Salute E Vita Ristorante
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday : 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM;
Friday and Saturday Dinner 3:pm - 10:pm.
As always Salute was a great experience. The food never disappoints. The cocktails are expertly made and the service is always terrific. It’s a wonderful place to go for drinks and appetizers or a nice dinner. I can’t wait to try things at their new location
Went for a fabulous dinner for the 2nd time in 2 weeks. So sad this amazing place is closing. Everyone who works there is lovely, the food is amazing, the location is beautiful. Can't recommend it more highly.
The food was excellent with great selections. We are very saddened that they will be closing and certainly hope they find a new place to reopen very soon.
Excellent personable service and delicious food. We drove 30miles to have lunch there. Great marina view.
This was our last meal at this wonderful restaurant as it is closing on July 6. Very sad as we have eaten here many times over the years.
Love Salutes It is great with wonderful staff, owner and food
Looking forward to dining with them at their new location. Hope it's view is as great .
Amazing as always. Shame this place will be closing. Come here and enjoy a city treasure before it’s too late.
I'm so sorry that Salute is closing! We live in Marin, and it's been our favorite restaurant to meet friends from the East Bay for dinner! I hope Aklilu opens another wonderful restaurant soon.
Very sad to discover that Salute will be closing its doors this July. Very nice place, great staff and food.
Great neighborhood gem!
My friend and I had a very disappointing luncheon experience at Salute on Friday, June 15, 2018. In the past, the service here has been slow, but this time it was impossible. Our server confirmed our order and then brought the wrong entree to my friend. It took a very long time to get the right entree to our table (it was a salad). By the time my friend was served I had given some of my pasta entree to her while it was still warm and so she would have something to eat. Our server was apologetic, but the extraordinarily long delay was simply unacceptable. The server did comp one dessert for our table. The restaurant did not seem to be overly busy. In the past we have overlooked the slow service because we like Salute's owner, the menu is good, and the location is great. Still, I don't know if we will go back.
I always love dining at Salute; it's the perfect place for meeting friends from the other side of the Bay. The food is always done perfectly, with lots of excellent choices, and the ambiance is lovely. More than that the service is excellent - waitpeople are more conscious, attentive and aware than I've seen in most restaurants. Menbere has really created a wonderful experience for her guests and her community, and I hope she can continue for a long time to come.
We love this restaurant and are so so sad to know that it is closing on July 7. We hope it opens soon in a new location in Richmond. The food is great, the service is terrific and the owner is a city treasure!
The fish ravioli stank of spoiled fish. I could not eat but two. The bread was great. The sound level was too noisy. Poor acoustics. We ate in the bar and the bartender was our waiter. He was too busy making drinks to attend to the guests. The place is delightful, but the food is not consistently good. I will not return.
This is my favorite restaurant, and my now grown children's. I have been living in the Bay Area since 1973, in Berkeley, Albany, Richmond View and San Francisco. Salute e Vita is the best dining experience I have had in all those years with one exception: the early days of Chez Panisse.
Always a treat! So welcoming and delicious. Great views!
Had a great meal - so sorry to learn it is closing in July.
We go there every year after my school’s graduation, held at nearby Craneway Pavilion. Great service, great food, and great management.
LOVE Salute and Membe and her staff. Beyond upset that she has been forced to close by her greedy landlord :(
We are so sorry we didn’t find out about the )ewell sooner ! From the moment we walked into this fabulous place we were awed by its beauty and cozy elegance . The food was delicious and so reasonable! The service was warm and friendly . The highlight of our evening was meeting the owner proprietor Menbe ! She is beautiful amazing soul that has graced the world not only w/ her culinary talents , but w/ her generous heart and philanthropy ! We are so sad the this incredible restaurant is closing in July due to land lord issues.
I normally love this restaurant, buy maybe Membre's landlord issues (she recently lost her lease) have affected the kitchen. The lettuce in the salad was tough and the fried calamari was greasy.
Probably the best restaurant in town. I’m sad they will be closing but I’m sure Menbe will find a new place to share her delicious food and her heart. I’d follow her anywhere.
Unfortunately this restaurant is closing July 6. Shameful that it is happening.
Great restaurant. The owner stops to chat with customers. It's sad she is closing due landlord doubling her rent for the second time.
It was a wonderful restaurant with great food, great view, and charm. I will definitely visit Salute more often
The restaurant was beautiful, and the food delicious. We were there at 6:15 to eat before getting to the Craneway Pavilion to chaperone the Senior Ball at 8:15, and we had to quickly eat. We heard they were short a kitchen person and so that was why the dinner service was slow. Otherwise, the cocktails, appetizer and bread were all served in a timely manner. The staff was friendly, and even the owner came around to see how we were doing! Would definitely return.
Had the most wonderful time. Was the fourth time there. Even met the owner and she was so welcoming. Food was EXCELLENT! Can't wait to go back...
One of my favorite places great food and drink are wonderful
Superb service (one of the top two over the last decade) and excellent food. Will definitely dine here again. The owner, who has a compelling story and an ethic of community service, has created a restaurant environment and culture in which she should take great pride.
Seated at reservation time in an auxiliary enclosed patio area. Only guests seated at one adjacent table after us the whole meal. Kinda felt weird. Especially since staff kept closing the door to the main dining area. Other guests came in 10 minutes after us, but got their meal served before us.
Service was slow and not always gracious. I think they were probably understaffed for Mother’s Day weekend. It was a long wait before we ordered. I asked for dessert wine. It came in small glass. Waiter slammed it on the table in a “drive by,” saying nothing and spilled part of the wine on the tablecloth. Food was ok, but not great. The restaurant has a reputation for good food, but would probably not survive in a more competitive restaurant environment, such as Berkeley, with lots of Italian options.
First visit absolutely love the place and I can’t wait to go back. Great service & great food made it the most pleasant experience I’ve had in dining out in a very long time.
Great location, excellent attentive staff, delicious inventive food. I plan to return often.
We went to celebrate Mother’s Day a little early. (Went Friday night). Everything was great except the server took awhile to take our drink and food order. It was probably 15 minutes until we got water and another 15-20 before our food order. Once ordered, things cam out fast. Other than that no complaints.
Love eating here. Love the owner. Big fan since 2005.
We met for lunch and everybody enjoyed their meal. My friend said the lasagna was the best she had ever had. The portions are ample and the service staff are exceptionally attentive without being intrusive.
The food is always good. Service is good, but on a slow side. It took long time to get our appetizers so the dinner gets delayed as well.
Excellent service and menu. Beautiful views of the bay.
I brought my friends to Salute's for her birthday dinner. It was beyond excellent, and our server was absolutely the best. We had a wonderful time, and we will definitely be back. Great restaurant!