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.

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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (113)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
Romantic (92)
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Good for a Date (90)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Notable Wine List (48)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Seasonal (35)
Business Meals (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Cozy (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Fun (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Authentic (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Comfort Food (14)
Disabled Access (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Healthy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Casual (9)
Scenic View (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Live Music (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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

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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 (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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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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 (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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This has been our christmas tradition with our family for the last 15 years - we have noticed an obvious decline in the quality of the food over the last three to four years - for a meal that was roughly $100 per person including drinks we were disappointed in three of the six meals - wait staff and ambience is excellent - we did not want to send back a dry lobster tail and overcooked chicken breast that was dry and tasteless to then wait for a new one to come out while everyone felt uncomfortable- no we did not say anything at the time but afterwards each voiced their concerns and it was at least 50% of what got was not up to Salvatores expected excellent standards

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ambiance 100%, Christmas decor 100%, Cleanliness 100%, Staff 100%. All is all we have never been disappointed in anything at Salvatore's. We've been going there for 10 years now and we've honestly picked a different main course every time. Never failed. The atmosphere is eligant, quiet, yet comfortable. We have taken many couples with us for a variety of reasons. Never leave hungry, nor unhappy. Always a pleasure. Thanks, keep up the great work.

Also love the addition of accomodations right at the restaurant. Great idea. Next time we will stay overnight.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had our annual Christmas get together and it was great! We have been coming here for this occasion for many years and hope to continue the tradition.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We took our girls (ages 13 and 10) for a Christmas dinner and the setting was just beautiful. The decor was just stunning and we were able to capture some perfect pictures. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus came around to the table which made it more 'kid friendly.' It was quite crowded and service was a tad slow- particularly at the end- but overall it was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We brought our 18 year old Granddaughter for dinner, Service (ANNIE) was excellent, Salvatore's was a REAL HIT, we will definitely be back

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Just a GREAT time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Gnocchi was disappointing. Not served as expected and was overcooked. Slow service

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

While the decor lived up to its reputation, the service was dreadful. After arriving for my reservation on time with a nearly empty restaurant, we were made to wait quite long. I asked that we not have to climb stairs with an 86 year old, then was made to wait even after complaining, then asked to climb stairs. Server was childish, slow, and overly talkative. Two of my party walked out while we waited more than 10minutes for the check.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went to Salvatore’s to celebrate our anniversary and were very disappointed with our service. We had drinks at the bar and went to our table for dinner. Sat down and had to wait for waiter “ken” for about 10 minutes, ordered a bottle of wine and waited another 15 minutes before it arrived. Dinner was served timely and was good. Waiter gave us the desert menu then disappeared for another 15 minutes and by that time we weren’t hungry anymore. We told him it was a long wait but got no response. We will no be going back for another anniversary celebration in the future. We sent Salvatore’s an e mail regarding this but have not received a response yet.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a group of 15 and everything was like clockwork. Food was outstanding and service was even better! Tried to book same room for this time next year and it was too far off. But will definitely book next year and hopefully we will be able to have Laurie as our waitress.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Never disappoints. The food is wonderful and the 3 courses for $39 is a wonderful offer. Superb service, the place to go if you need an excuse or simply want to dress up for an evening of wonderful dining. Fabulous "old school" service and wonderfully prepared food.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Off the top, the food is excellent. My lamb was fabulous as was the salmon. The only wrinkle was the waiter. He was over the top. It is ok to ask if we need anything, but don't push. There were also times he was invisible when he should not have been.

Oh well.

We will still return for our yearly visit.

Remember the food is excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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