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Sal's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

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1440 S. Main Street, First and Main Center, Blacksburg, VA 24060
+1 540-953-4040
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Food fit for a king, with an atmosphere and service to match!Our...
Food fit for a king, with an atmosphere and service to match!Our continuing legacy of family restaurants. Located in the beautiful First and Main shopping center. With exceptional food and superior service we welcome the opportunity to serve you.Our menu is no exception either. We offer the same traditional favorites that you have come to love. Our pizzas, calzones, and subs are a staple here in Blacksburg where you will also find newly added specials of fresh seafood, Mussels Luciano, and hand made raviolis. Our in-house chef can also accommodate even the pickiest eaters. We have something for everyone! Sal’s in Blacksburg is kid-friendly and our menu is loaded with kid’s favorites. We also offer our no-hassle catering service and a huge take-out menu. When it comes to dining Italian style we have it covered. Nothing compares to a Sal’s experience and we look forward to creating a special experience just for you!!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic Italian

This is a local standby - Blacksburg outpost of a longtime favorite in Radford. It's the classic southern-Italian food, extremely heavy and tomato-sauce-drowned, well cooked but unimaginative. Pizza is quite good. Pleasant service, and a large place so usually no wait for a table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Pat T
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Virginia, USA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Virginia, USA
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a local standby - Blacksburg outpost of a longtime favorite in Radford. It's the classic southern-Italian food, extremely heavy and tomato-sauce-drowned, well cooked but unimaginative. Pizza is quite good. Pleasant service, and a large place so usually no wait for a table.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Sal's is just outside the central business district of Blacksburg in a new shopping area that sports several other restaurants. Sal's is a find. The food was very good. The staff was wonderful. The portions were large. And, the price was great.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We always get the bruschetta pizza which has incredible flavor and uses fresh ingredients. Friends of our have gotten other dishes and have been happy with them. Excellent service and excellent food.

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blacksburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I work in a restaurant, so I am extremely particular. We just recently ordered takeout from Sal's and this was my first experience with their food. Called around 2:40 pm, the girl on the phone had excellent phone skills, reviewed my order with me and gave me a very accurate time estimate. Pizza was ordered, made and ready to pick... More 

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Pembroke, Virginia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Sal's offers the traditional Italian flavors that you would expect. Their menu offers many delicious meals. The dipping oil is soooo good. It is always enough to fill me up, but I still have a little room for the main course.

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had a great experience at this restaurant. The meal and service was excellent. The restaurant was full, so we had about a 20 minute wait. But it was worth it. The restaurant was clean and so were the bathrooms which to me is very important in a restaurant. The menu pricing was reasonable. Suitable for large groups and families... More 

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Tampa
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We are passing through the area for a couple of days. Went to Sal's after reading previous reviews. We were not disappointed. Our eggplant parm was terrific and our server Sean was totally professional. We have eaten this dish in many parts of the country and Sal's ranks right up there. Would definitely return when in the area again.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were in the area on vacation and hankering for some authentic Italian. When we entered the restaurant, we were impressed with the interior and atmosphere, as well as the little shopping center where it's located. The bathrooms were nice and clean. The service was excellent and the quantity of food was impressive. But that's where it ended. We were... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was our first visit to Sal's. We were quickly met and seated. The wait staff brought fresh bread and an olive oil mix to get us going. We ordered pizza, spaghetti, and the seafood pastas dishes. All were excellent!! And we had plenty of leftovers. The prices were reasonable and the wait staff well-trained. Would go back.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I have eaten at Sal's probably 20 times since we moved to Blacksburg and I have never had a bad meal or poor service. The staff are well-trained and friendly, the ingredients are all fresh, and the meals are piping hot. My husband said their Bouillabaisse is among the best he has ever had. On a personal note, every time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1440 S. Main Street, First and Main Center, Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-953-4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Food fit for a king, with an atmosphere and service to match!Our continuing legacy of family restaurants. Located in the beautiful First and Main shopping center. With exceptional food and superior service we welcome the opportunity to serve you.Our menu is no exception either. We offer the same traditional favorites that you have come to love. Our pizzas, calzones, and subs are a staple here in Blacksburg where you will also find newly added specials of fresh seafood, Mussels Luciano, and hand made raviolis. Our in-house chef can also accommodate even the pickiest eaters. We have something for everyone! Sal’s in Blacksburg is kid-friendly and our menu is loaded with kid’s favorites. We also offer our no-hassle catering service and a huge take-out menu. When it comes to dining Italian style we have it covered. Nothing compares to a Sal’s experience and we look forward to creating a special experience just for you!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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