Food was great but the service was slow,
There consistently were long waits for food/drinks among may patrons. One couple waited 45 minutes for an olive appetizer and waited 10 more minutes before walking out. We waited at least 45 minutes for our food. It’s a nice place but they need someone to run a tight ship here bc service is everything!
Nice location and ambiance. Good service and fabulous live music. Food was so so. My company had the shrimp special which was over cooked and dry. I took a bite when he mentioned it and it was very over cooked which was a shame as it was an interesting dish. Our starters were good. Buratta for me.
But I would go bs k for the duet. The woman singing was fabulous and the songs chosen were great.
Salute' was very busy.
Service was very slow both to get drinks and food.
Waiter didn't have any personality and was hard to call for more water, food status etc.
He seemed overworked - Looks like the place could use more servers
Was good for family getting together with young teens and a grandma
Service little slow but pleasant
They sat us in quietest place in a restaurant that’s noisey outside. Loud music
Food was good and everyone finished all dishes
Good everyday meal not very special
This dining experience was by far the most disappointing experience I have ever had. We came here to celebrate my mother’s 75th birthday and what a mistake with so many quality restaurants in Sarasota. The service was so bad and slow, 25 minutes to get 1 drink. 3 hours for dinner. Wrong orders delivered, my wife ordered Dover sole that was supposed to be deboned tableside, which it was but not correct. The fish had so many bones in it my wife had to stop eating. The manager and owner were not helpful at all. I was told they were busy with people showing up late for reservations! Unreal
Their lasagna is delicious. Casual dining on the covered patio, more formal in the indoor dining room. Food is always well prepared.
Excellent food, wine and atmosphere plus the added bonus of great live entertainment. Looking forward to going back very soon.
We all loved our food. From the warm brie and pear appetizer to crisp and fresh salads to each of our different dinners we couldn’t have asked for better food. There was a band named Georgia and Mike the night we were there. They were absolutely fabulous. The waitress was friendly and attentive, as was the manager. We will go back.
Fantastico. Loved it Branzino amazing. Music to loud for conversation my only complaint but will be back
We had reservation for 14th of Feb, we were seated about 20 minutes after the time of our reservation and waited an hour and fifty minutes for our meals. The waitress was nice but nothing else. Would not recommend this place!
Food was excellent.
Valentine’s Day....they added several tables and FOLDING CHAIRS outside. Service was very slow. Sides came at the end of our meal. Server couldn’t find wine glasses. No knife for the veal chop. Server got the check wrong and couldn’t fix it. Manager couldn’t come to our table. Server told us “just don’t leave me a tip”.
We went Valentine's day and was disappointed the restaurant did not have their full menu available. Restaurant was very busy and appeared not to have enough help to handle the crowd. The waiter did his best, however, his best was hardly adequate.
Valentine's dinner was very good but the service was a little slow. I don't think they had the staff to handle the amount of patrons. My initial drink order took a while and the draft beer was almost room temp. I didn't send it back because I felt bad for our waitress who had to many tables. The food was excellent. I would go back but managers need to staff properly.
Valentine's day: we waited 55 min and still had not received ordered cocktails. We left after another table said they waited 90 minutes for food.
Food was excellent. Our server Christina was wonderful, although clearly overburdened. It seems to me if a restaurant is going to expand seating for an occasion (like Valentines Day, for example), staffing should be expanded proportionately. We had to wait far too long for wine glasses to be refilled and to get our bill.
Hot food served luke warm. Cold food served warm. Over priced.
Consistently good food and service.
Great ambiance and entertainment in outside dining area. Good food served by friendly staff.
Rachel did a great job as our server. Food was tasty and drinks were good. We have been many times over the past ten years. It is dependable but not outstanding.
Generally good.. server never filled water glasses routinely.
Our server was great and she was very attentive throughout. The mushroom risotto was very bland and boring, ceasar salad tasted like old lettuce or that it had been in the refrigerator for a long time, the milanese was dry, the linguini and clams ok but nothing to write home about. The cosmo was really bad but the negroni was excellent. Overall, not a good food experience. I have to say that the ambiance was good and that we had a great table on the covered patio but we went more for good food than for the ambiance.
Everything about Salute’ is top notch. Our server Roberto was excellent.
Something has happened here. It use to be our go to for food & service but it has slipped. Not so good now
This restaurant would normally get a better review from this diner, but the night we dined, the kitchen service was extremely slow. It took nearly 50 minutes to get our entree. I spoke with the owner who apologized and told me that he was short one member of the kitchen staff that night. I will give it another try as the Dover sole (which eventually arrived) was delicious.
Have eaten there numerous times before and the food has always been outstanding. However this time it had little favor. Actually asked the server if the original owner had sold, she said no. Maybe just a bad day, would give them a second chance, hope it's better next time.
We have eaten at Salute many times and are never disappointed. The food is excellent and the ambience is great. The singer is a nice addition!
We found this restaurant while staying in Sarasoata. It was within walking distance of our hotel. The building is set back from the sidewalk with the tables arranges in front. There were lights strung on trees and awnings, plants and heat lamps and a jazz trio -all coming together to make for an amazing ambiance. The service was very good with several people tending to our needs and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Salute! Ristorante for your next meal.