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Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge, San Diego, CA

Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge

4.4
4.4
37 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, Salvatore's uses the finest and freshest ingredients to create a California Cuisine with Italian influence dining experience unlike any other

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 332-3140

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch Party

    Multiple dates available
    Spend your Sundays at Salvatore's! Our venue offers delicious, unique, classic brunch favorites, craft cocktails, bottomless mimosas, and more.

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DC

    DanielC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is great. I really wanted to like the food and it wasn't bad, just lacking something. The Brussels Sprouts were very good. The watermelon salad was refreshing but just lacked something. The pasta itself was cooked perfectly but the sauce was found wanting. The pistachio gelato dessert was not worthwhile. Having said I would return for drinks. They are still and the atmosphere is just so very cool.
  2. P

    Perk

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was awesome. Great drinks. Avoid the filet. Enjoy!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing time, from the hostess to our server the experience was amazing. The restaurant is really beautiful and well kept. Can’t say enough great things!
  4. i

    ivorym

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and ambience was great and it was nice sitting outside on the patio! Desi was a great server and we really enjoyed the summer inspired dishes - the corn salad and the watermelon salad.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back :)
  6. C

    Critic10

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Average food with limited menu and no substitutions allowed. We were unsatisfied and still hungry when we left.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Ordered the chicken Parmigiana and it was cold on the inside, not even lukewarm. The breading was cold as well as if it was yesterday’s left overs. The Pasta Bolognese was just ok. The drinks, however, were quite good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool place to go to dinner with friends. The cocktails are delicious ♥️
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    waiter took my order but never put it in then tried to gaslight me saying I didn’t put an order in. The food never came in time to dine with the person I was with and I ended up having to take my food in a to-go box which completely ruined the whole point of going to eat out. Restaurant didn’t offer any discounts or compensation for their terrible service and I won’t be coming back. The ambiance was nice with the lighting and cool art but the service is unacceptable
  10. SS

    ShivaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience, food, and service were great. The pizza was amazing as well.
  11. FC

    FilippaC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    It’s was Father’s Day and we came to celebrate (party of 8) for dinner and the “fire show” and we were very disappointed that there was no show! I think that’s false advertisement!! We we’re not compensated for anything nor did the manager bother to come and apologize. I spoke to someone on the phone to confirm that same day and she never said anything about no show, social media advertisement didn’t say it was canceled or anything either! I’ve been wanting to try this place for a very long time and this “fire show” was what got me in, the food and service was good but the way things were handled left a bad taste in my mouth and I will not be returning. Sorry, poor management!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were there for Father’s Day brunch. The environment and service were impeccable. My dish was well prepared. The item my girlfriend had was less desirable, but still decent. The drinks however, were watered down. The staff did apologize and remedied the situation. Overall, the experience was amazing. We will try Salvatore’s again in the near future.
  13. C

    Chantel

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to have brunch. The ambience & service was a bonus!
  14. C

    Chelsie

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very fun restaurant to go to with the girls. Energetic and fun. Food was okay.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a birthday dinner with a large group of friends. The place looked amazing. The food tasted great. The drinks were so delicious and the presentation was phenomenal. Would 100 percent recommend this place.
  16. AL

    AshleyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe, loved the food, loved the drinks.
  17. EC

    EduardoCh

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Limited food items on menu, wasn’t the greatest tasting food. Wouldn’t go again
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my friends went to dinner and it was such a nice restaurant
  19. DW

