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Salvatore's Ristorante

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

525 W. Arlington Pl.
Chicago, IL US 60614 (map)

PHONE

773-528-1200

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Salvatore's is an elegant venue that recreates the beauty of a magnificent Italian Estate with a charming patio. From our custom designed menus to the planning of special events,... Read more
Salvatore's is an elegant venue that recreates the beauty of a magnificent Italian Estate with a charming patio. From our custom designed menus to the planning of special events, Salvatore’s offers an intimate atmosphere where everything we do is personalized to meet your specific needs. Our philosophy of entertaining is a simple, we want you to be a guest at your own special event. Let the imaginative event coordinators of Salvatore’s orchestrate a magnificent party for you! For more information call or email us at salvatoreschicago@gmail.com or at 773.528.1200

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1920
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
230
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
800
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1920
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
800
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
35
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Colette
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about this venue! We had a blast at our wedding! The coordinators Amanda and Suzy were so helpful and got back to me with any questions almost immediately. The food was perfect and so was the service! My guests had wonderful things to say about everyone they interacted with at Salvatore's.
I can not say enough good things about this venue! We had a blast at our wedding! The coordinators Amanda and Suzy were so Read more...
I can not say enough good things about this venue! We had a blast at our wedding! The coordinators Amanda and Suzy were so helpful and got back to me with any questions almost immediately. The food was perfect and so was the service! My guests had wonderful things to say about everyone they interacted with at Salvatore's. Read less
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Giles
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I did an exhaustive search of wedding venues when we got engaged, we were looking for a smaller, unique, comfortable space that would inspire a romantic evening. Immediately when we walked in the door of Salvatore's, we fell in love with the place and when we met the staff, we knew it was our venue. The outside patio, where we had our ceremony, is gorgeous and beautifully decorated. And the two bar areas inside inspire a vintage feel and one is in a great room for dancing.

We mainly worked with Suzi but also with Amanda a bit. They were both amazing to work with and so accommodating. We wanted to do things a little custom, we had different ideas for the food and wanted to do a station set up. Suzi worked with us and the chef to bring our ideas to life and I couldn't have asked for anything better! She did a great job of taking what we wanted and making it work with what was in season and what the chef thought would be best. We also used some of their signature menu items, people are still raving about the veal pasta 

Throughout the whole planning process, Suzi and Amanda answered my never ending questions and helped me rain in my ideas to make everything come together and look beautiful. Everything turned out so perfectly the day of the wedding, the food was AMAZING day of and everything looked beautiful. Suzi was awesome at the wedding, totally on top of everything and made sure we didn't have to worry about a thing.

We would highly recommend Salvatore's to anyone looking for a smaller, unique venue. The space is beautiful and the staff is amazing to work with and it is honestly the best deal in the city.
My husband and I did an exhaustive search of wedding venues when we got engaged, we were looking for a smaller, unique, Read more...
My husband and I did an exhaustive search of wedding venues when we got engaged, we were looking for a smaller, unique, comfortable space that would inspire a romantic evening. Immediately when we walked in the door of Salvatore's, we fell in love with the place and when we met the staff, we knew it was our venue. The outside patio, where we had our ceremony, is gorgeous and beautifully decorated. And the two bar areas inside inspire a vintage feel and one is in a great room for dancing.

We mainly worked with Suzi but also with Amanda a bit. They were both amazing to work with and so accommodating. We wanted to do things a little custom, we had different ideas for the food and wanted to do a station set up. Suzi worked with us and the chef to bring our ideas to life and I couldn't have asked for anything better! She did a great job of taking what we wanted and making it work with what was in season and what the chef thought would be best. We also used some of their signature menu items, people are still raving about the veal pasta 

Throughout the whole planning process, Suzi and Amanda answered my never ending questions and helped me rain in my ideas to make everything come together and look beautiful. Everything turned out so perfectly the day of the wedding, the food was AMAZING day of and everything looked beautiful. Suzi was awesome at the wedding, totally on top of everything and made sure we didn't have to worry about a thing.

We would highly recommend Salvatore's to anyone looking for a smaller, unique venue. The space is beautiful and the staff is amazing to work with and it is honestly the best deal in the city. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had to plan our wedding within a short period of time. Amanda and Suzi were wonderful to work with and couldn't have made things easier for us. The venue was perfect and they even helped us set up the center pieces which was a huge help as things were hectic :) the food was delicious and even my picky friends raved about it!! The location is beautiful as it also has a little garden adjacent to the restaurant it's perfect for pictures all in all it really was a perfect place and The staff was wonderful too thank you Salvatore's!! :)
My husband and I had to plan our wedding within a short period of time. Amanda and Suzi were wonderful to work with and Read more...
My husband and I had to plan our wedding within a short period of time. Amanda and Suzi were wonderful to work with and couldn't have made things easier for us. The venue was perfect and they even helped us set up the center pieces which was a huge help as things were hectic :) the food was delicious and even my picky friends raved about it!! The location is beautiful as it also has a little garden adjacent to the restaurant it's perfect for pictures all in all it really was a perfect place and The staff was wonderful too thank you Salvatore's!! :) Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Salvitores was beyond wonderful. Our daughters wedding was so special. We had no worries from the moment we walked in the door, The wait staff is exceptional. Suzi is so lovely, handeled everything beautifully the night of. You will have no worries at all with Suzi. We dealt with Amanda through some of the planning, and she was wonderful too.
The restaurant is beautiful, wonderful atmosphere. All of our family and friends are telling us that is was the best wedding ever. If you want a special place, I would do it in a heartbeat. You walk in the door, and they take over.
Salvitores was beyond wonderful. Our daughters wedding was so special. We had no worries from the moment we walked in the Read more...
Salvitores was beyond wonderful. Our daughters wedding was so special. We had no worries from the moment we walked in the door, The wait staff is exceptional. Suzi is so lovely, handeled everything beautifully the night of. You will have no worries at all with Suzi. We dealt with Amanda through some of the planning, and she was wonderful too.
The restaurant is beautiful, wonderful atmosphere. All of our family and friends are telling us that is was the best wedding ever. If you want a special place, I would do it in a heartbeat. You walk in the door, and they take over. Read less
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Salvatore's Ristorante responded with the following comments:

Hi Kathy,
It was so wonderful working with your family. Thank you for your praise. The event was truly beautiful and everyone had so much fun!
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Inga
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Salvatore's two weeks ago, and it was amazing. Amanda, Suzi (the event coordinators at Salvatore's) and the whole staff have made planning our wedding so easy and stress free. It was affordable too, which cannot be said about many venues in Chicago. They always responded to our emails right away, and didn't bat an eye when we wanted to include some unique traditions, like chopping wood and peeling a potato. One of the reasons we chose this venue was because they take care of absolutely everything: setting up, the food, the drinks, cleaning up afterwards. We had our ceremony there too. We could drop off all of our supplies during rehearsal (one day before the wedding) and then pick everything up the day after, so we didn't have to worry about transporting stuff on the wedding day. The venue itself is very beautiful and you need only minimal decorations for the tables. The food was absolutely phenomenal, and the guests loved it. I get hungry just thinking about those stuffed mushrooms or their salmon. At first we thought to have a cake, but then we had their tiramisu during tasting and decided on the spot to have that instead. If you want competent people taking care of your wedding (or any other event), email Salvatore's.
We had our wedding at Salvatore's two weeks ago, and it was amazing. Amanda, Suzi (the event coordinators at Salvatore's) Read more...
We had our wedding at Salvatore's two weeks ago, and it was amazing. Amanda, Suzi (the event coordinators at Salvatore's) and the whole staff have made planning our wedding so easy and stress free. It was affordable too, which cannot be said about many venues in Chicago. They always responded to our emails right away, and didn't bat an eye when we wanted to include some unique traditions, like chopping wood and peeling a potato. One of the reasons we chose this venue was because they take care of absolutely everything: setting up, the food, the drinks, cleaning up afterwards. We had our ceremony there too. We could drop off all of our supplies during rehearsal (one day before the wedding) and then pick everything up the day after, so we didn't have to worry about transporting stuff on the wedding day. The venue itself is very beautiful and you need only minimal decorations for the tables. The food was absolutely phenomenal, and the guests loved it. I get hungry just thinking about those stuffed mushrooms or their salmon. At first we thought to have a cake, but then we had their tiramisu during tasting and decided on the spot to have that instead. If you want competent people taking care of your wedding (or any other event), email Salvatore's. Read less
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Salvatore's Ristorante responded with the following comments:

