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Salvatore Ristorante
Salvatore Ristorante

Salvatore Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://salvatoreristorante.com/
  • Phone: (925) 932-2828
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: T-F 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner: T-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Piccione
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a banquet area that comfortably seats approximately 36 people for private events and cocktail parties. Our banquet facility is available for lunches and/or dinners upon request. Please visit our website for samples of our menus that can be customized for your special event.
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Alagna (925) 932-2828

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln and Civic Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The First Republic Bank at the corner of Broadway and Civic Drive is allowing all of Salvatore Ristorante diners to park at their lot at no cost.
A word from Salvatore Ristorante
Take Time to Stop and Smell the Sauces! It is the scent of fresh cut herbs, seafood just pulled from the ocean and sauces prepared with passion & regard to classic ingredients that reveal the essential energy of Salvatore Ristorante cuisine. We serve authentic Sicilian and Northern Italian specialties enjoyed in a warm family atmosphere. Sicilian born chef Salvatore Piccione prepares homemade Fettuccine al Gamberetto, Vitella (veal) Salvatore and Melenzana Ripiena to delight the palateContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been here multiple times, and honestly have never had a bad meal nor a bad overall experience. Our go to place when we crave an Italian dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dinner with clients and they were so impressed with the friendly atmosphere and the terrific food. They will always remember dinner in Walnut Creek as one of their best."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "One of our favorite Italian restaurants in the east bay. The food is home cooking, and they have the best lasagna you'll ever have!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had lasagna bolognese, which was excellent. Caesar salad was average -- needed more anchovy flavors in my opinion. I wasn't so impressed with the tiramisu -- no rum flavoring at all that I could taste. My husband had the grilled eggplant with veal, Italian sausage, potatoes, pine nuts and cheese over marinara sauce served in a bed of mostaccioli pasta. I preferred the lasagna, but he enjoyed the eggplant. Nice wine list for a restaurant this size and the restaurant has a full bar."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place does it right. Cooked and seasoned to perfection."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent pasta sauce so flavorful and generous portions Pear salad special was amazing."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "(North, South, and middle.)..All enjoyed the excellent food and service. In particular the assistance to my ailing sister at the table. We were most grateful for your immediate help. Will be back when in town again... C.R."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is a crowd pleaser. The food is consistently fresh and well done."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our favorite Italian restaurant in the east bay. The food is home cooked Italian, the service warm and friendly, and atmosphere very cozy. The lasagna on Sat night is best ever!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We used to love this place but it has changed. Seems like cost cutting measures are all adding up to food that is just okay, at best. No lemon in the water, under dressed Caesar, but good dressing, meatballs with very little meat in them. Excellent Gnocci, but no more fresh basil on top. The bread is really good but the dip is watery tasting-needs garlic and salt, perhaps? No more sausage in the lasagne, which is otherwise very good. Inconsistent drinks in the bar, they guy is good, but if the girl is there, she makes bad drinks every time. The reason we come here is really because the owner is so sweet-Angela, I think."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Overall we thought Salvatore was just ok. I would characterize it as a 'every day restaurant' to stop for pick up yet that's not how it's priced or presented. It's priced at a higher point, so overall I'd go to Rocco's or Sorrento's in Walnut Creek before Salvatore. Same quality but Rocco's and Sorrento's are cheaper. Service was good at Salvatore though."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have been going to Salvatore for years. It is our favorite restaurant in Walnut Creek, both for the food and the people, especially Angela. We always feel like family whenever we go there."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My husband & I ate here the other night, and we were not disappointed! Everything we ordered was excellent! From caesar salad, eggplant & spaghetti and meatballs - the food was fabulous! Can't wait to come again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Salvatore's has been our favorite Italian restaurant in Walnut Creek for over 15 years. The food is always amazing (lasagna is best in the east bay!), the service very friendly, and the ambiance comfortable. It's our go to restaurant for a casual meal."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I love this restaurant because you can count on great food from the first course to the last. The special salad I had with pears was wonderful. The lasagna was rich wonderful and enough for two. Spumoni cake a favorite was a wonderful ending to a great dinner. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Party of 8, great service, food was very good and served within an appropriate time fram."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our favorite Italian restaurant in the east bay. All the entrees are homemade and the service is always warm and impeccable."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 6 people on a Friday evening. Our table was ready and the hostess pointed it out to us, told us to seat ourselves and she would be over with menus and water. 10 minutes later we were still waiting for both. Somebody brought us bread with what looked like a very watery bruschetta. Dipped the bread in it, and yep, it's basically bruschetta that someone diluted with water. Weird! We finally got menus and water, and ordered some red wine. The wine tasted fine but was very warm. The waiter offered to have it chilled, and brought it back several minutes later - and it was the exact same temperature as it had been when he first brought it to the table. Food was hit or miss, service was pretty poor, so we won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Place a little noisy...Had a reservation but had to wait about 20 minutes past the reservation time to be seated. Restaurant was very busy, but worth the wait. The food was delicious. Found a great place to eat and definitely will return. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Pros: + Love the panna cotta & the lean, tender pork chop + Attentive service + Great variety of options on menu + Busy throughout the evening Cons: + Too crowded & noisy; restaurant needs to expand & can use remodeling + three-course menu fix-price is too pricey...not worth it + Narrow restroom"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My family goes to salvatore often. Last night my husband and I were there for a date night to celebrate his bday. The food, wine and service were great!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a nice meal of ravioli in Gorgonzola cream sauce and a hearty eggplant, sausage and marinara melange over pasta. The diahes wre both delicious, the bread wonderful and generous and the mineatrone and salad perfect. Off the main drag in walnut creek but better that way for a coupling re warming the love fires. Gracie!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "In the times we have visited never have we had a meal we didn't like. Always perfectly cooked friendly and welcoming. Love this place!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We went with another couple on Friday night, and the 4 of us had not been there in the last few years, but were so delighted to see the same owners and have the same great Italian dishes that we enjoyed before. I had the Eggplant Parmesan, another person had the calimari steak, and 2 had the special seafood lasagna and we all enjoyed every bite -- absolutely delicious and not a crumb left on our plates!! We loved the special beet salad -- great vinegarette dressing!! Desserts delicious, too. We would go there more often if we could park closer to the restaurant since we are getting older and not being able to park closer is a problem for those with ambulatory problems."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Has a very friendly and neighborhood feel. The food is delicious, great service and moderately priced for the quality of food"
    Dined on 4/2/2014