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Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant
Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant

Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.salvatores.net
  • Phone: (716) 683-7990
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Diana
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Buffalo catering visit www.salvatores.net to catering all you private and special events.
  • Entertainment: Serving only the best quality in Steaks Seafood & Pasta. Salvatore's is the ultimate dinning experience With a team of 17 chefs the menus has a variety of flavors and dishes to accommodate everyone. There is LIVE ENTERTAINMENT every Friday and Saturday for your dancing and listening pleasure. You may request seating for dinner in this area and remain for the evening. These tables are available at the 8pm seating or later
  • Special Events & Promotions: We can cater events all the way from 15 people to 600. With one of the most reputable name in WNY.Salvatore's continues to deliver one of the best overall dinning experiences in the area.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Genessee Street
  • Public Transit: We are 1.2 miles from buffalo international airport BUF. Salvatore's also provides shuttle served to and from any business within a 5 mile radius.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking for all guest. Valet parking is available on Saturdays.
A word from Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant
Our team of chefs has put a menu together offers the finest selections in Steaks, Seafood and Italian Cusine. We are also the recipient of the DiRONA award. Our wine spectator award winning wine list has over 300 selectons and is the best in the city. Joe Salvatore his sons Russell Salvatore & Nicholas Salvatore have taken Salvatore's to the next level. We are now noted as Buffalo's only Italian Steakhouse. If your visiting from out of town do not forget to check out Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel, it's unique in style. We offer hotel and dinner packages that let you experience the best of both worlds. Remember you can make any day a Salvatore's Day. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "There were 14 in our group. We all winter at the same place in Florida so this was a mid year gathering for us as well as a birthday celebration. We had the best waiter in the world, Laurie, who went of our her way to make our evening so perfect. Our food was delicious. Portions were generous. And it happened that bottles of wine were on special for half price that night, which was amazing. The wine list was huge! So there was something for everyone's taste. We were shuttled from the hotel to the restaurant quickly and efficiently and the drivers were so friendly and helpful, giving us shopping tips for the next day. Overall we had an amazing time and are already planning our next visit to Salvatores!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I took my wife for our 6th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable dining experience for oyr 49th wedding anniversary dinner. We both had the Salvatore's sampler - steak, chicken milanese, and tortellini. We enjoyed the variety, rather than one big entree. Inalso had the Lobster Bisque. It was easily the best I have ever had. Our waitress, Annie, was wonderful. She helped make the evening fun."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was a shame it took us so long to get here. Although a bit expensive, food and service was outstanding. Will definitely return for those 'special' occasions."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything was great, food was superb! however if possible don't let them seat you by the patio doors. There is a lot of traffic, it is very distracting, and the music form the patio conflicts with the house music system. If we were having a special night I would have asked to move and I am positive they would be very accommodating."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Salvatore's Italian Gardens has has always been one of my favorite special occasion restaurants. It is the first time I have to say I was disappointed. The menu has changed and the prices have gone up. They no longer offer a Dinner for 2 special. The salad is not included in the cost of dinner. We ordered the brushetta bread - which was always outstanding - this time it was just fair. I ordered the chicken milaneese. It was OK - but nothing that I would expect from an upscale restaurant. My husband ordered the pork chop - and he had the same experience - it was good - but nothing outstanding. I expected better from Salvatore's. It is the first time in the 32 years I have been going there that I had a disappointing meal!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "As always, the food was excellent, the server was prompt and attentive (but not annoyingly so), and it was a perfect dining experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My first time here and it was really enjoyable. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful, we'll be back again!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We like to come here from Toronto when celebrating special occasions. The food and service are always amazing. We will return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Went there for the first time and it was amazing! Highly recommend it. Fantastic food and service!