About Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant

Established in 1967, SALVATORE’S Italian • Steaks • Seafood 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

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (112)
Good for Anniversaries (92)
Romantic (89)
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Good for a Date (84)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Notable Wine List (41)
Seasonal (40)
Good for Groups (39)
Worth the Drive (37)
Business Meals (34)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Cozy (28)
Fun (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Authentic (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Great for Brunch (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Healthy (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Live Music (9)
People Watching (9)
Scenic View (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely fantastic. Jeff, our waiter was phenomenal as well as his support team. If we didn't live in Erie it would be a more frequent dining spot. Love it...

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fun, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Salvatore Garden is a great place for dining cozy, celebrations and just good dining

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The experience at Salvatore's was awesome the food was off the chart very good service waiters Busboys everything everybody was very courteous and helpful I would recommend it to anybody we will definitely be doing this again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

The quality of food and service has declined and that was very evident this past Friday (2/16/18) when I took my wife here for our valentine’s dinner. We waited close to 15 min before the waiter came over to take our drink order. When he returned for our dinner order he made no mention of any specials, we had to ask and he then rattled off 4-5 specials. The appetizer and dessert were good, we settled on the tableside sea food scampi over pasta as our main dish. The sea food itself (shrimp, lobster and scallop) was just okay to borderline bland. There was hardly any scampi sauce which made the pasta extremely dry and even blander.

My wife and I dine at a few higher end restaurants a year to celebrate (special occasions) and this used to be one of them. The young man that cooked our tableside dinner introduced himself as an assistant manager. He was very friendly and did a great job of narrating while he was cooking. However, when he was done he told us to enjoy and that he would return shortly to make sure we were satisfied. I would have expressed our displeasure, but he never came back and unfortunately neither will we, definitely not worth the $$$$ anymore.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The artichoke appetizer was delicious as was the salmon with jasmine rice and julienned vegetables. There are a lot of options to choose from on the 3 for $39 menu. This is a great way to have an appetizer, soup or salad, an entree and a dessert all for only $39! When buying a $100 gift card we received four $25 gift certificates off the price of two entrees . We were able to have a delicious dinner for $100 including tip by utilizing one of the $25 coupons and the 3 for $39.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter mr. Uteg was extremely professional Service was outstanding and he was also very nice to both of our children I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody for a special occasion or just fine dining I am very pleased with the service that we received

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

apps were cold, mains were luke warm, waiter didn't check to see how the apps and mains were, valentines day feb 14

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This was the worst experience I had on my Birthday Feb 14 I made reservation through you and specified it was for a birthday. They would not honor upon being seated and had a limited double price menu which forced you to order a four course dinner. Should never patronize the restaurant again. Walked out

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was beautiful and clean. Staff seemed very friendly. I was very disappointed in the food, as my steak was cold. Also, the waiter we had was not very attentive to our table and there was a very long duration between our appetizer, soup, entree, dessert and the check. Three and a half hours was a bit much for a dinner. There were couples who came in after us that left sooner than we did. I know it was a busier evening, but for the price we paid for the food we were very disappointed in the quality and service for our first visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

My Wife and I went to Salvatore's this past Valentines Day and were very disappointed with the experience. First, the service was good, but we felt relatively hurried by the wait staff as compared to when we've been there in the past. Second and the worst part, there was a "Special Valentines Day Menu" that you had to order from. The selections were very limited and it was a rip off. If you can believe it, much more expensive than usual. The prices of the entrees were almost doubled in price. For example, Rack of Lamb is normally $42, with this special menu it was $80. It did come with 1 appetizer, 1 salad and 1 desert. But those things certainly would not have cost $38! There was no prior notice of this when we made reservations, on the restaurant's web-site when we were looking at the menu beforehand or when we talked to Salvatore's staff about the reservations. Salvatore's seemed to just be taking advantage of people who made reservations for Valentines Day and it was just a money grab. Very disappointed and we'll go somewhere else in the future.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing experience! Our servers (Lauren & Joe) were top notch attentive and very knowledgeable. Every course of our meal was full of flavor and done to perfection. Perfect for a special occasion. We can't wait to return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

