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About Salvatore's-Theater District

With 5 locations in and around Boston, Salvatore’s is the destination for the best Italian food outside the North End. Salvatore’s Restaurants was created by Sal Lupoli, known for his Sal’s Pizza empire, and is the result of Sal’s and his undying passion for high quality, authentic cuisine at an unbeatable value. Unlike the pizza stores, Salvatore’s is a full service restaurant complete with private dining rooms, full bar and a warm ambiance reminiscent of the Lupoli family’s Italian roots. Situated directly between the Opera House and Paramount Theater, Salvatore’s features classic menu favorites as well as Express Dining options for guests with limited time to make the show.

545 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Salvatore's-Theater District Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Food was terrible. Manager comped entire meal. Server was great but even acknowledged food was bad. Manager could have been better- she seemed likes this happens all the time and was almost immune to it.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We were delayed and they held our table in a very busy season. Wonderful service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Tried this place for dinner as we were seeing the Nutcracker at the Opera House next door. We come from RI every year to see the ballet and try new restaurants. We heard good things but we were disappointed in the food. The staff and service were great along with the atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We made reservations at this lovation for after a show, as it is located adjacent to the Opera House. It was a special occasion for us, as I’m sure it is for many who come directly after a show. Our waitress was distracted and disinterested. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice but the less than cordial attitude from our waitress kind of killed the vibe for us. We had indicated it was a special occasion upon making our reservations but she didn’t even ask us if we wanted coffee or dessert.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect spot for a perfect bite before the ballet!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went because we wanted limoncello scallops. They weren’t on the menu. We were disappointed.
Caprise salad, pizza, were very good. My daughter had a pasta dish ($26) that didn’t measure up to her expectations. Dessert was delicious.
Our server was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was very good and very convenient to the Opera House!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

location was great for our performance at the Opera House but food was
bland, very disappointing. Service was good when it finally came to our table. Both restrooms out of order - on a Sunday late afternoon with kids -
not fun.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service was reasonable, but not exceptional. The caprese and meatball flatbread were tasty but the chicken Alfredo was horrendous - poor quality pasta, plastic-textured sauce with fried chicken bits that looked like that belonged in an orange chicken at a Chinese restaurant and nowhere near an Italian plate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fettuccine boglognese Made with sausage and drenched in cream? Truly gross, boneless wings were fried and so dark which tells me the oil was probably at least a few weeks old, waitress had no personality! Definitely not a pace to go!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We arrived on Sunday afternoon around 3:30PM. We wished to order the salmon entree and were informed that they were all out. This is too early to run out of this popular meal.
We ordered beef tips. This dish was EXTREMELY salty. We were very disappointed.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Perfect pre-theater dining! Fabulous food and cocktails. One of my go-to restaurants for reliability.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Pre cooked food served lukewarm! Nothing worse than having eggplant parm, THINLY sliced to almost have no taste.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was really good and you will leave the restaurant full for sure!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was rushed. Although there were plenty of empty tables, our sever began to set tables around us for larger party so not able to enjoy a relaxed meal.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I met family here for dinner before the theater. It was very convenient to be right next door. The service was very prompt and friendly and we were not rushed or delayed. The food was delicious and the prices are very reasonable. It was on the loud side, but nothing that ruined the dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Nice place, good service. We needed extra space to spread out and they were very accommodating.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner before theatre. Quality of meat less than poor. Would not recommend main course. Flatbreads and salads were fine.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

