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Martinelli's Little Italy

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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158 South Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, KS 67401
+1 785-826-9190
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Salina, Kansas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

greeted by krista at door very friendly and helpful Dakota I was server great service and friendly will visit ofte n

Thank kellyann2
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

The portions at this place are huge.. The food is awesome and very fresh. Staff is very friendly and the restaurant is clean

Thank Snowflake1112
Kansas City, Missouri
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

For a small town atmosphere with some of the BEST itialian food, this is the place! I'm not a connoisseur, I just know what I like. I had chicken piccatta. The lemon base was great. I had never had chicken prepared that way, so it was a nice change. Very friendly staff. Again, big city food in a small town... More 

Thank Mdaddy46
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I was in town for a concert across the street. The place was very, very busy and I didn't have time to wait for a table so I elected to sit at the bar. The bar area is small so I was a little worried about eating a meal there while others were just having drinks. The bartender was very... More 

Thank Stuart C
Tonganoxie, Kansas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

This is a gem in downtown Salina! First time I have ever been here and the food was great and so was the service. Asked the waiter between two chicken sandwiches and he recommended the chicken salad with spinach and a garlic mayo and wow was it great! The bread they serve at the table was warm and wonderful! This... More 

Thank Kathy C
Omaha, Nebraska
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Located across the street from the theater where we were headed, so needless to say was great location. Food was very good with choice of serving quantity 1/4, 1/2 or Family. Nice presentation and Kirk the server went above and beyond to answer our questions. Tiramisu was great. Would return if visiting Salina for show/act.

Thank husker757
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Martinelli's is right across the street from the Stiefel Theater in Salina, which makes it great to get a great dinner before going to see a show. Reservations definitely recommended on show nights. Wait staff attentive and knowledgeable. Good selection of entrees and salads. Note: Salads are ordered separately from the entree. Fresh bread served with the meal. Full bar... More 

Thank donnamK4480BJ
Salina, Kansas
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The food other than like the chopped salad tastes like something you can get at dillons or Wal-Mart. It's nice to sit down and eat there as the only "Italian" restaurant in town but it's a far cry from everywhere else I have been that actually prepares their sauce etc. The salad is very good though.

Thank John H
Topeka, Kansas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

First of all, I hope you are hungry when you go in because I have never seen such huge portions of food! (They do offer 1/2 or 1/4 size) . When you are seated you are given a fresh loaf of bread with an Olive Oil and Vinegrette dip. (Excellent). We then ordered our drinks (water with lemon for the... More 

Thank David B
Edmeston, NY
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Wish we had one of these near us. The food was really tasty and the prices were incredible. Maybe its just because we are from NY. Loved the fact that you could buy portions of 1/4 and 1/2 as well as full. We don't eat that much and we were able to get the perfect amount of food. The cheesecake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 South Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, KS 67401
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Salina
  • Phone Number: +1 785-826-9190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?