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Salute e Vita Ristorante

1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804-4500
+1 510-215-0803
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (9 reviews)
“creme brulee” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804-4500
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined at Solute's so many times and each meal is excellent. The staff is friendly, helpful and skilled. The owner Membe Aklilu, is an amazing woman with a heart as big as the ocean. Solute's will make every effort to accommodate your party....More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got in late to Richmond and were looking for a restaurant and found this on Trip Advisor. Everything we ordered was fresh and well prepared. Probably the best Italian food I have had in a long time. Service was prompt and excellent. I highly...More

Thank Cheyenne M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We decided last minute on a Saturday to return - it had been years, and we had heard about the wonderful efforts of the owner to help others. We were offered a window seat in the bar area, and it was very nice, if a...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant is all about the owner, Menbe, the incredible views and the delicious Italian food. This beautiful old home is located on the scenic Richmond Marina. Great venue for a romantic dinner. The portions are large. We especially enjoy the pasta dishes. Add "Menbe's...More

Thank 881lesk
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Reliable if unexceptional food. Elegant yet comfortable interior space with view of the SF Bay. Friendly service and good wine list.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had dinner reservations for 5:30 since we were taking my 90 year old mother-in-law out for her birthday. We had requested a table with a view, instead we were in a back corner near the noisy bar. Service was slow, the drinks were warm...More

1  Thank Annalisa T
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

A friend took us here for dinner after a day of sailing. The friend has been here multiple times and loves it. We did too. Parking was plentiful at 430 on a Thursday, but there were multiple patrons inside. The building looks like an old...More

Thank Allfunallthetime
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here as a group of 25. We made a last minute reservation the night before-and they accommodated us and to back-room. The food was great comet the service was right on time and friendly. Awesome views of the Marina. We tried the rissoto...More

Thank di0nec
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We came to celebrate mom's 95th birthday and wanted a special experience. I chose this restaurant not only because of the good reviews, but because I wanted to support a business that gives back to the community in a big way. We were greeted warmly...More

Thank expagni
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Salute be Vita is my favorite restaurant. The menu selections are nice, portions generous, and service is quick and polite. This evening I enjoyed the Salute salad with pear and crumbled cheese, beef loin medallions with grilled asparagus and roasted potato. For dessert a delicious...More

Thank GenniferET
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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
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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