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#10 of 389 Restaurants in Cali
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Calle 3 Oeste # 3-35 Penon, Cali, Colombia
5728936588
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good pizza, service and location

The pizza calabrese was nice, not the best I've ever had but at least all ingredients were fresh. We also had the Mediterranean pantalone, which was also nice but there is so much dough compared to the filling that you're pretty much full half way through. Still, this restaurant is a must for pizza... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Viviana G
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The pizza calabrese was nice, not the best I've ever had but at least all ingredients were fresh. We also had the Mediterranean pantalone, which was also nice but there is so much dough compared to the filling that you're pretty much full half way through. Still, this restaurant is a must for pizza lovers in Cali.

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Thank Viviana G
Atlanta
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We were finishing up a business trip and wanted a good meal. My colleague had the steak with gorgonzola sauce and enjoyed it. I had the traditional lasagna with neapolitan sauce and enjoyed it quite a bit. I very good sized portion. It came with some rustic bread and grated parmesan. We had apple pie for dessert and that was... More 

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Thank Daniel G
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Salerno is famous for the "pizza pantalon" and their chicken and chips with neapolitan sauce... Almost everyone I know love Salerno or find it as a very good option for a weekend lunch (also dinner). I share their opinion but I always prefer other restaurants for any of these options (pizza, pasta, chicken...)

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Thank Catalina T
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Best italian food in cali. A traditional place with no luxuries but with great food. Service is average. The best pizza and the best fried chicken in cali. Try also the bug french fries with pasta saise, the canelones And the chuleta. The traditional food made the difference for these place.

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Thank alberto h
Vienna
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

if you are in Cali and craving for Pizza - go there! this one is located right next to Parque Penon and is not only great for Food but also has a very nice Location. inside as well as outside it is lovely to have a nice meal. we had one "normal" Pizza and one of the "pantalones" (Calzone) and... More 

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Thank Katharina H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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234 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant is a staple of the city, it has been there for years always maintaining the quality of the food and service. When you walk into this restaurant you are walking into a very cozy antique house. Then you are presented with the menu which has four main sections, Pizza, Calzones, pasta and chicken. The areas of the menu... More 

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Thank Daniel D
Medellin, Colombia
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is not new. It'a now a traditional place here in Cali. It's pizza is very good but not great. In it's menu there is also pasta and chicken. As an experience it's just fine.

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Thank serarango
Santiago, Chile
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I grew up loving this but the last two times we received disgusting things in the pizza. First time was a stick so we never went back until yesterday that we ordered take out and upon receiving the pizza we found a horrible hair in the pant alone disgusting!!!!!!

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Panama City, Panama
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It is I think the best restaurant for italian food in Cali, pizzas are good and the pasta as well, service can be erratic, depending on the time of arrival....but I can recommend the place for a nice dinner with good company.

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Thank Temper43
Cali, Colombia
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I love Italian food and Salerno offers a good variety of Italian dishes. They are well known for their brick-oven freshly baked pizza. The taste reminds me of the old italian pizzerías back in NY. Colombians do not have a paltte for strong Tomato sauce nor paste therefore, the pizza lacks that wholesome taste real Italians are used to ...but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 3 Oeste # 3-35 Penon, Cali, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali
  • Phone Number: 5728936588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings

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