Hi Inga,
Thank you so much! It was truly great working with you and Chris. It was fun learning about your cultural wedding traditions and being apart of them. We hope you both are loving married life.
p.s. Thank you for the chocolates. They were absolutely delicious!
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Erin
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here back in June and it was simply amazing! I cannot praise the team at Salvatore's enough for executing the wedding of our dreams. Suzi and Amanda are a fantastic team to work with and they remembered every last detail of our day and overall event flow that we had in mind. The dinner service was impeccable as well as the food!!! They were quick, responsive and executed our 4 course meal in no time at all! We had so much fun, and our guests are STILL raving about it! Thank you so much for exceeding our expectations!!
We had our wedding here back in June and it was simply amazing! I cannot praise the team at Salvatore's enough for Read more...
We had our wedding here back in June and it was simply amazing! I cannot praise the team at Salvatore's enough for executing the wedding of our dreams. Suzi and Amanda are a fantastic team to work with and they remembered every last detail of our day and overall event flow that we had in mind. The dinner service was impeccable as well as the food!!! They were quick, responsive and executed our 4 course meal in no time at all! We had so much fun, and our guests are STILL raving about it! Thank you so much for exceeding our expectations!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's, and had a great experience! Through out the planning process, Amanda and Suzi were very responsive and worked with us to accommodate everything we wanted for the reception. The space was beautiful, and we fit 130 guests very comfortably. On the day of the wedding, we got a millions compliments on the food from our guests. The service was excellent and the whole night flowed very smoothly. We loved everything about our reception, and wouldn't change anything! Highly recommend having a wedding at Salvatore's!
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's, and had a great experience! Through out the planning process, Amanda and Suzi Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's, and had a great experience! Through out the planning process, Amanda and Suzi were very responsive and worked with us to accommodate everything we wanted for the reception. The space was beautiful, and we fit 130 guests very comfortably. On the day of the wedding, we got a millions compliments on the food from our guests. The service was excellent and the whole night flowed very smoothly. We loved everything about our reception, and wouldn't change anything! Highly recommend having a wedding at Salvatore's! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's, and had a great experience! Through out the planning process, Amanda and Suzi were very responsive and worked with us to accommodate everything we wanted for the reception. The space was beautiful, and we fit 130 guests very comfortably. On the day of the wedding, we got a millions compliments on the food from our guests. The service was excellent and the whole night flowed very smoothly. We loved everything about our reception, and wouldn't change anything! Highly recommend having a wedding at Salvatore's!
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's, and had a great experience! Through out the planning process, Amanda and Suzi Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's, and had a great experience! Through out the planning process, Amanda and Suzi were very responsive and worked with us to accommodate everything we wanted for the reception. The space was beautiful, and we fit 130 guests very comfortably. On the day of the wedding, we got a millions compliments on the food from our guests. The service was excellent and the whole night flowed very smoothly. We loved everything about our reception, and wouldn't change anything! Highly recommend having a wedding at Salvatore's! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Suzi and Amanda are the best! From the beginning stages of planning thru the actual event, they were always available to help. The food was excellent, service wonderful and the venue was amazing.
Suzi and Amanda are the best! From the beginning stages of planning thru the actual event, they were always available to Read more...
Suzi and Amanda are the best! From the beginning stages of planning thru the actual event, they were always available to help. The food was excellent, service wonderful and the venue was amazing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Salvatore's was the perfect venue for our wedding. Amanda was easy to reach throughout the entire process, which helped me stay organized, and she made me aware of any little details I may not have thought of. On the night of our event, I was blown away by the way the staff changed the rooms with ease, and the service was impeccable. All of my guests raved about food, service, venue, and location. Everything went so smoothly and I couldn't have asked for more. It was the best night of our lives!
Salvatore's was the perfect venue for our wedding. Amanda was easy to reach throughout the entire process, which helped me Read more...
Salvatore's was the perfect venue for our wedding. Amanda was easy to reach throughout the entire process, which helped me stay organized, and she made me aware of any little details I may not have thought of. On the night of our event, I was blown away by the way the staff changed the rooms with ease, and the service was impeccable. All of my guests raved about food, service, venue, and location. Everything went so smoothly and I couldn't have asked for more. It was the best night of our lives! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not be happier that we chose Salvatore's for our March 2014 wedding ceremony and reception. We wanted a wedding in the city that felt personal, not the cookie-cutter approach you often find in banquet or reception halls. Suzi and Amanda could not have been more helpful and really made our vision come to life! Every last detail was taken care of, we honestly did not need to worry about a thing or provide any direction. They guided us through the entire process and the outcome was perfect! We are still receiving compliments, many sharing that it was the most intimate and fun wedding they have attended. And the food was AMAZING!!! (We highly recommend the veal tortellini casalinga!) We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. The entire process from initial planning to the actual day was incredibly seamless :)
My husband and I could not be happier that we chose Salvatore's for our March 2014 wedding ceremony and reception. We Read more...
My husband and I could not be happier that we chose Salvatore's for our March 2014 wedding ceremony and reception. We wanted a wedding in the city that felt personal, not the cookie-cutter approach you often find in banquet or reception halls. Suzi and Amanda could not have been more helpful and really made our vision come to life! Every last detail was taken care of, we honestly did not need to worry about a thing or provide any direction. They guided us through the entire process and the outcome was perfect! We are still receiving compliments, many sharing that it was the most intimate and fun wedding they have attended. And the food was AMAZING!!! (We highly recommend the veal tortellini casalinga!) We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. The entire process from initial planning to the actual day was incredibly seamless :) Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Salvatore's was the perfect place for our wedding! Suzie and Amanda were wonderful to work with; always answering my questions prior to the event in a timely manner. The space is absolutely beautiful, and the food is sooo good! We were supposed to have around 200 guests, but only ended up with 150. I feel like the space was perfect for that amount of people. For being in the city, the restaurant feels warm and inviting in a nice area of Lincoln Park, with easy valet parking. It is only a short drive to River North, where everyone stayed. My guests all complimented us on the venue as well!
Salvatore's was the perfect place for our wedding! Suzie and Amanda were wonderful to work with; always answering my Read more...
Salvatore's was the perfect place for our wedding! Suzie and Amanda were wonderful to work with; always answering my questions prior to the event in a timely manner. The space is absolutely beautiful, and the food is sooo good! We were supposed to have around 200 guests, but only ended up with 150. I feel like the space was perfect for that amount of people. For being in the city, the restaurant feels warm and inviting in a nice area of Lincoln Park, with easy valet parking. It is only a short drive to River North, where everyone stayed. My guests all complimented us on the venue as well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception here with about 200 guests.

Prep – They are extremely organized and experienced. They were prompt to respond to questions via email/phone in the time leading up to the wedding.

Wedding Ceremony/Cocktail Hour – The ceremony was completely set up how we wanted prior to us arriving at Salvatore’s. Suzi did a great job of getting everyone in place and giving directions to our bridal party. After the ceremony everyone moved into the west room for cocktail hour. The staff was immediately ready to pass drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Our guests loved the appetizers and the bartenders were quick with orders.

Dinner – During the cocktail hour, Salvatore’s staff did a wonderful job turning the ceremony area into the dining room. Each table was set up how we wanted. The food was delicious! We had many guests tell us how much they loved the food. The service was great. One of my fears was that dinner would take too long and cut into the reception time. Suzi ensured me that the staff would move it along and everything would be done in the budgeted amount of time. They definitely delivered!

Reception – The bartenders did a great job of making sure everyone got served. It was nice to have 2 bars to help cover everyone. The late night snacks were delicious! We had mini burgers, grilled cheese, and tator tots. Our guests loved it! Highly recommend going with this option.

After the wedding, the staff cleaned everything up and boxed up our decorations exactly how we delivered them. It was so easy for us!

We were beyond happy with our wedding and reception. They are extremely experienced and have a lot of wedding knowledge. We had so many guests compliment us on the venue, food, and service. Everything went smoothly and turned out perfect! We had such a wonderful day thanks to the Salvatore’s team!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception here with about 200 guests.

Prep – They are extremely organized and Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception here with about 200 guests.

Prep – They are extremely organized and experienced. They were prompt to respond to questions via email/phone in the time leading up to the wedding.

Wedding Ceremony/Cocktail Hour – The ceremony was completely set up how we wanted prior to us arriving at Salvatore’s. Suzi did a great job of getting everyone in place and giving directions to our bridal party. After the ceremony everyone moved into the west room for cocktail hour. The staff was immediately ready to pass drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Our guests loved the appetizers and the bartenders were quick with orders.

Dinner – During the cocktail hour, Salvatore’s staff did a wonderful job turning the ceremony area into the dining room. Each table was set up how we wanted. The food was delicious! We had many guests tell us how much they loved the food. The service was great. One of my fears was that dinner would take too long and cut into the reception time. Suzi ensured me that the staff would move it along and everything would be done in the budgeted amount of time. They definitely delivered!

Reception – The bartenders did a great job of making sure everyone got served. It was nice to have 2 bars to help cover everyone. The late night snacks were delicious! We had mini burgers, grilled cheese, and tator tots. Our guests loved it! Highly recommend going with this option.

After the wedding, the staff cleaned everything up and boxed up our decorations exactly how we delivered them. It was so easy for us!

We were beyond happy with our wedding and reception. They are extremely experienced and have a lot of wedding knowledge. We had so many guests compliment us on the venue, food, and service. Everything went smoothly and turned out perfect! We had such a wonderful day thanks to the Salvatore’s team! Read less
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Reem
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Great venue. Amanda made planning a wedding so much easier than I could've expected. All our guests told us they had a fantastic time...loved the food and the set-up!
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Great venue. Amanda made planning a wedding so much easier than I could've expected. All our guests told us they had a fantastic time...loved the food and the set-up! Read less
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Salvatore's Ristorante responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you. I am so glad the night turned out to be everything you hoped!

Truly,
Amanda
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Salvatore's went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure my wedding reception was fabulous. Everything went flawlessly. They even picked up cupcakes for me from the local bakery for my guests! I was beyond thrilled with everything...the value, the responsiveness, and attention to detail from Amra and Suzi were nothing short of amazing.
Salvatore's went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure my wedding reception was fabulous. Everything went flawlessly. They even Read more...
Salvatore's went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure my wedding reception was fabulous. Everything went flawlessly. They even picked up cupcakes for me from the local bakery for my guests! I was beyond thrilled with everything...the value, the responsiveness, and attention to detail from Amra and Suzi were nothing short of amazing. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we chose Salvatore's for our wedding reception! Arma and Suzi were very easy to work with and responded to all of our questions within a day. The staff was amazing and everything was perfect on the day of our wedding! Our guests loved the food and everyone had a great time! We highly recommend working with Arma, Suzi and the Salvatore's team for your wedding reception!
We are so happy that we chose Salvatore's for our wedding reception! Arma and Suzi were very easy to work with and Read more...
We are so happy that we chose Salvatore's for our wedding reception! Arma and Suzi were very easy to work with and responded to all of our questions within a day. The staff was amazing and everything was perfect on the day of our wedding! Our guests loved the food and everyone had a great time! We highly recommend working with Arma, Suzi and the Salvatore's team for your wedding reception! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's last October and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. We researched many, many venues in the downtown area and surrounding suburbs before deciding on Salvatore's. We were looking for somewhere that felt intimate and unique, but could still accomodate 180 guests. Salvatore's was perfect! In addition to the amazing food, service and ambiance, Suzi and Amra the wedding coordinators are wonderful. We worked mainly with Suzi and she was so helpful throughout the process, and was even on-site during the entire reception! I never worried about a thing because I knew she was on top of it, ensuring the night went off without a hitch. Rave reviews all around, I would recommend Salvatore's over and over again!
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's last October and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. We Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Salvatore's last October and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. We researched many, many venues in the downtown area and surrounding suburbs before deciding on Salvatore's. We were looking for somewhere that felt intimate and unique, but could still accomodate 180 guests. Salvatore's was perfect! In addition to the amazing food, service and ambiance, Suzi and Amra the wedding coordinators are wonderful. We worked mainly with Suzi and she was so helpful throughout the process, and was even on-site during the entire reception! I never worried about a thing because I knew she was on top of it, ensuring the night went off without a hitch. Rave reviews all around, I would recommend Salvatore's over and over again! Read less
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Rosemarie
Wedding:
10/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We enjoyed the venue and the food and service was the best!
We enjoyed the venue and the food and service was the best!
We enjoyed the venue and the food and service was the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough how happy I was to get married at Salvatore's Ristorante. They took care of us, and went above and beyond. I appreciated the quick responses by Suzi or Amra whenever I had questions via email, the flexibility to accommodate to our specific decorations and set up, and the happy-to-help attitudes of all staff I interacted with during my wedding. They earned their 5-star rating without a doubt!
I cannot say enough how happy I was to get married at Salvatore's Ristorante. They took care of us, and went above and Read more...
I cannot say enough how happy I was to get married at Salvatore's Ristorante. They took care of us, and went above and beyond. I appreciated the quick responses by Suzi or Amra whenever I had questions via email, the flexibility to accommodate to our specific decorations and set up, and the happy-to-help attitudes of all staff I interacted with during my wedding. They earned their 5-star rating without a doubt! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Salvatore's exceeded our expectations on every detail. They truly bend over backwards for you to make sure you have every detail the way you want it and are able to customize things. Suzie and Amra were always available for questions or to give guidance. Everyone raved about the food and the service at the actual event and loved the look of the place. We couldn't have asked for a better venue.
Salvatore's exceeded our expectations on every detail. They truly bend over backwards for you to make sure you have every Read more...
Salvatore's exceeded our expectations on every detail. They truly bend over backwards for you to make sure you have every detail the way you want it and are able to customize things. Suzie and Amra were always available for questions or to give guidance. Everyone raved about the food and the service at the actual event and loved the look of the place. We couldn't have asked for a better venue. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I truly enjoyed my experience with Salvatore's. Not only is the venue absolutely unique and gorgeous, but also everyone there was fantastic to work with. They responded to all of my questions (I had a ton) very quickly and honestly. Suzi, Amra and the entire staff were incredible to work with.

Our day went smoothly and better than I could ever expected. I would not have had as much fun if it wasn't for Suzi and Amra. Our guests had a fantastic experience and continue to rave about the food.

I recommended this venue to everyone I know researching wedding locations. If I could do our wedding all over again, I would absolutely, without a doubt, choose Salvatore's all over again!

Thank you everyone at Salvatore's for making our day fun and beyond special. Our experience couldn't have been any better.
I truly enjoyed my experience with Salvatore's. Not only is the venue absolutely unique and gorgeous, but also everyone Read more...
I truly enjoyed my experience with Salvatore's. Not only is the venue absolutely unique and gorgeous, but also everyone there was fantastic to work with. They responded to all of my questions (I had a ton) very quickly and honestly. Suzi, Amra and the entire staff were incredible to work with.

Our day went smoothly and better than I could ever expected. I would not have had as much fun if it wasn't for Suzi and Amra. Our guests had a fantastic experience and continue to rave about the food.

I recommended this venue to everyone I know researching wedding locations. If I could do our wedding all over again, I would absolutely, without a doubt, choose Salvatore's all over again!

Thank you everyone at Salvatore's for making our day fun and beyond special. Our experience couldn't have been any better. Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Every single thing about my wedding day at Salvatore's was perfect! My entire day was hosted at Salvatore's, and I don't think you will find the wonderful setting, fabulous food, and food/bar value anywhere else in Chicago. The only thing that went "wrong" on my wedding day was I forgot to pick up our small cake for cutting from the baker the day before. When it was brought to my attention the cake wasn't on site and my eyes widened with disbelief ("I can't believe I FORGOT TO PICK UP THE CAKE!!") 8 months pregnant Amra jumped in the car and picked it up! Right in the middle of the mayhem, right before dinner! I had absolutely nothing to worry about.

Every single employee at Salvatore's treats guests with respect, professionalism, and a bit of "next door neighbor" friendliness that is comforting and welcoming.
The food is EXACTLY as good on the day as it was when we taste tested. We had meatballs, stuffed mushrooms and bruschetta for apps, chicken, veal tortellin or salmon for entree, and a combination of late night snacks. HINT: have the late night burger. It's weeks later and WE are getting thank yous in the mail and golf buddies are STILL telling my dad it's the best wedding they've been to.

I would hands down recommend Salvatore's to anyone. Ten stars out of 5.
Every single thing about my wedding day at Salvatore's was perfect! My entire day was hosted at Salvatore's, and I don't Read more...
Every single thing about my wedding day at Salvatore's was perfect! My entire day was hosted at Salvatore's, and I don't think you will find the wonderful setting, fabulous food, and food/bar value anywhere else in Chicago. The only thing that went "wrong" on my wedding day was I forgot to pick up our small cake for cutting from the baker the day before. When it was brought to my attention the cake wasn't on site and my eyes widened with disbelief ("I can't believe I FORGOT TO PICK UP THE CAKE!!") 8 months pregnant Amra jumped in the car and picked it up! Right in the middle of the mayhem, right before dinner! I had absolutely nothing to worry about.

Every single employee at Salvatore's treats guests with respect, professionalism, and a bit of "next door neighbor" friendliness that is comforting and welcoming.
The food is EXACTLY as good on the day as it was when we taste tested. We had meatballs, stuffed mushrooms and bruschetta for apps, chicken, veal tortellin or salmon for entree, and a combination of late night snacks. HINT: have the late night burger. It's weeks later and WE are getting thank yous in the mail and golf buddies are STILL telling my dad it's the best wedding they've been to.

I would hands down recommend Salvatore's to anyone. Ten stars out of 5. Read less
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Janelle
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at Salvatore's and I have nothing but positive things to say about the people, the place, and the food. Amra was a pleasure to work with and was always very responsive and always had a smile on her face! A few days before my wedding all my friends and family were amazed at how calm I was and I told them it was because I knew Amra and Suzi would handle everything beautifully...which they did! I had zero concerns the day of my wedding and everything turned out perfect. Not to mention that all my guests raved about the food too. We offered the chicken marsala, veal tortellini, and rotini carolina...all of which were amazing. I would hands down recommend this venue for a wedding! Very nice people to work with and I guarantee you won't find a better value in the city!
We recently had our wedding at Salvatore's and I have nothing but positive things to say about the people, the place, and Read more...
We recently had our wedding at Salvatore's and I have nothing but positive things to say about the people, the place, and the food. Amra was a pleasure to work with and was always very responsive and always had a smile on her face! A few days before my wedding all my friends and family were amazed at how calm I was and I told them it was because I knew Amra and Suzi would handle everything beautifully...which they did! I had zero concerns the day of my wedding and everything turned out perfect. Not to mention that all my guests raved about the food too. We offered the chicken marsala, veal tortellini, and rotini carolina...all of which were amazing. I would hands down recommend this venue for a wedding! Very nice people to work with and I guarantee you won't find a better value in the city! Read less
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Lenore
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We are writing to thank you and your staff for your marvellous efforts on our wedding day.
We are writing to thank you and your staff for your marvellous efforts on our wedding day.
We are writing to thank you and your staff for your marvellous efforts on our wedding day. Read less
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laurmac
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding reception at Salvatore's on June 2, 2012 and Amra and Suzi were so wonderful to work with! The space is intimate and warm and unique, and they made everything so easy. We had a number of requests and special accommodations that they were more than happy to work with, and went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly. When I got to Salvatore's I couldn't believe how beautiful it looked and I only continued to be more impressed as the night went on. I have people raving to me about the food, the service, the decor - literally everything. I would recommend Salvatore's 100 times over.
I had my wedding reception at Salvatore's on June 2, 2012 and Amra and Suzi were so wonderful to work with! The space is Read more...
I had my wedding reception at Salvatore's on June 2, 2012 and Amra and Suzi were so wonderful to work with! The space is intimate and warm and unique, and they made everything so easy. We had a number of requests and special accommodations that they were more than happy to work with, and went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly. When I got to Salvatore's I couldn't believe how beautiful it looked and I only continued to be more impressed as the night went on. I have people raving to me about the food, the service, the decor - literally everything. I would recommend Salvatore's 100 times over. Read less
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potterdunne
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
From start to finish - these guys were amazing. So calm, cooperative, friendly and easy to work with. I have received countless compliments on the food - and especially the staff and service. They really helped make our night so special and perfect! I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING - I really could just enjoy everything! Cannot thank them enough!
From start to finish - these guys were amazing. So calm, cooperative, friendly and easy to work with. I have received Read more...
From start to finish - these guys were amazing. So calm, cooperative, friendly and easy to work with. I have received countless compliments on the food - and especially the staff and service. They really helped make our night so special and perfect! I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING - I really could just enjoy everything! Cannot thank them enough! Read less
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Tammie
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding ceremony and reception at Salvatore\'s and I couldn\'t have been happier with the results!! Salvatore\'s is a beautiful venue especially for a smaller wedding. We had 85 guests and used the main dining room, pasta vino room and bar, and outdoor patio. We did not use the west room. Everything went so smoothly from initial meeting to the day of. Amra was our initial contact and she promptly answered any emails I sent and was always super sweet. Tara was our day of coordinator and met with me the week before the wedding....she was amazing! So nice and easy to talk to. She set everything up exactly as I described and made sure everything ran smoothly. She is sooo nice (she didn\'t even accept the tip I gave her at the end of night). The food is delicious too and the best part is it is actually affordable for a Chicago wedding! (especially if you have it on a friday like we did). I have had many compliments on the venue since our wedding day. I would recommend Salvatore\'s to anyone getting married in Chicago!
I recently had my wedding ceremony and reception at Salvatore\'s and I couldn\'t have been happier with the results!! Read more...
I recently had my wedding ceremony and reception at Salvatore\'s and I couldn\'t have been happier with the results!! Salvatore\'s is a beautiful venue especially for a smaller wedding. We had 85 guests and used the main dining room, pasta vino room and bar, and outdoor patio. We did not use the west room. Everything went so smoothly from initial meeting to the day of. Amra was our initial contact and she promptly answered any emails I sent and was always super sweet. Tara was our day of coordinator and met with me the week before the wedding....she was amazing! So nice and easy to talk to. She set everything up exactly as I described and made sure everything ran smoothly. She is sooo nice (she didn\'t even accept the tip I gave her at the end of night). The food is delicious too and the best part is it is actually affordable for a Chicago wedding! (especially if you have it on a friday like we did). I have had many compliments on the venue since our wedding day. I would recommend Salvatore\'s to anyone getting married in Chicago! Read less
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connie
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding reception was here in early June and was a delight and joy from start to finish! The space is warm, cozy, romantic, beautiful, and unique. The food was so delicious that as I walked from table to table I noticed every plate was completely clean. The portions are generous, the ingredients fresh, and everything is cooked to perfection. I was so proud of the food our guests enjoyed and they're still raving about it. They also offered several choices so our guests were able to choose from chicken, veal marsala, salmon, and a vegetarian option. The wait staff is quick, professional, and pleasant. Amra was absolutely wonderful to work with and provided skillful guidance throughout the process. She was always quick to respond and had excellent recommendations for vendors from flowers to photography. She has done so many weddings and had lots of great ideas and did a wonderful job of setting up all the things we dropped off before the wedding , e.g., photographs, baskets, hurricanes. Planning a wedding is fun but full of details and concerns and there couldn't be a better person to work with than Amra. Even her emails were reassuring and I couldn't help but feel we were in the most capable hands!

We had been to a wedding reception here previously and also had talked to 2 other brides about their experience and everyone says the same thing...it's the best! My daughter's and son-in-law's friends were mainly from out of town and were in awe of the setting which has a uniquely Chicago flavor. There are several rooms including a charming patio. The wooden dance floor in the bar area is spacious, the acoustics wonderful. The candlelight effect in the dining area is incomparable! We looked at over 30 venues in 2 states and nothing compared with all that Salvatore's has to offer. One of the guests likened it to a 'fairy tale wedding' and everyone has had glowing things to say.

We were beyond thrilled with Salvatore's and will savor the memories for years to come!!!
My daughter's wedding reception was here in early June and was a delight and joy from start to finish! The space is warm, Read more...
My daughter's wedding reception was here in early June and was a delight and joy from start to finish! The space is warm, cozy, romantic, beautiful, and unique. The food was so delicious that as I walked from table to table I noticed every plate was completely clean. The portions are generous, the ingredients fresh, and everything is cooked to perfection. I was so proud of the food our guests enjoyed and they're still raving about it. They also offered several choices so our guests were able to choose from chicken, veal marsala, salmon, and a vegetarian option. The wait staff is quick, professional, and pleasant. Amra was absolutely wonderful to work with and provided skillful guidance throughout the process. She was always quick to respond and had excellent recommendations for vendors from flowers to photography. She has done so many weddings and had lots of great ideas and did a wonderful job of setting up all the things we dropped off before the wedding , e.g., photographs, baskets, hurricanes. Planning a wedding is fun but full of details and concerns and there couldn't be a better person to work with than Amra. Even her emails were reassuring and I couldn't help but feel we were in the most capable hands!

We had been to a wedding reception here previously and also had talked to 2 other brides about their experience and everyone says the same thing...it's the best! My daughter's and son-in-law's friends were mainly from out of town and were in awe of the setting which has a uniquely Chicago flavor. There are several rooms including a charming patio. The wooden dance floor in the bar area is spacious, the acoustics wonderful. The candlelight effect in the dining area is incomparable! We looked at over 30 venues in 2 states and nothing compared with all that Salvatore's has to offer. One of the guests likened it to a 'fairy tale wedding' and everyone has had glowing things to say.

We were beyond thrilled with Salvatore's and will savor the memories for years to come!!! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Salvatore's and I can't say enough about how amazing they made everything! The food was fantastic and Suzy and Amra were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend looking into this venue!
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We had our wedding at Salvatore's and I can't say enough about how amazing they made everything! The food was fantastic and Suzy and Amra were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend looking into this venue! Read less
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steffieIU
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Salvatore's is one of the best values in the city without sacrificing quality. The food was amazing, we continually get compliments on how good it was. We did the Extravaganza Package, which is their top package and includes everything from cake to champagne to a 5 hr premium bar. Suzi and Amra are great to work with. They are so laid back, but also super organized. This place runs like a well oiled machine. They do so many weddings and events, they really have it down to a science. The day of the wedding Suzi was attending to our every need. As soon as I walked in, she was getting me a drink, letting me know how everything was going and keeping me up to speed on everything. We dropped off all our things (escort cards, pictures we wanted out, accessories, guest book, etc) a few days before. They set everything up exactly like we wanted it. It looked so beautiful and we had quite a bit of stuff! Afterwards they had everything wrapped, boxed, labeled and ready for us to pick up the next day. They are super responsive and answer the phone when you call. I usually emailed and they got back to me within the hour most times, but definitely same day. The actual space is so beautiful. I really liked the 2 separate rooms because people who wanted to talk could sit in the other room while our band played. Overall, I would highly highly recommend Salvatore's, they went above and beyond for our event and totally exceeded our expectations.

*Note I did NOT have my ceremony here, but WeddingWire won't let me just select Reception for some reason
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Salvatore's is one of the best values in the city without sacrificing quality. The food was amazing, we continually get compliments on how good it was. We did the Extravaganza Package, which is their top package and includes everything from cake to champagne to a 5 hr premium bar. Suzi and Amra are great to work with. They are so laid back, but also super organized. This place runs like a well oiled machine. They do so many weddings and events, they really have it down to a science. The day of the wedding Suzi was attending to our every need. As soon as I walked in, she was getting me a drink, letting me know how everything was going and keeping me up to speed on everything. We dropped off all our things (escort cards, pictures we wanted out, accessories, guest book, etc) a few days before. They set everything up exactly like we wanted it. It looked so beautiful and we had quite a bit of stuff! Afterwards they had everything wrapped, boxed, labeled and ready for us to pick up the next day. They are super responsive and answer the phone when you call. I usually emailed and they got back to me within the hour most times, but definitely same day. The actual space is so beautiful. I really liked the 2 separate rooms because people who wanted to talk could sit in the other room while our band played. Overall, I would highly highly recommend Salvatore's, they went above and beyond for our event and totally exceeded our expectations.

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Isabella
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
We got married at Salvatore's last December. What a gorgeous place. It was a wonderful place for a wedding. Service and food was spectacular. Suzi and Amra were so great to work with, organized and incredibly responsive. They were flexible with everything. We had so many requests, which they were able to meet and truly made it the best day of our lives. Our guests could not stop raving about how amazing everything was. I would highly recommend Salvatore's to anyone looking for a party or wedding location.
We got married at Salvatore's last December. What a gorgeous place. It was a wonderful place for a wedding. Service and Read more...
We got married at Salvatore's last December. What a gorgeous place. It was a wonderful place for a wedding. Service and food was spectacular. Suzi and Amra were so great to work with, organized and incredibly responsive. They were flexible with everything. We had so many requests, which they were able to meet and truly made it the best day of our lives. Our guests could not stop raving about how amazing everything was. I would highly recommend Salvatore's to anyone looking for a party or wedding location. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I was married back in October 2009. We absolutely loved everything. The space was great for 185 people. The patio was beautifully decorated with seasonal flowers. We were quite picky with our menu but the chef was very accommodating with all our requests. The day of the event ran so smoothly because of Suzie and Amra. They were both very easy and pleasurable to work with. We never had a stressful moment during the planning process. The staff was also very efficient and friendly. I absolutely loved the space, as did our guests. The food and service were spectacular. I can't wait to attend my girlfriend's wedding there in July.
I was married back in October 2009. We absolutely loved everything. The space was great for 185 people. The patio was Read more...
I was married back in October 2009. We absolutely loved everything. The space was great for 185 people. The patio was beautifully decorated with seasonal flowers. We were quite picky with our menu but the chef was very accommodating with all our requests. The day of the event ran so smoothly because of Suzie and Amra. They were both very easy and pleasurable to work with. We never had a stressful moment during the planning process. The staff was also very efficient and friendly. I absolutely loved the space, as did our guests. The food and service were spectacular. I can't wait to attend my girlfriend's wedding there in July. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough how amazing and professional Amra and Suzi are. They walked us through this stressful procedure with grace. Suzi was with us the night of our wedding. She kept every event on track and was reassuring and on top of things at any given moment. They were very flexible with us and our plans. The food is amazing! We knew at our tasting we were in for a treat and our guests are still complimenting the food. The valet parking is very reasonable per car which is key. I kept overlooking Salvatores when we were looking at venues but I liked how unique this place was. I'm biased when I say I thought our reception was a blast but if it wasn't for the staff at Salvatores it would not have run as smooth and fun. The price is very reasonable and they are willing to work with each couples needs. Don't skip out on checking out Salvatores!
Bernie & Stephanie Conboy
We can't say enough how amazing and professional Amra and Suzi are. They walked us through this stressful procedure with Read more...
We can't say enough how amazing and professional Amra and Suzi are. They walked us through this stressful procedure with grace. Suzi was with us the night of our wedding. She kept every event on track and was reassuring and on top of things at any given moment. They were very flexible with us and our plans. The food is amazing! We knew at our tasting we were in for a treat and our guests are still complimenting the food. The valet parking is very reasonable per car which is key. I kept overlooking Salvatores when we were looking at venues but I liked how unique this place was. I'm biased when I say I thought our reception was a blast but if it wasn't for the staff at Salvatores it would not have run as smooth and fun. The price is very reasonable and they are willing to work with each couples needs. Don't skip out on checking out Salvatores!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We had our wedding at Salvatore's in Sept 2012. We saw the venue for the first time in mid-April, signed the contract 2 days later, and had the wedding 5.5 months later. The great Salvatore’s staff was the main reason we could pull off a spectacular wedding in such a short time. We had the ceremony and reception at Salvatore's. It was an extra $500 for the ceremony. The ceremony space seats 150, so they say, but it was probably more like 140 – a little short for our total of 157. The shape of the room for dinner was the only thing we didn't love upon seeing the space for the first time. However, it worked out quite nicely because the bride and groom sat at the table at the corner of the L facing out on everyone. For groups of a larger size (and during the summer), they can also put dining tables on the very nice patio. I think that's how they're able to have sit-down weddings of about 200. However, the people sitting out there might feel separated. After dinner, everyone files into the West Room for dancing. The whole room is the dance floor. This is awesome because it forces everyone out of their seats - no staring at the dancers from the dinner table. The dance floor was 100% packed all night! We had our wedding on a Saturday in a popular wedding month, so it wasn't much of a discount off the published pricing but it was still very good for Chicago. Our price per plate was $90, but for people ordering salmon or veal, the price was $98. We opted not to have filet as a choice. That would have been $110 per person. Teens were only $65, and the kids were $30. The price per plate included everything - appetizers, champagne toast, 3-course meal, the cake (!), and a 5-hour open bar. The check we cut them at the end of it all was a shade above $20k - that includes the tax, tip, valet charges which we chose to cover ($15 per car), plus all food/drink, and rental fees. In the end, it was an extremely fun wedding, and our guests are still raving over it. Us too!
We had our wedding at Salvatore's in Sept 2012. We saw the venue for the first time in mid-April, signed the contract 2 Read more...
We had our wedding at Salvatore's in Sept 2012. We saw the venue for the first time in mid-April, signed the contract 2 days later, and had the wedding 5.5 months later. The great Salvatore’s staff was the main reason we could pull off a spectacular wedding in such a short time. We had the ceremony and reception at Salvatore's. It was an extra $500 for the ceremony. The ceremony space seats 150, so they say, but it was probably more like 140 – a little short for our total of 157. The shape of the room for dinner was the only thing we didn't love upon seeing the space for the first time. However, it worked out quite nicely because the bride and groom sat at the table at the corner of the L facing out on everyone. For groups of a larger size (and during the summer), they can also put dining tables on the very nice patio. I think that's how they're able to have sit-down weddings of about 200. However, the people sitting out there might feel separated. After dinner, everyone files into the West Room for dancing. The whole room is the dance floor. This is awesome because it forces everyone out of their seats - no staring at the dancers from the dinner table. The dance floor was 100% packed all night! We had our wedding on a Saturday in a popular wedding month, so it wasn't much of a discount off the published pricing but it was still very good for Chicago. Our price per plate was $90, but for people ordering salmon or veal, the price was $98. We opted not to have filet as a choice. That would have been $110 per person. Teens were only $65, and the kids were $30. The price per plate included everything - appetizers, champagne toast, 3-course meal, the cake (!), and a 5-hour open bar. The check we cut them at the end of it all was a shade above $20k - that includes the tax, tip, valet charges which we chose to cover ($15 per car), plus all food/drink, and rental fees. In the end, it was an extremely fun wedding, and our guests are still raving over it. Us too! Read less
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Mmmargarita
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.9/5.0
We used Salvatore's only for our wedding reception. I can only rave about the service, professionalism, and quality of this venue. The two wedding coordinators do a great job with answering questions. Virtually every special request I made was met with no problem at all. There is someone present on the day of your event to help coordinate the reception so I had absolutely nothing to worry about other than to enjoy myself. Also, we heard things like "best food ever tasted at a wedding" so that was nice to hear of course. They do MANY weddings here so they have seen it all, plus it is a great value for the city of Chicago. Highly recommended.
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We used Salvatore's only for our wedding reception. I can only rave about the service, professionalism, and quality of this venue. The two wedding coordinators do a great job with answering questions. Virtually every special request I made was met with no problem at all. There is someone present on the day of your event to help coordinate the reception so I had absolutely nothing to worry about other than to enjoy myself. Also, we heard things like "best food ever tasted at a wedding" so that was nice to hear of course. They do MANY weddings here so they have seen it all, plus it is a great value for the city of Chicago. Highly recommended. Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.9/5.0
Absolutely would recommend Salvatore's! We have gotten nothing but compliments from our guests on the atmosphere, food and overall night. Amra & Suzi were incredibly helpful throughout the entire process of picking food selections, setting up tastings, who to coordinate with for the cake, dropping things off for the wedding, ect. Salvatore's is beautiful & is a really unique place to have both a wedding ceremony & reception at.
Absolutely would recommend Salvatore's! We have gotten nothing but compliments from our guests on the atmosphere, food and Read more...
Absolutely would recommend Salvatore's! We have gotten nothing but compliments from our guests on the atmosphere, food and overall night. Amra & Suzi were incredibly helpful throughout the entire process of picking food selections, setting up tastings, who to coordinate with for the cake, dropping things off for the wedding, ect. Salvatore's is beautiful & is a really unique place to have both a wedding ceremony & reception at. Read less
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C
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband I had our wedding reception here in July 2014 and I can't begin to explain how much we loved it and our 160 guests loved it! We looked at several venues, and the location, ambience and price at Salvatore's really stood out from all of the other venues we looked at in the City. It's got a great old Chicago feel, different than a standard banquet facility, and they have clearly been doing what they do for years. The set up and service were flawless. The staff was easy to work with along the way, they were flexible with us when we wanted to do things a little differently and the food was absolutely wonderful. We received so many compliments from people on how beautifully set up it was and how delicious the food was. My only caution would be to make sure you know what's included. Compared to all of the other vendors we worked with, the language in their contract is pretty vague, make sure you know exactly what is included. Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone looking to do a wedding in the City, we were very pleasantly surprised a what we got for our money here!!
My husband I had our wedding reception here in July 2014 and I can't begin to explain how much we loved it and our 160 Read more...
My husband I had our wedding reception here in July 2014 and I can't begin to explain how much we loved it and our 160 guests loved it! We looked at several venues, and the location, ambience and price at Salvatore's really stood out from all of the other venues we looked at in the City. It's got a great old Chicago feel, different than a standard banquet facility, and they have clearly been doing what they do for years. The set up and service were flawless. The staff was easy to work with along the way, they were flexible with us when we wanted to do things a little differently and the food was absolutely wonderful. We received so many compliments from people on how beautifully set up it was and how delicious the food was. My only caution would be to make sure you know what's included. Compared to all of the other vendors we worked with, the language in their contract is pretty vague, make sure you know exactly what is included. Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone looking to do a wedding in the City, we were very pleasantly surprised a what we got for our money here!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/24/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were very impressed with Salvatore's from the first meeting with the event planners and seeing the venue! We wanted a nice place to have our wedding reception in the Lincoln Park area and were lucky to find this. From the planning through the night of the reception, everything went off great! The food and service was absolutely phenomenal and our guests loved everything from our reception! Suzi and Amra were very helpful in planning our tastings, floor plan, and providing great vendor recommendations. We went with the Dinner Extravaganza and it was so easy to plan with that package. Everything ran smoothly the night of the reception and they were flexible when we adjusted the schedule of the night last minute to wait for some of our guests to arrive for dinner. Again, if you are looking for a beautiful venue, with GREAT food, service, and planners, be sure to look at Salvatore's.
My husband and I were very impressed with Salvatore's from the first meeting with the event planners and seeing the venue! Read more...
My husband and I were very impressed with Salvatore's from the first meeting with the event planners and seeing the venue! We wanted a nice place to have our wedding reception in the Lincoln Park area and were lucky to find this. From the planning through the night of the reception, everything went off great! The food and service was absolutely phenomenal and our guests loved everything from our reception! Suzi and Amra were very helpful in planning our tastings, floor plan, and providing great vendor recommendations. We went with the Dinner Extravaganza and it was so easy to plan with that package. Everything ran smoothly the night of the reception and they were flexible when we adjusted the schedule of the night last minute to wait for some of our guests to arrive for dinner. Again, if you are looking for a beautiful venue, with GREAT food, service, and planners, be sure to look at Salvatore's. Read less
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Beth Nielsen
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
My daughter has already written a review, but I would like to add a personal comment about Amra, our wedding coordinator at Salvatores. We met with Amra a few weeks before the wedding to go over the final details. At this meeting, I expressed all of my concerns for the reception and was given Amra's assurances that every concern would be attended to exactly as we wished. She did not disappoint. The restaurant, an older venue, but so quaint and charming, looked beautiful. (One exception was the gift table and grand piano in the lobby, which showed in photos as needing a good once over with some furniture polish/scratch cover.) Amra was in the lobby as our guests arrived and couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. She coordinated the events of the night flawlessly, so that we could enjoy the evening without a single care and in fact, when it appeared that we might have to run out to the drugstore, Amra interceded and volunteered to sent someone from her staff instead.

Speaking of the staff, well after dinner I noticed a waiter moving through the crowd as though he were searching for someone. I didn't realize I had lost an earring until he made his way to where I was standing, looked from the right to the left side of my face and then smiled and held up my earring. Just another example of how caring and attentive the staff was. Late in the evening Mr Dean, the owner of Salvtores, appeared and he was just as helpful and kind as the rest of his staff.

Thank you Amra and Salvatores for my daughter's wonderful reception.
She loved it!
My daughter has already written a review, but I would like to add a personal comment about Amra, our wedding coordinator Read more...
My daughter has already written a review, but I would like to add a personal comment about Amra, our wedding coordinator at Salvatores. We met with Amra a few weeks before the wedding to go over the final details. At this meeting, I expressed all of my concerns for the reception and was given Amra's assurances that every concern would be attended to exactly as we wished. She did not disappoint. The restaurant, an older venue, but so quaint and charming, looked beautiful. (One exception was the gift table and grand piano in the lobby, which showed in photos as needing a good once over with some furniture polish/scratch cover.) Amra was in the lobby as our guests arrived and couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. She coordinated the events of the night flawlessly, so that we could enjoy the evening without a single care and in fact, when it appeared that we might have to run out to the drugstore, Amra interceded and volunteered to sent someone from her staff instead.

Speaking of the staff, well after dinner I noticed a waiter moving through the crowd as though he were searching for someone. I didn't realize I had lost an earring until he made his way to where I was standing, looked from the right to the left side of my face and then smiled and held up my earring. Just another example of how caring and attentive the staff was. Late in the evening Mr Dean, the owner of Salvtores, appeared and he was just as helpful and kind as the rest of his staff.

Thank you Amra and Salvatores for my daughter's wonderful reception.
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Kristy
Wedding:
7/6/2007
4.8/5.0
Salvatore's is a fabulous place for a wedding reception. It is so out of the ordinary and has a real charm. Instead of typical "wedding food" it's like eating at a 5 star Italian restaurant. . people are still talking about how delicious the food was! The staff was really nice too and made planning the event very easy. I'd really recommend this to anyone looking for a "non-banquet" style/typical wedding. It was awesome!!!
Salvatore's is a fabulous place for a wedding reception. It is so out of the ordinary and has a real charm. Instead of Read more...
Salvatore's is a fabulous place for a wedding reception. It is so out of the ordinary and has a real charm. Instead of typical "wedding food" it's like eating at a 5 star Italian restaurant. . people are still talking about how delicious the food was! The staff was really nice too and made planning the event very easy. I'd really recommend this to anyone looking for a "non-banquet" style/typical wedding. It was awesome!!! Read less
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Run
Wedding:
7/6/2012
4.7/5.0
Just had our wedding at Salvatore's on July 6th 2012. It went 200% better than I had ever imagined. The venue is perfect for a medium sized wedding. We had 135 people. Everything flowed seamlessly the entire night. The food was great, the service was better than excellent, and all of our guests are still talking about how wonderful it was. I have zero regrets about choosing Salvatore's for our wedding. It was magical. Thank you Suzie and Amra!
Just had our wedding at Salvatore's on July 6th 2012. It went 200% better than I had ever imagined. The venue is perfect Read more...
Just had our wedding at Salvatore's on July 6th 2012. It went 200% better than I had ever imagined. The venue is perfect for a medium sized wedding. We had 135 people. Everything flowed seamlessly the entire night. The food was great, the service was better than excellent, and all of our guests are still talking about how wonderful it was. I have zero regrets about choosing Salvatore's for our wedding. It was magical. Thank you Suzie and Amra! Read less
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edro
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.7/5.0
Salvatore's was a great venue for our wedding reception. The decor, food, and waitstaff was wonderful. We had a slightly bigger than average guest list (for Salvatore's)- over 200 people- but we all still fit comfortably and had a great time. The guests loved the food and the space. Amra and Suzi are very accommodating and responsive.
Salvatore's was a great venue for our wedding reception. The decor, food, and waitstaff was wonderful. We had a slightly Read more...
Salvatore's was a great venue for our wedding reception. The decor, food, and waitstaff was wonderful. We had a slightly bigger than average guest list (for Salvatore's)- over 200 people- but we all still fit comfortably and had a great time. The guests loved the food and the space. Amra and Suzi are very accommodating and responsive. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
9/25/2011
4.6/5.0
We LOVED Salvatore's, couldn't be happier with the venue! It's already a gorgeous space so we didn't do anything more than alter flowers and centerpieces. The space can fit up to 250, but that would be tight. We had 120 guests and sat comfortably, utilizing all their spaces. We used the main room for the ceremony, then moved the guests to the cocktail room while the dining space was transformed to our reception room. They have a lovely patio out back that's covered and has lanterns and was used as the gathering place for our family photos. Tara and Amra both helped with our wedding and they were so easy to work with that they made our day wonderful and stress-free the day of the wedding! The only thing to keep in mind is that they're SUPER popular for weddings so book early or keep and open mind about your dates. Also, parking there is impossible, you'll have to use their valet. It's a fantastic venue and a great family run business, I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for space in Chicago.
We LOVED Salvatore's, couldn't be happier with the venue! It's already a gorgeous space so we didn't do anything more than Read more...
We LOVED Salvatore's, couldn't be happier with the venue! It's already a gorgeous space so we didn't do anything more than alter flowers and centerpieces. The space can fit up to 250, but that would be tight. We had 120 guests and sat comfortably, utilizing all their spaces. We used the main room for the ceremony, then moved the guests to the cocktail room while the dining space was transformed to our reception room. They have a lovely patio out back that's covered and has lanterns and was used as the gathering place for our family photos. Tara and Amra both helped with our wedding and they were so easy to work with that they made our day wonderful and stress-free the day of the wedding! The only thing to keep in mind is that they're SUPER popular for weddings so book early or keep and open mind about your dates. Also, parking there is impossible, you'll have to use their valet. It's a fantastic venue and a great family run business, I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for space in Chicago. Read less
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MSchwab
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.6/5.0
Salvatore's was the perfect location for our ceremony and reception. Beyond our own (extreme) satisfaction, we've received endless comments from almost all of our guests on the venue. The staff could not have been more generous, helpful, kind, and lovely. We are THRILLED for having found them. They're amazing at what they do, truly.
Salvatore's was the perfect location for our ceremony and reception. Beyond our own (extreme) satisfaction, we've received Read more...
Salvatore's was the perfect location for our ceremony and reception. Beyond our own (extreme) satisfaction, we've received endless comments from almost all of our guests on the venue. The staff could not have been more generous, helpful, kind, and lovely. We are THRILLED for having found them. They're amazing at what they do, truly. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
2/8/2014
4.5/5.0
Salvatore's was great and really accommodating! Many of our guest told us it was the best wedding food they had ever had. We got our cake through Oak Mill Bakery as part of the packed with Salvatore's. It was amazing! Both beautiful and delicious. The only thing that could be improved is communication. The email address for Salvatore's is shared by both Amanda and Suzi. Sometimes I had to answer the same question twice depending on who was replying to the email. Overall, the experience was great and we has a fantastic time at our wedding.
Salvatore's was great and really accommodating! Many of our guest told us it was the best wedding food they had ever had. Read more...
Salvatore's was great and really accommodating! Many of our guest told us it was the best wedding food they had ever had. We got our cake through Oak Mill Bakery as part of the packed with Salvatore's. It was amazing! Both beautiful and delicious. The only thing that could be improved is communication. The email address for Salvatore's is shared by both Amanda and Suzi. Sometimes I had to answer the same question twice depending on who was replying to the email. Overall, the experience was great and we has a fantastic time at our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Our wedding ceremony & reception was at Salvatore's 10/05/12. Here is my experience: Amra (the "good cop") & who we dealt with in the beginning when booking was great. Suzi (the "bad cop") is not nearly as nice or accommodating. Each version of the contract had different prices & depending on who we spoke with we often received contradicting answers. Day of the event we had a wedding planner on site coordinating all the vendors, which was a must because we were not given the assistance by Suzi that was promised. My planner was livid with the lack of help from Suzi throughout the course of the day. (Have your own coordinator there because based on other reviews; this seems to be the norm) The wait staff was excellent & our guests complimented the outstanding service they received. My BIGGEST & really only complaint...the sweet table! It was a joke. We had to go through Salvatore's directly & they provided a list of what would be included (quantity of each at their discretion) for a steep $7 pp. When it was displayed (on the piano) it looked like the leftovers from another event. In fact, that's what my grandmother thought when she seen it, she thought everyone must've already eaten most of the sweets...but in reality that was all there ever was. NOT ONE PIECE OF FRUIT, cookies, cannoli’s...anything! It was the biggest disappointment of the day. We couldn't help but feel completely ripped off & taken advantage of ...it was an embarrassment! The only reason for them not getting 5/5 for my review is the sweet table scam. Overall, the wedding was perfect & I still would have my wedding at Salvatore’s because it really is the most beautiful vintage feeling venue I've ever seen. The food & service exceeded our expectations....minus the sweet table. Take Aways: Do not get the sweet table; review each version of your contract closely for price changes & do your math yourself; Hire a day-of wedding coordinator to make sure you have a stress free day.
Our wedding ceremony & reception was at Salvatore's 10/05/12. Here is my experience: Amra (the "good cop") & who we dealt Read more...
Our wedding ceremony & reception was at Salvatore's 10/05/12. Here is my experience: Amra (the "good cop") & who we dealt with in the beginning when booking was great. Suzi (the "bad cop") is not nearly as nice or accommodating. Each version of the contract had different prices & depending on who we spoke with we often received contradicting answers. Day of the event we had a wedding planner on site coordinating all the vendors, which was a must because we were not given the assistance by Suzi that was promised. My planner was livid with the lack of help from Suzi throughout the course of the day. (Have your own coordinator there because based on other reviews; this seems to be the norm) The wait staff was excellent & our guests complimented the outstanding service they received. My BIGGEST & really only complaint...the sweet table! It was a joke. We had to go through Salvatore's directly & they provided a list of what would be included (quantity of each at their discretion) for a steep $7 pp. When it was displayed (on the piano) it looked like the leftovers from another event. In fact, that's what my grandmother thought when she seen it, she thought everyone must've already eaten most of the sweets...but in reality that was all there ever was. NOT ONE PIECE OF FRUIT, cookies, cannoli’s...anything! It was the biggest disappointment of the day. We couldn't help but feel completely ripped off & taken advantage of ...it was an embarrassment! The only reason for them not getting 5/5 for my review is the sweet table scam. Overall, the wedding was perfect & I still would have my wedding at Salvatore’s because it really is the most beautiful vintage feeling venue I've ever seen. The food & service exceeded our expectations....minus the sweet table. Take Aways: Do not get the sweet table; review each version of your contract closely for price changes & do your math yourself; Hire a day-of wedding coordinator to make sure you have a stress free day. Read less
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Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Everyone that attended the event said how impressed they were with how fast the food came out and that tables weren't waiting for lengths of time from others. We had a lot of little pieces for our wedding that Amanda was responsible for and she handled the set up and presentation very well. She was responsive to our needs and questions day of, and at times I felt like she went above and beyond for us. We enjoyed the event so much that we are thinking of reasons to host another. The food was so good myself and a guest are making dinner plans because we want more!

We wished we would have paid more attention to the valet parking situation, as there is a maximum number of cars the lot can hold.
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Everyone that attended the event said how impressed they were with how fast the food came out and that tables weren't waiting for lengths of time from others. We had a lot of little pieces for our wedding that Amanda was responsible for and she handled the set up and presentation very well. She was responsive to our needs and questions day of, and at times I felt like she went above and beyond for us. We enjoyed the event so much that we are thinking of reasons to host another. The food was so good myself and a guest are making dinner plans because we want more!

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