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Salvatore's Ristorante

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313 East Second Street, Historic Downtown, Muscatine, IA 52761
+1 563-263-9396
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Today
14:30 - 01:45
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Tue 15:00 - 23:00
Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 11:00 - 01:45
Sat 14:30 - 01:45
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Toccoa, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience. Food was fantastic, service was great & friendly ans wine list awesome. What a find is this little town. Great visit with the owner. Was planning on going back tonight but finished my trip early. Will come back soon.

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Thank livingthedream54
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you. We can't ask for more than your sincere satisfaction. Looks like we made it!! Please stop in if you are in Muscatine again. More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

All the food is true Italian. The pizza is wonderful. I've also had various pasta dishes that have all been great. The steak was good, but lots of garlic. They seem to do quite a bit of carryout and delivery also.

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Thank ponyexpress11
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you. Our menu is tried and true to our customer base. We've been making and serving our food for thirty years in downtown Muscatine and hope each meal brings this response. If you are reading this from a hotel, yes, we do a lot of delivery and would be happy to bring you anything off of our menu directly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We've been here several times and have always had pleasant servers. They are helpful, attentive and friendly. The food is acceptable, not stellar, in my opinion; a little bland. We've had the pizza, lasagna, spaghetti and cheese bread. The food is always warm and fresh, just not as flavorful as it could be.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing. Your satisfaction with our service and that you've returned "several times" lets us know that we are still on the mark, but just not hitting your flavor preferences. We understand this and in this case really can't use your review to grow from. Please come again. Our menu has variety and we aim to please. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went here after reading the glowing review from Jennifer H. She was "right on" in her compliments. Our party of 5 enjoyed every part of our meal. My pizza truly hit the spot and it's the first time I can remember that the crust was so good, I did not leave any on my plate. Also, the Italian was... More 

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Thank RobNewsguy
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the chance to visit with us. We always hope that our customers leave full and smiling! If you are coming in from out of town, let us know at check out. We love to hear where our new friends have come from, and more so, where they are going! If you are living in Muscatine and... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Came to this local restaurant per recommendation from the hotel and they were right, good food!!! I ordered bruschetta and ravioli and both were freshly prepared and very tasty

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Thank Jose M
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Every meal means more to us than just a sale. Our staff does great work to bring you happiness. Thanks for stopping in! More 

Naples, Florida
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A group of us were in town and decided to try Salvatore's for dinner. I had the Fettuccine Alfredo and it was absolutely outstanding The white sauce, a real challenge to get right, was perfect! Another in our group had a dish with red sauce, and he proclaimed it delectable. A third had a dish (I think Chicken Marsala) with... More 

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Thank Don T
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Family Recipes, Papa Reno's Guidance & Your Choices combine to make a memorable meal...we hope. Every customer is important and always has been. So happy to have hit the marks your taste buds hoped for!! The Original (here in Muscatine) has been making friends and returning customers for thirty years, nearly all at our current location. Don't be fooled by... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I am Italian (3rd generation) and I'm from Miami, FL. So to say that I'm critical about restaurants that claim to serve Italian food is to put it lightly. A friend brought me to Salvatore's for dinner on Saturday evening. I was braced for failure, given that it's in a small town in Iowa. Boy was I WRONG. This place... More 

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2 Thank Jennifer H
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Grazie, grazie, grazie!! Your review was not only kind but so complete in the way we hope all of our customers feel about their experience. Locals won't have the Italy connection, but your enthusiasm for our food and service IS what we work for every day. Happy you could meet Mimma and Reno and only wished Claudio had been around... More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

All their food is absolutely delicious but I love the deep dish seafood pizza and the seafood bruschetta.

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Thank mohammadp339
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Every day, every meal, we strive for this review. Thank you for joining us and taking the time to say such nice things. We will be here for you, downtown in Muscatine, across from First National Bank. More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for pasta or pizza to eat you must go to this place. Garlic cheese bread is awesome. We both had pasta and we were not disappoint at all. The service was friendly and fast. They kept the drinks filled. I would definitely go back.

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Thank Brenda P
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you. We know our customers come for the flavors and the experience. We are happy we hit on both categories with you. We will always work to have this reaction from you and all of our customers. Please come again! More 

Illinois City, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visiting this farm was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our hostess, Nifsa, showed us exactly how the cacao's life progresses, from seed to tree to chocolate to table. We enjoyed every minute of her lovely lunch and her fascinating information. Our visit ended with warm hugs all round -- we all hated to part!

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Thank gillianw12016
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

This is intended for another business. Nothing in this description would relate to our restaurant. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Healthy, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:45
Saturday
14:30 - 01:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 East Second Street, Historic Downtown, Muscatine, IA 52761
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Muscatine
  • Phone Number: +1 563-263-9396
Description
Salvatore's "trattoria" has been a staple in the downtown Muscatine area since 1985, when Reno Vitale moved here from Palermo, Sicily, the original home of pizza and pasta. In Italy, the word "trattoria" means a small, informal restaurant, often off the beaten path on a small block or street. Here at Salvatore's, we try to capture the mood, flavor and taste of the famous Italian trattorias. Come into our locally owned and operated restaurant tonight for a taste of real Italian flavor right here in Iowa.

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