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Sal's Caffe Italia

221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
+1 434-295-8484
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
“manicotti” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

It took awhile for our server to acknowlege us, and then to get us drinks; so that was a bit annoying, especially since it wasn't crowded inside (rainy night). The food was very good and felt authentic.

Thank janicepk
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you, Janicepk! We are so glad you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We ate at Sal's Caffe Italia with another couple. We were strolling along the mall looking for a restaurant and perusing the menu at each restaurant along the way. The weather was pleasant so we knew that we preferred to be seated outside. Sal's menu...More

Thank dottiereynolds
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I took my good friend Art up to see the Band Delta Rae play at the Jefferson Theater Friday Aug 25. Felt a bit dicey given what transpired up there just a few weeks ago. Art is a very close friend and has Cerebral Palsy...More

Thank Jonathan H
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Jonathan, Thank you! Your review means the world to us. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Friday On a beautiful day we stopped for lunch at Sal's. We had amazing pasta. Tasty and fresh with beautiful sauces. Offer a great selection of beer and wine. Service was excellent and the atmosphere under the trees in the Downtown mall was lovely. I'm...More

Thank Beebrief
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had lunch at Sal's Caffe Italia this afternoon and it couldn't have been nicer. The service was prompt and friendly. The menu offered a large variety of choices and the prices were quite reasonable. Everyone in our party ordered something different and all were...More

1  Thank Grace K
Jenn S, Manager at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Wrapped up our Charlottesville visit here at Sal's, and they sent us off with great memories. Ate outside on the mall, service was terrific. And the food was great! Huge portions, and we all got to sample everyone else's plates. Nothing bad! Prices were equal...More

Thank Michelle O
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so very much, Michelle! We're so glad to have you and hope to see you again soon. All The Best, Jenn

Reviewed 19 August 2017

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 20 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Dearest Volunteer82, We're so glad you came! Thank you kindly for your review. We like to keep our options open when it comes to pizza toppings. Unless you're a double anchovy kinda person, but to each their own! We do suggest you try one of...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

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
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you SunshineDMY! We hope to see you again very soon for your next visit! Jenn

Reviewed 31 July 2017

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

1  Thank JoJosontheroad
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so very much, JoJosontheroad! We are always sure to make it right. We appreciate the shout out and hope to see you again very soon! Jenn

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Robert P
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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