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Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant

4.5
2968 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 2968 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I bought a package to celebrate my 50th birthday . I was treated well by the hotel staff. The shuttle service was exceptional! The restaurant was superior on every level! The service, food and atmosphere made my special day one I will always remember. I will be back for another occassion!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent way to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious, the service attentive but not intrusive or lurking. And really enjoyed that the cozy atmosphere.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Our server Jeff, was very competent and saw to our every need, but my steak had to be sent back twice due to improper cooking. I received my colorectal plate after my wife had finished her dessert. I’m disappointed, primarily because we’ve come here often.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

everything was great. Our waiter was very attentive. The only thing I would like to have seen is more options with Chicken. I really thought I would have seen a chicken piccata or something similar.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Amazing. Osso buca was one of the best i ever had. For a high end restaurant the prices are reasonable.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The waitress was great

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Service and food both great! We can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I love Salvatore's...great great best tasting food! great atmosphere for groups/family/couples. Last time we were there we did experience a wait of 1 1/2 hrs for our food...not common at all for this restaurant. We didn't order any appetizers or salads...just our entrees, which is not a normal thing for us. The cooks must have thought they had more time, not knowing we only ordered entrees...which is why I'm thinking our entrees took so long. I asked the manager about it and that was the first thing he asked, "you didn't order any appetizer or salads?" I said no, just our entrees and he said that may have been the problem. So if you only order entrees, be sure to have the waitor mention it to the cook! They of course totally made up for it...gave us a free entree! Yeah Salvatore's! Will always go back and recommend this restaurant! I knew they wouldn't let us down!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The food was great, Annie the server was exceptional.

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2.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Beautifully decorated. But really bad service, food was not how we ordered. And my waitress spilled water all over me and didnt help to clean it up.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Completely different experience than 3 weeks ago. I had written in that review, it would be a very long time before going there again. But - when I found out they had a free 3 course@ $ 39 birthday dinner, I couldn’t pass it up. In May, in 3.5 hours, only served 2 of the 3 courses. It was so late, requested the dessert to go. This month, all 3 courses & got the check in 2 hours. May- requested table near entrance- taken to a 3rd walk thru dining area. June-seated close to entrance. May- busboy came once to table. Busboys grouped together talking among themselves. June- 5 times our & other busboys came to table. May- background music very loud & other tables in a party mood-loud talking & laughing. June-music tuned down & other diners talked among themselves, not distracting others. We ordered the exact meal. May- prime rib was better, good flavor & tender. June-a bit tough, not much flavor. But, the service was very attentive & that improved the dining experience immensely.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The special three course menu is terrific. It offers an amazing Vermont salad, choice of entrees and a dessert. There are quite a few choices. The staff are all very friendly. I have had the special quite a few times and it is always special.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The quality of the food was on par with meals I've had at expensive weddings, and the decor matched. It's def not cheap, after a -$50 coupon my bill was still close to $100, but this isn't a place you go to skimp. When you're ready to go all out for something that's a sure bet Salvatore's won't let you down. And please pronounce the last "e". It's an Italian word for dog's sake.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

They made our daughters graduation dinner very special. Everyone was very polite and always had a smile. They congratulated our daughter on her graduation and made sure the service and the food was perfect. French onion soup is to die for. The food is 5 STARS . It is worth getting dressed up and going to Salvatores. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT .

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The wife and I finished our medical residencies 10 years ago. Have not been to Salvatore's since. The hotel has gone through many changes since then. Personaly we felt the changes were not that warm. I get the feeling Old man Salvatore is not there any more.
39$ special dinner I asked our server how come no steak with that plan. She answered you are paying only 39$ you want a steak for that price? It seemed a little rude. But, she does not understand that we live in Beverly hills California which is prime USA location. Homes are between 5-128$ million. And yes best steak houses for 40-45$ you get a steak dinner with salad/soup.
Anyway, in would recommend people for your restaurant but there are others that warrant a try.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We went to Salvatore's on Saturday night to celebrate our daughter's academic achievement. We had been there twice before for special occasions and though we knew what to expect:

- the odd decor/statues
- the strange displays in the washrooms
- the great service
- the great wine selection
- the great food

The service and atmosphere were 'as advertised', but the food quality has dropped significantly in the 3 years since we were last here. The charcuterie platter - previously rich with 'house-made' cheeses and 'house-cured' meats had one chunk of store-bought cheese, a few meats that looked like they were from Costco, and a bunch of filler in between (a couple mini-tomatoes, a pile of lettuce, and those peppers you might get at a Chile's, or Olive Garden. We ordered escargots to go with the charcuterie - big mistake: under-garlic'd and 'mealy'.

We invested in a bottle of wine and drinks before the meal, so we opted for the '3 for $39' special for our meals. The appetizers got mixed reviews: the Vermont salad had too much dressing on it for our liking. The Caesar salad and mushroom soup seemed to be well-liked.

