About Salute E Vita Ristorante

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!

1900 Esplanade Dr.
Richmond, CA 94804
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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.

Cross Street:
Marina Bay Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 215-0803

Website:
http://www.salutemarinabay.com/

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.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine makers Dinner

Salute E Vita Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (41)
Scenic View (37)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food with attentive waitstaff. Nice wine list. Beautiful view of San Francisco’s.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is the 2nd time we have been to this restaurant when they have been hosting a large party (more than 100 people) in the restaurant at the same time. We had to park a 1/4 mile away and walk. No room at the bar. Noise level extremely loud. People just wandering around and leaning against our table while we ate. We used to like this restaurant very much, but probably will not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food, enjoyed the food. Wait Staff needs some work, but overall I had a wonderful experience and will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Salute E Vita is in a great location, in an old house, on the Richmond waterfront. Nice ambience. Even though our waiter was hispanic, he could maintain a reasonable conversation in Italian. Sunset is probably the best time to dine at Salute E Vita.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was my first time going to dinner at this restaurant for my birthday after hearing about it for a long time. Our server was very prompt and sweet. Answered all questions which we didn’t had many. Food was very delicious and fresh. I’ll certainly go there again soon.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I've been here before, but our last trip, for our anniversary, was sort of just so-so. Our reservation was for a Wednesday night at 8:15, because that was what was available to us, so I took it. This place is nice, and we like it because we are local, but it seemed like no secret at all that they were pretty much trying to rush us out of there. The person clearing the table literally almost took the fork right out of my hand. Having been a server, I know that you want to clear people's tables, but he was really rushing and bustling about (our server was a different person, this guy was just taking our plates and locking stuff down), they were locking doors around us and turning lights off and it seemed super obvious. We didn't even stay late...we couldn't since we felt ushered out so quickly. We were there for probably 45 minutes start to finish. I may give this place another try, but I won't do a special occasion dinner here again. I can't stop thinking about how they virtually steamrolled us out of there. It really put a damper on the evening.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a very reliable place to dine. Very busy on weekends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This restaurant is in a wonderful location overlooking the water. The atmosphere was friendly and happy - everyone was having a great time. The food was excellent, reasonably priced and the wait staff were attentive and helpful. We had an altogether very enjoyable evening - will return again. On the night we were there the owner was donating 100% of her night's takings to the Santa Rosa & Napa fire fund - she is a very generous and caring person - a great asset to the community.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We came here because the owner was donating all the proceeds that day to the Fire victims fund. The place was packed and the food as usual was great!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is a popular spot that is close to the Richmond marina and the Rosie the Riveter museum. Be sure to make a reservation, even for lunch on a weekday afternoon. The food is good; the service can be iffy if the restaurant is crowded. Parking is free. The owner is gracious and generous. One caveat: don't try to go here for dinner on Valentine's Day or other typical "going-out-to-dinner" holiday. The wait can be horrendous, even with a reservation. Our experience is to enjoy this special place for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Love and respect the owner, friendly staff, great view, menu needs updating.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Lunch here was like going to a friend's house, with all the sorts of minor issues that you tend to overlook from your friends. Uneven cooking, inconsistent flavors, thin soup . . . it doesn't matter when you're at home or with people you like. It's a bit different when you're spending nearly $100 on a fancy birthday lunch. Nothing was terrible, and the view is terrific. I won't be back, regardless.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I love dining at this restaurant , usually the meal and the service is great but yesterday was the very first time, I would say in about 5 years that I was disappointed in the service and meal.
I will not let this one experience deter me. I will give it 2 - 3 more times before I will make a final decision.
Everyone has off days and this just could have been one of those days.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The view and ambiance at Salute is wonderful. The food is good, the service is very attentive.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Celebrated by 49th bday with my wife and my parents. Food was excellent! Was a little loud, but nothing over the top. Our waiter was a little inattentive, but overall service of the staff was very good. The hostess was very pleasant, checked in on us and thanked us for celebrating my bday with them. The owner of the restaurant is very philanthropic and does a lot for the community. Nice little gem in Richmond!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was tasty, good size portions, good value.Two of us had the veal marsala with vegetables, one veal picatta & one pork chop. Although it was all good, my veal was just a little bit dry--maybe overcooked, but not anything to mention. Corkage is $20. per bottle, and we had 2, so that brought our bill up a bit. Beautiful view by the window and excellent service. Would definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent. Especially the grilled shrimp salad. Service was very good. Especially the handsome dark-skinned ' busboy.' Who was so very polite. Have been there previously. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I love this restaurant. It has a beautiful view and I feel like I am in New England village. The food is not for foodies, but it is delicious!

I don't usually like foodie restaurants, so that works for me.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Rich tasty food, good service, clean boisterous environment, twinkling lights of the city through the windows

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was delicious and the ambiance is great. The waterfront view is delightful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Salute has been a family favorite for a long time. Excellent location, food/drinks, service and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I love everything about this restaurant! Delicious food, fantastic setting and great service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

At Salute I enjoy the exceptional service a great Italian restaurant is supposed to have. The waiter speaks Italian and makes you feel like a million bucks. It's the right place if you wanna impress your date in an old fashioned way. The food is always top notch. The view is most spectacular!Salute is the whole package. Go there

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is our annual must. We park our boat in the harbor for a month every year to enjoy sailing on the Bay. Every year we plan a night at Salute as a treat and memory for our trip. It is a bit pricey but we plan for that. The bartender is the same and always knows our name!! Thank you Gone and all the staff at Salute for making this year's visit another great memory. We will see you next year!!!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner. It was a bit loud which made it difficult to converse on our table of six.
Wait staff was terrific, recommending entrees and wine choices. Beautiful decor !

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It's was busy as they were donating all sales to Hurricane Harvey, so service was slower than usual. No big problem as they were doing it for a good cause.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We recently had our 20th anniversary party at Salute. Jamie did a wonderful job helping us plan the event and it went off without a hitch - from the morning coffee and pastry service to the dinner on the enclosed patio! Myriah our lead server did a superb job keeping our group of 25 well cared for. Everyone had a great time! We continue to eat at Salute on a monthly basis and are always pleased with everything!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was a perfect location for lunch with a friend. She lives in Marin County and I live in Oakland. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We determined that we will return to work our way through the menu.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great view and an attentive staff. Good salads and pastas.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Salute is one of our favorite restaurants. It has easy parking, beautiful views, delicious food, and fine service. The owner, Menbere Aklilu, has done many wonderful things for our community. She received the Jefferson Award for her outstanding service. We went there to celebrate a family birthday.

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Love this place. We came for lunch at 1 and stayed until just after 3. And that was OK with the staff (we think -- I left a big tip). Great food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We had a wonderful, relaxing lunch with a full view of the waterfront. The owner, Menbe, greeted us at the table like we were old friends. She is such a gracious lady and does wonderful events for our community. We love supporting her restaurant! The food was delicious and plentiful. We had five women at the table and lingered to chat. We never felt rushed to leave. It was delightful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I have been here many times. Sat for an hour, yes hour before food, no service for first 20, yes 20 minutes, no water, nothing! Order taken 30 minutes after arrival, meals delivered 1 hour later. Offering deserts as apology does not cut it. Requested birthday candle, nope! When food delivered, delivered 3 hot meals then the 4th came 5 minutes later! Ashame, I had bragged about this and the owner. Never again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I had the lamb shank. The gravy, vegetables and polenta were subpar. Actually the gravy and vegetables tasted canned- really quite terrible and disappointing.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Friendly and accommodating service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful location and great food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We loved having dinner in this beautifully restored 100-year old Cape Cod style Victorian building, with a romantic view of the marina at sunset! The food was delicious; and how wonderful to support a company that cares so much and gives so much back to the community!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Healthy, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great experience
Great welcome
Great people
So good food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent experience, we were celebrating 3 birthdays and a promotion. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing.. the food was perfect. Although there were no window tables available, they gave us the option to wait or be seated at a table with a partial view.

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