About Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant

Established in 1967, Salvatore's Italian Gardens is recognized as one of Western New York's premier fine dining restaurant. The chefs have created an inspired menu with Steaks, Seafood and Italian Cuisine. Awards include the DiRONA and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence — Two Cups.

Our team of Chefs are continually updating the menu and services with creative offerings and is now noted as Buffalo's only Italian Steakhouse.

The Chandelier Bar, at Salvatore's, has become a destination on its own. The Salvatores have created a relaxing contemporary space for a casual meal, happy hours, weekday specials and live music.

Salvatore's Hospitality, also offers two boutique hotels. The Garden Place Hotel and The Delavan Hotel and Spa offer hotel, Spa and dinner packages, perfect for a quick getaway, and out of town guests. Buffalo Niagara International Airport shuttle service is complimentary with your hotel reservation

6461 Transit Rd
Depew, NY 14043
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Chandelier Bar opens daily at 4:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Genessee Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 683-7990

Website:
http://www.salvatores.net/

Entertainment:
Serving only the best quality in Steaks Seafood & Pasta. Salvatore's is the ultimate dinning experience. With a team of 17 chefs the menu has a variety of flavors and dishes to accommodate everyone. There is LIVE ENTERTAINMENT many Friday and Saturday evenings for your dancing and listening pleasure. You may request seating for dinner in this area and remain for the evening.

Catering:
Buffalo catering visit www.salvatores.net to catering all you private and special events.

Parking Details:
There is ample parking for all guest. Valet parking is available on Saturdays.

Public Transit:
We are 1.2 miles from buffalo international airport BUF. Salvatore's also provides shuttle served to and from any business within a 5 mile radius.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Diana

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can cater events all the way from 15 people to 600. With one of the most reputable name in WNY.Salvatore's continues to deliver one of the best overall dinning experiences in the area.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (106)
Good for Anniversaries (101)
Romantic (93)
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Good for a Date (82)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Notable Wine List (45)
Worth the Drive (37)
Business Meals (32)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Cozy (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Fun (21)
Seasonal (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Casual (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Scenic View (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Healthy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Live Music (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
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Organic (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner at Salvatore's was great for the holidays....food was wonderful as well. They go all out on decorations for the holiday season. It's perfect for family pictures and well received by everyone. We were with our full family. 6 adults and 5 children. The waiter was very attentive to the kids, but service seemed slow considering the kids were young . I realize this is not a fast food restaurant and the kids did great...But it was a 3 hour dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Between the wait staff and the food, this restaurant still ranks as my favorite.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

I brought my grandsons to have Brunch with Santa and they had a great time. The food was delicious and we loved all the decorations. We will definitely return next year. It was worth the 3 hour drive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We attend the Santa brunch every year! It is on our list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Brunch with Santa

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·Dined 3 days ago

Came for Brunch with Santa, our new family tradition (starting last year). Service was excellent. Food was good. We come mostly for the Christmas decorations. Great family photos! Would like to come for lunch or dinner & order off the menu on a more quiet day. You have to love Salvatore's at Christmas time!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very large group and were seated at a round table. This made conversation great for a table with so many people. The servers were polite, efficient and very helpful. The $39.00 menu selection is very reasonable. Everyone was very pleased with the selections and how the food was presented. Portions were hearty and delicious. It is amazing how all the food came out to our table and all together. The piped in music could be softer and not so loud. It did make hearing each other a bit difficult. Overall, this is a wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, especially at Christmas time with all the beautiful decorations in the foyers. If you haven't dined at Salvatores, you must do so.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

