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Ralphie's Cafe Italiano

386 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079-4304
603-893-3777
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Ranked #29 of 91 restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- May 15, 2014
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English first
Salem, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A small intimate space decorated in a very homey style. Serving food that resembles dishes coming out of your Italian grandmother's kitchen. Not fancy, but it is good and reasonably priced. No pretentions here. What you see is what you get. Try it you might like it. If you have a big appetite, this place will take care of you... More

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Boothbay, Maine, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This evening I "treated" my Mom, sister and her husband to dinner at Ralphie's. The food was horrible. I can't believe there was a real cook/chef in the kitchen. The bread basket contained 2 large baguettes. One was fine, the other was stale. The butter was hard. The salads and soups were good. The entrees were HORRIBLE! Mom and I... More

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a family owend very small Italian restaurant that is located in a strip mall. The food is good and the service is great. Lots of choices on their menu with daily specials very reasonably priced. The staff is very friendly. The owner Lisa is a sweetheart she is very dedicated to her customers. I would recommend this restaurant... More

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Salem, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Not pricey, for pretty good for medium priced Italian food. I liked their bread, sauce was different not real spices or tomato

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Love this place the best Italian outside of Boston, there are more expensive places in the area but if you want great traditional Italian it cant be beat. Its small good service, it a family place you can go in jeans and not be out of place. The sauce is delicious can sometimes be watery. But they have great chicken... More

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Kingston, NH
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

One of my favorite go to places. Family run and family always there. Great service and excellent food. Absolutely love their food !!

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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Very small but clean and always busy when I visit. Family run place, a lot of regulars , the owners enjoy visiting them. My favorite is chicken parm with penne. Enjoy the italian music playing in the backround.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Ralphie's is a very small Italian eatery hidden in a gas station strip mall that you would have to be looking for to find. Inside, the place is fairly small, and if you have a large party, you'll need to call in to get a seat. The menu is traditional Italian with lots pf parmigiana, meatballs, and pasta. Simple but... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I've eaten at this restaurant a few times. There isn't a lot of space in this restaurant. Overall the food is ok. I've eaten spaghetti and sausage or spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs are very large but not flavorful enough for me. The pasta sauce is not my favorite as it's not thick enough nor does it have the Italian... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I tried Ralphie's at a coworkers recommendation (she is 100% Italian) and I was very dissappointed. I tried the meatballs and thought they were below average. I tried chicken marsala and it wasn't good at all. My friend got the fett. alfredo and it was very very oily but had good flavor. I would not go back to this restaurant.

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