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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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14:30 - 01:45
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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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Atalissa, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We've been here several times and have always had pleasant servers. They are helpful, attentive and friendly. The food is acceptable, not stellar, in my opinion; a little bland. We've had the pizza, lasagna, spaghetti and cheese bread. The food is always warm and fresh, just not as flavorful as it could be.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing. Your satisfaction with our service and that you've returned "several times" lets us know that we are still on the mark, but just not hitting your flavor preferences. We understand this and in this case really can't use your review to grow from. Please come again. Our menu has variety and we aim to please. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went here after reading the glowing review from Jennifer H. She was "right on" in her compliments. Our party of 5 enjoyed every part of our meal. My pizza truly hit the spot and it's the first time I can remember that the crust was so good, I did not leave any on my plate. Also, the Italian was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the chance to visit with us. We always hope that our customers leave full and smiling! If you are coming in from out of town, let us know at check out. We love to hear where our new friends have come from, and more so, where they are going! If you are living in Muscatine and... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Came to this local restaurant per recommendation from the hotel and they were right, good food!!! I ordered bruschetta and ravioli and both were freshly prepared and very tasty

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

Every meal means more to us than just a sale. Our staff does great work to bring you happiness. Thanks for stopping in! More 

Naples, Florida
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A group of us were in town and decided to try Salvatore's for dinner. I had the Fettuccine Alfredo and it was absolutely outstanding The white sauce, a real challenge to get right, was perfect! Another in our group had a dish with red sauce, and he proclaimed it delectable. A third had a dish (I think Chicken Marsala) with... More 

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Thank Don T
SalvatoresOriginal, Owner at Salvatore's Ristorante, responded to this review

Family Recipes, Papa Reno's Guidance & Your Choices combine to make a memorable meal...we hope. Every customer is important and always has been. So happy to have hit the marks your taste buds hoped for!! The Original (here in Muscatine) has been making friends and returning customers for thirty years, nearly all at our current location. Don't be fooled by... 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
US$3 - US$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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