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Salvatore's Cucina Italiana

750 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-544-1865
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (14 reviews)
“ossobuco” (2 reviews)
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
750 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place isn't for you if you don't want to spend. That being said, the service was excellent. Our waiter knew the menu & the wines without needing to check. His manners were exquisite. Music was played on the grand piano while the lighting was...More

Thank MdKal
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Amazing meal at Salvatore's. I felt very comfortable and transported to another world with their decor and amazing food. Highly recommend for a great taste of Italy.

Thank AndyCarpy
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Salvatore 's is a small Italian restaurant close to the gaslight district. They offer a variety of dishes with a few vegetarian options. We were warmly greeted at the door. Service was prompt and courteous. The meal was wonderful - the ossobuco (veal shank) with...More

Thank xodar
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Remarkably delicious! We had a great wine, great food and very good service. The panna cotta with chocolate sauce is amazing!

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Beautiful restaurant full of ambiance and lovely staff. The food is amazing. I had the house special salad for the day....a taste sensation with all fresh ingredients ... too many too mention topped with a raspberry balsamic dressing. The meatball appetizer was also delicious. I...More

Thank LeTerrible
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We booked this for the last night of our holidays and did not wish to be disappointed with the meal....we certainly were not!! We both had the Caprese salad, my husband had lasagne and I had ravioli and I finished with Tiramisu. It was all...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I had the "Papa Sisto" plate which was amazing! Staff was great and a great atmosphere. It's a little pricey but worth the money. Would definitely return.

Thank Alvin C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on Friday night . Was welcomed at the door with a friendly greeting. We a had a drink , at the very friendly bar and than escorted to our table . Food was fantastic as was the service . Wine menu a...More

Thank Dude197
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were a party of 5 who dined to celebrate my son's birthday. Serviced by Scott who performed a very nice job. He was attentive, but not too much so, and took the time to explain the menu items. Enjoyed the meat ball appetizer, comes...More

Thank unicorn123
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Conveniently located corner on front street, parking isn't really an issue either street or valley parking. Restaurant is huge it's perfect to accommodate large parties. Food is good wasn't that impressed but service was great.

Thank bigJohnny670
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26 August 2017|
Response from L S | Reviewed this property |
We were super casual, like just off an airplane casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-544-1865
  • E-mail
Raffaella Morelli, born, raised and educated in Rome, Italy, has been Salvatore's heart and soul, since its opening in late 1987. Deceivingly simple, Raffaella's dishes, using the finest and freshest of ingredients, find a delicate balance, only achievable through her many years of loving labor in the kitchen. In addition to its exceptional Italian cuisine, Salvatore's offers a variety of specialty cocktails and a wine list that features select Californian and Italian wines.
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