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Salute e Vita Ristorante

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1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804-4500 (Marina Bay Parkway)
+1 510-215-0803
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Martinez, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to celebrate mom's 95th birthday and wanted a special experience. I chose this restaurant not only because of the good reviews, but because I wanted to support a business that gives back to the community in a big way. We were greeted warmly and shown to a table with an amazing view of the marina and the San... More 

Thank expagni
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salute be Vita is my favorite restaurant. The menu selections are nice, portions generous, and service is quick and polite. This evening I enjoyed the Salute salad with pear and crumbled cheese, beef loin medallions with grilled asparagus and roasted potato. For dessert a delicious creme brulee. The meal was delicious and I can't wait to go back.

Thank GenniferET
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BIG RECENT CHANGES,,, 5pm on Tuesday for early dinner. Only 3 diners so not busy. Old menu was still up on website, but hostess said it is "out of date". Restaurant was recommended by "Check, Please , Bay Area" tv show, so thought i would try because there isn't much in Richmond of good-high quality. I ordered the calamari, $11... More 

Thank cal48boy
Richmond, California
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm known for the snark I add to my reviews. I only do this when something is decidedly "off" with an establishment. This missive is going to be devoid of snark since I had a wonderful time. I have known of this restaurant for a very long time. I think I first became aware some time around 2004-5. For whatever... More 

1 Thank Gabi_EastBay
Arcata, California
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175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Two friends and I dined at Salute last night. First of all, the view of the water is breathtaking, and the restaurant decor is so tasteful. The wait staff could not be more friendly. And then there's the meal! I had prawns with mashed potatoes, and veggies done just right. Delicious. My friends enjoyed their meals just as much. The... More 

1 Thank Pamwiltravel
Richmond, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went on a weekday and after 2pm more or less. I guess it was a slow days but I hears it gets busy sometimes. I would call ahead just in case they are busy.

Thank 2013MBT
Richmond, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I have eaten hear many times over the past 10 years or so. It is a bit hit or miss sometimes with the food, especially the pasta. I have always been happy with the seafood entrees and would recommend that if you eat seafood. It has a nice bar and good appetizers and drinks for happy hour. The view is... More 

1 Thank 440rosemarym
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The setting is lovely, the service is friendly and the food is good. I had the best swordfish in lemon sauce last time I was there. I was with a group of 8 and 7 of us described their food as excellent, only one person thought their pork dish was over-cooked.

1 Thank Jennifer H
Mayville, New York, United States
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109 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

my sister and I were there for lunch today. I had their one of their appetizers as my lunch entrée. I can't remember the name of it but it was the one with the portabello mushroom. it was delicious! the service was wonderful! I had their white chocolate cheesecake for dessert. it was fabulous!

1 Thank Francie C
Napa Valley
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a late simple lunch in the historic building overlooking the Richmond Marina with a view of San Francisco in the distance. This is the old harbor master's house and with great views and a lovely fireplace its quite cozy. We had the house minestrone soup and chicken Cesare salads. Both were well made and we enjoyed our waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804-4500
    (Marina Bay Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 510-215-0803
Salute E Vita, remains a home away from home for all lovers of food, art, wine, friends and most of all family, which is who we consider everyone dining with us to be. Our house made desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. We are best known for traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a magnificent entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it here in our 100-year old Cape Cod Victorian that overlooks the marina waterfront with an elegant and welcoming fireplace dining room, an indoor veranda with stunning views of San Francisco or on our outdoor patio overlooking the Bay. We have a saying here, “at the table, no one grows old” So feel the passion for good food, beauty and friends and join us for lunch or dinner; we have your table ready!

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