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Ralphie's Cafe Italiano

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386 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079-4304
603-893-3777
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great First Experience!

We arrived around 6:00 on a Thursday and were told we had a 40 minute wait, which reading some of the other reviews sounds accurate. After about 10 minutes we were able to find seats at the bar, so opted to have dinner there. Drinks were good, ordered the chicken parm, salad and side order of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Rhodymom2012
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived around 6:00 on a Thursday and were told we had a 40 minute wait, which reading some of the other reviews sounds accurate. After about 10 minutes we were able to find seats at the bar, so opted to have dinner there. Drinks were good, ordered the chicken parm, salad and side order of meatballs. People aren't lying... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Attractive building, their new expanded location is a hit with locals as evidenced by the people seated outside, waiting for tables. We dined in the bar and it was comfortable and staff were pleasant. We had the chicken and eggplant parmigiana and found the sauce average at best and our pasta over cooked. We were disappointed.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had heard a lot of buzz about Ralphie's Cafe Italiano and had to see for ourselves. Apparently Ralphie's was at another location in Salem (had never heard of it before) and is now at 91 South Broadway, Salem, NH and has been open for 3 weeks. The cafe has been newly built from scratch. Last night (Fri 8/21) when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to Ralphie's Cafe Italiano tonight. We were able to find 2 seats at the bar. Talked with an old friend, met a friend of a friend, fantastic welcoming atmosphere. The new place is beautiful, nice atmosphere. I had the veal with eggplant parmesean and pasta. It was great. Ralphie’s rocks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food was very good and reasonably priced. There was a great selection of apps and entrees sure to please all. For a recently opened restaurant things went really well. Congrats to them! We will be back!

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Salem, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

1st time there in the new restaurant. What a dissapointment. Very unorganized, staff is NOT experienced. We started with macaroni and cheese bites and stuffed clams. MC cheese bites were kind of tasteless and NO presentation to them. The stuffed clams could have been good if they were hot, there was some good clams in them. I told the bartender... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ralphies has opened in its new location in salem. My wife and I stopped to have dinner here last week and the food is stiil fantastic the service has improved greatly. I had the veal and angle hair my wife had pork cutlet pasta with meat sauce we ordered the peppers and cheese app. and had a good bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Food was fantastic. I tried some of my girlfriend's egg plant, and ordinarily I don't like egg plant. This was amazing. I had ziti broccoli and chicken. Somehow they initially forgot the chicken but brought it out. Fantastic! Bobby our waiter was very nice. Was the experience flawless? No. Will I be back? Absolutely. Delicious. Great stuff. Worth the wait.

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Salem, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Like many other folks in town, we decided to try the new Ralphie's. We had never been to their old location. So we decided to try it for lunch. The parking lot was packed at 1230 and fold were waiting for tables. We sat at the bar as we typically do. My husband wanted a Diet Coke. They did not... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

New location is very nice and welcoming. Great atmosphere and very attentive staff. Food was very good with great selection. Prices have increased from old spot but still reasonable. 1 hour wait on friday night but worth it. No doubt about returning. Excellent all around. Give it a try and enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 386 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079-4304
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 603-893-3777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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