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Geppetto's Italian Restaurant

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616 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-1271
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Long wait, but excellent food

This restaurant is for people who aren't in a hurry. Before sundown, we enjoyed the view of the park-like setting out the window. Our waitress was helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu items. However, we didn't really enjoy the dry bread brought to dip and the long wait for our entrée to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Anne K
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Salem, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This restaurant was so disappointing. I ordered the ravioli--the meat sauce was okay, but nothing I couldn't make at home. The raviolis tasted like they came from the grocery store freezer section. My husband ordered a sausage and pasta dish, which was decent, but again, nothing that couldn't be made at home easily and probably better. We also ordered the... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Wow! Not sure how we missed this little treasure, but so glad we found it. We had the best raviolis that we have ever had since leaving Napa, Ca. Napa had their Depot, but they had nothing on Geppetto's in the ravioli department. Meaty little pillows with a sauce that you could tell had simmered on the stove for quite... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant is for people who aren't in a hurry. Before sundown, we enjoyed the view of the park-like setting out the window. Our waitress was helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu items. However, we didn't really enjoy the dry bread brought to dip and the long wait for our entrée to come. The large room was cool and... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Best combo dinner and Pizza restaurant in the area. Outstanding food or Pizza. Geppetto's has been a local favorite for many years

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salem oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

busy, sat in the bar and waited 15 minute to get a drink and 10 min later got a table , then the weird got started. Ordered a bottle of wine and a beer{ didn't have Italian beer ,really } waited 45 minutes and still had no salad or soup and then the two tables that just got seated got... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Geppetto's opened in 1974. Nys00n-to-be wife and I ate here when the restaurant was one wide-open room with no false ceilings. It has changed dramatically in the past 40 years. However, the food has not changed. The pizza and other Italian dishes are still excellent. The staff is friendly and service is punctual. I recommend checking the website to see... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was awful and the restaurant is dingy looking and very outdated. I ordered a starter of minestrone soup...it was out of a can. How can you try to pass off canned soup in a restaurant? Disgusting. We ordered sausage carbonara and it was bland and the pasta was mushy, and my shrimp pasta was fishy and loaded with... More 

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Plains, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The carpet was stained and very dirty. The waitress had long hair flying in every direction. I have had better alfredo sauce from a jar. It smelled old and musty They start you off by putting nasty little sesame sticks on the table . It was a disappointment from start to finish .

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Salem, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am originally from Chicago so I've had a lot of opportunities to try Italian food from all the many regions of Italy short of actually getting to go there. This is not the case here in Salem where good Italian food is hard to find short of the national food chains (yuk), so it was a pleasant surprise to... More 

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Menifee, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Mediocre at best. Spaghetti too thick. Veal is not a cutlet, but seems to be ground. Bread is no good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 616 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97301
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: (503) 378-1271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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