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We went there primarily to see the Soul Providers and dance. We did have dinner. Loved the ceasar salad. The strip steak was done perfectly and tasted absolutely delicious. Service was really good. What a great evening, dinner, dancing and romance. Wish we had more spots where we could dance and have a great dinner. One of the few spots in Buffalo with a big dance florr. What a fun way to burn the calories off!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Anyone who thinks this restaurant lost any zip in regard to the quality of food since Russell was there is sadly mistaken. Brunch and Event food as this establishment is average , but off the menu dinong is still one of the top 5 in Buffalo IMHO."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was somewhat slow. Waited almost 20 minutes for drinks & almost 30 minutes for salads. Otherwise excellent meal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Salvatore's seems to be trying to rebrand itself into a high-end steak place. Almost nothing on the menu is Italian food now. Prices have really increased (e.g., $42 for lobster ravioli), plus salad is not included any longer, so a dinner is much more expensive. Service was ok, not great, and something was missing. The salmon was good but the risotto was lukewarm. The prime rib was ok but came more well done than the medium that was ordered and had boiled potatoes. Little boiled potatoes like you have at home! Why go to a high end restaurant for boiled potatoes? Got there at 6pm on a Wednesday when bottles of wine are half price and the place was dead. Large parts of the restaurant were closed off."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I had to entertain clients and there was a group of 12. We were seated in a corner area at a round table that was conducive to conversation and sharing appetizers, etc. Very good service. Kind of an odd atmosphere-similar to a banquet hall, ornate furiture, and low lighting. food was Excellent!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Went there for a special occasion. Is expensive but great food and service. They truly cater to you. Leave the kids at home, their menu prices are not friendly."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was absolutely amazing! Our waitress Laurie was upbeat, had great suggestions and was extremely friendly. It was an extremely intimate atmosphere and no tables too close to you. I had zero complaints! The bar was a nice area too with the band playing in the room in front of us. Would absolutely come back again!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My friends and I took advantage of a beautiful night by dinning on Salvatore's impressive patio. They without doubt have the nicest patio in town along with live music every Friday night. We all shared the famous sausage bread as well as an assortment of chilled shellfish. This was very fresh and refreshing. It paired perfectly with the bottle of incredible growers champagne. several of us enjoyed the prosciutto wrapped Caesar salad. The best part of the meal was the incredible stuffed veal chop. It was seriously on of the best dishes I have eaten I a long time. The veal was the most tender chop I had ever eaten. The sausage stuffing and sauce laid over it was devine. I ended the night with freshly baked cookies and an espresso."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " Dining here is never rushed which suits us just fine. Tried a couple of seafood dishes on this visit and we were both pleased with our choices. Only glitch in the evening was our seating. I had requested a booth, if possible or a table not located in the middle of the dining room. No booth which was surprising because we had such an early reservation. But we were seated at a table by the wall. However this was in what I call one of the "off" dining areas, which to me looks like an overflow area. Not much atmosphere. So we asked to be moved to another table, and that was somewhat better, and the service was great. But next time I will have to be even more specific on just where we would like to be seated to enjoy our dinner !"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Visiting Niagara falls for our 10th anniversary,we made reservations for dinner here. You will not be disappointed"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Salvatores is a great place to celebrate special occasions and is an overall enjoyable dining experience any time of the year. Although I consider the food mediocre, the service is superb and the restaurant is absolutely lovely. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We dined at Salvatore's Italian Garden Restaurant to celebrate my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary.. All I can say is outstanding!! A few of us had the Salvatore's Classic Sampler (steak, chicken and tortellini), a few others had the steak entrees and my daughter had the salmon.. They even brought a dessert with a sparkler for my in-laws! Everything was cooked to perfection, the steak was melt in your mouth delicious, and the Chicken Milanese was to die for. Everything was drizzled with the best balsamic vinegar that I've had since my return from Italy last year!! Paula Salvatore had designed a flower arrangement for our table and it was so beautiful and fitting for our celebration. Definitely a night to remember!! A little piece of Italy!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife and I had the most incredible night at Salvatore . my wife and I enjoyed a pre dinner drink with a personable bar tender that assisted with choosing the perfect wine . We were then seated on the patio . Service was impeccable , food delicious , and the best was the entertainment . He was a singer that sounded better than Frank Sinatra . The night was so enjoyable that we ordered another bottle of wine to enjoy the entertainment."