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23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730 (Main Street)
+1 941-365-1020
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank freesprttravel
Bradenton, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by friends for a nice romantic evening! We arrived and were seated right next to Lemon Ave. There was a Halloween contest downtown and we witnessed all the people in all their costumes going by our table to the contest! what a fun night. our waiter was very friendly. we had the evening special which was... More 

Thank Mark U
Englewood, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place it is always a great place to eat or drink ...Last night we just stop by and have some drinks, we have dinner before in downtown with some friends ,so we decide my and wife to stop at Salute because it always it our first choice in Downtown Sarasota we know the food is delicious ,service always attending... More 

Thank Rosita F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

service and food were excellent. we had 4 different entrees and all were excellent mid range prices and a very nice wine list

Thank streamside4511
San Diego, California
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257 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Three of us ate an early dinner and after, an initial disagreement over the credentials of the extra virgin olive oil, all was outstanding. The Branzino (sea bas or grouper) was served whole and expertly prepared table-side by the waiter. The penne marinara was perfectly cooked slightly under al dente and its sauce beautifully flavored. The 'Trio' appetizer was truly... More 

Thank 22club58
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing, Devore outside was romantic and peaceful and our waiter was the best! We went on a Friday at 5:30. The place wasn't busy at all. A few people hear and there. We decided to come here after reading reviews are glad we did! My husband and I had the three course special for $19.95. I had... More 

Thank ohiotraveler00
Port Charlotte, Florida
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went to Sarasota to see a performance at the opera house on a Sunday afternoon. We did not think we would find anywhere good to eat at 5:00 on a summer Sunday. We were so pleasantly surprised when we discovered Saluté. It was a hot but breezy day so we sat outside with the fans keeping us cool. The... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Chicago, Illinois
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2,058 reviews
1,107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,383 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Salute, located at the corner of 1st Street and Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota, is one of the area's newest Italian restaurants (it opened in 2010) and has quickly emerged as one of the best. How can you explain why there are so many good restaurants in Sarasota? After all, Sarasota's population is only 52,000 compared to neighboring Tampa (350,000),... More 

1 Thank Taylor B
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was our second visit. Last time we were there was during season and we found the food to be better then. Our waiter was nice and knowledgeable but, despite telling him we wanted to take our time, we felt rushed even though the restaurant wasn't busy at all. The manager was friendly and interesting to converse with. We found... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?