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Salute e Vita Ristorante

1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804
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Ranked #4 of 108 restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Marina Bay Parkway
Description: Salute E Vita, remains a home away from home for all lovers of food, art, wine, friends and most of all family, which is who we consider everyone dining with us to be. Our house made desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. We are best known for traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a magnificent entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it here in our 100-year old Cape Cod Victorian that overlooks the marina waterfront with an elegant and welcoming fireplace dining room, an indoor veranda with stunning views of San Francisco or on our outdoor patio overlooking the Bay. We have a saying here, “at the table, no one grows old” So feel the passion for good food, beauty and friends and join us for lunch or dinner; we have your table ready!
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34 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
Walnut Creek
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This Italian restaurant has good authentic food. The waiters are very attentive and the view of the marina is nice.

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Northern California
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have been here many, many times over the years (probably more than 50 times). Food is not spectacular but it is quite good and the owner is wonderful; the view unparalleled. The service varies as the waitstaff tends not to last too long but it's always acceptable. Solid Italian food with the usual California twist. Wine list hasn't changed... More

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kirkwood, mo
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My first visit was with friends who dine here frequently. Original refreshing non-alcoholic mixed drinks looked good. Not a huge menu, one chicken, one veal, one swordfish and a few other entrees plus a good number of sides and salads. Very good service. Dinner for 5 ( no alcohol) with tip = $160. The oblong table booth with great view... More

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Richmond, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

One of the best views of any restaurant on either side of the Bay. Beautiful, large bar with several tables for dining. Many tables in dining room proper with Bay views. Capable of hosting large parties. Large parking lot. Friendly staff. Been going there for years - never disappointed.

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Richmond CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

If you can find this restaurant in the Richmond Marina, enjoy! Follow the signs from Marina Bay Parkway. During the day and before sunset, it is lovely to sit in the spacious booths with a view of the boats in the Marina, on the edge of San Francisco Bay. Good Italian food and a freindly bar.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Salute Marina Bay is a small, cozy restaurant with a beautiful bayside view. I had salmon, grilled spinach and mashed potatoes. The presentation was nice, but lacked flavor. I enjoy foods that are adequately seasoned and I never use table seasonings, but on this occasion I had no choice but to use salt to add taste to the food. Still,... More

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Florence, or
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Salute at Marina Bay in Richmond is as good as it gets... in Richmond. Whenever in the area I make it a point to enjoy one evening at Salute. The food is almost always excellent with creative sauces and pleasing presentation. The service is professiona; meaning they don't employ college kids who are on their way elsewhere. This is real... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011 via mobile

owner lived in italy for a year does not know true italian food restaurant survives on location and bay view give me stouffers anytime

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2009

where my hubby and i met...friendly service and delicious italian food, highly underrated.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

I ate at Salute Aug 17, 2009, Monday evening. My experience bears out the maxim that poor service can ruin a dining experience. A singular rude waiter left all in our party such a negative impression that it overrode the fine food and the other attentive staff (hostess and assistant waiter). Our party of six (which included an 8-year old... More

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