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Sal's Caffe Italia

221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
+1 434-295-8484
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (26 reviews)
“manicotti” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were strolling down the loverly downtown mall and picked this place at random. It was great! Only caveat...the portions on the pasta entrees are HUGE. We all had enough leftovers for another dinner portion for each of us. A standard antipasto salad was enough...More

Thank TobyStuart
Caffe I, Manager at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope the leftovers were just as good! See you again soon đź‘Ť

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in Charlottesville's Historic Downton Mall. It is such a beautiful mall that we wanted to eat in one of the restaurant that had outdoor tables on the mall. We ordered a pizza but it was not a simple and easy process. We...More

Thank Volunteer82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband likes Italian and no matter what city we visit at least one meal has to be Italian. That said great tasting food, large portions, excellent service and accommodating kitchen made for an enjoyable dinner. We've been to Charlottesville the past two years and...More

Thank SunshineDMY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for dinner with my daughter who is trying to pursue a vegan diet for health issues. We were a table of four and ordered pizzas, the calzone and pasta aglio a oli. My daughter did not realize the pasta would have a sprinkling of...More

Thank JoJosontheroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was excellent. I had the rigatoni with meat sauce and my wife had a basil margarita pizza. Both were excellent. They had a good wine selection and beer selection.

Thank Tabby B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 July 2017 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 11 July 2017 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 10 July 2017 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 7 July 2017 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
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Robert P
20 July 2016|
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Response from Jenn S | Property representative |
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
USD 14 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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