We always enjoy going to Salute.
We always enjoy going to Salute. The food is authentic and tasty, and the is service always good. Certainly among the top Italian restaurants in Sarasota.
There were four of us and we ordered the sole (2), the veal chop and the chicken parm. All the comments were very positive. We'll be back.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 2nd visit during a holiday
Our 2nd visit during a holiday in Sarasota. The owner Alberto has become a friend and hosted us with a group of friends in Tuscany last year at his villa/winery. His wines are superb and Salute is truly an authentic piece of Tuscany in Sarasota. The cuisine is outstanding and we enjoyed introducing local friends to is this trip.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
My family had four separate
My family had four separate entrees, all prepared well and tasted great. There were no leftovers. Salad and appetizers were also great tasting. We always look forward to dining at Salute!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, but not an enoteca.
Good food, but not an enoteca. Very limited number of wines by the glass.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first time here and had
Our first time here and had a wonderful dining experience! We will definitely go back again!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Salute! is in the heart of
Salute! is in the heart of downtown Sarasota and has both outdoor and indoor dining. The food is the best Italian cuisine in town, in my opinion, and the wait staff is professional and very Italian. Definitely a place for any occasion, special or not. Plus you can take a nice walk downtown after dinner!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten at Salute many
We have eaten at Salute many times, and it is always a spectacular evening. The owners are always present and could not be more gracious. The food is exceptional. The wine from their vineyard in Tuscany is our favorite, but the entire wine list is excellent. Service is friendly and very professional. It is a wonderful dining experience. We feel that the food at Salute is the best in Sarasta.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite downtown
One of my favorite downtown restaurants.....food is great.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top Sarasota restaurant for Italian
A fabulous gem of an Italian restaurant in the heart of Sarasota. The Branzini is so beautifully prepared and presented. I don't believe I've ever had any better, and that is compared to fine restaurants in NYC. Great service. Nice people.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE ENJOYED OUR DINNR SERVICE
WE ENJOYED OUR DINNR SERVICE AND THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING ALSO I ASKED FOR A TABLE IN A CORNER OR NEAR WALL WHICH THEY FILLED.. WE ARE GOING BACK AGAIN ON SAT. EVEING.. STEVE
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Italian Food
Besides the food, the service was outstanding and fun.
We will be back again, and is now our favorite Italian restaurant in Sarasota
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Dining Experience
This was one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have had in quite awhile. Service was spot-on, appetizer, entree, and desert were delicious for all 4 in our party. Drinks were generous and priced well. Great value! Would return in a heartbeat. Only downside was acoustics. Despite a less than full dining room, the noise level made it a bit difficult to converse.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sarasota Find
In the heart of downtown take a step ack to Italy. Outstanding food quality and service. Pasta dish was excellant and the Branzino devine.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Neighboring Mattison's (with its live music on the corner) overshadowed this gem for me until a friend took me during Restaurant Week. Wow...we'll be back. Service was fab, as was the Parmesan crusted grouper and the calamari. We'll so be back.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and Service
We tried this restaurant out after seeing it listed in Savor Sarasota. We went with friends and had items from both the Savor Sarasota menu and the regular menu. Everything was delicious. We ate outside. It was a late dinner so there were not many people there. We had our choice of seats and had great service.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Presentation & taste are top
Presentation & taste are top notch.
Service is friendly & attentive
Various types of seating areas to select from
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite in Sarasota.
Salute continues to be our favorite restaurant in Sarasota. We took my daughter (a foodie) and her husband on this occassion and they confirmed our views. The special risotto with asparagus and grilled shrimp as well as the spaghetti carbonara were excellent.
