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Salute! Ristorante - Enoteca

4.2
627 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Live Music
  • Authentic
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 627 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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

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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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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

What a wonderful experience! Good, service, and al fresco dining.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have eaten at Salute several times and it never disappoints. The mussels in white wine were fabulous as was the Saltimbocca. I have attended group luncheons here that were very nice.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

A large group was excessively noisy. However food was excellent and we enjoy this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Salute did a lovely job again--two orders of Veal Chop which were excellent, one Vegan pasta--always good.

Music was great as always.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Maybe a little too energetic! Very boisterous people at the restaurant this past weekend made the experience not as pleasurable as the food and the service.
As always, excellent cuisine and great service.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I found it very hard to believe that when we asked to change the sauce to a meat sauce on our pasta it was denied. Never been to an Italian restaurant when you couldn’t substitute the sauce. Waitress was New and not very good . Our food sat outside on a tray for 5 min before it as served to our table

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Happy table....food was excellent, ambience very nice....we're in Sarasota which leaves little reason to ever complain about anything😎

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A pleasant Italian restaurant in downtown Sarasota with a large outdoor dining area. I did not see the inside dining room, but I'm pretty sure they had one. They had live music outside when we were there, and I always love live music. This was a duo that played a wide range of music, took requests, and interacted with the table guests quite a bit, but it was all just a bit too loud for dining. The food and service were very good, with a lot of options on the menu, including most of the traditional Italian dishes. I noticed that they had quite a few veal dishes, and local fish dishes as well. The cheese soufle appetizer (not sure about the name) was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Gorgeous evening & sat outside but musical entertainment was too loud for conversation.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Calamari fritti was tough, tasteless and had too much breading. Grouper was good, Dover Sole was not filetted well (tiny bones left) and rather tasteless (asked for Dover Sole prepared Meunier Style but was not done. Portions were small for the price paid. Bread basket had inferior "Italian" bread. Corkage fee was $20.00 (a little high in my opinion). Overall dining experience was a yawn (like so many other Sarasota restaurants, unfortunately). On the plus side, tables had white linen tablecloths and napkins.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love the beef carpaccio appetizer!! I had the bolognese with the pappardelle and it was delicious!! We even had a bottle of Kistler Chardonnay which you don’t see on too many wine lists, so that was a bonus.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We love this restaurant. The outdoor seating area is wonderful, as is the food and service. The only problem is that the live music is so loud it's hard to have a conversation. That's especially true if you're seated near the speakers. When we asked, they did turn it down, and it was much better.,

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had a delightful evening with friends, sitting outside. Roberto, our waiter, was excellent and we really enjoyed the music...it adds another dimension.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

A wonderful evening with incredible Italian food served by Wes - excellent waiter! We love Salute,

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Always excellent food,superb service @ great wine selection.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful meal on Saturday night with friends who have lived in this area for many years. They had never had the pleasure of dining at Salute' before. When my friend told me that she really wanted to have grilled Branzino for dinner, it was a no brainer. I told her that I had the perfect restaurant and that that was the only entree I ever ordered here. We both had the Branzino, and as usual, you did not disappoint! Thank you for making me proud to recommend you!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We love to go to Salute on Friday nights -- especially when the weather is nice enough for outdoor dining. The food is very good, the service is professional, and Georgia and Mike -- the musical entertainers most Friday and Saturday nights in season -- are top-notch.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Arrived at 5:30 and seated immediately. Doesn’t get crowded until 7:00. Appetizers and drinks
Very good. Got the entrees— all had the grouper with excellent bread and was really good. Our waiter, although very nice, never refilled iced tea for 2 of us. Never did get the correct desserts. Despite this, I would recommend this restaurant and will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We enjoyed our meal among friends and this was our first time at your restaurant. The food was very good and the service as well . We will definitely go back and rcommend to other friends. We sat in the inner/outdoor area as we did not like the idea of eating outside, close to the sidewalk and traffic.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great food - wonderful service and terrific entertainment

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