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Salute E Vita Ristorante

4.5
848 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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.
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Phone number
(510) 215-0803
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fernando Aguayo
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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.
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Private party contact
Traci McWain: (510) 215-0803
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Marina Bay Parkway
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Wine makers Dinner
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Treat your mom to a delicious brunch with stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. Make your reservation now.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 848 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It was a beautiful afternoon and SF was beginning to glow in the distance. My guests and I ordered the first of three bottles of Italian Sangiovese wine and ordered oysters ( rather large, quite tasty), carpaccio ( generally good but too much mayonnaise) and calamari ( lightly breaded so the taste is preserved ). We shared the three appetizers and then ordered two pasta dishes: the fettuccine with clams had plenty of garlic and was very good. The linguini al vongole was also very good. The dessert cart brought a tiramisu and another dessert that were also very good.

A very nice touch was the visit of Mele, the owner, who is very photogenic. Daniel and Gunter took care of us and did a commendable job.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overall very good.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Beautiful view, wonderful wait staff, and great food. There was a party in the middle room which caused the noise level to be a little high but other than that it was great.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed a beautiful Easter dinner, very relaxing, excellent service. great table with a view. Weather beautiful. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely venue, lovely location, really good food. We had a reservation on a busy day and they seated us just on time. It's not cheap, but worth an occasional splurge.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. the owner is friendly, warm and willing to go the extra mile to assure a great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service and the atmosphere was great. Something I would suggest is for faster service. I had to wait for a few minutes to get asked if I wanted a dessert. It was good overall the food but I would also like to have my candle lit like the other tables.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great views.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, great service and the view ain't to shabby either. I love this place. Definitely a hidden jewel.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had a wonderful evening at Salute--but we always do! The location is beautiful, the food and service are excellent, and Menbe is simply the best person in the world.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Even on a rainy cold day, the service was excellent and never felt rushed, which is much appreciated. Have been here several times now and have always enjoyed it with old friends and new.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was a birthday lunch with some long time friends. We had had a great day at the Rosie the Riveter Museum, a walk thru Annie’s Annual Nursery and was ending our day at Salute e Vita. The ambiance was beautiful as it was a mixed bag of sun, clouds and random showers so the views were spectacular. That was the highlight really. The salad a minestrone was fair to middlen at best, nothing memorable. We were not super hungry so we decided to share a margarite pizza. I had one slice as it was not tasty at all. It wasn’t bad, just very boring and too cheesy. The service was off also as we had to wait to get the server’s attention. Also she spilled our coffee onto the saucer twice and spilled two of the three soups. She only acknowledged one spill out of four. Anyway it was an odd experience and I was disappointed as I was looking very forward to visiting the restaurant and had it on my list for over a year after seeing it on KQEDs Check Please. It was a birthday fun day in Richmond but Salute e Vita was okay at best.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had a great meal and superb service. The view of the harbor was great with nice views of the city. The fresh cut flowers were lovely and the restaurant was nicely decorated.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great food, good view, good service. Will go there's again soon!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was kind. The ambience was warm and classy. This restaurant was everything that my friends described. I’m glad to have finally had the chance to dine here. We will dine here again.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It's the small things that keep me from giving Salute E Vita 5 stars.

We really like this restaurant and have dined there numerous times. It is always very, very good - but there is always "something". Yesterday we met friends for lunch at Salute. Our friends ordered the risotto with smoked chicken special and the ahi salad special, and seemed to enjoy both. My husband ordered his usual lasagne. I ordered the poached eggs, spinach, English muffins and fruit special. All of the dishes arrived from the kitchen together. The risotto was steaming hot as was the lasagne. My egg dish was barely luke-warm. My guess is that it was plated before the risotto was quite finished, and just sat there. I didn't complain at the time (it isn't my style), but it definitely took the "deliciousness" of the dish down several notches.

Also, we had to ask for bread after our lunches were served. This hasn't previously happened.

