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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, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 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
Italian food from a Salina family

Here's a restaurant that's not a chain. The food is tasteful and the portions, substantial. Service is friendly and attentive. It's one of our go to restaurants whenever we're in Salina.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Jay L
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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305 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Here's a restaurant that's not a chain. The food is tasteful and the portions, substantial. Service is friendly and attentive. It's one of our go to restaurants whenever we're in Salina.

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Carmel, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

From the moment our name was called to be seated until we received the check, we were amazed by all of it. We were given a list of restaurants by our hotel and picked this one because it was locally owned. The food was delicious, served attentively by Kelsey. The food was hot but not due to sitting under a... More 

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Salina, Kansas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

We enjoy their food both in restaurant and take out. They offer quick service at a reasonable price. Their serving sizes are large. The chop salad is a must and the tilapia linguine is one of our favorites.

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Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You need to have more than 10 minutes to eat but the stop was well worth the time. We usually grab a bite at the usual fast food suspects along I-70 but decided to look up ratings online for Salina where we had a brief stop to make. The experience/food was far superior to our usual stops. The service was... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Wonderful family Italian restaurant in old downtown Salina, Kansas. We eat here several times a year as we travel from Breckenridge, CO to St. Louis, MO. Service is excellent, prices very fair, and quality of food delicious. They have something called 1/4 size which is attractively priced and more than enough food for us.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Scott is the guy,,, pay attention to him. He is the marketeer for the restaurant takes care of guests and the ppl that r looking to b fed he feeds them! If we can put Scott in a bottle and bring him everywhere. His presentation great. Thank you n

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

While on business I discovered this wonderful place in the downtown area. I knew instantly that it was going to be good by the aroma that filled the air. I was right , from the service to the food, this place deserves a try. A definite " I'll be back"

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My friend and I were passing through Salina and checked Trip Advisor for a nice place to eat. Martinelli's was highly recommended. We were given a great loaf of bread with oil and vinegar. We shared a 1/4 chopped salad. Amazing! Then shared a 1/4 spaghetti with marinara and one meatball. Meatballs are baseball size. Plenty of food for both... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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460 reviews 460 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The staff is very guest focused. They are very polite and accommodating. However the food is average fare. The meat sauce is very salty. The portion size is good and very happy I ordered a 1/2 order. However the amount of salt used is concerning.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were driving across Kansas on our trip and found this fun place. The food was good. The service great and the location was fun to explore

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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