Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca
Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca

Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.salutesarasota.com/
  • Phone: 9413651020x
  • Hours of Operation:
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    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Closed on Mondays and Lunch until November 4th.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Laslzo Bevardi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer customizable menus to suit any occasion, with both Vegetarian and Vegan options. Call or come in and visit us in advance to set up the details in order for your event to be the best possible.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco or Laszlo 9413651020x
  • Entertainment: Every Friday and Saturday night from 7:30 to close, Talfi Entertainment and Sydney Wingfield provide live music at the bar. Playing everything from Italian classics to modern hits,both are sure to make you dance!
  • Special Events: Happy Hour Monday-Friday, Three course dinner menu from 4-6pm everyday. We also offer a series of wine dinners through the year, sign in to our guest list to receive all events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free parking with Salute validation!
A word from Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca
Salute offers five distinct areas for dining: Al Fresco, a casual Bar, Lounge, Wine Room, and Main Dining Room.

We also have a full Bar, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks to accompany your meal. Additionally, Salute imports Olive Oil and Wine from its own vineyards in Tuscany; which adds to the depth and authenticity of your dining experience.

The menu at Salute is varied and extensive, offering Bruschetta, Appetizers, Imported Italian Cheeses, Cured Meats, Salads, Pasta, and many other delicious entree choices.

With our nightly specials everyone is sure to find something to suit their taste.

