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Martinelli's Little Italy

158 South Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, KS 67401
+1 785-826-9190
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Ranked #3 of 99 Restaurants in Salina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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  • English first
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you walk away from this place hungry then you probably have a serious food addiction issue. Salad was good, entrees plentiful and delicious. We did a family style grouping of dishes and it was way more than enough for the 4 of us. We wound up giving away the leftovers to some homeless gentlemen.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have eaten here more than a dozen times in the last several years. Great staff, very generous portions. I love the Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pasta. Also their chopped Salad is great! I would highly recommend.

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Service was good for a party of 6. The food was great. Large portions. We will go there again. It is a little hard to find if you don't know where you're going.

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Richmond, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We ate at Martinelli's again (it's been a year!) on our way from Indiana to Colorado. Good bread -- we ignored the butter and used the olive oil. Chicken Florentine was good; Chicken Piccata, also good. Pasta is not al dente but okay. The pesto needed some zip. We'll go back next trip through.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we were exploring Salina. We were hungry and decided to try it. We were not disappointed. My wife wife loves Italian food as do I but I am not a big pasta fan. This restaurant changed my mind, a bit. The pasta dishes are delicious however the pizza needs improving. The pizza tastes like... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were traveling through Salina and looking for something that wasn't burgers or chicken strips. We aren't generally picky eaters but we were pleasantly surprised by the food at this restaurant. There were six in our party and we did not have an appetizer or entree that was not good. Very pleased with our find.

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Crystal Beach, FL
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Traveling home through Kansas we found ourselves searching Siri for a place for lunch. We called ahead to see if they were busy and, although they weren't, took our name to reserve a table anyway. It was a Sunday afternoon and Martinelli's was not busy. Street parking was ample and we were seated quickly in a great window booth facing... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went with a group of 6 and had a nice table where we could actually all hear each other and have good conversation. We waited about 15 minutes for the table but the food was definitely worth it. The appetizer sampler was great, especially the toasted ravioli, bruschetta, and calamari sticks. I had chicken marsala for dinner, and the... More

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Central Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have eaten here three different times, three different years as I was driving through Kansas on vacation. The food is the best tasting Italian I have ever eaten, the wine is superb ( I enjoyed a bottle of Bell'agio Chianti 2012 this time) and the service is outstanding. The price is incredible, a third to half of what other restaurants... More

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Fairbury, i
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The first time we went here (6 years ago) it was recommended by our hotel. The second time we stopped here, we were passing through Salina and just happened to stop here. All of a sudden, we realized that we had eaten here years prior. It was delicious. The next two times we stopped here purposely!!! We will always put... More

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