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Sal's Caffe Italia

221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
+1 434-295-8484
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (25 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is on the downtown pedestrian mall and had quaint outdoor tables with umbrellas. The service was impeccable and the good was fabulous. There was a fair drink menu also. All around great experience and a good value.

Thank Rusty B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The portions are more than generous. I had spaghetti and meatballs recently and the place was full of food as big as my head. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the homemade sauce was amazing. But I would not recommend going on a Friday night...More

Thank Lucas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We where in downtown for a walk went to paramount theater then hit the pizza spot great pizza and pasta .

Thank venomnyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Sal's for a business lunch. Food was excellent and the wait Staff very friendly. Loved the calamari!

Thank Shiffled
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four were craving Italian and we couldn't decide on a place to try. Somehow we decided to visit Sal's and we couldn't be happier with the choice. Our server was Max who couldn't have been better. Answered a couple of menu questions...More

Thank db2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is next to the Paramount Theater. The food is delicious with large helpings, Service is very good and you leave feeling happy!

Thank Lois F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wasn't on my pre-researched list (possibly more $$ than what I set filter for with teen boys) but we had 3 happy diners. I had the lobster ravioli, one had carbonara (I thought a little bland but teen boy polished it off) and 1...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I have to admit, that Sal's wasn't on my list of destinations that I had selected for dinner in town. It was just that my wife and I were attracted to the outdoor setting they had in the center of the pedestrian zone. We took...More

Thank Xeuropn
Caffe I, Manager at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

You're making us blush! Thank you for your kind review! Mercer is outstanding and that Sambuca sauce is out of this world! We appreciate it very much and we hope to see more of you in the future!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Had dinner at Sal's on a recent trip to Charlottesville on the recommendation of our neighbors and boy am I glad they told us about this place. We were there on a Sunday night, so there was not a wait and we had good fast...More

Thank Magnolialady39110
Caffe I, Manager at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you so very much! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. Wishing you sweet Nunzia and seafood dreams and we hope to see you again soon! Xoxo

Reviewed 5 June 2017

I can't wait too get back to Sal's. We ate outside on the market square. The taste is extraordinary and perfectly Italian. A seat inside will have you feeling nostalgic for Venice! The weather was warm, but the shade and the atmosphere was priceless. They...More

Thank MaceandMo
Caffe I, Manager at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Oooooh the Arrogosta. One of my favorites! Thank you for taking the time to review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Hello! No I am sorry we do not deliver. We do take out however! Jenn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
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: 221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-8484
  • E-mail
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