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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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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Authentic (20)
Good for a Date (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
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Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day 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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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 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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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 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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 (New England)·Dined 4 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 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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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 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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·Dined 4 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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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently good food and service.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vip
 (Tampa)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Generally good.. server never filled water glasses routinely.

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 (Washington DC)·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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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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vip
 (Naples)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was slow. They forgot the dressing for one of the salads. They misrepresented a wine on their wine list (bait and switch); they said it was one excellent wine from that vineyard, but when it came to the table it was one of the lower quality wines at a high price. Pretty disappointing overall, but the band was excellent!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good food and service. Music was good but sometimes made it difficult to speak with one’s table companions

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is great, prices reasonable, pretty atmosphere! Can’t wait to come back again! Neighborhood gem!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved the jazz music and the food

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food very friendly staff, good price and excellent service . THey all went out of their way to make the night enjoyable.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 19, 2018

excellent dinner

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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 5, 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 4, 2018

The Dover sole tableside was fantastic! Great meal.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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