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Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca

4.1
582 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
  • Live Music
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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.
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Phone number
(941) 365-1020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Laslzo Bevardi
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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.
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Private party contact
Marco or Laszlo: (941) 365-1020
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Free parking with Salute validation!
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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!
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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!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 582 People Are Saying
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4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jimbo (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 hours ago

Ordered calimari. Rather tough.

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vipSusieQ (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was great but the service was slow,

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

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!

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vipKristine10 (Miami)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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BJA1 (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipnew2nyc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipDfit (Detroit)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipJohnC (Naples)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was the worst - waited over an hour for our food at the bar and then everything came at once - appetizer and dinner. Said I was allergic to shrimp and ordered grilled shrimp and grilled calamari and said yo eliminate the shrimp. - said no problem and it appeared. We left and didn’t eat - never been treated so bad and have been there many times. Never again

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vipLibra13 (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Their lasagna is delicious. Casual dining on the covered patio, more formal in the indoor dining room. Food is always well prepared.

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vipJesnebas (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food, wine and atmosphere plus the added bonus of great live entertainment. Looking forward to going back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastico. Loved it Branzino amazing. Music to loud for conversation my only complaint but will be back

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ViktorB 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

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vipBobH (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent.

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Victor (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentines

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

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”.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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JoeG (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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maryo (Tampa)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Hot food served luke warm. Cold food served warm. Over priced.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Consistently good food and service.

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vipillini (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great ambiance and entertainment in outside dining area. Good food served by friendly staff.

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vipWilldBill (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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vipMagater (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Generally good.. server never filled water glasses routinely.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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vipmajic (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything about Salute’ is top notch. Our server Roberto was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Something has happened here. It use to be our go to for food & service but it has slipped. Not so good now

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vipRobert (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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