the experience. If you are looking for fine dining, this is a must for Italian lovers !!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
More people need to discover this!
Our dinner at sal's was fantastic. Farm to table is the norm here. Best capresse EVER! Pasta so fresh, bread so warm, entrees perfect. Then dessert- don't skip the dessert!! With San Diego having thousands of great restaurants now, it is hard to decide where to eat when we vacation here. But Salvatore's will now be a regular for us. Rafaela cooks everything fresh and with love and it is extremely enjoyable.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love at first sight!
This is a great restaurant for the romantic couple! We came as a bachelorette party looking to have a nice quite evening and it was exactly what we got! Everything was wonderful and reasonable! Had a great time!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salvatore's was quite yummy! The food, the service, the ambiance, they were all great. I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in San Diego!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such an amazing place. Great service great food. Very enjoyable.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy Environment, Delicious Meals
Environment was full of ambiance and fits perfect for people who are looking for a place to dine that is romantic and lively. Food was absolutely delicious and would recommend this place to anybody who loves Italian food. They also had a lot of choices of wine that also completed our meal. Everyone was very friendly and very attentive. They really do take care of their customers and make you feel like family.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner at Salvatore's! The best Italian food in San Diego, and we have eaten at many other great restaurants. The chief/owner visited our table and was wonderful. A welcoming staff and beautiful interior made it a perfect evening!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food/service with large group
Very good service and food for a group of 12. Proprietor David provides an excellent experience and very nice setting. This restaurant would be a good choice for a small group, but if you want to have a large business group get together for dinner it would be hard to top. Very convenient walk from the Hyatt and other hotels. I highly recommend.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent Gaslamp eatery
Good location with outstanding food - full menu of items expertly prepared. Very flavorful and most excellent dinner
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was welcoming, perfect ambiance, meal unsurpassed. While not in the thick of the gaslamp scene, still the best meal you'll find in San Diego.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grown up restaurant
We ate here on a trip to San Diego. Great Italian food! The place clearly caters to an older crowd (ok, that us) in that there is a piano player and it's on the pricy side. The food was really, really good! Nice wines, nice greeting when we got there, nice server. Would return.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit of Italy in San Diego
This is a traditional Italian restaurant, with tremendous food, wine and ambience. We could actually have a conversation without shouting to be heard, and the service was perfect. A welcome recite from the craziness of the touristy restaurant scene in SD.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't go wrong here! Everything is super fresh and the service is wonderful.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely dinner....the osso bucco was excellent and the veal scallapini had a wonderful lemon flavor.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salvatore's is a beautiful gem just outside the hubbub of the Gaslamp District. The staff are friendly and welcoming and truly cater to their diners. This is an elegant place for birthdays and anniversaries and even family dinners. Please leave noisy unruly children at home. I used to enjoy the harpist and don't know if she still plays on some evenings. There was a very good pianist/singer on the Fridays when we have dined here. He plays a great variety of music, from blues to show tunes. Just ask! My only complaint, not shared by my three friends, is that the music sometimes can be too loud for this lovely dining experience, and makes it difficult to enjoy a quiet conversation. I don't want to have to talk more loudly over the music.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The owner has been present
The owner has been present both times we were there and his enthusiasm and love for his restaurant and guests is obvious. He gave us our own bartender as our guests arrived who then become our server. We really felt special. Everyone was thrilled!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
old school Italian in Gas Lamp
Loved it, loved it. Low key, and intimate, the food and service were top notch. Grand piano entertainment ( not overpowering) was pleasant and special. Yes on this one ! Go!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian Food Paradise
The veal and white sea bass were superb! Beautifully decorated and romantic. The harp music on Saturday was terrific. Every aspect of the service was outstanding. Definitely a restaurant that you will enjoy!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious. They have
Food was delicious. They have much variety of souses you can customize your order. Service is outstanding
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just love Salvatore's. A romantic spot with incredible food and friendly wait staff. This is a place we will definitely come back to. Perfectly made martinis too!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM