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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (48)
Waterfront (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for a Date (30)
Romantic (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Cozy (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Seasonal (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely restaurant with delicious food and fantastic service

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Lovely ambiance, plentiful and delicious menu items, & friendly professional service.. can’t wait to return!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

I had a great birthday dinner at Salute! We had great service. I loved my entree and dessert. It is a friendly place that does good work in the world. We love the family atmosphere and social mission.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We showed up 30 minutes late on a Saturday night and the hostess made me feel as if I was right on time...despite the place being pretty full. The special seafood Crepelle was amazing. Loved it! My son thought the spaghetti pomodoro with meatballs had the best meatballs he'd ever tried. Two members of our party got the Chicken Calzone, and both were disappointed. Service was excellent. Wine list was adequate to good. I would very much recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love Saluté E Vita and often recommend it to friends. Our small round table, in the bar area, was perfect for a leisurely lunch for 4. It was quiet enough. The service was really nice, but not overly intrusive. The server was patient with our endless questions and special requests. And the food was really good, although not perfect. My beet ravioli was rich and delicious, but the salad I shared with my brother was skimpy and underdressed. My brother pronounced his pasta "main" as 5-star. But our tiramisu was underwhelming. Even with the few misses, I won't hesitate to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was the perfect place for our small group gathering . Waitstaff were amazing and we felt very well taken care of.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We always enjoy visiting, with pleasant waterside views, attentive staff, and a menu that pleases us, although we only seldom make it as far as dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Maybe because it was New Year's Eve, but menu was limited and uninspired: basically mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables with your choice of grilled meat or fish, roasted chicken topped with cheese, and a few pastas. The food itself was well prepared, but it was the kind of food that, relative to say Chez Panisse, does not take much skill to prepare.

Actually, I remembered something & learned something that made me come back here and change my rating for service. We were 4 people, but only my wife and I had wine. So when the bill came, we told them to split it in half and then charge us an extra $50 from the total bill. But first they gave us someone else's bill, then they charged us an extra $100 of the total, and today I learned that they charged our friends' credit card twice, once for each amount. I'm still waiting to contact my bank to see if they also charged my credit card too. IMHO, this sort of stupidity only wastes the customer's time and should never happen.

We were very disappointed, as we have come there for several years.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great meal. Our server was amazing. We had some dietary restrictions and she was so accommodating. Great menu and beautiful views.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I just love this place. Everything about it is first class. Period.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Live Sports, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, People Watching, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Been going here many many times with friends and family and always satisfied. A hidden jewel in Richmond. The pistachio gelato is a must.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The whole experience was enjoyable, particularly the owner's greeting and the food was fine, with good service. The place intself was inviting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I had dined at this restaurant several times before and had been quite pleased with the food and the service. On the positive side: The ambiance and the view are marvelous. The hosts were very polite, welcoming, pleasant. However, the food and the service were not good this time.
A friend and I had dinner there on Christmas this year (as we had on several previous years) and were very disappointed. The waiter who helped us select a wine didn't listen to us respectfully and was pushy and almost rude. The salad was fine, but the entrees were quite poor. The waiter had to be reminded several times to bring us extra lemon for the fish entree. One of the waitpersons kept trying to take a plate away when we weren't finished. The prawns were too hard and tasteless--maybe undercooked? The crab-filled ravioli with shrimp was mediocre. We were very disappointed to spend so much money for such a dissatisfying meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This restaurant has a great view of the marina, and parking is easy. After that, I would never recommend going there on a holiday like Christmas, we were seated near an exterior door and everytime they opened it we got a blast of freezing cold air from the Bay.
The food was just OK, and the service was mediocre at best. Certainly not worth the markup menu for this holiday.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely location to have a suburb lunch on Christmas Day. I appreciated all the effort put into the festive decor and loved the Marina view. The food and service were very good as well. Enjoyed the experience very much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our family came here for the first time as this was one restaurant that was open for Christmas. The view was beautiful, the service from Monty was excellent, and the food delicious. We each had something different (T-bone steak, swordfish, lamb shanks, risotto, garden salad with pears & walnuts), and we all cleaned our plates. For dessert we had creme brulee and profiterole. We will definitely come back here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This restaurant is distinguished by the owner's attention to detail, from the wait staff appearance and demeanor to the food preparation and service. The bar is very good and the staff friendly enough to remember a regular's name. The chef quietly prepares excellent meals, and the view of the marina and San Francisco skyline are superb; the overall atmosphere is well worth a visit.

The owner is something of a local celebrity by hosting and supporting fundraising for needy causes, and is well known for giving back to the community.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

As always, the owner and staff were wonderful. When we added a 5th person to our 4-person table, they shifted us to make it all work. Harbor view is always great. Love the place.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service, food and view of the bay. Always a place that brings me joy.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Another great meal at Salute. Food is delicious,love the salmon, the swordfish and the calamari appetizer . Nice wine list that does not break the bank. The water view adds to the ambiance. Really enjoy eating here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food came on time. Service was excellent and waitress was very knowledgeable and polite. She sang the happy birthday song wonderfully dessert was very well presented

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The ambience and food were amazing! We ordered seafood risotto and gnocchi and shared a salad. Generous helpings, beautiful presentations of food, fresh tasting and fresh ingredients and light hand speak for themselves.
Can’t wait to return for another occasion.

Tags: Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

She ordered the salmon and I got the TBone. Delicious. Fast service and extremely polite staff. Food was juicy and in generous portions!!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

As always the only thing that Salute's overlooks is the view!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Absolutely wonderful dining experience.
The owner comes to greet you at your table- nice touch.
The food items and spirits are very good!
So happy to have this venue close by!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful meal; great service; friendly and professional staff; loved the architecture of the building and lovely decor inside; very nice scenery. I loved the place and so did my friend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Restaurant is excellent on all levels. It's friendly and upbeat. The food is traditional Italian with a bit of a twist. Everything is fresh and flavors meld well together. The Tiramisu is one of the best I've tasted... even against those in Italy. The location at the marina is relaxing and peaceful. Walking the trail before or after is a added benefit. Go for the food, spend the afternoon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Seasonal, Live Sports, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Reunion, service was excellent thank you. The only thing was the sauce hollandaise wasn’t a success. Otherwise the place is wonderful and the owner visited us more about than once, Monbe (sorry for spelling) is a warm and inviting person and makes incredible things happen in the local community. What a wonderful person and place !

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

a favorite for food service the scene andthe owner

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A good menu of traditional dishes and international options. Extensive wine list but a bit pricey. The view and table arrangements are exceptional. The service attentive and unhurried. One of it not the best Bay view restaurants in the San Francisco/East Bay area.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

First time experience after hearing great reviews from regular customers for a long time.
Owner has a great vibe from all the community work that she organizes. Their annual event was wrapping up as we arrived for our reservations.
My family and I had a great thanksgiving dinner.
We enjoyed all of our dishes, had great service from an experienced staff. Great waiter. We were all very happy especially my sister who had happy birthday sung to her by staff and a room full of diners. We’ll be back again and again.
Thank you Salute and happy Holidays to all of your staff. IVM

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Salute Never fails at preparing a great meal great ambience and great service it is a go to for me!

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We fine there often. The food is both tasty and consistent, cocktails are good and the service is good, often great. It’s convenient, near my home and no surprises.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Menbe, the owner, treats everyone like family and runs a beautiful restaurant. The extra touches - special candles on group tables, roses on the stairs, create a loving atmosphere. The service is fabulous and the food delicious. Wonderful Italian dining in Pt. Richmond.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (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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