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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
“manicotti” (5 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
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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

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had the Lasagna Bolognese and it was wonderful! Very large portion. Large wine selection too. They also serve beer, but no liquor. Service was excellent and we had so much food we had to take some home with us. We will be back.

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

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I actually complimented the chef on the way out - we ate there on a busy Saturday night and I ordered the Antonino Pizza, which has spinach, artichokes and dried tomatoes on it. It was suberb and I told the chef it was the best...More

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

It means so much to hear comments like this. We appreciate it so much! Hope to see you again sometime soon! Jenn

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent pesto linguine, and good pizza. Attentive service. However, $20 for a 12-inch personal pie is a bit steep. I noticed that they have a genuine wood-fired oven as kind of an attraction but, on the night of our visit, did not use it to...More

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

Thank you for the review, James! We opt for our deck ovens on busy nights. We do hope you'll try our fresh catch one evening! These are always baked in our brick oven. Amazing taste! Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon!...More

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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
    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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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