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Salute E Vita Ristorante

4.3
4.3
881 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Salute E Vita, remains a home away from home for all lovers of food, art, wine, friends and most of all family, which is who we consider everyone dining with us to be. Our house made desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. We are best known for traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a magnificent entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it here in our 100-year old Cape Cod Victorian that overlooks the marina waterfront with an elegant and welcoming fireplace dining room, an indoor veranda with stunning views of San Francisco or on our outdoor patio overlooking the Bay. We have a saying here, “at the table, no one grows old” So feel the passion for good food, beauty and friends and join us for lunch or dinner; we have your table ready!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 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.

  • Phone number

    (510) 215-0803

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fernando Aguayo

  • Catering

    Salute offers full catering services and event coordination. Our event team can provide offsite catering and event production at your home, office or other venue of your choice. From cocktail parties, corporate luncheons to sit down dinners and weddings, we are happy take care of every important detail.

  • Private party facilities

    Salute offers several options for those looking to celebrate or meet with large groups of friends or business associates. Please give us a call to arrange the details and menu for your special occasions or event.

  • Private party contact

    Traci McWain: (510) 215-0803

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Marina Bay Parkway

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    We have Happy Hour everyday of the week including Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. $5 Wine tasting every Third Thursday of the month.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 881 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JW

    JanW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    We've tried to like this restaurant over the years. Great location and view. Food so-so and pricey. Farewell.

  2. ST

    SusanT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's so sad that this beloved restaurant is closing on July 6, 2018. I wish I'd known about this wonderful place earlier, but I only read about it's closure in a recent article in the SF Chronicle.

  3. a

    arlenethequeen

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The occasion was very sad. Due to a wicked landlord, this landmark restaurant is quitting business in two days. Those of us who love Membe (the owner), the wonderful ambience and food are deeply saddened.

  4. LJ

    LynnJ

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We will miss Salute for special occasions, as it's closing soon. They were very busy on the last Saturday night of service. This was the prettiest setting of a restaurant I know of in the East Bay. Too bad the greedy landlord has not been able to recognize the amazing contribution this restaurant has made to Richmond and the surrounding community.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious pasta, attentive and pleasant staff.

  6. SE

    SuzanneE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Best dinner I have had in a Restaurant in a long time and great wait staff

  7. K

    Karen

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful staff . The ribeye was fantastic . Can’t wait to see the new place in Brick Yard Cove . So happy Menbe is staying in Richmond !

  8. PC

    PeterC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I went to Salute e Vita for lunch yesterday to help celebrate the birthday of a friend. We had a wonderful time: delicious pastas, enhanced by the little touches for which Salute e Vita is well-known, such as having a waiter offer to grate FRESH Parmesan cheese on our dishes. The salmon, accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes and spinach, remains my favorite entrée -- perfectly cooked and presented. And the desert cart was, as always, irresistible! I shall miss being able to go to Salute at its current location -- but am so glad that it will be reincarnated in a different location!

  9. S

    Susan

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant. I’m vwry sad that it’s closing.

  10. LS

    LynnS

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will be sorry to see this great restaurant closed. Greedy developer caused this closure.

  11. S

    Stillrockin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great meal and Nembe enjoying a couple bottles of wine with us was the icing on the cake. We will miss it, but looking forward to her next endeavor!

  12. CA

    CALiving

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So sad that Salute is closing. The place was packed, service and food were fabulous.

  13. R

    Rivolireviewer

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    First dish: the clams had sand in them and also in the linguini dish. Second dish: tagliatelle wasn't what I expected and was more like a cheese macaroni (just glutinous amounts of cheese). I barely ate any and the waiter asked if I wanted my almost entire remaining dish to be boxed up and I said no thank you. IMHO a good waiter or restaurant will ask about your dish ... not this place. They didn't seem to care.

  14. M

    Moveablefeast

    San Francisco

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant, its owner, staff, food. The closing will be a real loss, but we cannot wait to visit the new location.

  15. G

    Gabriel

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High end restaurant in a cute part of Richmond. Right on the water. Amazing service and quality.

  16. c

    creekrose

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious & place is lovely. I’m baffled as to why the landlord does not support Menbe & Salute. Menbe has been an inspiration showing how one person can make a huge difference in a community. You can be assured we will support her new venture!

  17. HP

    HowardP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    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

  18. JW

    JulieW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  19. JA

    JoAnnS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  20. P

    Powderpuff

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent personable service and delicious food. We drove 30miles to have lunch there. Great marina view.

  21. J

    James

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2018

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    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.

  22. R

    Rosie

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Salutes It is great with wonderful staff, owner and food

  23. DM

    DavidM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Looking forward to dining with them at their new location. Hope it's view is as great .

  24. R

    Rosie

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant Hate to see it close. A real loss for the Bay area and Marina Bay

  25. H

    Harris415

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Amazing as always. Shame this place will be closing. Come here and enjoy a city treasure before it’s too late.

  26. D

    Dragonrees

    San Francisco

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is beautifully located at the Richmond Yacht Harbor on San Pablo bay. It Is in a 100 year old Cape Cod Victorian right on the water with big picture windows looking out at the marina and the water. Although the restaurant was full, service was exquisite. Menbe, the owner also came around to talk to each table. In addition to the dining rooms, there is a wrap-around porch for outside dining and also a bar are where great craft cocktails are provided. The beefsteak di Manzo (grilled rosemary encrusted 14-oz T-Bone) and the homemade ravioli filled with crabmeat and shrimp were excellent. There is a parking lot.

  27. L

    Lucy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  28. KB

    KeithB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very sad to discover that Salute will be closing its doors this July. Very nice place, great staff and food.

  29. c

    cindy

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great neighborhood gem!

  30. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    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.

  31. C

    Cookie

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  32. s

    susanstrong

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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!

  33. e

    eating4life

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So Sorry to see you go! I've enjoyed having meals and celebrating special occasions. Hope you open up another place soon.

  34. JM

    JohnM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    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.

  35. LS

    LaurieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  36. n

    nvbound

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat! So welcoming and delicious. Great views!

  37. L

    Lunchbunch

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a great meal - so sorry to learn it is closing in July.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We go there every year after my school’s graduation, held at nearby Craneway Pavilion. Great service, great food, and great management.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE Salute and Membe and her staff. Beyond upset that she has been forced to close by her greedy landlord :(

  40. DG

    DonnaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

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Salute E Vita Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 215-0803.

Salute E Vita Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Marina Bay Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 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.

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fernando Aguayo

  • Entertainment

    We have Happy Hour everyday of the week including Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. $5 Wine tasting every Third Thursday of the month.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 215-0803

  • Catering

    Salute offers full catering services and event coordination. Our event team can provide offsite catering and event production at your home, office or other venue of your choice. From cocktail parties, corporate luncheons to sit down dinners and weddings, we are happy take care of every important detail.

  • Private party facilities

    Salute offers several options for those looking to celebrate or meet with large groups of friends or business associates. Please give us a call to arrange the details and menu for your special occasions or event.

  • Private party contact

    Traci McWain: (510) 215-0803

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