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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 good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“bread” (18 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 16 October 2016

Cute Italian Restaurant. But the food was average. I can not say it wowed me or disappointed me. I ordered Chicken Marsala. The sauce was ok. It did not come with a large amount of sauce or mushroom. Most restaurants serve it with pasta, or...More

Thank cj-poohfan
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Basic Italian/pizza restaurant with a great patio on the mall. enjoyed a fine dinner while listening to street performers and watching the crowd go by

Thank Mike_OCP
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We gave Sal's a try for lunch and found it to be quite nice. Easy to find with the red checked table cloths, sitting outside on a pleasant Fall afternoon can't be beat. My wife had a Spinach and Artichoke Ravioli and I had a...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016

Sal's on the downtown mall is always a safe bet for a good meal and an excellent view to things going on on the mall. The service was good, and the mushroom ravioli I had was one of the best meals I've had in a...More

1  Thank norskies
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after visiting downtown with our 3 & 5 year olds. Kids 9" cheese pizza has really good "brick oven" like crust ( not sure if the actually have a brick oven). It was crunchy on the outside and chewy on the...More

Thank jkaralis
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Walking around the pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, you have lots of choices. We sat outdoors in the mall, had a great pizza and some nice wine. Fun to people watch.

Thank FoxJack_123
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were walking around the great outdoor mall and stopped here for lunch. Sat outside as the weather was nice today. Great service was provided. The Caesar salad with chicken was very good and was loaded with both chicken and tasty croutons. Another salad was...More

Thank 042143
Reviewed 16 September 2016

There's little that really stands out about Sal's Caffe Italia. The menu is fairly short by traditional standards and it's not entirely Italian, such as the Greek salad I had. The outside dining area in the mall is pleasant enough. Inside, it's like a throw...More

Thank DELondon
Reviewed 12 September 2016

On a busy, post-football-game Saturday evening, we were seated outside within a reasonable time. Like most restaurants on the pedestrian mall, they don't take reservations on game day. Once we were seated, service was quick and friendly, and our food arrived very fast. Portions are...More

Thank wirreisen2016
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My husband and I were walking the mall in downtown Charlottesville and decided to grab a bite for dinner. We came upon this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We ordered the mozzarella sticks and a pizza. Both were delicious - I especially...More

Thank Geisha514
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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, Full Bar
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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