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“Great service and a nice meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salute

Salute
100 Trumbull Street, Suite 2, Hartford, CT 06103-2432
+1 860-899-1350
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Ranked #1 of 402 Restaurants in Hartford
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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26 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great service and a nice meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a party of 5 here last night for a birthday dinner. We did not have reservations but were promptly seated which was appreciated and surprising since the restaurant looked quite busy.

The host (or manager) was very nice and went out of his way to accommodate the expectant mother in our party without her even asking.

We all enjoyed our dinners. The standouts were the #11 special which I had which was excellent, the gnochi with creamy pesto and the Giobatto. The portions were large enough where we had to take some home. We also ordered their famous garlic bread which is a must if you are getting pasta dishes.

Again after dinner the host/manager (Sorry I am not really sure what his title was) was the star. He came over with a bag with 3 loaves of garlic bread for the mom to be and also a biscotti for all of the ladies. In addition our waiter brought out a nicely decorated piece of tiramasu for the birthday boy.

We enjoyed our experience here and will definitely be back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great service, but just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I liked the service, but was very disappointed with food quality. I would not recommend this place. Loud place not for business or quite relaxing evening.

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Gosport, IN
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26 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were a large group. My only complaint was that they put us in a very small room and it was very cramped. But... we were all friends and that made it not so uncomfortable. The food was excellent. They did provide us free appetizers as they understood our seating arrangement was less than ideal. The service was excellent. We had a great waiter. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Visited April 2014
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Lebanon, Connecticut
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“Mid Week Treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had reservations for 6:30 and when we arrived they had several large parties and had to wait just a few minutes. The Owner came by and asked if he could buy us a glass of wine while we waited! The wait was maybe 10 minutes.

The waiter was very prompt and we never had to ask for anything. He was right there. As was the support staff.

I had Chilean Sea Bass which was perfectly cooked and served over baby fingerling buttered potatoes. It was Delicious!! My friend had the Lobster Pinchiori which was also very good!
Top it off with Cappuccino and a take home bag of Biscotti it was a Great evening out.

Will definitely be going back!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheshire
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“Nice time but rushed...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a great pre-theater dinner at Salute Saturday night. The food and wine were great - recommend of course the cheese garlic bread and also the Hanger steak. Waiter Chip did a good job.
Only one complaint. Everything - the food/courses - came at us way too fast! The appetizers and salad came at the exact same time. We asked them to slow it all down and please wait for us to ask for the entrees. They did not.
We understand the need to "turn the table" but it kind of put a downer on an otherwise nice dinner out.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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