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Salvatore's Ristorante

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Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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313 East Second Street, Muscatine, IA 52761
+1 563-263-9396
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2:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Salvatore's "trattoria" has been a staple in the downtown Muscatine area...
Salvatore's "trattoria" has been a staple in the downtown Muscatine area since 1985, when Reno Vitale moved here from Palermo, Sicily, the original home of pizza and pasta. In Italy, the word "trattoria" means a small, informal restaurant, often off the beaten path on a small block or street. Here at Salvatore's, we try to capture the mood, flavor and taste of the famous Italian trattorias. Come into our locally owned and operated restaurant tonight for a slice of real Italian flavor right here in Iowa.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good choice

This is probably the best true Italian pizza in Muscatine and they will deliver later than anyone in town. The pizza has a great crust and sauce that compliments the toppings without overpowering them. The cheese is also very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is probably the best true Italian pizza in Muscatine and they will deliver later than anyone in town. The pizza has a great crust and sauce that compliments the toppings without overpowering them. The cheese is also very good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I wouldn't call this authentic italian cooking. Service was great and restaurant was clean, but crab meat was clearly imitation. Pink sauce was spicy but not much body to it. Probably won't go back.

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for writing. While we are disappointed that the dish wasn't quite what you'd hoped for, I can assure you that we are Sicilian Italian and our recipes blend our heritage to an American market. We're sure that recipe to recipe across the world, dishes will be named something and taste differently region to region, neighborhood to neighborhood etc. We... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great local spirit, helpful staff and walking distance to the river. A standout in a town with too few good restaurants. But stick to the old-fashioned (and simple) classics. The family salad is also wonderful as are the old country, popular priced wines.

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. You mentioned our wine list, while not hugely deep like a larger city might offer, we have a thorough selection of varieties and price points to suit a wide range of customers. Stop by again! More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A bit out of the way for anyone going through town but worth the extra distance . Nicely appointed and very busy with locals who know a good thing. We shared a seafood pasta dish which was nicely spiced and not too rich.

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for "going out of your way" a little to see us and review. We appreciate each and every customer! More 

Blue Grass
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Delicious, authentic Italian! We adore Salvatore's and are weekly visitors. Can't imagine eating Italian anywhere else!

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

We appreciate your review..Delicious! Every one has their own ideas of delicious, but since you have kept returning we feel good the staff has done for you what we expect for every customer, service and tummy satisfaction. Please keep coming around! More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We eat here a lot. Everything I've had there, pizza to pasta, to paninis has been great. I especially like their creamy garlic dressing on their salad with fresh mozzarella on top.

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for writing, but now we will never be able to keep Creamy Garlic in stock... Come again! More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The restaurant was nice and clean ! My food was really good and so was the wine . My waitress was a sweet heart . We will defiantly be going back !!

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for writing and PLEASE do stop back in. Your review is exactly the impression we hope to always leave you with! More 

Grapevine, Texas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

I stop here for dinner almost every time I get to Muscatine. The restaurant is cozy with big booths. This time I had spaghetti and meatballs, just wonderful. Other diners had fettuccine Alfredo and ravioli. Everyone was very satisfied.

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and review us. We strive for complete customer satisfaction each meal, each order!. More 

Rockford, Illinois
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had pizza (thin crust), salad and a cannoli & all were very good. The pizza was tasty, but average (i'm from Chicago); the crust was a little too thick & there were too many veggies (& they were too big) for small pizza. The salad was very good - mixed greens & olives - i had the creamy garlic.... More 

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Hi Friend. It sounds like your expectations weren't quite met, but not quite sure what we can do you better your experience. We smile when we hear that our restaurant isn't the same as.."Chicago" or..."Fill In The Blank"... in that we are one restaurant rubbed up against the city of Chicago's vast quantities of any type of restaurant. We hope... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stop at Salvatore's Ristorante to eat Dinner at our overnight stay. Food was Great! Loved the Portabella Ravioli! Everything was very good! Would go back on our next trip through here.

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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us! Your meal and review were as we wish, customer satisfaction with no exceptions. Please Come Again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 313 East Second Street, Muscatine, IA 52761
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Muscatine
  • Phone Number: +1 563-263-9396

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta

Description

Salvatore's "trattoria" has been a staple in the downtown Muscatine area since 1985, when Reno Vitale moved here from Palermo, Sicily, the original home of pizza and pasta. In Italy, the word "trattoria" means a small, informal restaurant, often off the beaten path on a small block or street. Here at Salvatore's, we try to capture the mood, flavor and taste of the famous Italian trattorias. Come into our locally owned and operated restaurant tonight for a slice of real Italian flavor right here in Iowa.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am

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