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Salvatore's Cucina Italiana

750 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-544-1865
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (14 reviews)
“clams” (4 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
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750 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Most hospitable staff. We were greeted with glasses of prosecco as we looked over the menu. The Ceasar Salad and Lasagna were out of this world!

Thank SNCM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was told this is the oldest Italian restaurant in San Diego. It sure tasted like it. The food was authentic and delicious. I had spaghetti with shrimp, clams and scallops topped with a spicy marinara. My son had a pasta Alfredo with artichokes and...More

Thank BigLouie-USMC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started with a delicious glass of Prosecco and Angus Meatbals and followed with a Salad and Papa Sixtus and creme brûlée ....everything was delicious, the Papa Sixtus was rich and creamy and the creme brûlée is possibly the best I've ever had! Service was attentive...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful & romantic dinner for two. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the friendly host and our waiter gave us great suggestions and the food was fantastic!

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We were visiting friends in San Diego who frequent Salvatore's often and are well known to the staff. We had excellent food and wine and outstanding service.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My fiancé brought me here to celebrate my birthday and we had a wonderful time. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and brought to our table. I will say the bus boy that brought us water and bread seemed super stoned. He was so...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A high quality Italian restaurant with a menu which includes many clasical italian dishes. The veal scalopini was very good and so were other dishes ordered by my partners to the meal. I tried the spritz - nice drink.

Thank GXR2013
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My family took me here for my birthday dinner..they know I love Italian, and my heritage is Italian. The food was excellent..and the atmosphere was upscale and lovely. Good service as well.

Thank flstpete
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Salvatore’s is a fine Italian restaurant slightly away from the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego. The main dining area is large, with many tables, but not placed too close to each other. A more intimate area is on a raised level where fewer tables...More

Thank ghsgrad
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A diamond in the city explains my opinion of this wonderful evening. As authentic as it could be the flavors of Italy couldn't have been more portrayed in the food selection. My Wife had lasagna which was amazing and I had the chicken parmigiana which...More

Thank Shawn W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-544-1865
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Raffaella Morelli, born, raised and educated in Rome, Italy, has been Salvatore's heart and soul, since its opening in late 1987. Deceivingly simple, Raffaella's dishes, using the finest and freshest of ingredients, find a delicate balance, only achievable through her many years of loving labor in the kitchen. In addition to its exceptional Italian cuisine, Salvatore's offers a variety of specialty cocktails and a wine list that features select Californian and Italian wines.
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