While you are dining, don't forget to take a look at our menu of homemade desserts for something to finish out your experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (19)neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (9)good for groups (8)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Authentic Italian
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Salute! is an authentic Italian restaurant with a nice outdoor seating area. The risotto special was outstanding (they make the risotto in-house I was told). My wife didn't care very much for her eggplant lasagna, though. The particular server didn't go out of her way to be helpful. I saw one of my wife's favorite dishes on the online menu. The server told us they no longer served it, but a manager later told us they could have done it for her. There were some other things I won't belabor here that could have improved the experience. She did make an excellent wine recommendation. If we lived in Sarasota, We would definitely give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent excellence
    barry
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    When guests come to town looking for a good place to eat here, Salute is always the first place I think of. We know the food and wine will be great. Outdoor setting is lovely and we never feel rushed to leave. Have added it to favorites of others all the time after first experience there
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little bit of Italy
    bread4me
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Loved the outdoor dining. Do not sit outside canopy area because people are smoking. W e were not told that so we had to move to another table. Very friendly staff including Marco the owner. Celebrated a birthday & dessert was complimentary and also lemoncello. Will return sometime in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glorys
    GloryS
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great dinner with good friends -- enjoyed the authentic Italian food, great wine , wonderful service and most enjoyable evening for all . . .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bdozer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    New in town pasta was great homemade sausage awesome
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dover Sole & Chicken Parm
    DLRSVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wine of choice at Salute! is always Argante and it is a wonderfully rich, deep Italian red wine. The Chicken Parm is a huge pounded, breaded breast topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce and it is very tender. My husband is sort of a one trick pony since he discovered that the Dover Sole is so well prepared. (He no longer wanders the menu each week.) They carve the sole table side and top it with olive oil from the owners olive tree grove in Italy. (Hint: Buy a bottle for your home, it is great!). Veggies are awesome. As with most restaurants with the owner on site, the service at Salute is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salute doesn't disappoint!
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were seated immediately at our favorite table in the dining room. Maggie, our server, appeared immediately, and was very personable and efficient throughout our meal. We had a coupon, and she was helpful in explaining that the coupon can't be used for their early bird menu, so we ordered off the regular menu. Our food was delicious, the drinks were substantial and tasty. All in all, another great experience at Salute.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChitownVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    From the time you walk in, everyone at the restaurant wants to ensure you have a wonderful evening. The owners import their own wine...luscious! The table side prepared sea bass was simply created however one of the best I have had. Veal chop was done to perfection and the sauce prepared for it was perfect. Start to finish everything was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    travelfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a great find, food , service and wine was amazing! The fish is served table side and cooked to perfection. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The surprisingly poor quality of the bread kept the dinner from being a 5 star, truly excellent dinner. My eggplant parmesian was wonderful, the service very good, and wine eminently drinkable. The bread, however, was heavy and gummy and lacked a good crispy crust. You can do much better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dover Sole & Lobster Ravioli
    DLRSVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Dover sole is almost on the menu and it is now my husband's favorite choice for dinner at Salute. The dover sole is lightly sauté'd then filleted table side. Served with roasted potatoes and a seasonal green. Until having Salute's dover sole, my husband has only enjoyed it in the UK as he was always been disappointed in the way it was cooked here at home. This visit I had the homemade lobster ravioli in a light blush sauce . . . . EXCELLENT taste and the pasta was truly cooked al dente as it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salute!
    TXdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner on a very rainy evening. Waiter extremely helpful with wine, appetizer and entree suggestions. All were great! Seafood risotto was creamy and full of fresh seafood…shrimp, calamari, mussels. Seafood pasta also a winner. Would definitely revisit Salute when back in Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 146 reviews are from the Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca reviews archive.
  • Good food and service
    MichaelinFla
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    There were three of us for an early bird dinner. There is good variety in the available selections. The appetizers, entree, and desserts were excellent. The service was top-notch. The formal dining room has a formal, yet comfortable ambience. Experience was a bit reduced by an older group that must have forgotten their hearing aids. We would definitely recommend Salute! for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Early Bird
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The early bird menu is great. Loved the lasagna. The calamari was delicious and our waiter David very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We arrived right at opening time and we're greeted warmly by the maitre d, and seated at our favorite table (we've been there several times). Alex was our waiter (again!), and our service was personable and efficient. As always, the food was excellent, and the portions were large for their summer early bird menu. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Inside and Out
    JodyVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Ideal for any kind of weather and mood. Very good Italian food and especially the whole fish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious !
    VisitingandHungry
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Four of us had dinner here and had four different appetizers and dinners. all were excellent. My salmon was the most tasty that I have had in a year. Hats off to the chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    Sharon123
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was my first time dining here. The menu had so many choices, I can't wait to go back and try other dishes. The food was attractive, delicious and served in good portions. The service was attentive but not "in your face." There was plenty of space indoors and outside for a nice choice of dining. The wine cellar room looked cozy and romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I did not expect an Italian restaurant to have gluten free choses. I thought I would be eating soup and salad. Thank you for the amazing risotto!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining during Savor Sarasota week.
    Culinary55
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    As a year round in-town favorite, Salute did not disappoint as six of us enjoyed the Savor Sarasota menu. There were several selections for each of the three course menu offerings. All were flavorful and a value for this annual summertime event. Six entree offerings, from fish and veal to pastas and Italian favorites. Service was friendly, pleasant and efficient as expected at Salute. Always a consistently good downtown choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Tucked back behind Main Street - Fabulous Italian spot. Homemade pasta is delicious and gelato is to die for. Try the wine from the owner's vineyard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patrick
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Savor Sarasota- Very good selection for very reasonable price. Generous portions. Food was delicious. Tiramisu and Canoli deserts are excellent. Restaurant crowded and they may have been short one server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food, wine and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Good pasta selection (our guests live in Florence 3-4 months a year) and good wine choices. BUT....the most impressive thing.......they actually waited until all of us (4) had finished eating before they cleared the dishes. A rare thing today!! We all wished other restaurants would follow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sieataVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was our first visit and as a bonus the first night of Savor Sarasota. We were very pleased. My husband had the grouper and I had the salmon and we both raved about it. One of our friends had veal and he said it was a bit chewy but all the fish Easters were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salute! never misses!
    SarasotaConnoisseur
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We've dined here several times and always leave happy! It's our go-to restaurant for romantic dinners as well as family gatherings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Francesca was our server and she was top notch!!! Great personality and very attentive. Will definitely be going back again soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fine Piece of Fish
    aerobic
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    It is surprisingly (and incomprehensibly) difficult to find a piece of good fish simply prepared in Sarasota and we had two at one dinner -- Branzino and Dover Sole, both excellent. For $38, they should be good, of course. It was in all a good experience, though disappointing that no other veggie (only pasta) substitute was available for the collards without cost. The Branzino was plenty to serve two, by the way.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food great service
    myrtleVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    great fish / great wine /just a good over all experience
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful . . .
    luvlambchops
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Three of us were in need of a "cheerful" outing and we found Salute after reading reviews on Open Table. We were not at all disappointed. We were expected, welcomed and introduced to our waiter Eddie. (Eddie is a charmer with a delightful sense of humor). I picked a bottle of wine and Eddie suggested another . . . which I ordered and it was in fact excellent. My guests had fish and I had the rack of lamb. We all raved over our entrees. Our evening at Salute was one of those special nights that we hope to repeat again soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salute is a winner again!
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had our favorite waiter, Alex, again. Drinks were ample, food was delicious, service was great. Their early dinner menu is great, but their regular menu + their specials are outstanding, too!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at a reasonable price
    Diner
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The food is excellent at a reasonable price. Great wine. We ate outdoors, they have a covered patio, it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed dining at Salute.
    GloryS
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Really enjoyed dining at Salute. Everything tasted homemade. The lasagna is the best in Sarasota. Would highly recommend Salute for good food, nice outdoor dinning and attentive wait staff. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was excellent ……
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food was excellent …… the glasses of wine were terrible……the Cianti was not even drinkable…….I should have sent it back but i didn't……..I did let the waitress know however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Always, Great!
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Prompt seating, great food, great drinks, wonderful service from a very personable waiter, all combined for yet another fine evening at Salute. Only one minor knock: we don't like their water (Sarasota' s finest?), and we think that $6.00 is a lot for a bottle of water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The early (4 to 6 pm) 3-course
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The early (4 to 6 pm) 3-course menu is an exceptional value. The Porcini mushroom pasta was really delicious. Also, try the Salutine cocktail is really wonderful. The ambience of the terrace is great...sort of like a restaurant in Italy. Also, the server was excellent, very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood pasta in Sarasota!
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great place with excellent food, good service and fun outdoor vibe! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    PamRVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Loved the meal and the service! Would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Little Tuscany in Florida
    Snowbirds
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    This was a wonderful find...brings back wonderful memories of Tuscany. The food, wine and service were all fabulous!! Will definitely be back and would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salute a Hit with all of us!
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We took friends from Baltimore to Salute on Monday night. We arrived early for our 6:30 reservation and were seated immediately. Our waitress was friendly and efficient, and explained in great detail all of the fabulous specials of the evening. While we all really enjoyed our meals, my wife couldn't stop raving about the Veal Saltimbocca that she had! I tasted it, and it was superb! We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Rstaurant
    Nikki
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It was very busy when we arrived, so they were a little slow in seating us, but the service was great. The menu, though Italian, was very varied and offered my friend, who can't eat cheese, a number of other options. Most of us opted for Italian and every dish was yummy. Would definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.