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Salvatore's Ristorante

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313 E 2nd St, Historic Downtown, Muscatine, IA 52761-4109
+1 563-263-9396
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15:00 - 23:00
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best gluten free pizza I have ever had. It was so good I questioned that it was gluten free. The owner came out and visited with us and assured me that it was and that he takes special care to not have cross contamination which is a big concern when eating out with celiacs disease. Our waitress Loretta... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us. There is a fairly strong contingent of folks that need gluten free products and we have tried to accommodate. Hoping you'll have a chance to swing through again and join us. Thanks Hubby for the thumbs up on the pizza, we think so too but need your affirmation! More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and authentic food. Great menu and atmosphere. Food always fresh. Great service. Perfect for business or casual.

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

Thanks for the review. The Trattoria Life is just what you've described, cozy, fresh, respect and welcoming. We are always there for you and working hard to keep all of our customers loving the feeling! Please come again! More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salvatore's serves authentic Italian food. Everything is good, especially the fettuccine and ravioli. Always good wine and price is reasonable.

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

Thank you. Our daily goal is to have our customers feel happy they chose us and feeling good that what they paid was deserved. Please come again! More 

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at Salvatore's with coworkers, Loretta is an awesome server and joined in on the fun, gave great recommendations, all the food was fresh and very flavorful. Can't go wrong, the best "Ristorante" in Muscatine!

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

Thanks for coming to Muscatine and dining with us! We will pass your kudos along to Loretta. More 

Atalissa, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had a first time visit and a wonderful waitress Loretta...a wine selection of Vouvray would have put this place over the top for me.....look forward to returning ,however....5 star plus for service.....food...

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Thank Bmm1930
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments. Your experience is what we strive for with each customer order. Sometimes things don't exactly hit the mark, but we hope you enjoyed something from our Italian Wines list as well. Please come again to Downtown and visit us when you do! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Have been going here for nearly 20 years, and the menu, service, and wonderful tastes have always been Best in Class. Family run business where you get the best pizza, pasta, and steaks! But the atmosphere is the real difference - at Salvatore's, you're family!

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

Thank you, Sir. Having been in Downtown Muscatine at the same location for well over twenty-five years, there are many customers that we have watched their family grow up, as they have watched ours. This is the Trattoria Life. Thanks for your longtime support and of course, please let us know if something ever isn't quite right. More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Everything from the service to the food was great here. I had the seafood Alfredo and it was amazing. Will definitely go back and recommend to anyone in the area.

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Thank Crudly55
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! Our mission is to have every review stated as yours is. We like happy too! More 

Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We are on a road trip through Iowa and it was lunchtime while in Muscatine. We consulted TripAdvisor as we frequently do and landed here. Not many lunch patrons, but the staff was friendly and offered prompt service. We both had the mac and cheese...doesn't scream Italian, but it DOES scream delicious! Came with a salad and a tasty Parmesan... More 

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

Thank you. Lunches are usually lighter attended and served with a condensed menu to help achieve our customers' time constraints. Good value is what we hope all orders bring to the diner. Hoping your trip was safe and that you didn't get the "sleepies" post lunch! More 

Toccoa, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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
USD 3 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
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 E 2nd St, Historic Downtown, Muscatine, IA 52761-4109
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?