Salvatore's Cucina Italiana

Exceptional Italian Cuisine

Salvatore's Cucina Italiana

Phenomenal Private Dining Experience

Closed for Renovations–Watch for Exciting Information Soon

750 Front St, San Diego, CA

Complimentary parking with validation at 700 Front St. San Diego, CA from 5 PM – 12 AM

Our Story

“Each dish is much more than a combination of flavors. It is a reflection of Italy’s history, culture, and inherited memories.”

Raffaella Morelli,
Founder & Executive Chef

Private Dining

for every occasion

Our private dining room accommodates
up to 65 seated guests and
90 for a standing reception.

In addition to our private room,
the restaurant is also available for
buyout and can seat up to 165.


From Our Yelp

Salvatore is my new favorite Italian joint! With Italy being my favorite European country, I strive to find a place that would resemble my time there. The price is decent, the food quality is authentic, parking is around the corner and the atmosphere is chic with live music!

Myphuong L.

I was going to a very small work dinner where Italian was requested and it had to be nice. Salvatore’s Cucina Italiana was the perfect option… This was the perfect tuneup to my trip to Italy and is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego!

David C.

The cleanliness and ambiance was perfect here. Very clean and upscale interior. Piano playing, but not too loud was perfect touch. We had ceasar salad, meatball appetizers, spaghetti pamadoro, and lasagne and the food was terrific…Definitely reccomend this place to anyone who likes italian.

Greg H.

This is a fabulous place. It wasn’t very busy the night I dined there. The service was great. Attentive without being cloying. I got a free glass of Prosecco along with a nice red to go with an amazing veal chop with Marsala mushroom sauce. It was one of the best pieces of veal I’ve ever had…

John W.

This is a very elegant and romantic spot perfect for date nights. The staff were very friendly the moment I walked in. There were live music playing in the restaurant. The food was amazing. Everything dish I tried was DELICIOUS! My favorite being the Papa Sisto! That is a MUST TRY!

Susan G.

Amazing food! Seriously the best lasagna I’ve ever eaten. Live music, great service…not one miss. A definite must! Like a hidden gem right downtown. Also, I really like the bar. Even for a quiet night to sit and have a glass of wine and some yummy food!

Megan N.


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