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About Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca

Salute offers five distinct areas for dining: Al Fresco, a casual Bar, Lounge, Wine Room, and Main Dining Room.

We also have a full Bar, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks to accompany your meal. Additionally, Salute imports Olive Oil and Wine from its own vineyards in Tuscany; which adds to the depth and authenticity of your dining experience.

The menu at Salute is varied and extensive, offering Bruschetta, Appetizers, Imported Italian Cheeses, Cured Meats, Salads, Pasta, and many other delicious entree choices.

With our nightly specials everyone is sure to find something to suit their taste.

While you are dining, don't forget to take a look at our menu of homemade desserts for something to finish out your experience.

23 N Lemon Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
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Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
Closed on Mondays and Lunch until November 4th.

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 365-1020

Website:
http://www.salutesarasota.com/

Entertainment:
Every Friday and Saturday night from 7:30 to close, Talfi Entertainment and Sydney Wingfield provide live music at the bar. Playing everything from Italian classics to modern hits,both are sure to make you dance!

Parking Details:
Free parking with Salute validation!

Executive Chef:
Laslzo Bevardi

Private Party Facilities:
We offer customizable menus to suit any occasion, with both Vegetarian and Vegan options. Call or come in and visit us in advance to set up the details in order for your event to be the best possible.

Private Party Contact:
Marco or Laszlo: (941) 365-1020

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Monday-Friday, Three course dinner menu from 4-6pm everyday. We also offer a series of wine dinners through the year, sign in to our guest list to receive all events!

Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Disabled Access (5)
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Worth the Drive (5)
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Fun (4)
People Watching (4)
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

excellent dinner

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

we go often and we have always been most satisfied.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 14, 2018

While the food is great, the entertainment on Fridays and Saturday nights is amazing. The two who perform there are fantastic and so much fun. Only reason service was marked down a bit was that it was a bit slow. Our waitress was fantastic, but I do not think they were staffed for the number of people there.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Location! Lovely outdoor seating with music. Indoor bar area seating, small library seating and large room with windows seating.I still will go back to this restaurant because I truly love it. Just not when they are hosting a large gathering (which they were on the patio, and probably not in-season). We sat in the large room on the opposite end of the entrance to the room which was wonderful except that it was extremely noisy in this room. There was no place for the large voices surrounding us on both sides to go except in our ears. The service was mediocre as it was so busy. Recommendation, when one of the guests orders the Bronzoni Fish, de-bone and serve them first and then bring out the hot dishes to the other guests, do not serve the plates to the rest of the table first. We all had to wait 5+ minutes for the servers to de-bone the Bronzoni fish and serve it to our guest. By that time, our food was not optimum and it is uncomfortable waiting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A truly lovely local place with very tasty Italian-centric menu. Very accommodating wine list in variety and price, well made cocktails as well. We both had veal preparations; fork tender cutlets expertly prepared. Friendly professional service.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great service with varied menu options. Happy hour great option too.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice and courteous staff, excellent food, good value. Outside music was a good addition to our dining experience

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This charming spot was a delight. The wait staff were excellent, friendly, and accommodating. The food was quite good, and certainly plentiful. My spinach salad was very tasty, as was the seafood risotto. The wine list seemed quite adequate. My only disappointment was the bread, which had no personality, and seemed almost an afterthought.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Dover sole tableside was fantastic! Great meal.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant is normally good but it was New Year Eve and they were overwhelmed with patrons and were not prepared. We always eat at Salute on NYE as we watch the Pineapple drop, but this year, downtown Sarasota had additional bands and other events and too many people waiting to get into the restaurant. Although the wait staff was doing their best, they probably needed additional help, and the food appeared to be prepared in advance as it was overcooked.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We waited 1 hour for our cocktails from the bar and then were told that they just weren't going to receive one of our appetizers because the kitchen was too busy. Overall, it took us 2 hours and 45 minutes to get through our meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a family dinner for New Year's Eve. The location was great near downtown but a band was playing next to the restaurant so it was very nosy and hard to talk. Not their fault, of course. Because it was a busy night it took a very long time for the waiter to take our order (45 minutes). If that happened on another night, I would never go back, but I cannot infer from New Year's that this was normal service. The waiters were pleasant. The food was decent to very good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Reminded us of restaurants on the piazzas in Italy. Food was very good and seasoned well. Bread was crusty and served with garlic and herbs in olive oil. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love the food and the fabulous music of Georgia and Mike!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pre New Year s Eve celebration! Our server was terrific. A gal working while out of school on vacation. (West Va I believe). Also Jason. Beautiful day vending. Food and wine over the top!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was a bad night due to the fact that they ran a small wedding in the restaurant during prime time busy restaurant hours.
Service was a disaster. One dish was seriously horrible. No reason for that.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding dinner. The Dover sole was to die for. Highly recommend this gem in downtown Sarasota.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I have eaten at Salute many times and have always been very satisfied. However, I made a reservation for 5 (including two elderly women 94 and 96). Upon arrival I was informed that our party could only be seated outside. It was uncomfortably cold that evening, and I was particularly worried about the well-being of the elderly women and their comfort. The restaurant moved a portable heating device very near our table which made our situation tolerable but occasionally it became uncomfortable whenever a breeze came on. The restaurant was particularly crowded and they were setting up tables last minute to accommodate the crowd. If told beforehand that we were to be seated outside, I would have made reservations somewhere else. To compound the issue, two of us ordered different veal dishes (myself included) and both commented separately that the veal was very tough. If this had been my first time at Salute, I likely would never return. However, having eaten there more than 15 times over the years and never been disappointed, I will give them another chance in the future. Customers need to know whether they will be seated inside or outside when making their reservations particularly when it is very cold or hot outside. Can't explain why the veal was tough as I've had this dish numerous times in the past.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We often visit Salute! and every time we have a wonderful experience. The food is wonderful and the staff is truly caring and professional. Five Stars!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Italian - pasta is homemade and tasty. Excellent outdoor patio area, great service. Prix Fix was worth it and I appreciated that Lasagna - very tasty and not oversauced - entree portions size just right. Will come again. ps great service

