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Sal's Caffe Italia

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221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
+1 434-295-8484
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

My husband and I were walking the mall in downtown Charlottesville and decided to grab a bite for dinner. We came upon this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We ordered the mozzarella sticks and a pizza. Both were delicious - I especially enjoyed the pizza. We were so full that we couldn't order a dessert but we... More 

Thank Geisha514
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Was in town for a wedding with my family. We ended up here by chance with out reservation. The staff was super friendly and very accommodating. The cheese bread was decent but i have honestly had better. My brother in law loved the cheese cake and he's a picky eater. Good drinks, good atmosphere, decent food.

Thank Matt L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 reviews
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Had a perfect family dinner at Sals. Perfect atmosphere and even better server Kaitlin! I had the shrimp Alfredo and it was incredible! Definitely will be back asap!

Thank TomTom1717
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We came for dnr while walking around the downtown mall. The outside tables were covered red white check table cloths & looked inviting. Inside also looked inviting. We ordered our meal from Marcus & waited, waited & waited. Tables around us who arrived sane time or shortly after food served b/4 ours. I had ordered chicken parm. & Pizza Margaretta.... More 

Thank Michele M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Just passing through town and happened upon this place. Food was good, a bit overpriced, but enjoyable. The waitress was really attentive and accommodating.

Thank sheod74
Clinton, Mississippi
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

I visited with a group of 12 people. I had the Travissimo, a pasta dish with artichoke and spinach topped with pomodoro fesco. Very disappointing. I could have prepared better at home without a recipe. Basically, it was pasta steeped in olive oil with some vegetable matter and stewed tomatoes stirred in. None of the other dishes ordered by the... More 

Thank jmbreland
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Food was good. Service not so much. The dining room was cramped. Salads were an additional $3 and totally not worth it.

Thank Clherbe
Portsmouth, Virginia, Usa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 18, 2016

First night in town wanted something special. We choose to eat here thinking small restaurant - great chief and food - NOT!

Thank rwj740
Williamsburg, Virginia
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632 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We originally set out for a burger, BUT had to call an audible when we were told at the near by place that a table would be a 1 hour wait at 1:30pm, WHHHAAAAAT!?! Sooo, Sal's we tried... WOW, we are glad we did!!! The service was excellent and the the food was spot on! The Stromboli was just like... More 

Thank HungryViking2016
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016

We opted to sit in the outside area which we enjoyed. The service and food were good. Nice place to stop while shopping in the downtown mall.

Thank WagnerExplorations

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 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: 221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-8484

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