right next door to the Boston Opera House- very nice place to eat-reasonable prices considering the location-service was pleasant and respectful.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Quick meal before the theater. Excellent pizza! Wonderful service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great gluten free menu and really tasty food!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food and service were great and it was fun watching the chef throw around the pizza dough with skill.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice restaurant, which I agree with other reviewers could strive to improve the level of their food quality given the proximity to the Boston Opera House. However, since my party had a mature member 84 years young it worked out perfectly for a pre-theater early lunch as it is steps from the theater. Seating was comfortable, and the food was good. For appetizers, we ordered the Arancini. Arancini was okay, nothing spectacular. It appeared they forgot our bread, which when asked for was promptly brought to the table but it was significantly burned on the bottom. I would not serve that to guests so I was surprised. The butternut squash ravioli was very good, however, my daughter did not enjoy the gorgonzola cream sauce. She was not a fan of the two flavors combined, but she loved the figs! I enjoyed the lobster and shrimp ravioli, which enjoyed a very subtle red sauce. My Mom enjoyed her Haddock Florentine...not a smidgeon left on her plate. Topped off by three gelatos, a cup of coffee and an espresso the lunch was satisfying. Noise level is high so if you are seeking an atmosphere for intimate conversation this might not be the place. However, if you are seeking a restaurant close to the theatre with enjoyable food and reasonable prices this might just be what you are looking for!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very convenient since we were seeing a show next door. From the time we sat, to actually being served dinner, it was a little over an hour. It felt like our waiter was MIA with our drink order. The food was ok.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food, good value wine and fantastic service, the staff were lovely! Especially our waitress, Hannah.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Eggplant parm is top notch and huge. I would stay away from butternut squash ravioli - I didn't eat it. They kindly took it off the bill. Books up fast on theater nights. Eggplant pizza is unusual and good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Restaurant was empty, service was not good. Pizza was greasy

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food and service here were incredible, and for reasonable prices! I wasn't expecting the food to be as good as it was and the portion sizes were enough to split. I went for dinner before seeing Phantom at the opera house next door and the service was so fast we were able to eat and go to our show on time. Atmosphere is really fun and great window views of city!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, People Watching
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We arrived early and were seated immediately. Service was excellent, food was delicious, and we never felt rushed! Plenty of time to split a bottle of wine and have dinner and dessert before heading to our show next door at the Opera House.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was horrible beyond belief.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We went to Salvatore's because we were attending the Boston Opera House next door. Many of the guests were there for the same reason. First, it was EXTREMELY loud. Very hard to hear each other at our table. Food was fair: flatbread pizza with way too much tomato sauce poured on top, chicken parm loaded with cherry tomatoes, bland burger with a cold bun. My wife enjoyed her eggplant pizza, although it was too large for one and she wasn't going to bring the leftovers to the theatre! Based on its location next to the theatre, it seems the menu's options could reflect the high percentage of patrons that would enjoy a good set of staples in portions that wouldn't be wasteful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This place is fine for quick theatre food but not a destination restaurant. Food is ok although our appetizers and entrees came out at the same time (we never indicated that we had to catch a show). We ate at the bar and felt bartender could have been more attentive to our needs (bar was about 1/4 full).

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great pre theater meal
Great food, portions and service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our first time dining here before a show at the Opera House was quite enjoyable. The food & service were top rate. Although beautifully decorated, it was very loud and hard to converse with my friend right across the table. I would go there again. The excellent food and convenience to the theater were worth the dining experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

food was very good and the prices were extremely reasonable. Great Value

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A good value for pre/post theatre meal and so conveniently close.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was way beyond awful!! My daughter's pasta dish looked like it was left over from three different plates. Part of it was dry like pasta that had been sitting for hours, part of it was hot and mushy like food that was microwaved too long, and they put a two inch slice of what was supposed to be a freshly grated sliver of parmesan cheese on top that was dried like a piece of plastic (literally...we tore it in half just to see what the texture of the sliver of cheese was). It felt like it was a joke!! My chicken saltimbocca was sitting in a pool of tasteless soup. It had no flavor, and yet the chicken was raw in the middle and had to go back to the kitchen where it looks like they microwaved it. I have never had such a bad meal in my life. I will NEVER go back! The waitress was nice though. But, she should go someplace else where her service won't be overshadowed by horrible and inedible food!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

A very nice restaurant - great for before theater dinner, but good for dinner in general - wonderful food, great service, a very nice experience. Would heartily recommend this restaurant

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was very good with pasta cooked perfectly. However service was lacking. Asked 4 times for a water refill then had to flag waitress to get the check to make our show. Seated at 545p. Only had entrees and got out at 720 to just make our show.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The location next to the Boston Opera House is ideal, but it was extremely loud so we could barely talk. Not our style.

Tags: Hot Spot
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