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Salvatore Ristorante Italian

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1627 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4222
+1 925-932-2828
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Oakland, California, United States
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Salvatore is terrific family-owned trattoria located across from the Walnut Creek library (where you usually find parking at night). The menu is varied and the food is delicious - they served the best lamp chops that I've had this decade! It's very popular so reservations are recommended. The space is small and it can get rather noisy. The staff is... More 

Thank Jean Y
Walnut Creek, California
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246 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Run by a sister and brother, this is one of the hidden gems in the Walnut Creek restaurant scene. There is a homey feel to the place, from the greetings you get when coming in to the local flavors of the family's heritage in Sicily. Never have had something I didn't like here.

Thank June K
Concord, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We've been to Salvatore several times now. Have taken 2 different couples with us and been there once ourselves. The food has always been good, the service has always been attentive but not overbearing and the prices are what I would consider moderate for Walnut Creek. It can be loud so I'm not sure it would be ideal for a... More 

Thank Kerry W
El Sobrante, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is so good. My boyfriend and I come here often. It's amazing. I'm not very adventurous food-wise so I always order the same thing. But I also also always steal a little of his and everything has always been amazing.

1 Thank Adelaide J
Walnut Creek, California
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159 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We wanted a quick bite and a martini before attending a watercolor demo at California Watercolor Association. Salvatore was on the way, it was 5:30 and there were seats at the bar. Leslie served up a Grey Goose for Marilyn and I had a Hanger One, up with olives, both icy cold and great. We shared a Cesare Salad with... More 

Thank John H
Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We don't eat out often, but we were delighted to find this top-notch Italian restaurant right in the heart of Walnut Creek, just across the street from the library. We also don't eat meat out, and we found plenty of vegetarian choices. They make their own pasta at Salvatore's, and both my husband and I ordered pasta main dishes. I... More 

1 Thank Joyful42
Walnut Creek, California
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36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I really like this place, the people are nice and smiling, good selection of cocktails, appetizers were ample and cooked nicely, the salads were fresh, and the pasta homemade. Definitely try the homemade desserts - especially the lemon chiffon cake - wonderful. We will return to try the rest of the menu. .

3 Thank KWiggy
San Francisco, California
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I made reservations in advance through open table and made specific mention in the special requests for a nice table as it was our first time dining here and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. We were seated in a corner near the kitchen. There were no other tables for 3 available. Only larger tables. Oh well. So much for... More 

Thank Stacy F
Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Was directed to this restaurant by local family. Read reviews beforehand, seems like all reviewers before, pretty well describe this establishment. For a Friday evening, wasn't as crowed as some had predicted. Service was Excellent (served by owners nephew, who spoke with heavy Italian Accent!). Food was well prepared and presented fairly quickly. We had small problem with one dish... More 

1 Thank Claude R
Oakland, California, United States
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Delicious, authentic Italian food in downtown Walnut Creek. Very popular with locals, the food is so good! Spaghetti Matriciana was perfect and as good as you can get short of being in Italy. It's easy to overlook Salvatore Ristorante with its unassuming exterior, but it is definitely worth a stop. Street parking in the evening is fairly easy, especially across... More 

2 Thank Jean Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1627 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-932-2828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?