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1540 Room

4.3
132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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A culinary style influenced by the people and things that surround this great city, family traditions and local farmers. We believe food brings happiness to others and cooking certainly brings joy to all of us. We hope you enjoy our menu, that showcases Chef Kyle Jacovino's background in Italian cuisine with influences from Latin America, using only fresh ingredients sourced from southern farmers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Latin American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(912) 443-2022
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kyle Jacovino
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Drayton
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Parking details
Valet is available, first come and first served, through the hotel and is free to guests up to 2 hours with proof of purchase at 1540.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 132 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Not my first or second choice. Should have looked harder.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Both the service and kitchen teams at 1540 are first class. Our experience was flawless from beginning to end. We can’t wait to check it out again soon.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Wonderful meal!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

BEST RESTAURANT IN SAVANNAH! (We are here after Cotton & Rye and The Grey). We started with the Ceviche & Cast Iron Octopus. They were divine!! The rice with the Octopus was out of this world!

Then we had three of the handmade pastas (ricotta agnolotti , braised beef tortelloni, & rabbit tortellini). The rabbit tortellini had a Parmesan foam, was surrounded by rabbit juice and had rabbit inside and out! All three were INSANE!! So good!!

We finished with the honey/white chocolate dessert. It was perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING!!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Nice place. Excellent food. The food took for ever to arrive and the portions were small

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The best restaurant by Farr in savannah

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Wonderful seating and room
Amazing food - best in Savannah
This Chef has created a 'gem' of a Restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Wonderful new restaurant in Savannah. Small menu with everything so local and fresh. Menu changes daily according to what is available.

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2.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Delicious food - tiny portions- we had to make grill cheese later in the evening !

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were greeted very courteously by the smiling Miss Jaz at the hostess stand and promptly seated. Taylor, our server, was quick to come over with water and the menus. My girlfriend and I had looked at the menu before coming in so we had an idea on the food we were going to order, however, we had some questions about the wine list. Emily, the manager, was extremely knowledgeable and picked out a perfect pairing for our cast-iron octopus and our family style paella. Everything was absolutely delicious from our pre-dinner cocktails to the dessert at the end. I can't say enough good things about what Chef Kyle Jacovino and his culinary team are doing at the 1540 room. Amazing experience.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Awesome farm to table meal. The flavor and creativity in each plate is outstanding. Highly recommend a stop in Chef Kyle and his team kitchen

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Wonderful place for Sunday brunch after church! This will be my go-to when company come to town!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We traveled from Hilton head to Savannah to dine at this restaurant based on the review we saw on the show Eat it and Like it. The ambience is absolutely beautiful and the service was fantastic but we were disappointed in the food. We are total foodies and because it is my birthday week my husband wanted to take me out for a nice brunch on Sunday so we made reservations. There was only two other tables occupied which I thought was odd at peak time for Sunday brunch. We ordered three plates to share, the sirloin hash, the pork belly and the veggie quiche. The hash was 80% potatoes which if we would’ve known that we would have ordered something else b/c he is type 1 diabetic and usually leaves most of the potatoes and eats around them. That would have been almost his whole plate here. The other vegetables advertised with this dish were very sparse. The sirloin was okay just not a lot of flavor. The veggie quiche was a very modest portion, smaller than the usual piece of quiche I get in a restaurant. That would’ve been okay if it was really good. It was dry and looked like it had probably either been in a warming oven too long or possibly over cooked. It just wasn’t good. The pork belly was the best dish but even at that it was ALL fat. I mean we love pork belly and part of the love of it is the fat and they probably sous vide it because the fat was perfectly tender and unctuous just not meaty at all. The polenta cake was good and crispy but it should be noted on the menu in my opinion that this item is dipped in Panko breadcrumbs as we are gluten sensitive (which we did tell our server because we were eyeing all the delicious pastries they display and saying how we wish we could eat them). I wish we would’ve enjoyed this meal more but I just can’t say we did. However, after we ate we went to the bar and both had one of their handcrafted cocktails. The cocktails were pricey but good. We spent the same for the two cocktails as we did for our whole brunch.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Visiting Savannah with friends, we happened on this place as an open table find.

Service was great from hostess to wait staff.

The Rabbit Tortellini was phenomenal. I had the Tortelli with Braised Short Rib. The menu was refreshingly light and flavorful.

I’ll be talking about this place to anyone coming to Savannah.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I enjoyed the beef short ribs over creamed potatoes and my wife had a great pasta dish, after a bread and cheese plate appetizer. Disappointed that there was not a salad offered, but appreciate the honesty of our server who said that were not pleased with the quality of the lettuce from their vendor. The meal was delicious, but the servings are very small, so a salad would have been nice.

Emily the manager was very attentive, as was our server!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Our food was delicious! We started with the grilled octopus and beef tartare...both were excellent! Our entree was pallea which was also superb. The chef is artful with flavors......they were complex and yet balanced. They offer a very reasonably priced wine list of mostly Spanish and Italian bottles.

Our server was Taylor and she was a pro! Very knowledgeable and personable.