Also, just beyond the row of booths is a door to a "special events" room. When the door was open, there was a nasty draft at our table, and quite a bit of extra noise. And the door opened and stayed stuck open constantly, either by people going in and out, or just by itself. I got up many times to close the door! Salute, please adjust the door. And future diners, try to be seated as far as possible from the party room.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As usual food was great and service was awesome. It was little busy and took more than few mins for the waitress to acknowledge us but no big deal. Food was fairly fast to come out. Drinks were really good. Ginger martini hit the spot!!

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our meal was delicious and service was attentive. The only drawback was a cold draught of air from the front door.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. The food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Very good food, wonderful waterfront view, very comfortable and pleasing decor, great parking, good bar and lounge area.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great place for a great meal, friendly service and an awesome waterfront view of San Francisco. Where everyone is family !!!!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Very nice. Beautiful view.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Incredible atmosphere, food and service. A hidden gem we will definitely be returning multiple times

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Service was fantastic. Food was good. Great atmosphere. Friendly and fun.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

One of the best places I have been in a decade! #Loveit

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Lovely setting and beautifully furnished restaurant. Service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A neighborhood treasure. Great food, service and ambience.
Menbe, the owner, is a treasure as well. She is a humanitarian serving white table cloth Thanksgiving dinners to the homeless every year on Thanksgiving.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Outstanding experience from service to food to view ❣️❣️

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The ambiance, food and service are all great. The owner gives so much back to the community and those in need, which is another good reason to support this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This as our first meal at the restaurant, and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, service and atmosphere. We had short ribs and our friend had risotto with lamb chops. all the food was excellent.

We will come back!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Have been here several times and always enjoy it. A destination for special occasion dinners or brunches. Never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

salute E Vita Ristorante is an elegant, scenic restaurant. The food is delicious. The service is outstanding. Highly recommended for fine dining in a cozy environment.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This place is great. The service and food are top-notch. The view of the marina is so lovely. It is not noisy so you can talk, but it is at the same time lively. Great place.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food+good prices= a good time had by all. There was bread and there was water and some other things so I have to keep typing til I am past the 50 character mark.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Took my wife out for Valentines day. First time here, but will definitely come back. Great ambience, great service , great views and great food!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was okay, but not outstanding. We were there on Valentine's, an extremely busy night for this restaurant. The staff worked very hard and we were waited on promptly; our food came faster than expected. We did feel rushed, so it was not as relaxed an occasion as it could have been.
The food itself was adequate, but nothing special. Ravioli was tasteless, lamb chops were quite chewy. Maybe the kitchen staff was not up to such a busy night.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is very hit and miss. Great view, service was solid.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was great, as always. Two of us had a salmon salad and it was just perfectly grilled.
Service was terrific, too!
And the view, WOW!

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2.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I was disappointed by the quality. The ambiance is good. My foreign
guests agreed with me.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I have dined at Salute very often over the years having known previous ownership as well as the current one well. I'm a big supporter of the restaurant normally but was enormously disappointed on this occasion. We had an 8PM reservatioin and admittedly arrived 10-15 minutes late. The reception station was unoccupied but diners remained from earlier seatings. I walked into the bar to find a receptionist and then into the dining rooms. I was not able to locate (her). Finally I took two menus and seated the two of us in one of the dining rooms. Finally a server appeared and asked if we could be helped. I explained to him all of the above. He excused himself and shortly a woman approached and asked if she could be of help. I again explained. She became belligerent and said that because we were late we could not sit in the dinning room but she would seat us in the bar. I explained that we were late due to a late arriving flight at the Oakland airport. I also reminded her that she was not at her station when we arrived. "you were late" was her reply. Finally, Carlos, a long time employee and server intervened and asked where we would like to be seated and seated us at our chosen location. Meanwhile the receptionist sat at a nearby table eating her dinner. I reminded her on the way out of her less than appropriate (lack of) greeting. Her standard response was once again "you were late" and I had to be at another station (eating?). This individual is not doing Salute's reputation well. (the meal was, as always, very good and the ambiance is extraordinary on the bay in the city of Richmond.

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