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Salvatore's Ristorante

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313 East Second St, Historic Downtown, Muscatine, IA 52761
+1 563-263-9396
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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 - 1:45 am
Sat 2:30 pm - 1:45 am
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in Muscatine for our 1st time and looking for a place for dinner. We were very impressed with our experience at Salvatore's. Shelly was our waitress and she did not disappoint. The food was equally awesome! It was made fresh and was excellent! The owners met us upon paying the check. These guys are real... More 

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Thank Jamie R
SalvatoresOriginal, Manager at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you, folks. The pleasure was all ours (and Shelly's!). To have our new friends kick off an exciting week of RAGBRAI with us is an honor. We take our work seriously while trying to have fun along the way. Be safe and maybe we will see you all again on the return! More 

Moline, United States
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I heard a lot of people rave about their pizza - which I found to be mediocre - not the Best but not the worst i have had - a little disappointed. Service was okay - had to ask several times for more water to drink.

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

We appreciate our comments. Although not five star happy, we understand that we didn't quite hit your mark. Not knowing what you had or how we could have satisfied you, we hope you give us another look and say hi when you do. Thank you, Suzanne. More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed! Papa Reno has been serving great food for many years. Started Romas pizza in early 80's in Muscatine. Continues to supervise the prep, cooking and serving of great food daily.

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

Thank you. Your review is short and to the point, we care. Come see us again soon. More 

Rocky Mount, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this gem of a restaurant. Food was delicious, staff was very competent and while "Grandpa" cooked in the back the Husband/Wife team made sure customers were enjoying themselves. Truly... A highlight of my visit to Muscatine!

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Thank Rita W
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you. We want every customer to feel this way. Grandpa does make the dough everyday and supervise the kitchen, keeping our flavors and quality up to our standards we have set for 30 years. Come again! More 

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101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant yesterday. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very relaxing. The crust on the pizza is great! My daughter enjoyed the Fettuccine that she ordered. We look forward to coming back again soon.

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

Thank you. Your comments are exactly what we want to hear. Please do come again. More 

washington dc
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mediocre food, untrained service, way too dark like sitting in the back row in the theater Just a bunch of so-so red sauce slopped on everything -- needs revitalizing, see, bored and listless

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

Well, here we go again, unsatisfied with one false experience and review you felt you needed to do it again. We have reviewed our security video of the restaurant and YOU have not even been in our restaurant. Clearly you reviewed us to advertise a competitor. As an elected official (city council member) in Muscatine, you should be ashamed of... More 

Davenport, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salvatore's has a broad menu that should appeal to most. Lots of the traditional Italian-American dishes. The ambiance is comfortable. Our table had tomato bruschetta for starters....only average as were the salads. Several of us had the seafood Mimma for the entree, which was quite good...generous servings. Attentive server. Beers and wine only. We will return to Salvatore's when next... More 

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Thank Owen49
SalvatoresOriginal, Manager at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for the time you took to provide us with your feedback. Papá Reno is still a vigilant presence at 80 years old and that is why our entrees are geared to the traditions he grew up with. We appreciate you visiting hoping your stay in Muscatine was pleasant. and look forward to having you again. More 

Davenport, United States
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very good Italian food and the waitress/waiters are always very attentive and friendly. It has a cozy atmosphere. We can grab a work lunch or can go for a night out, both are acceptable.

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Thank Denise H
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to tell others about us. Every customer, every meal matters to us. Always. More 

Muscatine, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The owner and waitresses are pleasant. It has a very nice atmosphere. Italian music was playing in the background. The food was delicious with just the perfect seasoning. The homemade soups are tasty and not too salty. I have been to many Italian restaurants in the United States and Salvatore's has the best meatball panini I have ever had.

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Thank sessler48
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to review us. Customer satisfaction is top on our list of daily check offs. Your meal matters to us. Thanks and come around again! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Cozy atmosphere and good food. One of our faves are the cheese sticks! If you have the time, order a deep dish pizza. Very filling.

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

Thank you for the review. You like us, we love you!! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Cash Only
Good for
Families with children
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 - 1:45 am
Saturday
2:30 pm - 1:45 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 East Second St, Historic Downtown, Muscatine, IA 52761
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Muscatine
  • Phone Number: +1 563-263-9396
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.

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