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and service, dined before a play and they were conscious about our time.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. The pear & Brie bruschetta was to die for and the pappardelle with mushrooms is one of my top 5 favorite things I’ve ever eaten.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was delicious, service was great, and there was a little jazz trio playing. Great ambience!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Thank you again for a great evening.Roberto our server was fantastic and the food is always amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

One word: AMAZING! Somehow this is the first time we ate at Salute! and it won't be our last. Authentic Italian served exceptionally! We ate early (pre-ballet) and were offered any table in the restaurant. By the time we left, there were few tables left. Beautiful wine room seating, outdoor seating and dining room (we were in the dining room). Our server was exceptional - he gave us great recommendations and was able to help assist our picky eaters choose meals that made them super happy. The verdict: EAT AT SALUTE!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Chicken with lemon capers was one of the best dishes I ever had! Great service too ! Thanks!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Any dish we have ever ordered has been excellent. Good wine list and proper wine glasses. Service was superb and an excellent musician playing Sinatra era music.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A favorite to return to again and again. The food never disappoints.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I always was a big fan of Salute. Haven't been there in a few months, and they must have changed chefs. I loved their eggplant parmesian. Whatever they did to this dish is criminal.
It has left me with such a bad taste, I'm not sure I will go back, and it's a shame. I loved that restaurant...... Maybe I'll try it once more, but if it's this bad again, they will have lost a very
loyal customer. Whoever the chef was last Saturday should be replaced.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our group of 8 met before going to the theatre and had a fantastic dinner. The table seating was perfect, the wait staff was attentive while not overbearing, the food came out quickly to all at the table and everyone enjoyed their food. The Dover Sole is a favorite of mine, others had Grouper, Ravioli, Risotto of the Day and all the plates were clean at the end. We had plenty of time to get to the theatre. This is a great place right in downtown but away from the Main Street busy-ness. Outdoor seating area includes live music. Indoors is quieter. Service is impeccable. Definitely a go to place for us.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As a Philly girl, this is my authentic ITALIAN go to place since moving here

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was great and we sat outside and had terrific live entertainment which was fun. Service was very friendly, but they seemed a bit short staffed. Would definitely go back. We shared the mussels and my 2 sons had pasta, one lobster ravioli and the other Agnolotti and I had the triple tail snapper special. It was all really excellent!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great outdoor dining spaces! Everyone had something different from the menu and everyone liked their choice. Portions are substantial.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Live Music, Romantic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great early bird menu - good food at a fair price.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This is just a very nice restaurant. The food is really tasty and well presented and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Their lasagna is especially delicious. More people should discover this lovely Italian restaurant right in the heart of Sarasota. There are four places to eat - outside, the covered outside patio, a
very nice bar and more formal dining inside. Try it - I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant is one of our favorites over the past few years. However, it started to fall back a bit as our "go to place" with last year's music group (too loud, not conductive to the atmosphere) and a light bar that shined in our eyes. This season the music group is changed and more in keeping with this lovely patio style place. We still asked for a table away from the music which turned out to be enjoyable. Do try the Dover Sole, specialty of the house.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Nice meal. Fish very fresh and a chicken dish tasty. Wait staff accommodating and outside dining was fun however the Italian opera music clashed with the band next door. Nothing to do about that. One note to restaurant - I would rather pay $12 for an 8 oz pour that $9 for a 6 oz one. Be bold and pour a larger glass of wine than everyone else does...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent as always. Never had a less than excellent experience here!

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 1, 2017

LOVED IT. Fresh salad greens, branzino was moist and flavorful. Service was stellar. Would definitely go back!

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