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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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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Romantic (7)
Authentic (4)
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Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Live Music (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent We hadn't been here in a couple years and we are still wondering why. The food was great. Had the burrata appetizer special which also came with procuttio and melon which was an added bonus. We had the rack of lamb, grilled shrimp special and both were excellent. The waitress was on spot and very nice. Will definitley be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Just thought the food was very average. The service was good but overall we weren’t impressed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Chef/Owner Laszlo knows what he's doing - from procurement of top ingredients, to creating combinations and presentations that are always spot on. Very flexible as well to make tweaks in everyone's dish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was well prepared. The lasagna was delicious - even my husband who doesn't really like lasagna thought it was great. The covered patio seating is nice when it is warm out. Friendly staff.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It helped that it was restaurant week, so price was much lower than usual. Nevertheless, everything was good as usual, service too. Aided by a lovely evening, we ate outside.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We enjoyed Salute. The food was good, the service was very good, and the music was so nice because you can hear it in the background and not interfere with talking. We would recommend it. I particularly loved the caesar salad. Their mixed drinks are good as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food and service were very good. They were very accommodating to our party that included two young children.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My meal was not up to usual. Veal mole Milanese was tough. Waitress brought a different meal but we have all been there everyone else had way. Other guest said fish was dry and over cooked. Not our usual experience at this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was good.the music was blues and country. Not looking for that in an Italian restaurant.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

From the moment you enter, you are greeted with warmth and smiles. We sat inside in a wonderful room with white tableclothes, windows overlooking Lemon Ave and twinkling lights. Wonderful tasty appetizers. I loved the Trio with tampanade, fresh Italian Olives and toasted bread. Their lasagna is cooked to perfection. And the homemade papardelle with mushroom sauce - divine. The tarimisu and cappuccino were perfect. We all loved this gem of a restaurant. Live music outside. Great bar inside.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Very good daily specials and The food was excellent. Maggie, out server, was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back for another meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Have been to this restaurant many times and enjoyed it. However, on Saturday night my family was in from out of town and we were celebrating my birthday. I suggested Salute and was very disappointed. First of all, we were given our menus and the waiter took our order but never mentioned Savor Sarasota menu. We found out about it from the table next to us that was offered the menu by another waiter. After ordering appetizers, which were fine, three of us ordered for our entree the agnolotti. The pasta was supposedly homemade but the dough was very thick. Three of us did not enjoy it at all. The Veal Saltimbocco was very good and the risotto was OK but not exceptional. What I expected from Salute definitely did not meet my expectations. A disappointing evening for my whole family.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent Italian cooking, fine wine, excellent service at a moderate price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Salute had been of one our favorite Italian restaurants.
The previous time we were there our experience wasn't so good.
This visit was the Salute we had always enjoyed. Good food and service.
We brought friends there for their first time, and they also enjoyed it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Date night. Totally enjoyable. Food was superb.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Consistent, dependable restaurant with fresh, well prepared food. Service a little spotty because they were preparing for a wedding in another room. But will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Place is very nice and clean
Service was very good
Wine was good, cocktail just ok.
Food was ok, not outstanding.

We will go back and order something else

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Went here on a date and the festoon lighting is very romantic. The drinks were fresh and Nastasha the bartender made my date's mojitio extra special with fresh cherries. The salad and appetizers were colorful and delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Tried the Savor Sarasota menu. Outstanding! The only thing that disappointed was the portion of the dessert. The tiramisu was a very delicious sliver. If I ordered it from the regular menu and it was that small, I would be a bit upset.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Overall experience was great including food, service and value. One of my favorite downtown restaurants.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was delicious and well paired with our wines. It's a shame that it smells very "different" in the front. May be off putting for some.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We were reminded of why we like this place so much. My husband had the veal chop which was thick and juicy. Cooked perfectly. I had the pappardelle with wild mushroom sauce which was exquisite. Service was excellent. Top notch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Outstanding eggplant sautéed not breaded, and Tableside Dover Sole! Both are fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Very classy, but still low key. Great wine list. Reasonable prices. Excellent food preparation.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We have been here twice, the first time with family including a 9 year old picky eater; both times everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was excellent, they had live music which was quite nice, and their menu has a variety of price points and options. We were surprised the first time and very satisfied with our second experience so I can really recommend this restaurant. Its outdoor patio is very pleasant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had the special Savor Sarasota menu. Just OK. Some of the pasta dishes on the regular menu looked good so we'll give it another try. Inside is not attractive but outside is nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Took advantage of Savor Sarasota. Good location. Calamari as an app was very good. Salad was disappointing. Husband enjoyed the salmon much more than I did. Tiramisu for dessert was delicious. Needed more chicken options on fixed menu, as well as vegetable options. If we come back will order from regular menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a great evening at the restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was
friendly and efficient. Our friends enjoyed it very much and we will come back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great food, excellent service and wonderful music. Overall great experience

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 13, 2017

From the moment we entered, the service was prompt and professional. The food was outstanding - best Veal Marsala I have ever had in Florida. The service by our server Danny was courteous, with recommendations for our meal. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We've been to this restaurant several times and had always been quite happy with the food and the service. Although this time the service was adequate, the food was quite disappointing. The lasagna had been overcooked to the point that the bottom layer was hard. Trying to cut it with a knife was difficult. Perhaps they forgot to lay down a layer of sauce first. The chicken parmesan was okay but not up to Salute's usual taste. The cannolis were hard as rocks. We wondered if perhaps the restaurant had changed hands or cooks. We didn't recognize any of the servers or management from our previous times. We may give Salute another chance but we were bewildered by this last experience. We had been fans and recommended them often. We're not so sure now.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary there. The food and dessert was amazing. Great wine selection. Entertainment was tasteful and great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We moved here from Chicago where there are volumes of Italian restaurants and found Salute had the vibe of an old world Italian restaurant. The Grouper was excellent and so was the lasagna. The entertainment was very good and we will be going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Music
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