About Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant

Established in 1967, Salvatore's Italian Gardens is recognized as one of Western New York's premier full-service 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:
(877) 456-4097 ext. 1

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, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/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.

Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (111)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
Good for a Date (93)
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Romantic (91)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Notable Wine List (46)
Business Meals (38)
Seasonal (36)
Worth the Drive (36)
Good for Groups (35)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Cozy (28)
Fun (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Disabled Access (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Casual (10)
Scenic View (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Healthy (10)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Live Music (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We took our Granddaughters to a special brunch hosted by the restaurant, "Pirates and Princesses" Our server Laurie was incredibly attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 2 days ago

My daughter loves the princess brunch. She enjoyed all the activities meeting and having her photo taken with them.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our server didn’t greet us and take drink orders until about 30 minutes after we were seated. After the drinks were ordered it took another 30 minutes to receive them.

They completely forgot about my second round after the order was placed, so it was removed from the bill.

Didn’t bother with dessert because we didn’t want to wait another hour...

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·Dined 2 days ago

Overall was a very enjoyable evening. Was under impression at time of booking that beacause it was my birthday a portion of my dinner would be complimentary. Only to be told by my server after we were seated that this wasn't valid on Saturday evenings. Enjoyed the restaurant regardless, excellent food. Service by our server on the other had was less than attentive. Food and drink service took forever and after dinner specialty drinks were forgotten completely while he continued to talk to the next table. Will consider returning but will certainly hope for better service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Last minute reservations for group of 8, waiter very attentive and food prompt and delicious

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 (Montreal)·Dined 3 days ago

Salvatore's is a one of a kind, old school Italian restaurant with upscale touches. The decor is over the top. Statues, mirrors and chandeliers in every room. The food is consistently good. Clams casino, fried artichoke hearts, gnocchi in white truffle sauce, prime rib or the excellent lasagna bolognese are favorites. The service is attentive and friendly. Excellent place for a special night out.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food has gone downhill. Got lobster and was way overcooked and prime rib ordered medium was too rare.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I choose to dine at Salvatore's for special occasions specifically because they are gluten - free friendly. However, my gluten-free meal and ecperience on this visit was not as good as previous meals. They put a balsamic sauce on my vegetables after I already stated I could not have balsamic dressing on my salad. The gluten-free rolls (I give Salvatore's VERY high marks for even offering gluten-free rolls because the vast majority of restaurants don't) were tasteless compared to those they used to serve. When they took my plate away to remove the balsamic-sauce- covered vegetables, it was clear they just wiped that corner of the plate and put a few sauce-free vegetables on the same plate. That is not a gluten-free-safe procedure. The rest of the food on my plate got jostled around and did not look appetizing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 6 days ago

We are always impressed with the staff and the food is excellent. We always ask for Laurie's section when we dine there. She is an excellent server and always makes us feel welcome. You are very fortunate to have her working at your restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We always go here from now on we use to visit other local restaurants but this now has really been our go to. With the new hotel when we have business guests in from out of town the rooms are second to none.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food! Waiter very polite and knowledgeable about menu

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was good but overall the place was a rip off. The steaks were delivered with the wrong temperature and we had to swap them at the table. The lobster tail my husband got was small and overdone and the meal wasn't worth $85!!!!! I would save your money and go somewhere else

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall I was happy but I have some criticisms. The waiters checked with us too often and kept adking if we were done. It seemed that he was rushing us. Also I had Minestrone soup. Tasted good but not many veggies in it for the money. It was also both our birthdays and we did tell the host but we got nothing special for that. Other table got a sparkling dessert. And last, it was kind if noisey. I know that is hard to control but I had trouble hearing my friend at my table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As always, didn't disappoint. Food was superb and the service was excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Brian was a wonderful server and the rest of the staff was very attentive as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The Vermont salad makes a two hour drive worth it Salvatore’s offers a Prix fixe menu for three courses at $39 that is quite wonderful. Roast beef is always a great choice. Very professional staff make the restaurant run so smoothly. We love seeing all the beautiful Christmas decorations each year!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our second visit was not as good as the first. My pasta was cold. Not sure if we will return. I can get cold food anyplace for 1/4 of the cost. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent meal and service! This is fine dining at its best.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Worst dining experience I’ve ever had. Would never recommend anyone to dine here. Took over an hour and a half to get our food. Service was bad. Seems like the “rich” looking guests get serviced much better than the “middle class” guests. Will never return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had our reservation for 830. They were behind, I understand that it was New Years Eve but at 930 pm my husband and I were looking at just water on our tables. We didn’t leave the restaurant until 11pm! The timing was just unacceptable and the tables were very close together. I felt like I was having dinner with the table next to us. The waiter was slow with service but wonderful and the food was fabulous. As always the restaurant was elaborately decorated for the holidays. The lobby is stunning with all the beautiful trees! When you want that special occasion dinner I would still recommend Salvatore’s.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had dinner New Year’s Eve, Brian was our waiter. Service was excellent, food was delicious! Everything was prepared to our likings. Special requests were honored. The ambiance made the night special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good but my lobster tail was very dry which kinda ruined my meal. For the price I spent ($128) I was upset about the lobster tail

