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A beautiful traditional Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Delicious homemade pasta, and extensive wine list with a full bar, this is the perfect place for date night, birthday, a special dinner party or wedding reception, or just a night out on the town! Come and dine with us, we would love to serve you a taste of Italy
PRICE RANGE
$19 - $70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose to go here because outside dining and the previous reviews were good. Missed the latest one which would have made me change mind . Outside atmosphere was happening and there was music. But one of our party wanted to be inside as it was...a bit chilly . ... food was ok. Service .... nice but slow ...will not go back ... too many other places to eat and visit ..More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I knew I was in for a rough night when the waitress came to the table and said "what do you want to drink?" No introduction whatsoever. The bread came out and after 10 minutes i had to ask if butter or olive oil was...included with the bread. The main course came out and it could have been good but unfortunately it was served warm instead of hot. The restaurant was very busy as it was valentine's day weekend but instead of rising to the occasion they fell very short. It gets worse..... We were charged $15 for cocktails that were on the menu for $12. The waitress corrected the amount but we were then charged and additional $6 for paying with a card. Who pays cash at restaurants any more? And it was actually a debit card we used. Can't say I would give them a second chance.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 25, 2021

Great staff from the dog loving hostess to the entire waitstaff. We had the pleasure of dinning outside a couple of times and are never disappointed. The service is excellent...informative and very friendly. The hostess is the best! They dog friendly(our dog Piper loves it)...and they have a knack of making everyone feel special.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2021 via mobile

We selected this restaurant for dinner on New Years Eve. We had 15 in our party and I was amazed at the service we received since the place was packed inside and out. Our waitress Amber took our drink order, brought us bread with a...great dipping sauce. We sat outside and we weren’t rushed at all , we placed our food orders and before you knew it our salads were being served, I had a Caesar salad and the dressing was excellent. For my meal I ordered Veal Osso Bucco. The veal fell off the bone and was served on top of Risotto. For a New Years Eve I was impressed, there weren’t any complaints in our party. I will definitely be back to try some of the other great menu items.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 22, 2020

I highly recommend hosting your event at Bevardi’s Salute! I had a small wedding reception for 35 people in the large dining hall and it was perfect! Amber was so helpful with the planning and organizing of my event. The restaurant is very accommodating and...has the BEST (and most affordable) menu for a dinner party. The night was perfect and I’m so happy I chose Bevardi’s Salute! Our guests are still complimenting the Lobster Ravioli, Filet, Chicken Parmesan, and the Calamari. 10/10More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2020

We had a lovely meal at Bevardi's Salute this evening seated outside. The generous number of tables allows you to observe safe social distancing. Be sure to select a table closer to Main Street as the other end of the seating area unfortunately is subject...to the noise from the bus station. The food is consistently delicious. The live music is a nice treat when dining under the stars. This good experience was heightened by the excellent service provided by Julia! She is the best!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

This is our third time at Salute and again we had a fantastic meal and service. This time there were six of us and we all had different dinners: pasta bolognese, lasagne, lamb, steak, and their delicious ravioli. Salads are huge. Plenty of tables outside,...but suggest making a reservation as everyone wanted to be outside. Our server was delightful and everything was perfect!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

Since moving back to Sarasota after being away 17 years and the active Covid present, hubby and I are finally venturing out to enjoy beautiful downtown Sarasota!! Our dinner at Salute was superb as was the service! I enjoyed the "early bird" special which included...an item from the appetizers, entree, and dessert! Not everything on the menu is included, but I found exactly what I was hungry for on this special. We will absolutely return to this lovely restaurant!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 24, 2020

They have a large outside dining area (even with social distancing), the food is always nicely prepared and the wait staff is always friendly and helpful. Plus, every Friday & Saturday evening Georgia and Mike provide easy listening tunes to make the the night special.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

A pleasant outdoor ambience, tasty food and a nice drinks selection all made for a satisfying dining experience. The pasta and risotto dishes were good, as was the calamari and branzino. Service was attentive, but the food took a while to arrive.

Date of visit: September 2020
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