It was nice, nothing spectacular. For a very nice evening out with my spouse, there are other places I would consider before this. The quality of food is just not what it used to be when his dad had it.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Couldn’t ask for more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We love Salvatore's and go every year for my husbands birthday with our granddaughter. Although we enjoy a leisurely dinner service was extremely slow. It took over 1/2 hour to get our drinks and another 1/2 hour waiting for cheesecake for our granddaughter. The waitress was not attentive and gave no consideration of a child at the table perhaps because she is so well behaved. First time we have been disappointment with our experience there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We just experienced the worst lunch ever. We came to lunch with reservations on Friday December 8 at 12:30pm. We had a gentlemen waiter ( tall, glasses , blondish hair or light hair ).
He was very flustered the entire time. He asked us about out drink order twice after we already placed it. After at least 15 minutes he came and reviewed our order and we already thought he put it in with the kitchen. In fact he came back to clarify what we ordered.
Our appetizer took a very long time. There was another long period of time between the app and the entrees. Then after all that he got the order wrong ! He also forgot one of the soups that was ordered. At that point we told him to forget about bringing it.
My steak was luke warm and the salad was limp and mushy ! The magaretia pizza tasted like cardboard ! This was an awful Christmas lunch. We brought two guests to celebrate a special event and it was so incredibly disappointing! We planned in the beginning to order desserts for the table but after this we simply couldn’t wait to leave. The topper was when the waiter came over and said he was sorry for the experience and that he took responsibility for it all. Yet he didn’t take off anything from the bill or offer us compensation in anyway. He simply stated he new it was awful.
We were so embarrassed as we bragged about your restaurant to our guests and wanted to show them an amazing time in Buffalo!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Holiday Lunch. Very nice. Decorations so beautiful. Service very good. Bloody Mary excellent. Filet cooked perfectly.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious and the restaurant was so amazingly decorated for Christmas you couldnt help but get in the spirit!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

By their own admission, they were short-staffed for lunch (which is only served during the holiday season). We waited 25 minutes before our order was taken. The host ended up being our server. Usually the service is impeccable, but it was evident that this crew hadn't been trained per the usual standard and they were reaching across us to place and remove plates, etc. Two of us had the steak in the grass sandwich and it was delicious. Another had the italian reuben which looked a little skimpy and disappointing. Dessert (peanut butter pie) was shared and very good. The restaurant and shared spaces are beautifully decorated for the season - so it's always fun to go.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Six of us each ordered something different off the lunch menu. Since we weren’t going back to work we were able to each enjoy a specialty cocktail. From beginning to end the food was fantastic... service attentive.... atmosphere festive! Shopped in both of Dalvatores fabulous gift shops after lunch. Found a few “perfect” Xmas gifts!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful meal, decorations were over the top beautiful. Always look forward to dinning here. It's such an experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Ken was a great waiter. Food was excellent for 3 of us. One ordered caprese sandwich and sent it back. Took a burger and was satisfied.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The menu is excellent with a wide variety of options. Our server was very professional and provided us with any options that we asked for. We will go regularly.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Brunch with Santa it was beautiful the rooms decorated food was cold not a lot of choices for Buffet and u had to pay for pic with santa

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

While I have frequented this neighborhood staple often over the years, this last visit was horrific and unacceptable. The female server could not be bothered interacting with us (although was flirty and interactive with those around us), did not check on how our food tasted, could not be bothered answering our questions, and simply put, was non-existent and unresponsive overall. We were there for 2.5 hours due to very poor service. Never again. I was truly embarrassed. For a restaurant of that caliber, I expected far more than was received.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was slow. Our server had a knack for avoiding the table. Most disappointing was the food. I have been to Salvatores many times, this is the first time the food was not great. Most of us had Salvatores special - steak and tortellini were barely warm, chicken was as dry as a bone. Admittedly,I did not complain that night, we were there for an 85th birthday and I didn't want to take away from the celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was wonderful, from the environment and the food all the way to our amazing waiter Kenneth. First time at Salvatore’s but will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Celebrated our 4 year anniversary with my husband. Tables near us were noisy we wanted a quiet date night we were easily accommodated to another table. Food and drinks were great. Christmas decorations were pretty.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

