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Benvenuti Ristorante

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1627 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
+1 925-932-2828
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bay Area, CA
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with the family and we enjoyed our dinner. Service was attentive, and food was delicious. I tried the Melenzana ripiena, and it was out of this world. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank eastbaycc
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

As of January 2017 they have been closed for several months, since early fall. Please disregard the "open now" in the description by Trip Advisor. We look forward to the reopening.

1 Thank waltunas
Walnut Creek, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love this place and cannot wait for it to re-open after completion of their remodel. The menu and meals are very good. A great place to eat at a table or the bar (the bartenders are great). There are good specials too, which is always a nice surprise. If you live in WC, you know this place and if... More 

1 Thank Michael D
Walnut Creek, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

As I was born in Lercara Friddi, Sicily and I am a certified Italian - French Chef. As for me authentic it didn't come close at all and all of the sauces an Hispanic taste to it Not an Italian flair as I know and have tasted for many years. And to say that the food was Good would be... More 

Thank CalifWineAssc
Oakland, California, United States
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Salvatore is terrific family-owned trattoria located across from the Walnut Creek library (where you usually find parking at night). The menu is varied and the food is delicious - they served the best lamp chops that I've had this decade! It's very popular so reservations are recommended. The space is small and it can get rather noisy. The staff is... More 

Thank Jean Y
Walnut Creek, California
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250 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Run by a sister and brother, this is one of the hidden gems in the Walnut Creek restaurant scene. There is a homey feel to the place, from the greetings you get when coming in to the local flavors of the family's heritage in Sicily. Never have had something I didn't like here.

Thank June K
Concord, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We've been to Salvatore several times now. Have taken 2 different couples with us and been there once ourselves. The food has always been good, the service has always been attentive but not overbearing and the prices are what I would consider moderate for Walnut Creek. It can be loud so I'm not sure it would be ideal for a... More 

Thank Kerry W
El Sobrante, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is so good. My boyfriend and I come here often. It's amazing. I'm not very adventurous food-wise so I always order the same thing. But I also also always steal a little of his and everything has always been amazing.

1 Thank Adelaide J
Walnut Creek, California
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171 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We wanted a quick bite and a martini before attending a watercolor demo at California Watercolor Association. Salvatore was on the way, it was 5:30 and there were seats at the bar. Leslie served up a Grey Goose for Marilyn and I had a Hanger One, up with olives, both icy cold and great. We shared a Cesare Salad with... More 

Thank John H
Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We don't eat out often, but we were delighted to find this top-notch Italian restaurant right in the heart of Walnut Creek, just across the street from the library. We also don't eat meat out, and we found plenty of vegetarian choices. They make their own pasta at Salvatore's, and both my husband and I ordered pasta main dishes. I... More 

1 Thank Joyful42

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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$5 - US$30
Italian, International, American, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1627 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-932-2828
To share our love and passion for Italian cooking, Benvenuti Ristorante (formerly know as Salvatore Ristorante) features exceptional traditional Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming environment with local, sustainable, organic ingredients, an extensive list of Italian and Californian wines, a full bar and a robust cocktail program.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?