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Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge, San Diego, CA

Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge

4.4
4.4
250 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego near the marina district, Salvatore's inspired by the elegant minimalist details of nature. Salvatores is walking distance from the San Diego convention center and downtown hotel/resort district. The kitchen draws influence from the shores of the Mediterranean and Italy, while creating a visionary express of flavorful and modern California Mediterranean cuisine. Salvatores San Diego embodies a multi-sensory culinary sanctuary for our guests to escape, disconnect and have a great time. EUDAIMONIA' the contended, happy state you feel when you travel.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Californian, Modern Tuscan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 332-3140

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room to entertain special corporate events or simply special occasions

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch Party

    Multiple dates available
    Spend your Sundays at Salvatore's! Our venue offers delicious, unique, classic brunch favorites, craft cocktails, bottomless mimosas, and more.
  • Dinner on Fire - A Late Night Experience

    Multiple dates available
    Dinner on Fire Salvatore's brings you an elevated dinning experience. Reserve with us and live one of the best culinary encounters with live music and a fire show! The magnificent gastronomy and upbeat vibe brought to you by live entertainment will awaken all your senses. Change the way you celebrate and submerge yourself in a unique experience.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner Experience for Two $150.00

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with an experience you will LOVE! The kitchen has prepared a special 3 course meal that will be set for couples of two that will include a complementary Rose & glass of Champagne The experience will include a live Fire show and Musician. 1st Course Aguachile Hamachi, cucumber, serrano pepper & lime marinate. Broccolini Grilled broccolini, sauce, pepitas & parmesan cheese Burrata Caprese Heirloom Tomato, Pesto, Balsamic Glaze, evoo 2nd Course Chicken Parmigiana Breaded Chicken breast, Marinara sauce, mozzarella, rigatoni Market Fish Romesco Sauce, corn salad, seaweed Portobello Ravioli Mushroom cream, Oyster mushroom, English peas, hemp seeds 3rd Course Red Velvet Chocolate Cake Tiramisu

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What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I saw Salvatore's on an Instagram reel and decided to go try it out, when we arrived we immediately noticed a stunning and lively atmosphere. Our server Raven was very attentive and very spunky! The food was delicious and quick to table, and their drinks were very picturesque! I would highly recommend dining here !
  2. MT

    MercedesT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing first experience. At first it was a bit hard to find the location BUT once we did, it was great! The food was delicious. The service was very nice. The space was decorated beautifully. My partner and I wanted to indulge so we got the mimosa flight which included lavender, passion fruit, guava, and kiwi all flavors tasted nice. My partner got the steak and eggs, where the steak was actually a good size and had a good tasting sauce. I got the Salvatore Burger and it was delicious, a bit small but perfect size for me. Last we had their Waffles for dessert, it had this purée that kind of just tasted like strawberry yogurt but overall everything was really good. I would definitely recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the vibe here! We came for a late night dinner and drinks and they had the fire dancer performing and DJ playing music throughout the night. All our food was delicious!! Drinks were very tasty and also very pretty! Would definitely come back again!! :)
  4. N

    Nessa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The ambiance was amazing. Highly recommend.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, we highly recommended
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a couple of my girlfriends and had a great time! Food was good and the DJ was great while we ate dinner. Danced the night away until they closed 👍🏼
  7. K

    Kaitlin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience2
    I really love the food here but the service is lacking. I made reservations, had to wait 15mins to be seated despite arriving on time. The waitress was MIA the majority of the night. Literally left sitting there looking around like a helpless moron for the waitress. The music was INSANELY loud. I couldn’t hear the waitress when she spoke to me and I couldn’t hear my dinner date. And I’m not even old and cranky! I go to bars, shows and festivals but this was WAY TOO LOUD for dinner. It was ridiculously loud. My Apple Watch was sending me alerts about how the atmosphere was so loud it could cause hearing loss. Lol The food and the vibe of the restaurant (minus the loud music) is great. If I decide to come back again, I’d probably opt to sit on the patio.
  8. AM

    AMPP

    San Diego

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed it. Food was very good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brand new menu compared to last time I went, but still excellent! If you are looking for a cute place to go out with the girls this is definitely the spot!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinner on SD !
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was ok but not great, service was a bit slow.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    It was my girl friend’s birthday, it suppose to be a surprise. The server we had spoiled it three times. He was trying so hard to up-sale the menu and keep pushing! Made is uncomfortable.
  13. KM