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

From the moment we walked in, we were treated like king and queen. The customer service is impeccable. It made our date memorable.
Food was terrific.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there for New Years dinner with my wife thinking we’d get the dinner for two menu but they had separate menu for New Years a lot pricier then normal menu and after spending $269 for dinner and having couple drinks I still left there not really full. The casino clams were not very good and the Caesar salad was too small but I will say the steak and lobster I got was very good

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

service is always top notch, and well timed. Polite and never too familar

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a family dinner which included two grandchildren of 8 and 13. The meal was very good with six different entrees and appetizers. Everyone enjoyed what they had. The service was excellent. Both waiter and busboy were very attentive to our every need including making sure the young ones were enjoying the occasion. I have been drinking Manhattans for more years than I would like to admit to but have never had a better one than the Salvatore's Black Manhattan.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Five of us went to celebrate a birthday. The server didn’t rush us as we were also exchanging Xmas gifts with one person before dinner. The food was excellent from beginning to end and prepared to everyone’s liking. Cake that we supplied was served with sparklers. Truly a festive wonderful experience!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was top notch, however I can't say the same for our server. The bus person was very attentive, but the server disappeared often and was gone a long time. Brought food , but when he went back for a piece of silverware, the food got cold by the time he returned. He was even surprised when someone else didn't bring us the bill. We spent more time waiting for our bill than in eating our entire meal. It ruined our anniversary dinner. All I wanted to do was to get out of there. Poor server....only 15% tip. Hope he 'gets it.'

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always one of our favorites. Food is delicious and the service is absolutely top shelf. Love it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to Salvatore's for my husband's birthday and to view their wonderful holiday decorations. Setting was spectacular - over the top Christmas decor is always a treat. Food was so so. Most of us ordered off the price fix menu and frankly when you do that I don't think you get the attention any diner deserves. My daughter ordered a full entree - Seafood Scampi - mini lobster tail was so salty it was not edible. Others in our party said their food came out lukewarm. We had a party of 6 - spend close to $400 - food should bee better when you are spending that kind of money. Our server was great - but didn't do anything but say she was sorry when we complained about the food. We had a very generous gift card given to us by friends so we went to celebrate a special occasion. I won't be going back anytime soon. Russell's just down the road is a much better choice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Super dining experience. Holiday decor unbeaten anywhere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have come to Salvatore's with a family of 10 for the last 5 years the first couple of years it was great, one of the best dinning experiences we had as a family. Last year is was average both food and service. We thought this might have been just a bad waiter and poor food choice that he recommended . This year was a very similar experience. We will be looking for a new spot next year to dine for our family post Christmas Shopping trip

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Sadly the original charm and enjoyably “over the top” decor has changed to automated stiffness and pretentiousness. An eight dollar baked potato should at least be warm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was very good. A little on the pricey side for what you get but we knew that going in. Waiter was very slow and took a long time in between courses. A little disappointed in that.
Overall- Good food and beautiful place

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I was so disappointed with our service. The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the holidays and is set up so nicely for large groups or an intimate, romantic evening. It seems like the perfect place to celebrate an important event. The service we received took so long. We sat at 6:10 and I didn't receive the check until 9:30. My family became so impatient they went ahead to take pictures and walk around while I waited for the server to come with the bill. The dining room was not busy so I don't understand why it took so long. The food was ok but overpriced. A couple fruit flies were floating around during our meal; that was unappetizing. I also went to the bathroom and a server came in and left without washing her hands. At that point, I wanted to find her and let a manager know but was unable to locate her. I was expecting so much more and was greatly disappointed. I would recommend staying in the attached hotel and taking pictures for the holidays and maybe enjoy drinks at the bar but I would not recommend dining here at all. Totally not worth the money.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great night we can not wait to go back and we will be back soon. Menu is always changing and give me something to look forward to.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent experience. One of best restaurants in Buffalo area. Great ambiance, very good food. Had NY strip steak and it was excellent. Highly recommend for a romantic evening.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was a good experience very posh and upscale place and the waiter is amazing

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The restaurant is decorated beautifully for the holidays and the food is always very good. Have been here many times; unfortunately this time we were seated in a new room that was added with their new hotel addition (across from the bar) and the room was not as inviting as the other dining rooms. This was a celebration for my husband and myself and I felt like we were overdressed for this room; it does not have the same ambience as the rest of the restaurant. Next time I make reservations I will ask that we are seated in one of the other dining rooms.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Salvatores is one of our favorite restaurants and we are never disappointed. The food is the best and the holiday decorations were tasteful and spectacular. Being that it is the holidays, the restaurant was very full and the service was slower than normal, but it gave us a chance to digest between courses. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Our waiter was kind and took time to stop and check in with us often to let us know about the delay in food arriving. For special occasions, Salvatores is always one of our first choices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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