Salute E Vita Ristorante
Salute E Vita Ristorante

Salute E Vita Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.salutemarinabay.com/
  • Phone: (510) 215-0803
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
    Dinner: Sunday through Thursday : 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM;
    Friday and Saturday Dinner 3:pm - 10:pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian, Californian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Salute offers full catering services and event coordination. Our event team can provide offsite catering and event production at your home, office or other venue of your choice. From cocktail parties, corporate luncheons to sit down dinners and weddings, we are happy take care of every important detail.
  • Private Party Facilities: Salute offers several options for those looking to celebrate or meet with large groups of friends or business associates. Please give us a call to arrange the details and menu for your special occasions or event.
  • Private Party Contact: Traci McWain 510-215-0803
  • Entertainment: We have Happy Hour everyday of the week including Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. $5 Wine tasting every Third Thursday of the month.
  • Special Events: Wine makers Dinner

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marina Bay Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Salute E Vita Ristorante
Salute E Vita, remains a home away from home for all lovers of food, art, wine, friends and most of all family, which is who we consider everyone dining with us to be. Our house made desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. We are best known for traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a magnificent entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it here in our 100-year old Cape Cod Victorian that overlooks the marina waterfront with an elegant and welcoming fireplace dining room, an indoor veranda with stunning views of San Francisco or on our outdoor patio overlooking the Bay. We have a saying here, “at the table, no one grows old” So feel the passion for good food, beauty and friends and join us for lunch or dinner; we have your table ready!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Salute E Vita Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (46)neighborhood gem (34)great for lunch (26)romantic (23)good for groups (22)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (16)great for brunch (16)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (4)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Hidden Gem
    SzetoSeeksSumptuous
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Brunch on Sunday was beautiful as we sat on the patio and overlooked the water. The risotto was delicious. So full of flavor. Even the fruit was sweet. So often fruit looks good but has no flavor. The owner was delightful and welcoming and the waitress was very polite and warm. Only thing that was a little troubling was that we had to wait quite awhile to ask for the check and had to bring the bill to her because we needed to leave. When we were wrapping up with our meal it took about 45 minutes to finish the last stage of our being there...check, payment etc. But it was a lovely day and we enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food has gone downhill
    BillyB
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My fourth time going to this picturesque restaurant. I expected high quality food and good service but it appears that they have lost their way. Our table ordered a pasta dish, a steak, and a seafood and all of us were underwhelmed. Walk by the restaurant to catch a fine view but don't bother dining until they get the quality of food back to $25 per person levels.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Surpise Find on the Marina
    Goldie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is such a unique setting, right on the water, plenty of window views and noon time sunshine. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, and each of us enjoyed what we ordered as well as its presentation.. My salad I thought a bit pricey, but I would definitely return and highly recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marina Bay Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Saluté. Good food and fabulous view.We have so few really nice, upscale restaurants in the Richmond area. Saluté is a real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Romantic Gem
    Carman
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The service was first class. The view is great. This is cozy gem and a friendly staff. The home made pasta is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch with relatives from France
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Meals at Salute E Vita Ristorante are always a pleasure for me and my guests. Their menu is broad enough that I frequently have a problem to decided which of many good choices to pick. The food is delicious, the service is good, and the view is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great setting
    Carol
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    When going to the Richmond area this is a great go to restaurant with great food in a delightful setting. It is not far away from Marin County so always a nice place for a great meal at any time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect location
    AntyM
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have been coming to this restaurant for years, since long before it became Salute. Coming from Marin, I find it the perfect place to meet friends who are coming from the East Bay. It's convenient, and has a lovely ambiance during the day and evening. The food and service are always good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another delightful lunch
    MackVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is a little oasis in the heart of the desert! I've enjoyed dining at Salute for over 15 years, both at lunch as on this occasion, and at dinner. Never a disappointment. This time our server was accommodating by arranging for the chef to make a slight modification on a menu offering. Owner, Dr. Temby, is always at hand to greet her loyal local guests.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place by the water
    Booboo
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went for brunch. Good place for a nice and quiet meal. Plan on going back again for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    mytwocents
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Salute e Vita is impeccable. Amazing location, wonderful ambiance, fantastic food, and attentive service. Not to mention the fact that they are one of the most socially responsible businesses I have ever run across. I can't think of a better restaurant to patronize. It isn't cheap, but it sure is worth it!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Richmond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had dinner a Salute E Vita Ristorante Saturday night. Due to road construction its a bit of a chore to find, but well worth it. Wonderful seasonal Italian cuisine. Fantastic service. Superb Bay view. Great ambience. Richmond is not known for its culinary scene, but if you are hunting for a great place or find yourself in the neighborhood or passing through on the freeway then by all means check it out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fitz
    Fitz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Salute E Vita is a gem in every way - the food is fresh and delicious, the setting amazingly picturesque, the wait staff is knowledgeable, cordial and they never rush you. . It's an ideal midway spot for folks from the North Bay and East Bay to meet. I always feel like I am somewhere in the Mediterranean when I eat at Salute E Vita!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • darlene
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Have enjoyed many family dinners here and come for lunch on special occasions. Live about 30 miles away, so don't get here as often as we would if we lived in the area. But a great place to meet up with family and friends who live in the East Bay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Declining fast.
