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“An Italian oasis on the Mississippi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salvatore's Ristorante

Salvatore's Ristorante
313 East Second Street, Muscatine, IA 52761
+1 563-263-9396
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Ranked #1 of 61 Restaurants in Muscatine
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta
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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 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.
Tipton, Missouri
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“An Italian oasis on the Mississippi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Great service, atmosphere from the moment we walked in the door. Owner came by to chat, talked about the selections and came up with off-the-menu items for smaller appetites. The spaghetti sauce was to die for and small plate lobster lasagna was superb. Wine was well suggested and served. Don't miss this spot

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“True and tried Italian in Iowa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I've been going to Salvatore's for a couple of years now and the quality is always consistent. Claudio, the owner, is always there and possibly the main responsible for that. The staff is friendly, the portions big and the flavors truthful and honest.

All in all, this is great Italian fare for a decent price. Try the cheese garlic bread and the rope sausage appetizer - and the tiramisu for dessert is the best this side of Chicago...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gladstone, Australia
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“Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Had dinner with friends on a Saturday night. We had called ahead for a reservation and it was a good idea since the place filled up fast. We arrived at 6:30 and by 7:00 it was very busy. We did have quite a wait for our food, but the waiter was very friendly and comped us dessert! All the meals were excellent. We had pastas and from the looks of the pizzas they are wonderful also. Would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Simply perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

I was here 13 years ago while working in town. My job took me back to town again. Myself and two other coworkers went there for a return. The food was awesome!! Prices were cheap compared to many similar places I have been to. The waitress recommend every thing from wine to the main course for me. She hit a home run. The rope sausage appetizer was recommended. It was so so good

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Iowa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Romantic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Just what we needed.Relaxing atmosphere, Great food, good wine and a strolling violinist. We will be back if we are in the area : )

Visited February 2013
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