The real disappointment was the "Classic" entree. Here, you are given a 4oz steak (which was enjoyed by all 4 of us), but a tiny portion of pasta, and what can best be described as a 'previously frozen, out of the box' breaded chicken. Absolutely flavorless and of a cardboard consistency.

Desserts and lattes were good all around.

Total bill was over $350.

For the distance we traveled and the price we paid, were were left very disappointed. An evening of celebration instead became a discussion of how much we spent for the lack of quality we received.

We won't be back. There are other Italian restaurants that we'll favor from now on.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I've visited Salvatore's Italian Gardens several times and have never been disappointed. The service is outstanding, and is enhanced by the excellent wine and entree selection. The spaghetti with tenderloin stuffed meatball was very tasty, my wife really liked her Salvatore's Classics plate, and our son even liked his Chicken Fingers.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The waiter and staff were perfessional. Excellent service. Food was just okay, a bit on the expensive side.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had a a special anniversary of 50 years together, it was wonderful to have a elegant evening and dinner was fantastic! I do regret not spending the night at the hotel, part of your special offer. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Nothing short of Fantastic! They went out of their way to make my aunts birthday very special! The excellent service started and ended at the front desk when you check in for the dinner reservation! I must also recommend the 3 course dinner for $39 dollars... It’s an excellent value!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Food was delicious as always and our server was outstanding!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food was ok for the service average and the music was way to loud... asked to turn it down several times and finally they did... have gone to Salvatore’s
Many time but this was not the best experience unfortunately. But I will try again.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent service and food. Birthday $39.00 and Wednesday 1/2 bottle wine highly worth it and recommend to all my family and friends.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The food was excellent. Staff were very polite and attentive but not too attentive that you don’t have privacy.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

we were there for a wonderful dinner and an amazing night at the Garden Place Hotel. We will back

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Salvatore's never disappoints!...Great food, service, & atmosphere. Jeff was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. Will return for sure!

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Very disappointed! Decided to try Salvatore’s following my daughter’s college graduation because I had heard good things about it. Unfortunately after sitting in a stadium for 3 hours and driving 90 minutes before that the last thing we needed was to wait longer. We ended up being there for over 2 hours. We had minimal drinks, only 2 salads, and entrees. I would have like dessert but it was simply too late and none of us wanted to wait any longer. I was not impressed with the food either. Most of it was good but nothing that “wow’d” me and portions were smaller than I expected considering the menu prices. I will not return.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Not good. Overcharged. Took 5 attempts to get bill rt. Amounts differed by over $93!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent Dinner for my wife, children and grandson. Celebrating my sons graduate degree. A good time was had by all and the service was old school. Perfect dining experience that is hard to find today. No rushing just enjoying. Congrats Salvatores!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Expensive because waiter did not state prices on the specials.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Our waiter KEN was just great, he help make our day, even more special,, SALVATORIES has and always be a great place for special times

Paul Jeffrey

Thanks

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Haven’t been there in a while it was food to be back

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the Napa chicken, ambience is pleasant, serene. Great staff, cordial & pleasant. Had a celebration dinner of six. Enjoyed by all, nothing to complain about at all. Dinner was perfect.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The service wasn't very good, waited 10 minutes before a server attended our table and another 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive. The moscow mule we ordered did not contain the ginger beer, by the time our server came with our food it wasn't even worth complaining about the beverage. We ordered the truffle fries as an appetizer which tasted very dry and seemed 'left over' or 'old'. The stuffed meatball that came with the spaghetti seemed dry as well, very difficult to cut through. To top it all off, we had $125 in gift certificates that we were told by the front desk were for Salvatore's - when the bill came, we were told they were for Russell's! Disappointing experience, at this point my girlfriend and I are making the joke that we paid $100 for a glass of wine as that seemed to be the one thing enjoyable about the meal.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was outstanding. The decor was a tad over the top. When making the reservation I had stated it was a celebration for our anniversary yet there was no mention of this at all. The waitress we had was very attentive but our water boy must have been newer. We had to ask for water refills and for bread. Considering the amount we spent it was a little disappointing

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was good. I would have said great but the lobster tails were not up to par and people were disappointed. We were having a wonderful time until it took over an hour to get our dinner after we had our soup/salads. They offered to take care of our dessert, which is fair, however there idea of "comping" dessert was giving the table 2 plates of small random desserts to a group of 14 people. No dessert menus were given. Regardless if the desserts were taken care of or not, people wanted to order there own dessert. This was a celebratory dinner for all and they wanted to go all out, which they deserved to do. After letting them know that people wanted to order there own, they just asked what people wanted without even a menu or what they had to offer. Then we were charged for the desserts that people personally ordered. We had to speak to the manager, which we shouldn't have had to do. What started off as a wonderful evening, turned into a disappointing one. Dinner took too long, people became tired. I was there at 5:30 and didn't leave until 10:30. This is the second time that we have a negative experience at Salvatore's.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food, great help. My mom is handicapped they were very accommodating to her needs

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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 on May 19, 2018

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

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