    Epicurosophy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We moved here over a year ago and used to go here all the time. We've been roughly 15 times. The last 5 have left everything to be desired. The food is frozen and reheated overnight nowadays. The manager snipes at you whenever she gets an opportunity. Save your money, wait till it goes under or gets new ownership. The view and the distance from our apartment (we can walk to it in ~10 mins) can't be beat, but at this point it's basically lighting money on fire. It's a shame.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    Cynz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Salute's is a great restaurant. The food is consistently good. The service is also. One of my favorite places.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been many times, always enjoyable!
    Bob0117VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is a great place! Always reliably good! Nice view if you can sit by the windows!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mimi53
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Delightful view, good service and decent food. Only complaints: some items listed online were not available and veal was OVERCOOKED. Otherwise, loved it and will definitly be back...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    Bill
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have not been to Salute's in awhile. I am never disappointed. Our dinner was great the service was great and were seated right on time. We really enjoyed the scenic view from our table. It was very relaxing. I will not wait so long to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is my second time to Salute and was totally enjoyable. This may become my neighborhood gem since I recently moved to Richmond. Love it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leisurely lunch with friends
    bigfishmamaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have dined here a number of times for business lunches. Always have enjoyed the food, views and attentive service. Last weekend when agreeing to meet friends from Marin this restaurant was the perfect half way point from the East Bay and Marin. We lingered over our lunch and had never had any pressure to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely View but..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food left alot to be desired, more so than usual. We've gone here over a span of 5 years and the food was never fabulous, but now it's declined. Overpriced for the quality but that's ok if you have a nice view and ambience, but then you'd like friendly staff to go with that. We had guests we took there and were a little embarrassed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to find, but worth the trip!
    mmmmVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This place is tucked away, no - HIDDEN, behind a housing complex in Richmond. Once you arrive, it's like pulling up to someone's waterfront vacation home. The staff was warm, welcoming, fast, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was wonderful and came out quickly. The view of the bay was spectacular. Take a chance and navigate your way there. It does not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good choice
    Cynz
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This restaurant is always a good choice. Great food, very good service, great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 329 reviews are from the Salute E Vita Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Fabulous Find
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My mother-in-law recommended this place. It was a wonderful find. I asked for a table on the marina, and we got it! The food was mouthwatering. Our fish was tender and moist. My sister and mother-in-law enjoyed their rib eye steaks. Tender and well aged. We were sorry, though, that the restaurant was out of lamb. We were sure that dish would have been a winner too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check it out
    PatdinesVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    If you are looking for a restaurant in the Northern East Bay with a location on the water Salute E Ristornate is your place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, booths too small
    buddy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My only complaint really is how little leg room there is in the booths! It's like they need to remove a few of the booths and spread them out a bit? There were only 3 of us- I can't imagine 4!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hidden Gem
    swoopes23
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent place to eat. The staff are fantastic, the food is mouth watering and the view is spectacular!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Ilovebrunch
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Fantastic service. Something for everyone on the menu. Great for casual get together or special occasion. Beautiful view of the Bay . Staff was very professional and food outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1stimer
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Seated outside patio, despite reservations and open table inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth The Trip To Richmond CA
    HatesRipOffsVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Real food prepared very well, excellent service, full bar, beautiful building and water views. Also reasonable prices. What more could you want? Not a "big plate small food place."
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    BigDogVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very nice in all respects: food, ambience, service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We always eat here on July 3rd, the night of the Richmond Marina fireworks. Dinner first and then fireworks from the boat. Delicious food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful time!
    fiatgirl
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had a ravioli dish that had wonderful sauce and a couple of shrimp - it was good except the pasta itself was a bit strange. It seemed like possibly a semolina pasta rather than a flour pasta. It tasted fine but had a strange texture. The salad was wonderful. One of the best things about the meal was the fresh bread, which I was told was made at the restaurant. The view is divine. The server didn't bat an eye when we asked to split the salad and entree. Service was great. We were a little disappointed that the menu did not match the menus we browsed while waiting to be seated. They had a special menu for the holiday (it was the 3rd of July). I've been to this restaurant before and had pizza and calzone - awesome!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem on the bay
    MttamerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful place for a meal, in this case lunch, after a great tour offered by the nearby Rosie the Riveter Nat'l Historic Park. As it was cold and breezy outside, we were happy to settle in next to a window offering a bay view for libations (yea for Pimm's Cup!) and very good seafood crepes. This is my second time here, and there will be many more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden beauty
    Myfinds2uVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    In Richmond? A wonderful surprise awaits those who make the effort. Right on the water, looking like a sea cottage, full of light and great views, this gem will change your view of what Richmond has to offer! Delicious entrees, esp. The risotto and pleasant service match the ambiance. The owner is very hands on and solicitous. I'd recommend it for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Always a good choice! The view is wonderful; service great, and good was very, very good. It's a terrific place to meet between Marin and the East Bay.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • East Bay Gem
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great out of the way stop and an oasis in Richmond
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try it. You'll like it
    PatdinesVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great ambience. Right on the water. Friendly staff. Rosie the Riveter walk/bike path's is front.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Taste of the Bay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place – It provided a feel of what I would call "relaxed elegance". The Italian Cuisine was made and served in a warm and inviting style. Most of our party enjoyed the fresh fish of the day (patroli Sole, in a white wine sauce), absolutely incredible!! I could not come to a place like Salute's and not try one our their many pasta dishes. The Fettuccine alla Provincial was a show stopper!! Fresh, bursting with flavor, and hearty... Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate