Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Diego
  4. San Diego
  5. Downtown

Salvatore's cucina and lounge

4.6
4.6
802 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Nestled in the heart of Downtown San Diego and just steps from the San Diego Convention Center, Salvatore's Cucina Italiana offers exceptional Italian cuisine, a variety of specialty cocktails and a wine list that features select Californian and Italian wines. Combined with its newly remodeled interior, Salvatore's provides an elegant, romantic atmosphere unlike anything else San Diego has to offer.

With a philosophy of hospitality over pretension, it is our mission that each guest be treated like family, with love and care at each and every step of their dining experience.

For parties of 15 or more, please email info@salvatoresdowntown.com

Benvenuto & Buon Appetito!

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

There’s more to explore

Discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Scan the QR code to discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Open app

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:00pm-9:00pm Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 544-1865
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Raffaella Morelli
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room can accommodate up to 65 people, and up to 90 for standing cocktail receptions. The entire restaurant is also available for groups of up to 175 people. Semi-private niches throughout the main dining room also allow us to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements.
  • Private party contact
    David Hustwick: (619) 544-1865
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    G St.
  • Parking details
    On-site underground parking, free with validation. Garage entrance located on 733 Union St.
  • Entertainment
    Jazz harpist Vicki McMaster performs on Saturday nights. Enchanting her play, is the harp, once belonging to Harpo Marx. He used the harp on his famous cameo appearance on the "I Love Lucy' show in the 1950's.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 802 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

799 Reviews
  1. JanetR

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Salvatores to celebrate my granddaughters 18 birthday and everything could not have been more perfect, from the incredibly delicious dinner to the ambiance to the staff and even the owner. She came out and spoke with us and made us feel Ike guests in her home, so comfortable. We all enjoyed our visit to Salvatores so much and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much, the Raftery,Wolinski family

    Is this helpful?

  2. Abearaujo65

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente la comida muy rica

    Is this helpful?

  3. RuthS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I went on a date here with my boyfriend, at first it was really quite and I felt like I couldn't even laugh but yet again they barely opened, then minutes later a pianist came and started playing it was so romantic! the food was good the waiter was great! I really enjoyed it I made a reservation online, they had my table ready... really nice experience.

    Is this helpful?

  4. VishalS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed the food so much that we ordered food for my kids the next day to take back for them. One of the best Italian food we have enjoyed!!!!!

    Is this helpful?

  5. jariskap

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I took my husband here on Friday for Valentine’s Day and I was very disappointed. We didn’t even have a real waiter the bar tender assisted us. It took an hour and a half for our food to come and the bar tender was apologetic and he explained that his kitchen is very slow ..which I thought was kinda unprofessional. What made my husband mad was that people that were seated after us got their food before we did and they were actually eating exactly what he ordered which was the chicken parmesan and pasta. When My food finally came which was fish I was very disappointed .

    Is this helpful?

  6. kb1989

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    While Salvatore's had excellent lasagna, I was disappointed in the high cost. Additionally, we were placed at a table that was literally in the corner of the back room. I was a little embarrassed because I made the reservation. Plus, I emailed Salvatore's in advance and asked about doing something special because it was my date's birthday. I received no response. I would not recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food, service, and environment. This restaurant is absolutely amazing! The food is consistently delicious and freshly prepared!

    Is this helpful?

  8. Robbob

    Boise

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dining experience and a wonder meal. I can't wait to go back next time we are in San Diego. delightful!

    Is this helpful?

  9. BobT

    Kansas City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fantastic! The bruschetta is the best I've ever had. Their salads are quite creative and delicious. I really love their bolognese and lasagna.

    Is this helpful?

  10. Abearaujo65

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente servicio

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Salvatore's cucina and lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 802 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing
Google Map for Salvatore's cucina and lounge

750 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    G St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:00pm-9:00pm Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    On-site underground parking, free with validation. Garage entrance located on 733 Union St.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Raffaella Morelli
  • Entertainment
    Jazz harpist Vicki McMaster performs on Saturday nights. Enchanting her play, is the harp, once belonging to Harpo Marx. He used the harp on his famous cameo appearance on the "I Love Lucy' show in the 1950's.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 544-1865
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room can accommodate up to 65 people, and up to 90 for standing cocktail receptions. The entire restaurant is also available for groups of up to 175 people. Semi-private niches throughout the main dining room also allow us to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements.
  • Private party contact
    David Hustwick: (619) 544-1865
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo