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About Benvenuti Ristorante
Take Time to Stop and Smell the Sauces! It is the scent of fresh cut herbs, seafood just pulled from the ocean and sauces prepared with passion & regard to classic ingredients that reveal the essential energy of Benvenuti Ristorante cuisine. We serve authentic Sicilian and Northern Italian specialties enjoyed in a warm family atmosphere. Sicilian born chef Salvatore Piccione prepares homemade Fettuccine al Gamberetto, Vitella (veal) Salvatore and Melenzana Ripiena to delight the palate
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: T-F 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: T-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm
Lincoln and Civic Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The First Republic Bank at the corner of Broadway and Civic Drive is allowing all of Salvatore Ristorante diners to park at their lot at no cost.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a banquet area that comfortably seats approximately 36 people for private events and cocktail parties. Our banquet facility is available for lunches and/or dinners upon request. Please visit our website for samples of our menus that can be customized for your special event.
Private Party Contact:
Angela Alagna: (925) 932-2828
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout
We dine regularly at Salvatore's. Sadly they are closing for a remodel because they were sued for not fully complying with ADA. Recently, our state legislature passed a new law giving small businesses 90 days to comply with a suit. This was done to counter predatory lawyers looking to capitalize on ADA violations.
Upon reopening under a new name, but in the same location and same owners I encourage everyone to patronize this excellent local (non-chain) restaurant. You won't be disappointed. Let's all do what we can to help Angela pay the plaintiff's attorney fee, and any award given to the plaintiff or fine imposed upon this neighborhood gem.
It's just too bad our legislature hadn't acted sooner
This is a wonderful place. It's my favorite restaurant for a few reasons: the food is delicious, the drinks are great, the ambience is wonderful (small, but not *too* small... beautiful interior and even a small outside dining area.) The service is wonderful and they make you feel like family. (They always remember us by name!) We make sure to go here for special occasions like birthdays, and such. We will definitely be bringing our friends in the future.
This was our first visit- we just moved to the area. Reasonable prices; we paid about $120 for two people, two entrees/salads and two drinks each. Very good service. We sat in the very back so the ambiance wasn't great, but it was fairly quiet and we each thought our entrees were good.
Explorer - It had been awhile since my husband and I had eaten here. However, nothing had changed. It is still excellent. The service was superb, friendly with good recommendations. We received each of our items in a timely fashion. Also, each of our food items was excellent - salad, salmon, veal, and tiramisu. We will definitely go back soon. We highly recommend the restaurant. Based on the number of people in the restaurant, so do a lot of other.
Always a great restaurant for Italian food. On Friday evening the special bay shrimp and asparagus salad was excellent. We especially love the lasagna when it is on the menu. The best lasagna in the area! The service is always excellent, too!
My date did not show up so I waited for 45 minutes before ordering. Serving staff were concerned and attentive. I ordered a salad but did consider their Lemonciello. They brought over a small glass of wine telling me they were concerned about my date. All and all it was a positive experience.
We visited Salvatore after a 20 year gap. Found out they had just opened back then. We celebrated our 22 wedding anniversary with our two girls. The food was fabulous!! The service wonderful! We had a fantastic time. I dare to say this is our new favorite family Italian restaurant in Walnut Creek!! Just lovely.
The food was very good and the noise level was very good compared to so many resturants
these days. The owner/hostess is very gracious and the service is very good. In our party
of five persons, everyone was very happy with their meal. We would definitely return.
Service was timely and friendly. Food was average (Chicken Parm / Salmon). Pricing was in line with other similar restaurants in Walnut Creek - about $110 with tip for salad, 2 entree's, and a couple of drinks. Problem is we sat up front near the window and had little bugs flying around and there was a noticeable smell of mildew.
Prices were moderately high for pasta, but fine for special occasions. Very nice ambiance, but a bit crowded. I wouldn't recommend it for large groups or families with small children. Service was friendly and very attentive.
Booked dinner for 13 people far in advance. Not enough staff, waited 40 minutes for menus, water was not refreshed, had to clear our dishes to another table to make room for dessert plates. Overall, the food did not disappoint; however, the basic service was lacking. They were pleasant and we did not complain...it wouldn't have made a difference since they just didn't have the servers available.
We arrived late for reservation, but nothing was said. Thank you. Very smooth experience, water, wine, dinner ordering and sharing a salad 3 ways. Awesome attitude by wait staff. And they explained 'restaurant week' to us clearly. We'll be back.
Wonderful service with the best waiter, Gusieppe. He was fantastic and served our group of 7 with a smile and a great sense of humor.
The food is classic Italian and the Complimentary bruschetta is worth the trip alone.
Salvatore's is one of my favorite restaurants in the East Bay.
Salvatore Restaurante has been our go to Italian spot for the past six months. The service is always great and the food is AMAZING! I recommend the Caesar salad, the best I've ever had. All of the pastas I've tried were so yummy as well. This place is great for a romantic night out to just a great dinner with a group of friends. I will be back many more times to come:)
Great as always! Love the food and the service. We have been eating here for years. We always come back. This is a wonderful local restaurant. You always know the food is going to be great. The menu offers the same great Italian food so you know what you are eating. Their lasagne is the best. Tonight I had the veal piccata, really nice and tender with capers and served with mashed potatoes and fresh carrots. A very lovely meal!
Salvatore's a gem, serving delicious and authentic Italian food that is as good as what you can experience in Italy! It's a fairly small space so reservations are often necessary and the noise level can be deafening when there are groups in attendance. In my experience - and I confess to being a bit of an Italian food fan - the food is among the best that you can get in the East Bay. Our server wasn't quite up to expectations, forgetting to serve a salad and allowing our water glasses to remain empty for quite awhile. Will assume the positive that he had a rare off night. An added plus is the owner, who is a very sweet lady and gives you a warm welcome.
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