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Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca

4.1
647 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 647 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful authentic Italian. The Branzino, served table side, was incredibly moist and delicious!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Gute Küche sowohl für Fisch wie für Fleisch, sehr freundliche Bedienung und angenehme Live Hintergrund Musik

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Such a nice place — live music we got there late after my sons graduation but the waitress and Kitchen was super accommodating and allowed us to order even after the kitchen was probably scheduled to be closed. The food was awesome we had the veal saltimbocca and it was excellent!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always consistently good and great outdoor atmosphere. A favorite place to go when visitors come to town.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Martinis, Lasagna and Veal Saltimbocca were excellent! Our server, Tim, was very good!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

amazing! loved it!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful experience, as always. Our guests had always wanted to try Salute, and said they will definitely be back. Food was great, there was a great duo playing, and service was great!

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I have walked past this restaurant for awhile, I’ve been drawn to the beauty of the outside and finally had a chance to try it. Highly disappointed and won’t be back. No happy hour, only if you sit inside at the small bar. Beef carpaccio was more like roast beef lunch meat, way too thick. Needs to be shaved, sliced thinner or pounded down. Gnocchi and the penne pasta, I honestly think the penne pasta was out of a box and the gnocchi was just as disappointing. I won’t be back. Beautiful restaurant for outside seating but too many other great authentic Italian places to eat.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Quality of several entrees was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our server, Aaron, was very accommodating and friendly. The food was amazing, I had the sea bass that melted in my mouth. Hubby had the special risotto overflowing with seafood. A little pricy but definitely worth it! We will be back🙂

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food good. Service excellent. Barbara made the night special.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Service lately has been hit or miss. Not impressed lately. Service not that great. Too many other restaurants in the area. Not sure we will be back

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Very good restaurant. Asked for the wine room, but it was for a private party, which was fine.
Sat in the main dining room which was nearly empty, so the noise level was very very low.
I did get a email stating that this reservation did not qualify for points. did not explain why I am not getting points for this visit, but If I would of known that I was not going to get points, I would of chosen a different restaurant .........

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Another nice evening at Salute” for us. Dining outside was great on a mild evening. Service was very good. Our choices were really well prepared: Caprese salad, lobster ravioli, artichoke chicken, and veal parmigiana were all excellent. Drinks and wine were also good. Salute’ remains one of our Sarasota favorites!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Second tune in a week.
Great food, great service, great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Salute is a great restaurant with amazing food! We really enjoyed the excellent service.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

food was delectable; service perfect; nice seating outside, but band and singer too loud

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

always excellent food & wine.the servers are attentive,friendly & knowledgable.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Despite working downtown for almost 15 years, this was our first time visiting Salute and we had a lovely time. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and had a great attitude. There was a singer there (we went on a Tuesday evening) and that added a nice ambiance. The weather was perfect so there were no issues with dining al fresco. The menu is varied enough to not be boring and offers several vegetarian options. We will go back to try some other dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Been to Salute several times and never was disappointed.

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Poor quality ingredients, amateur preparation. Very disappointing considering the cost.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We had an enjoyable time

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is our second time at Salute! We are from CT and visit Sarasota once a year. We decided to come back again because the food was so good the first time. The Branzino is the ONLY Branzino I’ve had in the US that is truly like our experience in Rome. This time we came on a Sunday night and there was a fabulous background entertainment as well that made the experience even more enjoyable - Melanie Masse. The food is top notch, service is great and the atmosphere is very casual and comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

One of our favorite downtown Sarasota restaurants. The Bronzini is excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Whisky Festival was

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love it here everything great love the staff love the ambience we will be back many many more times

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was our first time at Salute but won't be our last!! Had such a good time. Our waitress Natalia was great very attentive. We all (7 of us) especially loved our cocktails. Food was very good and it was a busy Friday night. They had live music too but it was too loud or distracting. There was indoor and outdoor seating with little white lights around the foliage so pretty. Glad we found this gem!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Friends from out of town. Our “go to” restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Disappointing. Food was pretty good. Service was matter of fact and without friendliness or interest. Server did not check back at all during meal and had to be reminded for additional drinks. Indoor room had no ambiance or decor. Outdoor patio was loud with their music and music from Mattison’s next door. Would not have allowed conversation. Has potential for nicer Italian decor and better service. Return unlikely.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fresh & fabulous. LOVE broccoli rabe on the menu! Tiramisu one of the best so far in Sarasota...

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

There was a lot going on downtown that evening we were seated inside which was perfect we got to visit and we could hear each other talk. But outside it look like everybody was having a good time they had music nice couple singing!!I’m sorry I cannot remember our waiter’s name but he was excellent I ordered them the Bolognese sauce and he suggested a different type of noodle to go with it and it was excellent I need to come back and get the dish again bread pudding was very good and my friend enjoyed her meal also I know I will return

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Trop chère pour la qualité de la nourriture. Le serveur est vraiment peu courtois car il voulais absolument nous vendre une bouteille d’eau. De plus la rapport qualité est pas bon. On avons commende 2 plat de patte au champion qui été trop moyen. Pour ses 2 plats, 50$

Vraiment trop chère

Oublier cette adress

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great outdoor dining experience!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Music much too loud. Service was unbelievably slow.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It’s always a pleasure to eat in the lovely outdoor setting and this time I brought my two houseguests for the first time and they were wowed. Our appetizers, the olive trio and a shrimp and calamari over arugula were tasty. The food was delicious and although our red snapper was a bit overcooked, we still ate it all! It was a busy Easter day so I’m sure the restaurant was stretched.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delicious food but poor service. Would go back again because of the cuisine.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Salute has always been my go-to restaurant , especially before theatre. However, the
"entertainment" they have hired recently is so loud we were unable to complete our dinner in peace. We will have to rethink returning if they insist on this loud, lousy music duo.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

attempted to go to Tommy Bahamas, but no room at the inn. So chose Salute, and never looked back. Food was excellent, risotto perfectly prepared. Tuesday night they had live entertainment and the vocalist was remarkable..to top it all off the weather was sublime.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Two of my party were less than satisfied with the veal parmigiana, myself and my other dinner companion enjoyed our meal. The cannolis were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

the server,Mary, was friendly,knowledgeable, attentive & very helpful which all made the 60th anniversary celebration most memorable.Of course the food also contributed to a great meal.

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