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Martinelli's Little Italy

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158 South Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, KS 67401
+1 785-826-9190
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 238
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  • 117
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 11
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Dining Experience

We had friends who had been raving about the salads at Martinelli's, so we finally had the opportunity to go. The Chopped Salad was very good, and the house dressing was to die for. Our waiter was great. Several in our party wanted to end the dinner with the Molten Vesuvio Chocolate Cake, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chris D
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Madison, South Dakota
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Madison, South Dakota
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had friends who had been raving about the salads at Martinelli's, so we finally had the opportunity to go. The Chopped Salad was very good, and the house dressing was to die for. Our waiter was great. Several in our party wanted to end the dinner with the Molten Vesuvio Chocolate Cake, which produced rave reviews. The coffee ice... More 

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Thank Chris D
Colby, Kansas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are going through Salina, and you have time to relax and enjoy dinner, eat at Martenelli's in downtown Salina. WOW! The food, the service, the atmosphere--- INCREDIBLE. I cannot wait to return to Martenelli's the next time I am through Salina. I will never eat at another restaurant in Salina again. I had the special- a lemon garlic... More 

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Thank Kathleen A
Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for the first time in years last night. We visited early evening so it was near empty when we came in. We were attended to very quickly with great service. Our friendly waiter explained the portions to us in a helpful manner. We got the lasagna family size for 3 of us and it was more than... More 

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Thank Stephanie R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a meatball tortellini soup which I had never had before and tortellini for dinner. It was fine. Not a fantastic experience, not a terrible experience.

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Thank Monte B
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're traveling from NY to CO and had the fortune to happen upon Martinelli's Little Italy for dinner. The service was superb as was the food. The bread was fantastic. We had toasted ravioli for appetizers...there was enough for a meal in itself. The Chicken, asparagus, linguini special was shared between the two of us, and it was plently! Dessert... More 

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Thank SkiBug5
Salina, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and very fast service. Great steaks, The fillet is awesome. One meat ball is a meal in itself. If you order the chopped salad you will want more, again it makes a great meal in itself. Pace yourself with the fresh bread at the start if you don't want to be full by the time you start your main... More 

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Thank Eugene C
Harrisonville, Missouri
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with some friends from work. It was our first time eating there. It was yummy and we all left full and satisfied. It's a quaint little place with good variety. Can't wait to visit again.

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Thank kara w
Dayton, Ohio
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian food in Salina KS - go figure. Better yet, go eat there if you want real Italian food coupled with excellent service. You have to adjust for their unusual pricing system. But if you are smart enough to eat here you are smart enough to figure that a 1/4 portion (at 1/4 price) is what most people normally... More 

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Thank Charles R
Salina, Kansas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The pasta dishes are good but the Chopped Salad is excellent! Unique dre ssing that keeps you craving more. Very $$$$ but they do offer specials.

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Thank dwdw2
Corpus Christi Tx
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Food acceptably good, priced right. Slow seating due to volume, but service excellent. Seasoned waiter didn't know what al dente meant and had to get supervisor involved! Disappointing! They don't serve pasta al dente. So getting a middle of the road review.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 158 South Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, KS 67401
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Salina
  • Phone Number: +1 785-826-9190

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?