Welcome to Salvatore’s Ristorante

Salvatore’s “trattoria” has been a staple in the downtown Muscatine area since 1985, when Reno Vitale moved here from Palermo, Sicily, the original home of pizza and pasta.  In Italy, the word “trattoria” means a small, informal restaurant, often off the beaten path on a small block or street.  Here at Salvatore’s, we try to capture the mood, flavor and taste of the famous Italian trattorias.  Come into our locally owned and operated restaurant tonight for a slice of real Italian flavor right here in Iowa.

Voted the best in Muscatine!

Our Atmosphere

As you enter Salvatore’s, you will see and feel the ambiance of true Italy with some modern day twists.  Knotty wood decor surrounds the room, running from the rafters to the plants, grapes and old wine bottles hanging throughout the space. When you sit next to our fireplace on a wintery Iowa evening, the cozy atmosphere surrounds you from all directions.  From the smell of pizza and pastas baking in the seasoned oven, to the warm and friendly atmosphere; everyone feels right at home at Salvatore’s.

Salvatore’s also features a beer and fine wine bar, featuring one of the most extensive Italian wine lists in the area. Each wine has been carefully selected by Claudio Vitale, who travels to Italy to visit the wineries where each bottle is created. Our wine bar is the perfect spot for conversation, a drink before dinner or a quick listen to the Italian chatter coming from the owners and family.

So when you are looking for a very short Italian vacation in the Midwest that includes homemade pizza, pasta, desserts and Italian wines, the choice is clear—”Salvatore’s” is the place to be. But remember ask for Reno, Claudio or his wife Domenica and they will make you feel at home and accommodate your needs.

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 To order for “Take Out or Delivery” please call (563) 263-9396

  • Specialty Dinner

    Portabella Ravioli

    Large tender pasta pillows filled with Portabello mushrooms and covered with our classic white cream sauce of melted butter, pure cream and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Specialty Dinner

    Chicken Marsala (seasonal)

    Tender chicken fillets, lightly breaded, simmered with fresh portabella mushrooms, and marsala sauce, served over steamed fettuccine noodles.

  • Specialty Dinner

    Reno's famous Ribeye Steak

    An 18 oz.(approx) Black Angus rib eye, marinated in olive oil, served either rare, medium or well done. Served with side pasta and tossed salad. (selections may vary)


Excellent food and everything is made fresh...including the outstanding pizza. Friendly staff and owners. Cozy atmosphere...one of our very favorite places for a casual meal.