Salvatore's-Boston Seaport
Salvatore's-Boston Seaport

Salvatore's-Boston Seaport

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.salvatoresboston.com/
  • Phone: 6177375454x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 12:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Greg Weinstock
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Salvatore's-Boston Seaport
With 5 locations in and around Boston, Salvatore’s is the destination for the best Italian food outside the North End. Salvatore’s Restaurants was created by Sal Lupoli, known for his Sal’s Pizza empire, and is the result of Sal’s and his undying passion for high quality, authentic cuisine at an unbeatable value. Unlike the pizza stores, Salvatore’s is a full service restaurant complete with private dining rooms, full bar and a warm ambiance reminiscent of the Lupoli family’s Italian roots. Located in the heart of the booming seaport district, Salvatore’s is an upscale restaurant and bar on the waterfront just a stone’s throw from the Bank of America Pavillion. Express Dining options are available for guests with limited time pre- or post-show.
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Salvatore's-Boston Seaport reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (13)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (10)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (7)special occasion (6)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (3)romantic (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • ambience, not food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Salvatore's is a trendy restaurant across the street from the harbor with just a slight avant-garde edge to it. Nice atmosphere, attentive waitstaff, energetic but not noisy. Crowded, reservations recommended. The food is below average. They were out of the calamari appetizer. My wife ordered the scallop appetizer which was four small overcooked scallops. I had the butternut squash ravioli, highly recommended by the waiter. The chef was trying for a blend of savory and sweet but the sweet overwhelmed and left the dish sadly lacking. My daughter had sirloin tips, again overcooked but at least tasty. They were served with coleslaw and fries deserving of a dingy pub.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We walked out!
    Karenbarbara
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had reservations for 745pm. We arrived at 7:30 and the hostess took us to our table. The table was in the BAR at a hightop table. When we asked to be seated in the dining room we were told they had large parties and we would not be able to be seated there. the bar was very crowded and very noisy and I was not having a dinner at a high-top table in a bar. We asked if we could wait to be seated in the dining room and was told it was not happening so we left. If I want to sit in a BAR I would not make reservations. We went to STREGA down the street without reservations and they seated us. We had an awesome dinner in the dining room at STREGA.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food was sub par but presntation of the food was decent. Arancini was under cooked, calamari was heavily salted, steak tips, haddock, and chicken parm was under seasoned. The service was mediocre considering we were the only guest sitting at table along with 4 other people at the bar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible Service
    BostonGirl
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I chose Salvatore's for dinner with some out-of-town family. Food for most of the guests was excellent; however, one dish was not good and was untouched. Server never asked the guest if something was wrong with the dish; it was just taken away at end of meal. We had to ask repeated times to refill water glasses, etc. and had to ask that extra dishes be removed after meal was finished. Ordered coffee after meal which was like mud and none of the guests could drink. We did ask Server to remove and mentioned that it was not drinkable. Because we were a big group an automatic gratuity of 20% was added to our bill. Unfortunately we did not receive service that warranted a 20% gratuity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Disappointed that it was my sons Birthday and had mentioned it 2x. They never even acknowledged it. Why would we go there for a special occasion if its not special not even a happy birthday How ever open table app is great!!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    mrsm2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We asked to be moved because there was a large rowdy party seated next to us, we could barely hear each other. They were accommodating. A little slow with refilling drinks but attentive overall and the food was delicious. Very large portions!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suburban diner
    suburbandiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at this restaurant. Four of us shared appetizers, all very good. Each had four separate entrees which all liked very much. Service was really very attentive, made for a great evening. Although seated in the bar area, noise level was very average. We'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was subpar and the layout was a little cramped. All in all its was a four star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/service but . . . .
    BeckerandFagen
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Salvatore's is our mainstay when visiting the Seaport area for a concert or whatever. Always a great meal, but this time the noise level was crazy and air conditioning had been down for a week on the hottest day of the year. Still, we wouldn't trade it, unless you were going up a notch for say Anthony's or something. Always a very good dinind experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Jimmy
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good location. Food and service were just ok. Air conditioner was not working, apparently for a while
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DONT EAT HERE
    Nightout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    ac broken 90 degrees inside no draft beer broken service terrible 2.5 hrs. too eat staff allowed people to stand right beside our table while we ate
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised by quality and value
    Ronbo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We ate at Salvatore's prior to the Steely Dan concert and were extremely happy with the quality and quantity of food. Also, the prices were extremely reasonable. Our service was spectacular as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Before Steeley Dan
    DSmith
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was the first time at Salvatores as we thought it would be a good location between the parking and the concert and you usually can't go wrong with Italian food. The waitress we had was great, very attentive and seemed just like a nice young girl (Amelia K per the check receipt). One problem that happened that was not her fault was that my meal was someone elses. The waitress does not do the delivering of the food and the other ones that deliver the food to the table from the kitchen made the mistake. The manager corrected it and later took the cost of the meal off the check. The appitizer and desert were vey good as were our 2 dishes. I would certainly go back to Salvatores.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PhylVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was fabulous as it always is and plentiful. The entire staff is friendly, and tries so hard to make sure everything is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal before a show
    Susan
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great place to dine (with reservations) before a show at The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion across the street. We shared a large plate of delicious calamari before our meal of butternut squash ravioli and lamb chop lollipops. Great presentation and taste. Enjoyed the white and red house made sangria and Nutella pizza for dessert. Enjoyed dining on the patio. Diverse menu includes meats and pasta- including burgers. Wait staff was friendly and attentive- provided recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and drinks were all very good. I was surprised that my reservation for 2 put me at a table directly next to the bar, though. It would've been nice to be in the more quiet seating in the back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mtp
    MTPaul
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were early but the hostess seated us promptly and our server was perfect. The food was great and exactly how we ordered it. We surely go back?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sent a dish back
    GFDiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife has celiac disease so we are always looking for new restaurants that offer a gluten free menu. The gluten free calamari appetizer was good, but the gluten free pasta carbonara was not edible. The pasta was so undercooked that a fork could not pierce it and the sauce was very bitter. It was the first time we have ever sent a dish back. The staff was very apologetic and offered to bring her something else (we declined because we didn't have time). The rest of the food was pretty good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Solid Choice
    gt1019
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife chose this restaurant for dinner and I was very pleased with the selection. Service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing or absent. The food was delicious with generous portions and reasonably priced given the high quality. Risotto of the day was fantastic! Nice atmosphere to boot. Can't go wrong here. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation = Seated in the Bar??
    Linny
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I made a reservation on opentable. We arrived about 10 min early & expected to grab a drink before we were seated. Instead, we were seated right away at a tiny hightop in the LOUD bar. When you make a reservation, you expect to be seated in the dining area. The hostess didn't even ask if we wanted to sit there. Waitress was aloof & took a long time before we were asked our orders. Husband ordered the Chicken Broccoli Alfredo & I got the Gnocci & Sausage. Took a while for the food to arrive, but it was really delicious. After dinner we ordered the salted caramel gelato. Forty-five min later, we got our gelato. I think they went out & milked the cow. Overall, I wouldn't go back. Food was good, but not worth the terrible service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accommodating
    DanTVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I came in while on a paleo diet and therefore even the gluten-free menu was tough to order from. Most menu items had lots of hidden butter and sugar in the sauces. Our server was fantastic though and custom created us dishes and sides that we could eat, cooked fresh to order. The fish was okay, not amazingly fresh tasting but not bad. The music playing was a little too 'clubby' and didn't fit in an "authentic" Italian restaurant. But the experience was great thanks to their amazing hospitality and I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal before concert
    kc0715
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best place to go out to eat in this neighborhood. So refreshing to find a place that strives to be nice and deliver good, fresh food at a great value. Other places nearby are overpriced and focus more heavily on "their scene." Salvatores has a great menu. Fabulous pizza, apps, salad. Loved that I was able to make a reservation in advance. The staff was very friendly and accommodating when I needed to change the # of guests in my party a couple times. We ordered the Roma salad, mussels, spinach florentine pizza. Everything was divine! We loved the sauce that came with the mussels and even dipped our pizza in it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seaport Salvatore's
    Beckettmom
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Love this restaurant. Each location has its own unique atmosphere. Food is always amazing! Lamb lollipops at my favorite. My husband loves the meatballs. We were on a small group. The service was great. I had the butternut squash ravioli for dinner and my husband had the veal. Both were delicious we brought my sister and his wife who love Italian food. They were surprised they had never heard of Salvatore's and happy to discover how good the food was.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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