    DamonW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my daughter (an adult) to dinner here last night. It was a spectacular space with great service and amazing food. You CANNOT miss with this experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I don’t know if I’ve ever come back to this place. It was definitely a terrible experience. Though I had a reservation we waited over 10 minutes outside prior to being asked to be sat at the bar. Once we were at the bar we waited another 15 minutes prior to being sat on a chair and table. Once at our table we waited over 40 minutes before I asked to get the attention of our waiter or waitress. Finally they came over and apologized. I think that overall the ambience could be a great asset to this place however there are too many sparklers and celebrations going off every 10 to 15 minutes. When we were there and it happened over 10 times. I get the whole celebratory fill however, if it comes up the expense of providing service to the rest of the guests and wait times exceeding over an hour even though a reservation is had, a creates a fill of why am I here and I’m on my wasting my time and money. I don’t think I’ve ever come back to this place. The food was less than stellar I ordered the shrimp dish and it was shrimp piled on top of a watered down sauce. My partner ordered the seafood pasta and it was also less than stellar. The shrimp is cooked way too long. The pasta had no flavor. We’re living in the age of Covid and I couldn’t help but not to drink my drink. The bartender took a cubed ice and Put it in my class after she got done handling money. Yeah I probably won’t come back
  21. m

    malakesf

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not a relaxing Italian restaurant- more like a night club vibe. The food also really taste Italian, it was heavily spiced. If you want a place with lots of young energy - then this could be your place. If you want authentic Italian food in a relaxing environment… not your place.
  22. h

    hannahb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Pretty atmosphere, pretty and tasty cocktails, and the food was really good! They have fun birthday celebrations for their guests too
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Upon arriving it was off putting to have a reservation and our table not be ready. However, they turned it around completely with wonderful drinks! “The Meridian” which is their spin on an old fashioned even comes with a flask ! How cool is that?! We were escorted to the back room with a cool Medusa neon art behind the bar. The staff was attentive and very accommodating. The chicken parm was decent. The food wasn’t anything mind blowing. The ambiance is where we enjoyed ourselves ! The music was wonderful and energetic ! We will definitely come back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    The food was amazing and the service im sure they did well with being how busy it was but i asked for a dessert i could pay for or a candle on the one we ordered for my friends birthday and they ended up not giving us anything but we had to watch everyone pass by with sparklers. I also specifically asked for a nice table a week ahead of time which we didn’t get either. everything else was great !
  25. AR

    AnthonyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was great. Food and drinks came out quickly and tasted good. Purple ambient lighting made the food was not flattering to the dishes at all.
  26. A

    Angelique12

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks, food and ambiance.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Graduation dinner. Excellent service!!! Try to request a table in the mix of everything. A booth is really cool too. Bar service was great and dj with the jams.
  28. MB

    MaggieB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about this place, service, food, drinks, cleanliness and staff is very attentive. Highly recommend it!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had brunch with my sister here and we had an overall great experience. Our waitress was great and so was r
  30. m

    msidedrive

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food reminds of going to Italy and sitting down with a family and having a classic Italian Dish. Delicious and consistent. The cocktails are expensive, but worth every penny. They are inventive and full of flavor. Side Note: This didn’t reflect in my review (didn’t feel like it was necessary), but I made reservations and put that it was a special occasion (my girlfriends birthday) and they didn’t seem to have any of that information or make any efforts to address it. No one said Happy Birthday or acknowledge it at all.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good . Drinks were amazing
  32. CC

    CarlosC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent but the bartender has no clue on how to make a martini (served warm and in a tall glass)...If you are going to chare premium prices, then you must have a premium experience to match. That being said, the quality of the food was excellent.
  33. V

    Veronica123

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    For special occasion festivity, it’s great!
  34. JP

    JulieP

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was loud in a fun, energetic way!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marcy our server was the absolute best!! She was SPOT ON with her for recommendations and surprised me with a LIT dessert!! Thank you Marcy!
  36. t

    tsun617

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here! Such a beautiful place. Hostess was very welcoming and our sever did not disappoint either! To our surprise, they had HH til 7 pm so that was a plus! Good food and great service! Would Definitely return! We shared a few Items and ordered the special steak of the night. Every thing was perfect from start to finish. We also celebrated a couple of birthdays and they come out with free dessert with sparkles and glowing birthday sign!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of best Italian restaurant’s we have ever been to

FAQs

Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 332-3140.

Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge

750 Front St San Diego, CA 92101-6003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Californian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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