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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 #4 of 100 Restaurants in Salina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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
  • Italian first
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English first
Salina, Kansas
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Took some business associates to lunch. They were from out of town and wanted 'local flavor'. They were ecstatic about this place. They raved all afternoon about the staff and the food. They were pleasantly surprised on the quantity and quality of the food. Needless to say, if you want to impress out of town visitors, this is the 'go-to'... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My wife have eaten at Martinelli's for several years whenever we're driving I-70 through Kansas. It's the best all around restaurant in Salina. The staff are superb, very knowledgeable and very attentive.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stopped in for dinner about 6:30 PM and had great salads and a decent bottle of wine with out pasta and pizza..... We were traveling through Salina and staying overnight at the La Quinta north of town....... The Garmin showed Martinelli's for Italian food and it was a great choice..... Kirk our waiter made really good recommendations on splitting... More 

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Guffey, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Skyler our server was the best. The food was great, loved that chopped salad. An Opera singer sang Happy Birthday. loved it

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Martinelli's is located on a city corner across from the theatre. We dined here on the recommendation from our hotel. Although it has an Italian flair, the food was just average, both our dishes were just warm and resembled food that was not freshly prepared but a pre-packaged entree.

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Salina, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My dad wanted to get my mother and I something that we haven't tried for supper yet around here so he got take out from this place. We live in Salina but we never really gave it much thought, so they decided to wing it . I had the shrimp penne pasta dish. Service overall was acceptable. Food was flavorful,... More 

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Solomon, Kansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food here is okay. It tastes like typical American/Italian fare. I just spent four years in Italy, so the food was definitely nowhere near authentic. Wait staff was good and portions were large. I like the atmosphere, but the food is just okay.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Longing for an good Italian meal after a long drive to Salina, Martinelli's Little Italy met our needs with their Gluten-Free menu options. This locally owned restaurant has many menu choices for the non-gluten-free customer, as our traveling companions found. Be warned: Portions are generous! The excellent house salad was enough for two. Reasonable prices, good service. Find your way... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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178 reviews 178 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were attending a concert across the street and wanted someplace convenient. This not only fit the bill but was an excellent choice on its own. We had the cheese ravioli and its very good. Our server, Stephanie was super. If you're going on a concert night make a reservation.

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped in after shopping downtown and was impressed by the quick greeting we received. Had to wait a few minutes for a seat and a few minutes more for a server to bring a menu. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and Italian background music playing. We were served a loaf of bread, which was very tasty but there was... More 

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Additional Information about Martinelli's Little Italy

Address: 158 South Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, KS 67401
Phone Number: +1 785-826-9190
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Salina
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 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
Cuisine: Italian

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