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Salute e Vita Ristorante

1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804-4500
+1 510-215-0803
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (10 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“creme brulee” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804-4500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is consistently great; the atmosphere is superior. It always feels like you're on vacation. The staff is wonderful and the owner, Membe is a special person; a humanitarian. The prices has always been reasonable too! Salute's closing was a big loss to Marina...More

Thank kathyjam510
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Sorry to see this establishment close, hopefully they will reopen at another location on the waterfront. This was a great scenic site with fresh seafood and Italian inspired dishes.

Thank CaliTreasures
Reviewed 10 July 2018

When looking for a place to have a special occasion look no further. Salute e Vita Ristorante has it all: good food, good drinks, good service, good vibes! A wonderful place to celebrate special occasions and/or taken special guess who need to be impressed.

Thank SummerTraveler67
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This fabulous restaurant recently closed, July 2018. They may reopen in 8 months at another East Bay waterfront location. Until then, they will all be missed.

Thank Marcy P
Reviewed 7 July 2018

After a long-running dispute with the landlord owner Menbe Aklilu, has sadly closed the restaurant, known for its amazing food and service and awesome waterfront location. Menbe said that "she's not going anywhere" ; ) and hopes to open another restaurant in the city she...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Our first visit here, and they did not disappoint. Located on the bay, with a great view of boats and water, seems sad they must leave this location. Great service by our waitress...wife ordered the Mahi Mahi, which was excellent. I had the Spaghetti and...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This restaurant is beautifully located at the Richmond Yacht Harbor on San Pablo bay. It Is in a 100 year old Cape Cod Victorian right on the water with big picture windows looking out at the marina and the water. Although the restaurant was full,...More

Thank dragonrees
Reviewed 26 June 2018

You must visit this restaurant if you come to Richmond. The food is great,the view is spectacular and the restaurant owner Mimbi is wonderful.

Thank Nikkiboogoesplaces
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The setting is lovely, the service is friendly and the food is good. I had the best swordfish in lemon sauce last time I was there. I was with a group of 8 and 7 of us described their food as excellent, only one person...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is located by the harbor with nice view. The food was good and very tasty. Our waiter Carlos was awesome.

Thank Ivanya M
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Lynda M
22 September 2016|
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Response from L1drake | Reviewed this property |
Reasonably priced. From $40 to $120 a bottle
15 September 2016|
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Response from HereWeGo282 | Reviewed this property |
I also do not know as i ordered their wine. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804-4500
    (Marina Bay Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 510-215-0803
  • E-mail
Salute E Vita, remains a home away from home for all lovers of food, art, wine, friends and most of all family, which is who we consider everyone dining with us to be. Our house made desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. We are best known for traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a magnificent entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it here in our 100-year old Cape Cod Victorian that overlooks the marina waterfront with an elegant and welcoming fireplace dining room, an indoor veranda with stunning views of San Francisco or on our outdoor patio overlooking the Bay. We have a saying here, “at the table, no one grows old” So feel the passion for good food, beauty and friends and join us for lunch or dinner; we have your table ready!
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