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23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
+1 941-365-1020
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I should have trusted my gut instinct from the first five minutes and left. Lesson learned and it didn’t come cheap. I have been drawn to this restaurant for awhile, the beauty from the outside reminds me of Europe. The food on the other hand,...More

Thank luckytoe2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been in Italy and in many Italian restaurants in other countries. This place can be considered really a good Italian restaurant. The dishes and their presentation are very good, authentic Italian food, great choices for appetizers, antipasti, piatto principale, and dolce. They have...More

Thank qlawdita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here. Sat outside on a beautiful night😀. My husband had the seafood risotto special which was delish and I had the pappadelle with mushrooms. Also delicious. We had calamari and salad to start. I needed to take my cannoli home as I was...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant for the first timeIt will also be our last time the food was absolutely horrible the portions were minute we actually had to go home and eat after we left the restaurant because we were still...More

1  Thank Provino13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great evening my wife and I had. This was our first visit and it won’t be our last! We started in the bar for happy hour and were well attended to by the bartender. The drinks were fantastic and the calamari we had...More

1  Thank Gerry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal during a recent visit to Sarasota. Sat outside, very pleasant. The server was excellent and very helpful. The fried olives and bruschetta were good starters. The star of the evening was the branzino. Flaky and buttery. It was prepared perfectly....More

Thank CDR1959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Salute several times over the years it's been open and usually found it decent, if uninspired. All that changed last night. If we weren't with guests, i would have sent the food back. Dreadful calamari and shrimp that was way past...More

1  Thank getumi
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We go there for cocktails and sit on the patio very often. The food is always good. At times the service is a little slow compared to some other restaurants, however, we are rarely in a rush to eat. We love sitting on the outside...More

1  Thank chowjudge
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We went there for the music ,so we decided to try the food . What a mistake.The Mussel were dry , had to request sauce. The Calamari was chewy not tender. The seafood pecs e was not fresh ,was probably made from frozen packet. The...More

Thank rockyny2014
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Salute is in a great location and enticing from the street. It has a beautiful romantic outdoor patio area. Happy hour on Friday night was not full at all. Walking into the bar area was a disappointment. The bar top didn't look clean and behind...More

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3 April 2017|
Response from Mark U | Reviewed this property |
28 February 2017|
Response from Mark U | Reviewed this property |
I believe just Friday and Saturday nights.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-1020
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