The octopus starter was very tasty but the texture of the octopus was a bit rubbery--probably the first time I have had any criticism of a dish at Salute. We had two dessert specials and both were outstanding.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This remains our favorite
This remains our favorite restaurant in Sarasota. We brought some local friends and they thought everything was fantastic.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though this restaurant has been in Sarasota for years, we hadn't been there. It was new on Open Table, so we decided to give it a try and were not disappointed! There were six of us, and everyone was happy--we will be back!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marco the owner was very attentive
Marco the owner was very attentive to us and all his customers. Our 2 nd visit and everything was as good as the 1st. Would recommend this to out of town guest. What a great find. Looking forward to next visit. $15 cab ride from lido beach or $10 from Sarasota yacht club.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my family and 2 of
I took my family and 2 of my grandchildren to the restaurant. Not a good fit for kids, no kids menu. My husband and I enjoy the restaurant for us but was surprized when I found it not be kid friendly.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find. Extremely creative offerings with great food to back them up. I happened upon the name in a national food magazine and thought I would give it a try on my annual trip to Sarasota. I was really happy with what I found, I recommended at to two different groups the next day and they were just as pleased with the results,
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Other visits were with family. This visit we took clients from sarasota. We were loud and closed the restaurant. However no one seemed to mind. We never felt rushed. Service excellent along with food. We live in clearwater and have 2 try 1 1/2 hrs to get there. We were drinking wine so we took a cab to our hotel. This was the best part of our weekend. We have also sent friends from clearwater and they want us all 2 go back together. Looking forward to our next visit.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
The three course menu selection for under $30 is a nice offering. The Caprese appetizer and calamari were excellent, and shared by this party of two. The grouper entree was delicious, as was the salmon entree. Dessert was tiramisu, and it did not disappoint. The lemon sorbet looked tempting. An excellent choice for a birthday celebration. Outdoor dining was very nice. The female server was excellent.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good. The wine was good. The service was good.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A five star experience
Salute has been a favorite for several years. Food and service consistently excellent. Great location for dinner pre theater or opera evening as well as an evening destination .
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with friends
We selected Salute for a thank you dinner with recent house guests. Downtown Sarasota, outdoors, moderate pricing and good food were key factors in our selection. We all opted for the three course fixed menu special...great value! An added bonus was a white table clot and free valet parking.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Sarasota Favorite
Delicious! Started with Olive Ascolane, yum! Also had appetizer special with Buffalo Mozzarella, roasted red peppers. Risotto of the day fabulous, chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto and asparagus! Dessert to die for...can't remember what it was called...started with a Z.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Warm breeze, great food and good service. Whats better than eating outside. Outstanding Italian food, good service, reasonable prices. All is good
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant surprise
A very nice place for outdoor dining with excellent Italian food and great service. urn.Will ret
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top Italian in the Area
This is our go to spot for delicious Italian food, with wonderful service and a friendly ambiance. The food is as good as you get in Italy with fresh, homemade pastas and delectable fish, deboned table side. The Florentine steak is to die for, and as good as any of the top restaurants in Florence. But at Salute, they provide your table with a hot stone, so the diners who want it a bit more well done, can have it the way they want it. Just pure perfection. The owners are always on sight, serving you and making sure your evening is perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant for a meal to remember.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellant Food and Large Portions
Excellent food and presentation and large portions; service was professional and attentive. Pleasant ambiance. We will return soon.
Upon our arrival, I stated we had reservations, but they didn't ask for our name because they were not busy and we were seated immediately. As a result, we did not get our OpenTable points.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Turkey Day Delight
We celebrated Thanksgiving dinner. Food and service were excellent as usual. I ordered one of my favorites--the branzino--and it lived up to my expectations. My wife and sister had the Thanksgiving dinner and next year I will do the same. The turkey was very moist and the stuffing was spiced very nicely.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Am I in Italy?
Dinner at Salute! is like dinner in Italy! We shared a HUGE steak Florence and it was truly as though we were back in Florence at the great little restaurant . . .
We will go back and try to not order this steak so we can experience their other dishes . . which we were able to look around the room and see from afar.
The wine list had many Italian wines as well as California and a few selections Argentina. The wine was nicely priced.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM