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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

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 18 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 6 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!

Reviewed 6 June 2017

My first trip to Historic downtown Charlottesville we stopped and ate at Sal's, the food was very good! I had lasagna. I loved the beautiful setting and atmosphere, staff was very friendly and helpful. The only negative thing I would have to say is no...More

Thank lgr_10
Caffe I, Manager at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon! We would be delighted to offer you any type of side you'd like 😊 Just let us know.

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in Sal's outdoor section of the Cville Downtown Mall, and everything was delicious -- except the dessert! I had the rigatoni with chicken, mushrooms, spinach & Madeira sauce -- delicious! My wife had lasagna -- she loved it. Generous portions...More

Thank Jim A
Sal C, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Jim, Thanks so much for visiting! That Madeira sauce is amazing isn't it? We're so glad you enjoyed everything. Next time, the dessert is on us! We appreciate it! Jenn

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We had caprese for an appetizer and split the gnocchi. Both.. So... Good. Plus they have the advantage of being in the Charlottesville mall.

Thank RickfromDE
Sal C, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks so much for visiting, Rick! We certainly love that gnocchi too! We hope to see you again soon. Jenn

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We stopped in while exploring the downtown Charlottesville Main street mall on Sunday afternoon. We split a 12-inch cheese pizza. They also have a number of local craft beets available.

Thank Robert S
Sal C, Manager at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you, Robert!

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Having eaten at many Italian restaurants, Sal's has the best pasta of them all. The Papardelle Alfredo was amazing. Stromboli was perfect and theTiramisu is a must have to top it off. Wait staff is friendly and seating outside is very nice.

Thank KENTW302
Sal C, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks so much, Kent! We hope to see you again soon! Jenn

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our daughter in law and her two young daughters (4&7) to this restaurant for dinner.. It was a wonderful experience.. food was terrific .. the service was lovely .. atmosphere wonderful.. and I felt was a great value .. highly...More

Thank larry1142
Sal C, Manager at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Larry, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate it so much! Hope to see you again soon! Jenn

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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