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Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant

4.4
2928 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(877) 456-4097 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Diana
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Catering
Buffalo catering visit www.salvatores.net to catering all you private and special events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Genessee Street
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Parking details
There is ample parking for all guest. Valet parking is available on Saturdays.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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
What 2928 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined a day ago

Always look forward at dining st Salvatore's. It was a busy evening so the kitchen was extremely slow. 1 hour before entree arrived. Steaks were slightly overdone as waiter was busy and they sat in the kitchen.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I picked up this restaurant from TripAdvisor by reading previous reviews. We went to the the venue with 6 people to celebrate the college graduation. Very big and crowded place a single man was performing live music with the participation of the guests which was very different experience for me. To my surprise the food and the service was very good. I definitely recommend it. Little bit expensive but price benefit ratio is ok

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A unique dining experience, to say the least. Everything top-notch, amazing ambiance, very pricey, but a meal to remember.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I were celebrating his graduation and were very excited for a special night out. Unfortunately, our food didn't taste quite right, but wr chalked it up to a different way of cooking than we are used to. Sadly, that night we were both terribly I'll and ended up not getting to celebrate anything but the glory of indoor plumbing! Something certainly wasn't right, indeed.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Awesome service! Laurie was outstanding and very attentive. Food was excellent, would definitely go back next time we are in NY.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I made 5:30pm & requested, a table close to the entrance, because my 85 yr. old neighbor, has some difficulty walking. We arrived at 5:25. Waited15 minutes with the hostess. No diners came in. Staff just kept walking around. We were walked through 2 dining areas. The restaurant, we know , is very dark, and involved a couple of steps. Our waiter had a great personality. However, if you are pressed for time, this is not the place to go. We ordered the 3 course @ $39 per person option. So,we were not multiple courses that took a long time to eat. It took awhile to get our waiter’s attention for the check. We finally got our bill just after 9 pm. I believe the delays between our couple of courses was - our waiter had two tables of six whom were ordering drinks, ( my neighbor & I only ordered coffee/tea ), appetizers, etc. He spent considerable time with them. We both ordered the prime rib option. The menu listed it as 8 oz. It was one lb., but almost half was fat. But, the fat makes the beef have a wonderful flavor. Because things took so long, we asked for the dessert, the 3rd course, “to go”. It should never take almost 3.5 hours for two courses. Somewhat annoying was loud music & people at all the tables in our section talking loud & laughing. They were having a good time. But, we could hardly hear each other talk. It’ll be quite a while before I would return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed our meal there very much (and ate too much!) We would go back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic! We really enjoyed it. Both food and service were great.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We go every year for my daughters birthday but as time goes by, this restaurant just seems to have lost something along the way. They are not at the top of their game anymore. Service was great and food delicious but they used to have little things that made the visit special.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our first time at the newly renovated restaurant. The ambiance was wonderful. The Bar Man ( sorry didn’t get his name) was very personable and efficient. Made a terrific Grey Goose martini. The service by Giovanni could not have been better. It was Mother’s Day and therefore the wait was exceptionally long however Giovanni was kind enough to continue to bring us updates on the progress of our dinner. Our meal was very good. We don’t believe our experience would have been as good and memorable had it not been for Giovanni and his personality and professionalism. He is an exceptional Ambassador for Salvatore’s.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have to admit I was a bit disappointed in Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant. For one, I'm a vegetarian and there are NO vegetarian options on the menu. My only option was to order the spaghetti minus the meatball (luckily they don't use meat sauce). The portion was also VERY small, and I left the restaurant hungry. For an upscale Italian restaurant, you would think they would be able to get spaghetti right, but they didn't. Honestly, it tasted like a cheap Walmart brand of sauce. My Caesar salad was also exceptionally SMALL with a couple of romaine lettuce leaves wrapped up. The salads at Red Lobster are bigger and better. Two, getting our main entrees took FOREVER. There was a big backup in the kitchen for some reason, so they offered us a free drink while we waited. Three. It also took a long time for us to get the desert menu, and we had to actually ask the water boy for them. And again, the portions were really small. As I said, I left the restaurant hungry, and won't be going back or recommend it.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First time there on mother's day and my last, repeated appolagies for the long wait to get the food, told many times of problems, spagetti was poor, sauce tasted like hunts, the chicken from Salvatores special was nothing more than fried chicken from chic fil A, the waiter felt so bad he started comping me beer.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food is truly exceptional. We are never disappointed.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our servers were excellent. We arrived at 5:10 pm for an early dinner since we have a one year old and got our dinner at 8:45!!! Ridiculous. Dosent matter it was mother’s day. This is unacceptable.

