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Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Pizza, Healthy, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Delivery, Reservations, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

Food was great . Only 6 people in place and dinner took over hour to get . Toasted ravioli app to 40 min to get . Server Was great just took forever . Owner ask me how everything was and I was honest said took...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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SalvatoresOriginal, Independent Operator at Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2020

Mr Molly S. In our whole career we have never been so humiliated and have never used this platform to express our disappointment. So here we go.... You were kindly informed that during this pandemic we perform way more Deliveries and Pick ups than Dine...More

Reviewed June 6, 2020 via mobile

We ate here last night. As usual, I had my gluten free pizza from heaven! They did a great job of sanitizing everything. They are only doing booth seating to adhere to social distancing. They had hand sanitizer available. I felt very safe and comfortable...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Lovely experience , good food , nice atmosphere and wonderful service via Loretta, made us feel welcomed. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
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salvatoreso, Owner at Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed February 25, 2020

I was craving some good Italian food and since I moved to Iowa from St. Louis I’ve been disappointed...until now! I was greeted by a nice waitress when I arrived who was quick with the menu and a glass of wine. I had already revised...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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SalvatoresOriginal, Other at Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Beth, we really appreciate your humble review. I can tell that your Siciliano Heritage is strong! We hope we can see you again and please keep in touch!

Reviewed February 25, 2020

In celebrating a relatives milestone birthday, myself and releatives from out of state treated ourselves to a dinner at Salvatore's Ristorante. The food and service was excellent. Loretta was on top of things and it apperaered the entire staff was working efficiently to keep the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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SalvatoresOriginal, Other at Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Jim, thank you for celebrating your special event at Salvatores by Papa Reno. We keep have great staff and Loretta is great! Hope to see you again for another milestone!

Reviewed January 29, 2020

I live in the area part time and every chance I get, I head to Salvatore’s by Papa Reno. If you LOVE pizza and great Italian foods, you must visit. I love the deep dish and stuffed pizzas- beyond delicious and so many options. Just...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

This is without a doubt one of the best restaurant in Muscatine. That’s not really saying much because there are any really good restaurants in Muscatine. Seems as though the chains have put most of the independent nice restaurants out of business or the locals...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Thank you for your review. At Salvatores by Papa Reno we are 3 generations working together along with great staff to make your experience as genuine as possible.

Reviewed December 6, 2019

While I was in Muscatine IA doing contract work for a local utility company, I took the time to ask a local resident where I could find a great Italian restaurant. The gentleman told me he knew of an Italian family owned restaurant in old...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2019

Sonny, we always welcome folks like you with strong Italian Heritage. You CANNOT fool a fellow "Paesano"! For you to say it is great than we have reached our mark. We hope to be able to have you as a guest again! Ciao Paesano!

Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

We come to Salvatore’s once a year while we are visiting family in Muscatine for thanksgiving. It’s a highlight! They have a wonderful gluten free pizza, which I get every time! They also serve gluten free pasta and have a cauliflower pizza crust option. This...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are extremely pleased that you choose is once a year to enjoy our gluten free options. Next time say hi, we are usually in kitchen or at counter. We would love to chat.

Reviewed September 16, 2019

These people are all about friendly customer service. Pizza is fresh and tasty. Breadsticks are a HUGE order. Be aware they are coated with mozzarella cheese, which I liked, but my husband didn't. Salad was fresh. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: September 2019
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SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's by Papa Reno Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Thank you so much Karen for your review. Please send us an email at salvatores@salvatoresonline.com and help us reach a five star review with any recomendations. Hope to see you again!

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Sharon F
March 4, 2018|
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Response from amuzme | Reviewed this property |
False. It is a Gluten free crust on Salvatore’s counter top.
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Millwright2158
January 12, 2018|
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Response from SalvatoresOriginal | Property representative |
We do not. But depending on the time we often arrange private gatherings.
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