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23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730 (Main Street)
+1 941-365-1020
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Sarasota, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We fell into this restaurant by accident one night and came out absolutely delighted. Food quality is superb, service is excellent and staff is friendly. It's hands down the best Italian food I've eaten since living in Sarasota. Having lived for decades in CT and NYC, I've eaten at more than my fair share of good Italian restaurants. I felt... More 

Thank Sherry C
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by Salute for dinner on the spare of the moment. We sat outside, which is where you want to be. There was a singer and a sax player entertaining. My husband ordered Gnocchi, and I had Eggplant Parmigiana. The food was excellent! My husband thought the Gnocchi was as good as what he had in Italy. I loved... More 

Thank Jannie T
Thornbury, ON, Canada
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice meal at Salute as a prelude to watching the Madam Butterfly opera. It's a big place, the portions were on the smallish side, but overall quite yummy. A good time was had by all.

Thank Blair C
Sarasota, Floorida
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I frequent this restaurant every few months as we are local.Last evening we were a party of (4) and were seated in the mail dining room at 6:30p.m. the place was jammed and loud. Service was slow and sloppy. I ordered the Sole ad it was cold and I asked for my Vegetables three times but they... More 

Thank airbag2011
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your experience at salute Tays really depends on what waiter you get. We have now been there a couple of times the food was excellent. We had Dover sole the first time and a shrimp dish the second time. Both were prepared properly and very tasteful. Make sure you ask them for the wine list. Because what's on the menu... More 

Thank TravelinGregSarasota
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had my mother's 90th birthday party at Salute. The food, as usual was wonderful (be careful the appetizers could serve a party of four), but they were so gracious, and so kind to my mother. They made a real Italian fuss over her. Great memories. Thanks. Her birthday was off-season, so it was quiet in the restaurant. Because she... More 

Thank YogaNonna
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard amazing things about Salute! from friends and decided to give it a try when we were in Sarasota with my boyfriend. All our senses were tickled with delight!! The lighting, the music, the staff.....but more importantly the food was spectacular! We could've died and gone to heaven just after a very abundant round of appetizers....from the tender... More 

Thank Charlotte S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were first stunned by the amazing location and nightlife surround this place. The service only made it better and the unbelievable quality and freshness of the food pushed us over the top!!!! Our group has extensive experience in Italy in abroad and this place could stand out anywhere. Can't say enough!

Thank KO1097
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182 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just stopped for drinks and desserts, but it was amazing. I've had hundreds of Expresso Martinis, but never one better. Not syrupy at all but light and delicious. Their Tiramisu is among the best. A little too much cinnamon in the cannoli for me. The bartender was efficient and very friendly. Got to try dinner here.

Thank Jeff W
Sarasota, Florida
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Very good and reliable mostly traditional Italian menu. Caring service. Very high noise level, both inside and outside. Their "outside" space is sort of enclosed by a tent-like structure. The wait staff are attentive in a friendly way. My one complaint, aside from the noise level, is a huge list of daily specials that is delivered verbally and without prices... More 

Thank IntlTravler

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?