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Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca
Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca

Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.salutesarasota.com
  • Email: info@salutesarasota.com
  • Phone: (941) 365-1020
  • Hours of Operation: .
    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 (941) 365-1020
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "great fish / great wine /just a good over all experience "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food is excellent at a reasonable price. Great wine. We ate outdoors, they have a covered patio, it was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great place with excellent food, good service and fun outdoor vibe! Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very good food. Good server, Jeff, good service for being very busy that evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a great time, food was great, fantastic outside location, the owner was very kind and attentive , We will return ,"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We loved it!! The food was remarkable, the service efficient and non-intrusive, but warm and friendly. Our setting was a quiet, elegant ambiance suitable for being dressed up. Or you could be casually elegant. We will go again!! Thanks somuch!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The lentil and in-house made sausage wa delicious and the Caesar salad was fresh and good. The bruschetta was disappointing in that it was slices of tomatoes and scallions and red onions on toast. No garlic and needed seasoning. The bolognase pasta was good and the lasagna was not as good as one would expect in an Italian restaurant. Would give it another try. Our waiter Jeff was very friendly and helpful. The cannoli was delicious. Crisp, not too sweet and attractively served."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in downtown Sarasota, and it didn't disappoint last Saturday! As always, the food was delicious and the service excellent. They have one of the best early dinner menus around, with great selections for less than $20.00. And, they make a great martini! See you again soon."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very nice food preparation, quality and presentation."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Salute! Each visit has been very enjoyable. Service is always exceptional! It is great to find a restaurant that still carries out final preparation of some dishes tableside. The menu offered a more-than-adequate variety for all courses. We were very pleased with our selections; veal chops on this occasion. The chicken escarole soup with meatballs was hot when served, and delicious. The veal chops were cooked to our requested temperature and served with roasted potatoes and green beans. Seasoning of the meat was perfect. We closed the meal with a shared wedge of homemade Italian tart that was beautifully presented with an artfully decorated medallion of sauce and a few fresh berries. The coffee was delicious."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We were a party of 4 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. The server was very attentive....I loved the outdoor atmosphere & menu."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food, portions not too large, very pleasant."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This was a first time visit. The service was friendly but not particularly well trained. The bruschetta pomodore we ordered as appetizer was ok but I missed a hint of garlic it should have been brushed with. The main dish, grouper, was also ok but not very good. While the grouper was savory the accompanying potatoes were done unevenly, i.e. some were still somewhat hard. Also, a fish knife was missing. Bottom line: Not the quality restaurant I expected after having read some reviews."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Salute. We were very pleased with both visits. Food was delicious, hot, and good sized portions. Wine list will please all tastes. Serve was friendly and efficient. I'm sure we will visit again and again"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Salute! Restorante was recommended to us several months ago. We've been back at least 5 times and have never been disappointed with the food, service, wine list. The owner is on premise and our last several visits he stopped to talk with us. We'd seen him on previous visits but didn't realize he was the owner. Our food was great, as always. This time we orders the "Salute! Steak' which is much like it's served in Florence, IT. The sides of the day coming with the steak were roasted potatoes and lightly sautéed kale. Both were done to perfection. The wine I LOVE is Argenti Sangeovise . . Apparently the restaurant owner owns that winery in Italy. . . . nice wine."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food, wine, service, atmosphere was very good! Definitely will go back and recommend!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything good and prepared well. No problems. Will continue to go there for odd Italian."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We're not really demanding, and just wanted to enjoy a night out while leaving the kids with grandparents. The Swordfish was just OK at best. The biggest downfall was the service. Our waitress was bubbly and enthusiastic, but really lacked experience in customer service skills. Overall we lacked the attention that justifies the overall ambiance and prices."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "There were only outdoor tables available when we arrived and we didn't want to sit outside on a cool night. The hostess told us we had to wait 20 minutes for a table inside which turned into an hour because the hostess function was disorganized. Too many people, besides the hostess, were seating table. When we finally got a table, we noticed there were empty tables throughout the restaurant. It took our waitress 10 min to come by and then she didn't tell us about the specials. When we finally got our food, it was excellent. The only reason we waited it out was because our friends vouched the food was good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were there on a Friday night. Sat in the outdoor room. Between the number of diners and the guy playing an electric piano and singing (loudly), we could not hear ourselves. The kitchen must have been slammed. The pork was overlooked and the veal in the Veal Milanese was too thick. May go back though. We think we just caught it on a tough night. It happens."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Visiting from DC. Enjoyed dining here last year and needed a place that would accommodate 7 people in a nice setting. The food was excellent and service met all our expectations. Would definitely come back. Everyone in our group seemed to enjoy the experience."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We were meeting friends from Anna Marie and Salute Restaurant was recommended to us as a restaurant as a halfway point. They live in Sarasota. She was so right. All six of us had a wonderful meal and our server was great and friendly and had a wonderful personality."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Vibrant downtown Sarasota location. Host did not understand my name and listed us as no-shows. Server was very good. Leek/potato soup was very tasty. Caesar salad was fair. Veal special was good. Nice spot, good service, and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is my" go to place" when guests are in town. I can be sure the food will be great and the atmosphere too. It has a great location downtown Sarasota which is a "must see" on our list."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Was seated in side room (wine) table for 2. room was uncomfortable. Poor air circulation . Was very stuffy. People with breathing issues found it difficult to breath."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was authentic Italian: great selection of pasta, very fresh vegetables, excellent desserts. Nice wine list. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic (we ate on the "porch" that was not in open air that evening because it was chilly). The owner was welcoming and hospitable; our waitress was professional and very sweet. Would definitely recommend. We will go back!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I visited the restaurant on the worse night ever. We had reservations inside and were told there was no inside seating so we went outside. After waiting for a server a long time we ordered drinks. We were then asked if we could move inside because they had a large reservation coming in and they needed our table and they would give us a table for 4 inside so we moved again. The food we ordered were pasta dishes and they were barely warm and not very tasty but since we arrived at 6:50 pm and it was now 9:10 we were pretty hungry. We were told that Salute over booked and this was the cause of the problem so based on what I wrote here I would not suggest this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time and definitely won't be the last. The owner visited our table and talked about his winery and place in Tuscany. We ordered a second bottle of his wine and it was outstanding. Food was well prepared and delicious. Had a new waitress recently arriving from Italy and she didn't know the specials, but the owner paid special attention to our table. Next time want to spend more time there. The bar looks lively."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went for our first. No service. 35 minutes to hello, 50 minutes to a salad . You get one drink, because you don't see the waitress. I guess that would have been tolerable if the food was great, but the food was barely fair. I was hoping it would be better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife just loves this place, and I must say I do also. Food is always 5 star, if you are having wine, make sure you ask about the selections from their own vineyard - WONDERFUL"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delicious dinner with nice presentation but the restaurant seemed somewhat overcrowded - tables too close together detracted from the dining experience - I realize it was Valentines Day and they were extremely busy but the service was spotty at best"
    Dined on 2/14/2014