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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 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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357 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have eaten Italian in major cities and in Italy itself and this place is close to the best of them. Reminds me of Little Italy in NYC. Try the manicotti or carbonara. Alfredo is also yummy. Chopped salads are excellent and huge portions. Their half salad is what others call a whole salad. The 1/4 salad is right for... More 

Thank Motion22
Salina, Kansas
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a large group and they had made us a good deal. Offered us Chop Salad, which was delious, however had a little too much dressing. Then came the spaghetti and meatballs, the pasta was done well, however the meatballs appeared to be packaged frozen. Then came the Chicken Alfredo, which I did not try. My company indicated it... More 

Thank Terry H
Salina, Kansas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again.....it's tough to get a bad meal at Martinelli's in Downtown Salina !! Their Filets are some of the BEST IN SALINA.....no doubt the Best in Downtown Salina, Kansas !!! I have NEVER had a bad meal at Martinelli's and the service has always been good !!! Highly recommend!!!

Thank Mark R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was cruising on I-70 in Kansas and breezed into this Italian gem for a late lunch and was blown away with every aspect of this great place. One simply doesn't expect outstanding restaurant quality in small town America. Having dined regularly in New York's Little Italy I found the quality here held up to their finest establishments. From the... More 

Thank Dennis T
Salina, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great and the staff was excellent. Had a great time with the family in a one of a kind atmosphere. I highly recommend giving this place a try.

Thank M1936IWderekm
Salina, Kansas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They give you enough food for 2 people even when you order the smallest size. It was very good. I will go back

Thank shellyr688
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is excellent. Servings can be huge but most dishes offer 1/2 plate and 1/4 plate. Even the 1/4 plate is a full meal for most people. The prices are very reasonable, comparable to places that are much less upscale. I do have one recommendation if you want to visit and that is call and make a reservation. In... More 

Thank Brian B
Bloomington, Illinois
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at this busy restaurant and were told the wait would be about 40 minutes. But we were able to grab two seats at the small bar. Friendly service and great food. We were offered two tickets to a concert...that's how friendly they were. Highly recommend. But, call ahead for reservations.

Thank Deb B
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239 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with the knowledge that last year, the food was average. This year we were surprised. The food is better. Service is still excellent (Grace), portions huge. We had Chicken Carbonara, Beef Ravioli, Manicotti, and the special of the day (which, unfortunately, I cannot remember, since someone else at the table ordered it). Salads for everyone. All four meals... More 

Thank Steve G
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not have been better. The wait staff attentive and knowledgeable. Portion size is huge. Meatball and spaghetti fresh. Plenty of homemade bread with dipping sauce. Wait time was nominal. Kept drinks refreshed. Our waitress was Dakota, and she was friendly and conscientious. Totally delightful restaurant.

Thank Paula H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?