What a Beutiful restaurant with amazing food and great staff!!! My girlfriend and I came in to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and what we got was above and beyond what we expected! Amazing wine menu, perfectly cooked Filet with pre cracked Alaskan king crab! Couldn’t ask for a better night with my girl! Thank you to the amazing staff who was so king and knowledgeable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was extremely slow. For the price, the food was not that great. Was not worth the expensive price. It was also ridiculous cold in the dining room, which made the experience that much more uncomfortable. Would not go back to this restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Unfortunately, the Valentine's Day brunch was simply not good - we had high hopes that fell very flat. The buffet was disorganized; the food the quality of what you would find at a diner. The servers were not informed about the dishes and could not tell people what they were. I heard someone call the chicken mole - chocolate chicken which made the woman gag. The kids table was substandard. And what I was looking forward to the most at the chocolate brunch the dessert table was just cheap dollar store chocolates and a variety of things dipped in cheap milk chocolate melt - along with the fruit loop dessert - it was off putting to say the least.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Came in for the brunch paid $35.00 and was disappointed the mimosa's were separate and thought you could have had french toast , plain pancakes, toast, some different types of cakes

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

2/10/18, me and my significant other showed as scheduled for our 5:30 reservation. We ordered the Mediterranean Octopus, a salad, Lobster bisque, the Tableside seafood scampi, as well as a NY Strip steak Entrée. I had a few issues with the services and food that we received last night. The table to begin cooking my seafood entrée was not even brought to our table until 7pm. There was a party sitting next to us who came later then us, ate, and would have left before we even received our food if they had not ordered desert. At 6:45 I advised the server that we had other reservations for an event at 8pm in Niagara Falls, and asked that he please try to get our food out, and that he bring boxes for our food as well as the check. The server then advised me that someone would be over shortly to begin cooking my food. I did not realize that "tableside" seafood meant that they were going to cook it at the table. I however, also didn't understand the significance in doing so, as the presentation was nothing special. My partners steak did not come to our table until 7:20, and my food was not finished cooking and plated until 7:25. I then had to rush the bus boy to bring our check and bring me something to package our food with. We knew we were not going to have time to finish eating, let alone order any type of desert or cocktails after dinner. We did not leave the dinning room until close to 7:45pm. Like I said, we had other engagements that we had scheduled (a concert) that was 35 minutes away from dinner, that we were late for. Also while eating what part of the entrée I could quickly eat and barely enjoy- my sea food dish was not very flavorful. The pasta had no taste to it at. Overall I was not satisfied with our service, nor the food. The Mediterranean lobster was also a bit burnt. Our bill came to $150 plus tip. I believe I could have went somewhere else and had received better services, and better quality food. I would not being willing to suggest going there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service. Excellent food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have dined here for years. While waiting for our table we ordered drinks. Mine arrived but where told that no pumpkin spice liquor for my wife's drink. This was not a speciality drink but off of the menu. No alternative offered and on top of it the undelivered drink was on my bill, which I had to insist was removed. Have never been disappointed until this incident. Hope management gets things back on track. Mr. Salvatore would not have accepted this.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and ambiance were wonderful. Service was very friendly, although a little slow. Restaurant was not very busy. Will definitely come again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening and were not rushed through our dinner. We took advantage of their three course dinner special and were very pleased. The prime rib was excellent! Our waiter and busboy were very pleasant and upbeat. This added to a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our cocktails were amazing and so was our spinage and sausage bread loaf but it was underwhelming from there. Every course after our break loaf was luke warm at best. Even the lobster bisque soup (though lobster was cooked perfect) was room temperature. Our bus boy(Christian) gave us more attention and better service than our server(Bria ). It was a great evening but we were expecting better and more for such a luxurious place and high prices.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server Kenny was amazing! Very thoughtful!! he made the entire evening special!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Dinner at Salvatore’s was a great experience! The service was outstanding led by our waiter, Joe. His service standards and menu knowledge were amazing, top notch!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and our server Joe were excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great night with clients be back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This was our first time attending the princess brunch buffet. We were very impressed with the selection of food, it was worth every penny. The seating was a little crowded and cramped. I was happy there was a high chair available for my daughter. The service was excellent! We never had to ask for anything it was there before we had a chance to ask. I was a little disappointed on the lack of activities for the kids. The princesses were great. I loved that they walked around to meet the kids. The activities provided were OK, but I felt for the price they could’ve been a little better or maybe a few more. Overall, we were very happy and will definitely come back again next year!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went to the pirate and princess brunch, as we had done last year. Last year was great! Delicious food, interactive pirates and princesses visiting the kids at the tables, great service and an overall great experience, which is why we came back this year. However, this year there were less food options, less ambiance and the service was not that great. Overall, we were disappointed and will not return again next year.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great meal. A bit overpriced for families. We enjoyed everything.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

was disappointed in the new decor we always enjoyed the vintage velvet red and cosy lounge the new set up vey loud and no dancing will have to try Russell's now that the room for dancing and dinner is gone

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A wonderful meal with great friends. As usual, the food was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This was our second visit there for a family member's birthday dinner. The food was very good and the service from our server Giovanni was outstanding. He is very personable and knowledgeable of the menu. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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