It is very pricey. We got a small bowl of spaghetti and a meatball for pur one year old for $18. Outrageous. Our dinners were not terrible but very average.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We have a regular server we request (Lori) who goes out of her way to make any occasion special. Management go out of their way to accommodate their guests. They check to make sure everything is perfect. Love this place. It's a make you feel good place.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We made a reservation for 2pm. I heard through another party member when they called to see if Mother’s Day was going to be a buffet and they said that the reservations were being moved to 1:30. They said they would call me to confirm and never did. We arrived at 1:30 and weren’t seated until 2:15 as we watched other folks jump in front of us. Once we were seated the food was very good and price wasn’t bad.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for the Mother's Day brunch and everything was delicious. There was a large variety of items to choose from and the area was organized in a way that it wasn't difficult getting your food. The lower kids buffet table was a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was great we really enjoyed the brunch for Mother’s Day. Food was great. Large variety of food.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We take my mother in law every year for mother's day-and we eat there occasionally. This year we were a group of 5 -past years we are usually group of 10. We sat in the restaurant area-where as past years we were seated in a banquet room. Both times, food was great and service was great-but I would say the ambiance is better up front in restaurant area. Mother's Day is always chaotic -lots of children and people moving around because of the brunch setup. But I have to say, they have it down! And they do a great job!! I am not a huge brunch fan but the food was hot, well prepared and plentiful. They usually set up a low, small table for the children also-which is nice. We will be back again soon!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were there for mother’s day nice we enjoyed it. For 35.00 a person would have been nice to include a mimosa.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was great. My wife and I started at a restaurant at the casino that was not fine dining and smelled like smoke. Our second choice was MTK prime that had paper, food stained menus on clipboards. We ended up at Salvatores for our 16th anniversary and had the best service from Giovanni of all the visits we've had there in the past. Thanks again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Food was phenomenal. I would 100% recommend the strip steak with truffle butter and the hot peppers. Our server, Laurie was attentive and knowledgeable. Drinks and dessert were excellent as well. First class all the way. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great service and meal! We had a table with good privacy but not isolated. Our server Harry was very helpful in suggesting menu items. Everything we had was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We were a party of nine this past Monday evening. We were a mix of locals and out-of-towners. Everyone enjoyed the food immensely, and the service was very good. Our waiter was also very entertaining. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was delicious and the waitress was very nice and informative.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great place to go on a date or for a special occasion.
Dress is casual to dressy but most people are dressed up more formal.
Service and food is always top notch. It's like anything else... you go what you pay for.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Been here several times and will be back again. Our waiter Tom P was great and made great options for my wife who has a restricted diet. The table we got was very nice and had a nice quiet conversation with our company. The 39.00 menu options were of a good value. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent ambience and entertainment for a Friday evening meeting with friends. We literally thought they were playing Frank Sinatra music before realizing it was live entertainment and a guy singing. Bar for before dinner drinks was fun and lively. The service was excellent. The food is good but it probably could be a bit better for the price - however - the service and enjoyable experience overall made this very minor. I would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Service was excellent. I expected the food to be better. It didn't seem that fresh. The little Yukon potakes seemed like they were sitting around for a while.
The Chandelier bar was fun. Great atmosphere, good cocktails, bartenders on point.
I would recommend for happy hour, not dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Our first time visit was 13 years ago and the food and service is just as good, if not better.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Terrific experience overall. Jeff was excellent and made our evening out very specual

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was wonderful and the service superb. Great wine list and desserts to die for.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Service was excellent and the food was even better!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was perfect

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Service was excellent! Special Beet and Goat cheese salad was wonderful as was the shrimp cocktail. I ordered the fresh spaghetti with the tenderloin meatball - spaghetti was completely overcooked and literally drowning in mediocre tomato sauce and inedible. Meatball was excellent but dish was TOTAL disappointment and overpriced. Since this is Salvatore's 'Italian Garden' - you would think they'd know how to cook pasta!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This was our 12th time at this restaurant and, as usual, the service was top-notch and the food was outstanding. They take great care of their customers and are very thoughtful. It also helps the food is outstanding and very well priced for the quantity and quality. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and attentive staff.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Party of 13, service was out of sync. Dirty dishes not cleared between courses, soiled silverware removed from starter plates to be reused for main course

No offer of black napkins. Servers were friendly just not attentive to details

Menu lacks innovation

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It's been a while since me and my husband have eaten here. We treated friends who were here from Germany, and they were quite impressed with the whole experience, especially the food. Had a wonderful time, hope to enjoy again soon.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Updated interior (since a visit 10+ years ago) is a welcome change; much more modern and inviting & less gaudy/over the top.
Food was delicious and the 3/39 deal is an excellent value.
My only negative comment is the speed of service. We sat down for dinner at 6pm and did not conclude till after 9pm. Our waitress was excellent but she had too much to do and there were several 10 to 15 minute gaps where we were just waiting around.
We did a package and the Delavan hotel is connected to the restaurant, well apportioned and very convenient. All in all a very nice place for a date night.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Get meal and outstanding service Giovanni was a great waiter

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