We went early on a Thursday night so the restaurant was not crowded, thus the “quiet” rating for noise level. It may be a bit noisy when full.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

This was one of the best meals that I have had in Savannah in a long time. The grilled octopus was great - great spices flavors. The bread plate was a welcome addition. My wife and I had the stuffed pasta dishes. Both were wonderful, flavorful, small courses. I had the rich beef short-rib stuffed pasta with a light flavorful tomato sauce and my wife had the goat cheese pasta - very good. Even had room for dessert - the ricotta cheese cake and the chocolate bomb. Excellent food and service. What a great addition to Savannah. We will return soon.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was the worst Mother’s Day brunch I’ve ever had. First-no where did the ad say the cost of brunch, only reviews saying the average per person was $20-30. That’s cool. Even when they called the day before to confirm they didn’t mention the cost. Your choices were minimal to say the least. They only offered the brunch buffet and the menu they handed us didn’t list the price-or we would have left right then. They only had an omelette station and didn’t offer a lot of add-on. The best thing I ate was the bacon. The rest was deviled eggs and pastries. Oh. There was shrimp cocktail. But to say I received a bill for over $144 for 2 adults and a 2-year old? NEVER AGAIN. And the waitress understood my frustration and tried to give us a discount but wound up double charging our credit card. 2 weeks later and we’re still waiting on our money back. Utterly disappointed and disgusted.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

wonderful food--- we ordered the ceviche twice, it was so fantastic! Thank you for a great experience!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The service was outstanding. The food was superb. The mixed drinks before dinner were creative and tasty and the wine was a good value. All in all, a very enjoyable dinner.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The service was very good and the food delicious but the portions were very small and expensive. As an appetizer we ordered 3 different kinds of cheese for $18.00 which the server said came with fruit, nuts and bread. What came was 3 small slices of bread, 3 chunks of cheese, each about the size of a quarter, a sprinkling of crushed nuts, and a dollop of jam. As there were four of us we asked for more bread but could only get more if we ordered the bread platter, 3 slices of bread with butter, for $5.00. For dinner, friend and I ordered the short rib ravioli with kale. Granted it was in the smaller portion section of the menu but the serving consisted of 3 small ravioli squares and a few wisps of kale. I don't remember the price but I believe it was about $12.00. Our husbands did a bit better with their entree portions but they were definitely on the small side although they were very good. Our bill was just a little under $200 for 4 and after we left we went and bought ice cream cones since we were still hungry.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing as always!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We have our montly book club meeting at the 1540 Room and the staff always go out of their way to make us feel welcome. From asking about the book that we're reading to making stellar wine recommendations, they will keep us coming back month after month as long as they'll have us. Thanks Kyle and crew!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Wonderful restaurant in the Desoto Hotel in Savanah

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Italian food with some Southern elements are a good combination and this is a very good restaurant. A bit noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Love this consistently, fantastic restaurant. Food is Inventive and delicious. Don’t miss just because it’s tucked inside the Hilton. The octopus is off the chart delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The menu was surprisingly different. Yes the portions are small and perfect. We tried about 6 different items
The pork belly was our favorite!! Can’t wait to return!!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Wonderful experience. Wait staff was so kind and attentive. Just a gem of a place for dinner. Would recommend to anyone going to Savannah.

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

What a disappointment. Service was spotty, with our cocktails arriving after a reminder and after our salads. Basic salad was bizarre with strange dressing and pickled something. We ordered the whole fish, which was cooked nicely, but the three sauces were under-seasoned and skimpy. Couple of things about the manager...she tried to take away our bread before we had even eaten it, and the waitress had to apologize for her. Also, with only four other diners, why were we all smushed together in one corner? Unnecessary for an empty restaurant and kind of creepy hearing everyone else's conversations when the restaurant was nearly empty

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Very good food. I ordered the quiche and my husband ordered the French toast for brunch. The only disappointment was that we found out we couldn't order a mimosa until after 12:30 due to local restrictions and our reservation was for 10:15.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We went for a brunch on the last day of a girls trip. Overall the food was great and so was the service. However, the music sounded like a nightclub and was quite loud. It took the experience down a notch.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The location is nice and the food was good. Was disappointed with the service and food selection. They offered paella family style. We asked if they would prepare a single dish and server asked but they said no. They were not busy. The red snapper dish is served whole fish does not come fillet and they do not do for you. Got cheese plate for my husband and i to share and they gave us 3 small pieces of bread with the cheese. Had to ask for more.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good taste small portions. Nothing to write home about but a solid meal.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We were visiting Savannah and this restaurant was recommend. Very limited menu. Waitress wasn't very friendly and it seemed that it was effort for anything that we asked. Food was okay, but very small portions.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The charcuterie board was a fun surprise, very non-traditional in the best way. The handmade pasta had excellent texture.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good food, small portions. Server was excellent. Husband enjoyed his meal, mine was a let-down.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was very nicely prepared and presented well. Some of the pasta dishes were on the smaller size so be aware of that. Ambiance was very comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Always excellent service and fantastic food

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