Salute' Bend - New Italian Restaurant Downtown

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bend Premier Real Estate 200009031

New Italian Restaurant a Great Addition to Downtown Bend

Being a restaurant owner in Bend is not easy. From tight food margins to difficult customers, building a new business to a place people talk about and come back to is no easy task. Bend's newest restaurant is on track to follow that challenging path. Salute' Bend is an Italian restaurant in Bend worth remembering. 

This cozy restaurant is located in the old High Tides location, or more recently the old Citizen location on Bond in Downtown Bend across from Deschutes Brewery. This space has a strange hallway entrance that looks more like the beginning of a bad horror movie with unique lighting and a sterile feel than the entrance to a wonderful Italian eating establishment. Make your way past the elevator to a glass doorway on your right and you will find the entrance to Salute' Bend. 

The ambiance in Salute' Bend was exactly what we were looking for in fine dining. Cool mood lighting set the scene, the waiters were all in dark clothing, and friendly faces greeted us from the bar area. We loved that the menu was clean and simple and only two pages long and the wine list was uncomplicated and easy to read. In fact, everything seemed to be very reasonably priced too with many items under $20.

To start, we ordered the Beef Carpaccio for $12. This beef literally melted in our mouths with a smooth flavor that was not harsh in any way. The arugula salad was a great acidic complement to the richness of the beef and a nice crusty bread finished off this dish perfectly. 

For entrees we decided to go with the homemade cheese ravioli and bolognese sauce for $18 and the Ragu ala Cinghiale for $22. The ravioli was near perfect! A sweet/savory bolognese sauce a top wonderful pillows of perfectly cooked ravioli was only compromised by a slightly too salty cheese filling. The unfortunate saltiness was not enough to leave any bite behind though.Salute 2

The Ragu has perfectly al dente pasta and a wonderful pork that brought this dish together. Although not my favorite Ragu of all time, this dish still did not disappoint. 

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For dessert, we ordered a wonderful Rose Champagne Pannacotta that was the perfect balance of smooth and sweet. With three raspberries on top and a sprig of mint to finish, this was the perfect finale to a wonderfully rich Italian meal. Light and delightful is the only way we can describe this tastefully done desert item. 

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For ranking we give ambiance a 5/5, service a 5/5 and food taste a 4/5. 

We will absolutely go back!

Sincerely,

The foodies of Bend Premier 

 
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Michael J. Perry
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Always exciting to find a new restaurant, especially Italian !!!!!!!!!!’!!!!!!!

Jan 25, 2020 07:13 PM #1
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Sounds wonderful, Lynnea. That is my kind of place to dine. Hope you shared this with the owners!

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 09:17 PM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Lynnea Miller very nicely presented by the restaurant and you.... the Italian bread must have been soooo good.... haven't had grain in 7 years... and that bread looks delicious.

Jan 26, 2020 04:07 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Lynnea - an excellent review of what seems to be a very good dining experience at Salute' in Bend Oregon.  From the ambiance to the menu everything seems spot on with wonderful descriptions.  Of the place and the food.  

Jan 26, 2020 05:18 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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I'll be craving Italian food all day long now, Lynnea. You'll always get my attention with the words Italian food.

Jan 26, 2020 05:55 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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This is a very good recommendation to share with area residents and visitors.

Jan 26, 2020 05:51 PM #6
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS . We  tagged the restaurant on Facebook when we posted it there.

Jan 26, 2020 09:21 PM #7
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Will Hamm
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Hello Lynnea,  Always love Italian food and love new restaurants in town.

Enjoy

Jan 27, 2020 10:31 AM #8
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Lise Howe
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this looks like a delicious restaurant - I wish we had appreciated all our choices that we had before this 

Apr 17, 2020 05:09 PM #9
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