Salute E Vita Ristorante

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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!
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4.3
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JanW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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

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SusanT
San Francisco
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.

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arlenethequeen
San Francisco
16 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.

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LynnJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta, attentive and pleasant staff.

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SuzanneE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipKaren
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 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 !

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PeterC
San Francisco
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!

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Susan
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LynnS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Stillrockin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 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!

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vipCALiving
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rivolireviewer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on June 24, 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.

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vipGabriel
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipcreekrose
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on June 23, 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!

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HowardP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 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

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JulieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 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.

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JoAnnS
San Francisco
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.

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Paula
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJames
San Francisco
60 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.

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vipRosie
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidM
Hawaii
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 .

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vipRosie
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Harris415
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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vipDragonrees
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on June 17, 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.

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vipLucy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 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.

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KeithB
San Francisco
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.

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vipcindy
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem!

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Nancy
San Francisco
7 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.

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vipCookie
San Francisco
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.

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susanstrong
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 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!

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eating4life
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
JohnM
San Francisco
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.

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 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.

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vipnvbound
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lunchbunch
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 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 :(

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DonnaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 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 913 OpenTable diners.