We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Martinelli's Little Italy

158 South Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, KS 67401
785 826 9190
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 98 restaurants in Salina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Write a Review

236 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
    124
    72
    26
    10
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Prairie Village, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Passing through on our way to CO, we read some good reviews and decided to stop. It was a great idea. Great food, fun atmosphere, fabulous service. Scott was AWESOME and we wish him luck finishing school!

Was this review helpful? Yes
DeKalb, IL
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Recommended stop in downtown Salina. The half sized chopped salad was very good. The waitress was a little too casual, leaning on our table and asking if the food was "awesome." Stand up straight, honey.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blue Springs, MO
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing! The best italian food I have ever had and the closest anyone has ever come to grandma's marinara sauce. The portions were gigantic (i was eating leftovers for 3 meals) and the service was fabulous. Everyone was friendly, the atmosphere was nice, and the location is convenient. Great value for the $ and very popular. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When traveling to Colorado, we usually stop in Salina to eat. This is one of the best! We arrived early for lunch and were seated promptly by a window. It was not busy at 11 a.m., but was full when we left. I had the small serving of Spaghetti Marinara with a huge meatball! It was very good. My husband... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elliston, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our hotel recommended Martinelli's. I am glad they did. I had the special which was wonderful. Much more then I could eat at a very reasonable rate. My sister in law had the chopped salad and was very impressed with the coating on the chicken. She thought it was one of the best chopped salads she has ever had. My... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Kansas! Don't miss this when in Salina! The food is wonderful, and the service is just as excellent!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salina, Kansas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As a downtown restaurant, it's a handy place to eat. The portions are huge; the food is OK, with the exception of the chopped salad, which is outstanding. We've been two or three times, and find it to be a solid place to eat... but make a reservation unless you plan to be there early!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to Martinelli's on the recommendation of the hotel where we stopped for the night. The restaurant occupies a corner building in the charming town of Salina, which most travelers never see if they're just stopping at one of the hotels along I-70. A good crowd on the Thursday night we visited, very popular with the locals. But I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Love this place! We travel back and forth to Colorado several times a year. Always stay at the Holiday Inn Express and always look forward to having dinner at Martinellis. Large portions, fabulous food and wonderfully friendly staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paso Robles, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were passing through the area on the I-70 while on vacation and spotted the sign for Martinelli Little Italy. When we arrived, there was a large number of people waiting to be seated (a sign of good food). We were seated quickly and our order was taken quickly by a friendly staff. The menu offered a large selection to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Martinelli's Little Italy also viewed

 

Been to Martinelli's Little Italy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Martinelli's Little Italy, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing