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Salvatore's Restaurant

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12801 East 40 Highway, Independence, MO
816-737-2400
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
All around great Italian

Been there for lunch as well as romantic dinner. With friends and significant other. Great service and awesome food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Linn F
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been there for lunch as well as romantic dinner. With friends and significant other. Great service and awesome food.

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Thank Linn F
Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If I'm not mistaken, Salvatore's is owned by one of the Garozzo sons, and if you live in/around KC, you know exactly what that means when it comes to Italian food. The only real drawback to going to Salvatore's is the extremely limited parking. But once you're inside, everything else is great. It can be somewhat loud at times inside,... More 

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Thank kcmosaxman
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this little restaurant! Wait staff is as amazing as the food is! Very clean and the ambience is like being in Italy. I highly recommend this resturuant for date night!

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Thank Lynnard71
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In St Louis there is a location called "The Hill" which is some of the best Italian that I have ever had. Salvatore's it's taking out a reputation that you don't have to go to St Louis to get remarkable Italian food. Their chicken spiedini is off the charts good and the family makes you feel part of their own.... More 

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Thank Craig K
Independence, Missouri
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service was great, our waitress Christine was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is quiet and romantic. Great value, lots of food. The soup of the day is always good. The creamy potato soup is awesome. Would very much recommend.

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Thank Dennie E
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I happened upon Salvatore's tonight and we were so very pleased. We had a short wait, which we enjoyed at the bar. We were seated promptly and quickly greeted by our server. The food was great...we had the Italian butter appetizer with our bread. I had a salad and my husband had soup. He enjoyed gnocchi and... More 

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Thank Jeana R
Independence, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Dress up or just go as you are... best Italian food and atmosphere. Facility / Building might be small but it makes it personal and just excellent service. Love this place, the owners, the service the food, the drinks, everything definitely 5 stars!

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Thank Jackie L
Kansas City, Missouri
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Everything that I love about an italian restaurant, good ambiance and amazing food. Don't let the outside of the building fool you, inside the vibe is wine, candlelight and rat pack playing on the speakers.The chicken spiedini is amazing here. It is in the top ten of my favorite dishes ever. The artichoke appetizer is sooooo good.

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Thank Jamie M
Independence, Missouri
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127 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Maybe it was the night, but I wasn't impressed with the food at all. I'm very particular about my red sauce, so when an Italian meal fails to live up to a good red sauce--like at Anthony's or Jasper's, I'm not impressed.

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Thank Maryfrances W
Independence, Missouri
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This restaurant is not big in square footage, but it is big on taste. It's very "Italian" from the décor to the music to the food. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. If you get there early enough and are looking for privacy you can request a seat behind the curtain. The fried ravioli is my favorite!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12801 East 40 Highway, Independence, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: 816-737-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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