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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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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had high hopes of this restaurant having had many recommendations. When we arrived at 7pm all looked good as we were shown to a nice table outside in the clement weather. The live music was good if a bit too loud. We ordered our meal and sat. And sat. And sat. When we chased the waiter he said there... More 

Thank Wymlae
PHL, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a first visit for us and a repeat for others. We were a party of 10. My appetizer was great. Grilled calamari and shrimp. Ummmmmmm. Dinner was grouper. I eliminated the parmigiana bread crumbs my date had them. Mine was 7/10 she was underwhelmed. The sautéed spinach was just right with oil and garlic. One of the specials... More 

1 Thank David G
Calgary, Alberta
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on New Year's Eve. Service was slow, but I gave them a pass on that because it was New Year's. However food was bland and everything we ordered was cold, not even warm. I got the impression that everything was micro-waved. Nothing fresh or impressive about it. Great location for the festivities in downtown but would never... More 

1 Thank CalgaryGirl26
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 5 and sat outside. Great service who truly cared. Our mussels appetizer was great. We all loved our meals including lobster ravioli, chicken Marsala and gnocchi. Highly recommend.

Thank Bill H
Independence, Minnesota, United States
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Still on a mission to find "the one" Italian place in Sarasota to compare to ones in NYC or London. This restaurant was ok but still haven't found the one.

Thank Thisgirllovesf00d
Sarasota, Florida
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The food was wonderful, I had the fish and potatoes. The staff was a pleasure to be with and the service was great. There was live music which was fantastic. Thank you for a great evening. We will return.

Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

First visit. Nice atmosphere. Attentive service. Enough variety on the menu. However crusted grouper was OK but lacked enough sauce. Spinach and cheese filled pasta also OK. As we said decent but not great.

Thank AllanGo
Sarasota, Florida
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I ate with first time diners at Salute! this week. They were very pleased with the experience and already plan to return. Our patio table was perfect on a December evening, although the music from neighboring Mattisons gets a bit loud. Jennifer our server was top notch---friendly, attentive, and accommodating. Food was praised all around: Caprese, lasagna, lobster ravioli. You... More 

Thank GNGator
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 Saturdays nights at Salute and it was always great! The food is delicious, the outdoor sitting delightful, professionnal service, great life music ( you can ask for songs and they play it for you!). Last but not least: all kinds of coffees after a great dinner. We danced yesterday night after watching the parade. You feel like... More 

Thank Roland D
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

It's an Italian restaurant and 2 of us had veal marsala but their fish is also excellent. Excellent service and very pleasant to sit outside where there are heaters if it is chillys

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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
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?