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123 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC
(704) 637-7144
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Choose Santos when in downtown Salisbury

I've been dining with Santos for 20 years, and the reason is quite simple: Santos' food is fresh, flavorful, inventive and consistently delicious; his made-from-scratch bread is unbelievable, and his staff know how to pour a glass of wine. It's by far the downtown district's best choice for lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Meredith A
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Chef Santos/Goodfellas is pretty good. Nice atmosphere and decent food. That said, this new cafe..can you say RUDE?? I have never been so upset at a waitress, manager, restaurant in my life. First off, we read the sign with the hours. 12-3 was the lunch hours. It was 12:15. The door was locked. Nobody in sight when we looked in,... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This review is for Goodfellas and the new Cafe Brazil which is also Chef Santos's restaurant. After reading so many great reviews, we decided to try Cafe Brazil. It's a brand new restaurant and from the outside it looks very inviting and cozy. After being seated, we noticed our table was wobbly to the point of it being irritating. We... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've been dining with Santos for 20 years, and the reason is quite simple: Santos' food is fresh, flavorful, inventive and consistently delicious; his made-from-scratch bread is unbelievable, and his staff know how to pour a glass of wine. It's by far the downtown district's best choice for lunch or dinner. While you can't go wrong with any choice you... More 

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Richfield, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Food is outstanding, this is a wonderful restaurant for special occasions. Love the lasagna and the house "sauce" that you put on the bread. (balsamic base)

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We made a reservation at Santos around 7:00 and were very excited about eating there. We arrived before our time and noticed a number of empty tables. There was a large party waiting in front of us and several people walked in behind us. The staff flitted around and came back and said the restaurant was closed. They locked the... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Who knew that Salisbury would have this wonderful restaurant. The service was above and beyond, from the moment we arrived till we left. Forget the carbs and have the bread, hot and taste. Always a little afraid of ordering seafood not next to the coast, but done to perfection. Also ordered a glass of wine, and it was not just... More 

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northcarolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food was amazing. Homemade bread was served - crusty on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside - balsamic dip was delicious. Salad were fresh and crisp. My daughter and I had a delicious chicken dish with a lemon/wine sauce and finished off with marsala wine. Amazing! Waitress service was very good and attentive. I would recommend this... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Whenever we have friends visiting from other parts of the country, especially from a "big city", we take them here. They are astounded that my small southern town can produce a restaurant with such a delicious menu. Every things I have eaten here as been INCREDIBLE. They make a really nice martini too. Not many restaurants know how to make... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is outstanding...the service can be slow. It does get crowded so if you're in a hurry make a reservation. Food is consistently good. Italian with a South American flair...delicious! My favorite is the Chicken Francaise, which is a frequent special. The bread is so yummy!

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

always great food and great service. the best place in Salisbury to eat by far.The owner goes out of his way to make sure you have a great dining experience...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: (704) 637-7144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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