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Martinelli's Little Italy

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158 S Santa Fe Ave, Salina, KS 67401-2810
+1 785-826-9190
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Great home-style Italian food at this unassuming family restaurant in Salina with fresh ingredients, great sauce, and friendly service! Worth the trip if you're out that way, and probably one of the better eateries in the area.

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

The only reason I give it a 4 instead of a 5 is because of the lettuce and tomato salad. The lettuce was limp and soggy while the one tomato was hard as a rock. I had the meat ravioli and it was decent. The family had meatballs which they loved and the portions were huge so plan on sharing.

Thank Dawn D
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2017

My wife's family is obsessed with the Chopped Salad, so that is what we normally end up with. It is very good and the dressing is unique. The rest of the menu is pretty standard run-of-the-mill Italian fare. Nothing spectacular but always at least decent. The cinnamon ice cream is pretty dang good though.

Thank Aaron O
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

For a small town in Kansas, this restaurant is sure to exceed all expectations! The portions are great for eating family style. The salads are big. The cheese manicotti is a pasta lover's dream. The lemon chicken with capers is awesome. Don't miss the homemade desserts and fresh hot bread! Buon apetito!

Thank Bill P
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Italian food and the best wait staff you will find anywhere. Not your typical chain restaurant food. Friendly atmosphere and even great music. Portions can be huge so make sure to order the quarter portion or be willing to split your plate with someone.

Thank AC W
Salina, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Prices have gone up and serving sizes have gone down. Its not bad Italian food, just other places in town are better for the price.

Thank sisbub13
Salina, Kansas
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

If your looking for an alternative to chain restaurants then this is the place to go. Tasty Italian food at affordable prices.

Thank Jean D
Lincoln, Nebraska
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

This family style service was great! The food was some of the best we have had in a long time and the portions...we ate for 2 days. There was even a little horse and buggy tour outside the window that the kids loved. We are going to be visiting this place again!

Thank John B
Shawnee, Kansas
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

My in laws live in Salina. We visit there about 4-6 times a year. We make sure at least one visit is to Martinelli's. Get there early this place is always packed. The chicken parmesan is amazing and the service is always wonderful too.

Thank TaraMcConkey
Salina, United States
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Always a good experience! Good selection. Great deserts! Really like the portion sizes. Love the main house salad with blue cheese, chicken and avacados.

Thank Martha B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 S Santa Fe Ave, Salina, KS 67401-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Salina
  • Phone Number: +1 785-826-9190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?