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Sal's Caffe Italia

221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
+1 434-295-8484
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

My partner and I met here 3 years ago and ordered their Pizza Bianca with some Calimari. I thought it would be cute to have our anniversary there this year, and we ordered the exact same thing. I called ahead and placed a reservation. It...More

Thank Sven G
Reviewed 15 March 2013

nice decor, great location on the per. mall, but the food was mediocre at best. started with the calamari .. which I humbly believe was not all calamari... not sure what it was. lentil soup was good. we both had the chix caesar salads ......More

Thank James S
Reviewed 27 February 2013

My wife and I decided to try Sal's for the first time on Valentines Day 2013...I got mixed reviews from several friends/acquaintances beforehand and decided to try it for myself. Upon entering the decor was impressive for the approximately 15 tables...white table cloths, ample lighting...More

1  Thank George M
Reviewed 2 February 2013

My husband and I went on a weekend for lunch. The interior of the restaurant was very appealing as was the menu. The variety of offerings was impressive. Our dinner salads were nothing special and were slathered in dressing. The bread that came with the...More

Thank EmersonL68
Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

This was my second visit to Sal's. My husband and I went there about 2 and a half years ago on a visit to C'ville during the summer. We ate outside in the downtown mall with my daughter and son-in-law and had a thoroughly good...More

Thank annabellesunshine
Reviewed 26 October 2012

great day to eat outdoors, and this was the place. Not too spicy, prices ok. Service was generally on top, not oppressive. Salad WAS a bit standard, but was large.

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 29 September 2012

Enjoyed the shrimp and pesto gourmet pizza for lunch. Great spot outdoors with plenty of people watching opportunity. Service was friendly and efficient. There are lots of places to choose from in the town and I recommend this one for great food and great value.

Thank SandraBenn
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Lasanga was excellent - almost the best I have eaten. Salad was huge, but all greens that looked like someone had just opened a bag of greens and put two cucumber slices on it. Would like it to be smaller with some other vegetables. Calamari...More

Thank HeleneDC
Reviewed 11 September 2012

I went to Sal's one evening after my college and I looked at many menu's in the area. I got the Nina Fettuccine (sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, and shrimp) in Pink Lady Sauce (a combo of Alfredo and marinara). It was very good and I...More

Thank Kosar'sMom
Reviewed 4 September 2012

While it was pleasant dining outside on a warm summer night, the ambiance did not outweigh the overpriced entrees. $20 for a serving of lasagna and $15 for a 12 inch personal Hawaiian pizza? The kicker was that the $2.50 side salad we added to...More

Thank PineBarrensMom
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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