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Sal's Italian Resturant

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$$ - $$$
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3940 Valley Gateway Blvd, Roanoke, VA 24012-6856
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying this restaurant is very clean! It even smells clean! Which is hard to say for a restaurant. It is nicely decorated as well. So why the 3 rating .... Service. Our waitress was nice however she was not attentive. She even told us she forgot about us. Buffet option is great for lunch!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Friendsville, TN
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food but service was lacking. Our server must have been busy with other duties in the back as she was rarely seen in the dining room while three or four other servers were frequently seen in the dining room, talking. The hosted forgot to bring our check and card back. Probably spent 20 minutes there longer than necessary... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I am a frequent patron at Sal's. I usually get outstanding service and the food is excellent. I have lost my debit card before and they were so helpful in terms of letting me come back to pay. I went in today for dinner and experienced the worst service I've encountered anywhere in a long time. I ordered my food... More 

Thank Jen F
Casa Grande, Arizona
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Sal's is a hidden gem in Roanoke, VA. Sal is the chef and stays in the cucina where he prepares the best Italian and Sicilian food. It is a local restaurant, and the hospitality and warmth of the greeting upon entering is genuine. If I have an opportunity to come to Roanoke again, I will certainly make sure to come... More 

1 Thank Joe T
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I loved this place! The spaghetti was superb and mouth watering! Noodles were cooked perfectly. They didn't taste like water like Olive Garden's! The decor is lovely. The staff is very friendly! Will go back!

Thank A G
Troutville, Virginia
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

It's hard to understand some of the reviews being so negative, but my husband's and my experience a couple of night ago was very good. Salads fresh as are the dressings, and since we both got pasta with red sauce, I can only speak on that. I loved my angel hair with mushrooms and artichokes, didn't like the sun dried... More 

Thank Cindylou60
Mooresville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Stopped in based on trip advisor reviews and I am so glad we did. Wonderful restaurant. Well trained , very attentive staff and excellent food . Large portions and fair prices .What more can you ask for . Would certainly eat there again and again .

Thank bellasgigi
Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We really wanted to enjoy this place - there is a real need for restaurants in this area of town. We have ate there twice a few years ago - our family members each ordered different pasta & main entrees. And we have, also, tried the pizza, subs & pasta for take out. The Meatball & the Philly Cheese Steak... More 

Thank Kim G
Roanoke, VA
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

As for Italian restaurants and food, there is the American version of Italian food and the authentic Italian food. Sal has both. If you think of Italian food as being Pizza, a calzone, and pasta, order from the menu, however, if you want the true taste of Italy order the special of the day. This is authentic Italian food, not... More 

Thank Hot4jak
Roanoke, Virginia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

3 went to dinner here. Food was perfectly prepared and presented. Very delicious, each of our meals. The homemade salad dressings were light, and tasty. Salad was very fresh and crisp. Server was friendly, never rushed us and was knowledgeable regarding menu choices. Her name was Karen, ask for her if you are there. Sauces on our different meals were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3940 Valley Gateway Blvd, Roanoke, VA 24012-6856
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540-904-7767

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