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Beautiful night to sit on the patio. We had an appetizer cheese platter and a couple glasses of wine to start. Then my husband had the short ribs and I had the red snapper. Although the portions of food are a lot smaller than some Buffalo restaurants, the quality of food is fabulous. Pricey but sometimes you just have to spoil yourselves a little"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We are in our late 30s and easily half the age of the majority of the diners. I don't know if our waiter assumed we wouldn't tip as well as his more mature customers, but he was terribly inattentive. We were seated and had time to look at the wine list, the entire menu, finish 2 glasses of water before our waiter even came over to ask for or DRINK order. He checked back to see if our steaks were cooked to order when we had nearly finished. When we paid for our meal, he disappeared with our credit card for more than 10 minutes. For fun, we do mystery shopping for various chain restaurants. You would think a fine dining establishment would EXCEED these standards set by a simple chain restaurant, let alone fall BELOW it."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I couldn't have chosen a better place for our celebration. Everything was perfect, the ambiance, the food, the service. It couldn't have been better"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We attended a wine dinner with Forge Cellars and St Cosme the food and Wine pairings were amazing. We had dinner on the patio and it was beautiful. It was another great night at Salvatores. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "that night at dinner, was the best food we have ever had. The hot peppers were different. They where delicious. the filet melte in your mouth. the lobster was awsome. thank you "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "When I walked in I was a little taken back I was not expecting that décor. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was fantastic. One of the best places to dine in Buffalo. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Not a big fan of the new menu. Selections limited, especially in the seafood section. Great steak selections. Ordered prime rib which was very good but had my heart set for a piece of fish."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "we both had prime rib and it was bland and tough for prime rib the prices were high and they did not match that with quality our waiter was very attentive but would not go backyour servivw"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "excellent wine list however food was overpriced considering the quality slow food service"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Victoria weekend in Canada, great idea spend it at Salvatore's Restaurant and Garden Place Hotel. The restaurant is a gem, we love it. Great food, staff is always glad to see you and nothing is ever too much (very accommodating). Wine list is outstanding and affordable. Must leave room for desert ... too much to choose from (snicker pie and chocolate covered strawberries are our favourites)."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I truly enjoy a romantic dinner with my husband. The ambience and service was fabulous. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I thought the service was great, and the food was great like it always is"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Everything was amazing. Food was superb wine list was extensive. The lamb was out of this world."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I feel as though this place has lost it's identity. No lasagna on the menu makes me wonder. It is an Italian restaurant after all!!!! The steaks are not what they used to be and my wife said I buyR better lobster tails at Sams club."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food is always delicious. I was dissappointed that Escolar and Sea bass were not on the menu. Also we miss the dinning for two specials. Waiter was great! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I don't have high expectations for restaurant performance on Mothers day, but this was surprisingly bad for a place that really is known for it's banquet business. We were seated a full 40 minutes past our reservation time. It would have been longer, but we were offered a table on an outside patio area with a temporary enclosure. Would have been OK, but the heaters they had going made in uncomfortably warm (outside temp was ~70. Wait staff was fine, but the brunch buffet was chronically out of... pretty much everything (the omelette & carving stations did fine)."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overbooked on Mother's Day - just as they were on Valentine's Day. We waited 45 minutes past our reservation time to sit. Tried to get a drink in the meantime and were unable because the single bartenderwas too busy getting tgethe waitresses their drinks to even look around the bar. When we saw him putting Bacon and other edibles into bloody Marys with bare hands we gave up on wanting a drink anyway. Foodwas mediocre...just not worth tthe money. Will not go back for any popular holiday as I've confirmed on this second attempt that they just can't pull it off. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014