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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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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Old Fashion Italian Food

I have been to this small establishment many times. The food just keeps bringing me back. I find it difficult to find a good Italian sauce when I go out to dinner. I am Italian and have been spoiled with homemade sause all my life. This sause here hits the right spot!!! Salad dressing is their own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
Peter T
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been to this small establishment many times. The food just keeps bringing me back. I find it difficult to find a good Italian sauce when I go out to dinner. I am Italian and have been spoiled with homemade sause all my life. This sause here hits the right spot!!! Salad dressing is their own. Portion are good... More 

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Salem, NH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I absolutely love this little gem of an italian restaurant!!! Infact they are relocating to a brand new location after 30 years because they need a larger space, and there is such a big demand for seating, for their delicious food. I know the grandmother used to cook all the food, don't know if she still does, but the legacy... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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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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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