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

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (52)
Waterfront (45)
Good for Birthdays (32)
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Good for a Date (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Romantic (29)
Worth the Drive (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Cozy (20)
Authentic (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Healthy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
People Watching (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Healthy, Waterfront, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We live close to Salute and have been 4 times now and it never seems to get any better.
Food is OK but not up to the price point. View and ambience are great, decor is great,
but when the service and food are mediocre it brings everything down.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have gone to Salute many times, mostly for special occasions.The homemade pasta and fresh seafood is always delicious. The waterfront view is spectacular for sunsets, and is very romantic. Happy Hour at the bar is a great value. Membe, the owner, is a wonderful person who truly cares about giving back to the community.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very pleasant spot for lunch. Simple but good Italian dishes. Excellent cocktails. Very good service. Desserts were mediocre.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We haven't been here for years, when our niece came to town and it was especially warm, we wanted a place on the water. This restaurant is at the Marina and it was lovely - although they needed to wash some of the windows. We ordered a pizza, caesar salad, fish and shrimp - we all turned to each other and said "that was good". The dessert cart is a great feature and the Creme Brulee was good. There aren't that many good Italian restaurants near us and this one is worth another visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good but expensive lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were marking our friends’ 50th wedding anniversary and we all enjoyed the dinner very much. The food, staff, service, and the room were very pleasing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was great. Great bruschetta. Pastas were homemade and delicious. We had seafood pasta, prawn pasta and lasagna.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My two sons, Daughter in law, my Wife and I went to celebrate my birthday. The food was outstanding, everyone cleaned their plate. Our Waiter was there when we needed him, very efficient, helpful, explained menu items and specials.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I get down to Point Richmond every now and then, but every time I do I'm sure to visit Salute E Vita. The food is amazing and the service is perfect. Very attentive without hovering. Timing on service is spot on, we never felt rushed.
Even if we don't get a window table the view is still very nice. The window tables are reserved for tables of 3 or 4, unless you show up late in the evening.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that like Italian food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I would not recommend eating here. We waited an hour to receive our food. The mussels had sand in them, the tails of the shrimp were in my soup, and my husband's lasagna was cold.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Salute offers a beautiful setting and a staff that is always welcoming and attentive. The food is good but not outstanding. But the overall experience is most pleasing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful venue, spectacular view, extremely efficient and friendly staff. Husbands dish, shrimp with pasta with argula and garlic was exquisite. My special of the day was very good, if maybe a little bland. However, I did request the gluten free pasta which was cooked to perfection. I would most definitely go again. I also loved the added touch of fresh flowers everywhere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lovely room with a water view. My only complaint was that apparently no one advised our server when we were seated and so we waited quite a long time before he came to our table. He did apologize and the service after that was fine. We all enjoyed the food very much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a wonderful waiter who was quite accommodating. The food was delicious. I loved the Eggplant Parmesan. My companion thought the steak was done to perfection.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Lovely location, good food choices, great service, very comfortable place for getting together with friends for lunch. Easy to get to and no parking hassle. It appears to be an old house (very large) that has been converted - there are a number of small-to-mid-size rooms and it is all nicely decorated. Not too fancy so not necessary to be all dressed up. Great waterfront location and a couple of fireplaces help make it cozy.
Very nice service - easy to sit and chat for a while and not feel rushed. It started out very quiet and became a little louder as more people arrived, but still possible to have a conversation without becoming part of everyone else's conversations.
Definitely will go there again.
Menu is Italian - nice range of choices. Food is well presented and service is quick. Lovely tempting dessert trolley!
Also - really appreciated supporting worthy cause - owner is very much committed to human rights.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Lovely restaurant with delicious food and fantastic service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 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 6, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 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 December 31, 2017

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 29, 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 27, 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 26, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 24, 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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