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Salvatore's Restaurant

12801 East 40 Highway, Independence, MO
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Ranked #7 of 217 restaurants in Independence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jul 10, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Staff was courteous. The ambiance was cozy and friendly. The portions served were more than enough for one person. The quality of the food was just okay. We had sampled about four - five different dishes (pasta, carne, antipasti and chicken) and the meals were on the bland side and a tad oily -- not a lot of seasoning /... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was recommended to us by the inn keeper of the B & B we stayed at in Independence and well worth it. The place does look kind of like a dive to borrow another reviewer's words on the outside but is quaint and somewhat intimate on the inside depending on where u r seated. I had the linguine alls... More

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Independence, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Currently my favorite restaurant! It looks kind of like a dive from the outside, but walk in and your are transformed to a place of comfort and relaxation. The service is always courteous and prompt. The meal portions are usually of a size that require a take home box, they make two meals easily. I am a seafood lover, my... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Ate here with a large group recently. Calamari, escargot, and artichoke appetizers were just average. Salad was ok. Entrees ranged from excellent grilled stuffed veal to blah, over-cooked pasta dishes. All in all for food, not bad. However, the wait staff was excellent, attentive, and fun. Wine selection is very good. And for a small joint next to a pawn... More

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kansas city
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Salvatore's has wonderful calamari, house salad, spedini, and pasta! Although not on the menu, on some days, you can request a side order of cooked carrots. We ordered 3 sides for a party of 6 and shared them as an appetizer! They are the best I've ever had! I think they have an amaretto glaze. Enjoy!

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Independence, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I love Italian food. I used to live in Providence, RI where Italian food is as plentiful as water... I haven't had great Italian food since I left Providence that is until I went to Salvatore's. I had the fried ravioli, lasagne, and salad. Everything was so fresh and the flavors were outstanding. The house salad was even worth commenting... More

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Osceola, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Small authentic Italian restaurant, best service i have ever received and steaks cooked to perfection.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Bullet Points - Location - next to a pawn shop - was not expecting much! Inside Decor - Actually really nice! looked like the inside was a much higher end establishment, Was said "Hello" to about 4 times on the way in, love that. Main course - Spiedinis.....I have been eating Italian at restaurants and I have no idea where... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We are at a loss to know why this restaurant is rated so highly. My chicken in the Pollo Salerno dish was overcooked. Even the sauce didn't make up for the dryness. My husband's veal "Garrozo" had a breading that was very grainy, with meat so thin it was barely there. The sauce had no lemon flavor as described on... More

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Salvatore's is by far, one of the best Italian restaurants we have ever been to! The food was very authentic and served in generous portions. Our server was very pleasant, prompt and knowledgeable about the menu. And the ambience was perfect! Very old world Italian setting!!!! A must try if you are in the area!

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