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Salvatore's Ristorante

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313 East Second Street, Historic Downtown, Muscatine, IA 52761
+1 563-263-9396
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 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
Good for: Families with children
Description: Salvatore's "trattoria" has been a staple in the downtown...
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 taste of real Italian flavor right here in Iowa.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best pizza

This is the best pizza in the town, its a lil hit from Italian.They are in muscatine downtown. Make they fresh and with a lot flavors

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
821kathy
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muscatine, Iowa
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muscatine, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best pizza in the town, its a lil hit from Italian.They are in muscatine downtown. Make they fresh and with a lot flavors

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Thank 821kathy
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you, Kathy. We want every order to have this reaction. Come by and say Hi when you have time! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always have to eat at Salvatores when in town. The food and atmosphere is great. Love the friendly staff. Always great food and service wether eating in or delivery.

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, especially one like this! We enjoy the same things our customers do, a familiar table away from home. For that we strive daily for top remarks, thanks again! More 

Iowa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise in my hometown! The authentic dishes were delicious. The ambiance of the small ristorante was warm and cozy. The service was superb.

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

Thank you. The recipes are from Papa Reno's mamma, that won't change. The service is a constant work in progress as servers come and go. But, if we've made you happy, that's the goal, every meal, every customer. Thanks again! More 

Bonney Lake, Washington
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195 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Muscatine, IA we dined at Salvatore's Ristorante on Second street. We made reservations and our table was ready when we arrived. The owner personally came to our table to greet us and speak a little about the various entrees on the menu. He sent a special pizza to our table for an appetizer and it was delicious. Our... More 

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1 Thank Darrell S
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Your review is what we strive for, happy customers with happy tummies! If you want a relatively quiet place to entertain or just dine, come see us again. Because if you aren't happy, we aren't either. More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so glad we had made reservations this weekend! We had over 15 people with us. The service was great and the food was good as always.

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

Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to review us here. It should be no surprise that groups and families are very enjoyable to us too! Typically we can seat a walk-in group of your size but naturally anytime we can prepare for a reservation, of any size, we all are better off. We're happy you enjoyed yourselves... More 

Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I worked at this restaurant in high school, and it remains my favorite Italian pizza place to this day because the owner and his wife constantly talked about the 'old country' and quoted 'The Godfather' when we were washing dishes. It's a great establishment that goes back a long way and has served the community in value for many years.... More 

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Thank 09Carrie
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you. It's always a treat to have past employees stop back in and have a meal and share a few stories. We hope you've noticed our updated decor, but know that our recipes are still the same! Stop in again. More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My Queens, and friends had a great night at the stroll and made a reservation at Salvatore's for 8:00 p.m. The table was reserved for 20 people! Claudio made sure it was ready when we arrived. The waitress was friendly and was very attentive with our ordering. We asked for some changes to our order and she accommodated with question.... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave this note. We are ALWAYS happy to see a table of "Queens" and to hear the joy a large group laughing and talking can bring. Our goal is to keep your expectations met and sounds like we DID! Thanks again! More 

Omaha, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is my favorite place to eat because of the great pizzas and other Italian dishes. I eat there every time we stay in this area.

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

We are happy that you would choose us the first time and subsequent;y continue to to earn your business. We feel that way about every order we prepare. Please visit us again when in town! More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Best pizza there is and thin crust done the right way! We get a Romano Ranch pizza about once a month and it is like an addiction. Sun dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, ranch dressing. The pasta and salads are also all homemade. This is the place to be for Italian.

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Thank Frequent T
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We are pleased that you order frequently and hope that we keep your taste buds happy! More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I had dinner here last night while driving through town. Everything is homemade, starting with the toasted ravioli. The salad plates were icy cold with a perfect crisp salad. The alfredo sauce was just the right consistency. It was a nice touch that the owners stopped by the table to say hello. I'll be back.

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Thank Grand_A_Foodie
Salvatore's O, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you very much, friend. We are happy that you left us with the tastes you hoped for. We strive daily to stay authentic to our family recipes and sure enjoy kind words for doing so. Please come by again when in Muscatine! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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 taste of real Italian flavor right here in Iowa.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 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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