My experience there was awsome. Everyone that came to are table treated us politely, answered are questions or asked how our meal was.John was our waiter and i would give him a 10 star rating. Food was great. And worth the value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The experience was perfect from start to finish. The staff was there for our every need. The food was delicious and we got to see the holiday decor. We ordered the table side seafood meal and the bananas foster that was prepared at our table. The gentleman that prepared the dishes was very entertaining and very personable. Their staff is very professional. Would dine there again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

They were running very behind and we were seated 45 min after our 7:00 reservation. Wait staff were good and attentive, and the food was good...but made for a very long evening - and we were all starving.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Frankly, we came for Turkey Dinner in a great ambiance. The shredded lettuce salad was the worst salad i ever had. Leafy salad with not so thick dressing with some taste of a hot date would have been just fine. Your fancy idea of round noodle lettuce was tasteless. My daughter's Archochoves (?) was equally bad as she had a bite of 1/3 and didn't eat the other two.
In the dinner entré Gravey was tasty, mashed potatoes and stuffing was too rich in heavy oils or tard so we both didn't much beyond tasting it. Turkey white meat was so commercialized as it came from a can. It was tasteless as if it wasn't turkey but synthetic look alike product. Sweet potatoes were decently done. I can never eat boiled on the raw side green beens anyway. We had tried Turkey Dinner from Wegman's and now Salvatore's Italian Garden. Only Home made Turkey Dinner is the best.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Spicy, Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I had a reservation for 7pm, they sat us at 7:45. I will attribute this to being the Thanksgiving Holiday - I will assume this would not happen on an ordinary weekday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Ordered thanksgiving dinner. Little gravy, had to look for cranberry sauce and the amount of squash didn’t warrant a taste — which was about it, one forkful. The cappuccino for dessert was warm. Won’t return. Not worth the $39 cost per meal.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Seemed to be overbooked and undermanned. Too long for everything

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Since it was Thanksgiving the restaurant was very busy. They were decorated for Christmas and the decorations were outstanding. They have a special $39.00 three course menu which we all had and totally enjoyed and the portions were much bigger than expected. Will go back the next time I'm in Buffalo.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great experience; Slow to be seated and rather long wait for serving, but service was very good as was the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to Salvatore’s for Thanksgiving and it took over 2 hours to receive our meals. Granted, they were extremely busy due to the holiday, but if they couldn’t handle the volume then maybe not take so many reservations! Our server would run by and hardy apologize - claiming they were doing their best. We were not even offered a free beverage or bread basket while waiting. Extremely disappointing; however, is beautifully decorated during the holidays.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was great on thanksgiving however waited a very large no time for dinner

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came for thanksgiving dinner, & most of us ordered the special, turkey dinner. The food had really good taste, but the portions were too small for the price. They were understaffed, so service quality was not great. We were there over 2 hours and they forgot my to go dessert. It was so loud in the dining area that I thought the waiter was asking how everything was, instead he was asking if we wanted more wine, so we spent an extra $20 on wine we didn’t want. It took so long for the waiter to come back and we just wanted to leave. Not a good idea for a holiday meal, as it was hectic and not relaxing.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came here for Thanksgiving and everything was wonderful, except that something happened with the food service and we didn't get our dinner for a very long time. The waiter was obviously very concerned and upset about it. We were completely starving by the time the food came out, but it was really delicious when we got it. We enjoyed the beautiful holiday decorations, the quiet atmosphere you could actually talk in, and the food, of course.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

For once I decided NOT to cook for Thanksgiving and we invited our family. We were 10. The food was good. The price was fair $ 29.95/person which included the turkey and gravy, sweet potato, mashed potatoes (I did not care for them and the stuffing), stuffing, cranberry sauce and green beans.
The waiter was very professional. However, Mr. Salvatore's son is not inviting like his father. The father would have gone around thanking people for being there, asking how things were, etc. He was just transparent.

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Although beautiful and a great deal of friendly staff the food was average as was the service. We waited on water , bread, our plates to be cleared etc. Not worth the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food, excellent waitress, nice how you remodeled.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date
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