    KrisM

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun business dinner
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Loved the Ravioli and the drinks were spot on. Would recommend!
  15. s

    samanthar

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. Can't wait to go back soon!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambience and music, service was great! The only thing that wasn’t great was the food. It was ok but not as good as we would expect for the pricing. The drinks were pricey as expected but I will say they were delicious. We celebrated a birthday here and purchased the birthday package which worth it.
  17. CG

    ChristieG

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, a lot of different spaces to choose from and we could talk and hear eachother which was awesome.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience from the food to the atmosphere!
  19. R

    Ramigo

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Noisy restaurant. We could barely chat. Food very good, service good as well.
  20. CM

    CraigM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Went there for our 1 year anniversary but will definitely go back for the food and service!! This people know how to make you feel special!! GREAT PLACE and we will back back for BRUNCH!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belisario fue maravilloso, nos encantó el servicio, Belisario se esforzó por hacer nuestra velada especial. Fuimos a cenar mi esposa e hijos y todos fascinados
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time having a birthday dinner here and I have to say that this was the most enjoyable experience each time! The food is absolutely delicious. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Actually I’ve never met staff as well mannered and friendly as the ones here. The vibes are everything. Music is great, pictures come out so nice every time. Nothing bad to say! Love this place!
  23. SA

    SANDRA

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve it was an excellent experience I HIGHLY recommend it was amazing everything!!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such an amazing New Year’s Eve experience!!! I would recommend it to anyone!
  25. SA

    SamA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great food and ambience . Service is great . Music is great
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great and the ambience is on point our server was Peter and he took care of us. We were outside dining but he found an open spot inside and moved our table without us asking. Definitely check this place out!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful quality food, very friendly and prompt service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a great atmosphere good food great service but pricey. FYI order the Brussel sprouts they are devine.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, good music
  30. MW

    MelindaW

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    New owners. Current menu does not match their website. Nothing is the Salvatore’s we loved for over 20 years.
  31. AT

    ArianaT

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great and so was the food and vibes.
  32. MZ

    MicheleZ

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! We were a party of 7, nice comfortable table. Flavors on the pastas were delicious but pasta was over cooked on all of the dishes except the pesto. All rigatoni pastas wee served w/pene not sure if they ran out server never mentioned the change. We had 5 pastas that were supposed to be rigatoni. The pizza was the best around!!! Crust wasn’t floppy great sauce and cheese! I would go back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a cool place to have Brunch before our flight back home. What a great decision to come here. The food and drinks were amazing. Our server was quick, gave us great suggestions, and was extremely friendly! We were seating right next to the DJ, but the music didn’t bother us at all. On top of that, the place is beautifully decorated. We will come again when we return to San Diego!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Came to celebrate my birthday. Dinner, drinks, birthday cake we’re all set to perfection. Would definitely be coming back.
  35. KR

    KkRic2016

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Overall it was good service, all my friends definitely enjoyed their dinner.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartender al 9
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Came here to celebrate my birthday, my boyfriend planned to do the whole sign and champagne thing but service was so slow and they did not do anything to try to make it special for my birthday. We decided to just cancel the sign/champagne because we didn’t want to wait another 30 minutes for that to come out, we were just ready to leave at this point. Didn’t get any type of birthday dessert or even a happy birthday from the server. Won’t be going back and was a mistake to go there for my birthday.
  38. LW

    LauraW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food and beverages amazing, ambience perfect for a Friday night date night with my husband, we will be back. I would recommend the fried olives and the French 75 cocktail.
  39. MM

    MariaM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Need more choices on menu esp the apps
  40. R

    Renae

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Just a Sunday night holiday dinner at a new Italian, our favorite, restaurant. The food in general was just ok. The marinara should always shine in Italian food, but theirs was runny, no flavor, the pasta was bland, and the server might as well as been doing a drive up window with. Sal, I hope you’re aware of these reviews. Very disappointed.

FAQs

Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 332-3140.

Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge

750 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6003

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Californian, Modern Tuscan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 332-3140

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room to entertain special corporate events or simply special occasions

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