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Salvatores Cafe

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Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8941 9823
07:00 - 22:00
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Darwin, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been keen on giving the Wednesday special a go for some time - buy one pound of wings, get one free. After quite a long wait I took my dinner home just down the road. While the chips were fabulous (though the $5 portion tiny) I was a bit disappointed to get home and find everything slapped into the... More 

1 Thank Ola K
Adelaide, Australia
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in an adjacent hotel in central Darwin and this licensed cafe recommended by hotel staff and locals. Good location and great cafe style menu. Staff friendly and efficient and the quality and quantity of meals was from cut above what might have been expected of this type of venue. Price range also good and a suitable range of wine... More 

Thank ANNCR01
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good range of food and drinks, and a courteous, gregarious ex-Canadian host who takes his responsibilities for quality food and beverages seriously.

Thank Expat139
Perth, Australia
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Great location with a vast selection of pizzas, pasta, burgers and seafood. Good prices and fast service. It had the feeling of busy customers, having a quick but healthy (some of it!) meal on their way out for the night. Not fast food and not a romantic location, more of a convenience stop with a buzzing atmosphere. Great customer service... More 

Thank Jeff S
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Downstairs from the Darwin Central Hotel is this great little Pizza restaurant that does room service for the Hotel and a neat an cosy dining area. Great pizza and service with a range of very sweet desserts.

Thank B2447DDjohnj
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch and it was ok. The food arrived quickly with big servings but it wasn't fantastic. There were so many items on the menu it made you think how could they do all these foods fresh & well? The service was nice and attentive. The food was not horrible but did not excite me to want... More 

1 Thank Nickel123
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ordered a pasta on a wim. Had the most delicious fettuccine carbonara ever and I don't mean that lightly. The chef told me it would be great and he was spot on. Yum Yum. They even included heaps of extra Parmesan cheese. Thanks.

Thank Minandme
SalvatoresCafeDarwin, Owner at Salvatores Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Carbonara sauce is a temperamental one to create fresh, as we do for each order. Pasta houses are known to premake it, reducing time and removing failure risks. I don't believe in this. I'd rather it take a little longer and make it right. "Proof is in the pasta". 😀 More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating at short notice. Food was fresh and servings were good sized. Will go again. Can be a bit squishy due to fixed tables, but staff were helpful and made the night enjoyable.

Thank Grace A
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were starving at 230 pm and had nowhere to go since most restaurants close at 230 pm. This one came as a pleasant surprise. Wasn't our first choice but ended up going there. Ordered Spaghetti and pesto sauce gnocchi.. loved it both! Amazed at how good the food was.. specially the gravy in the gnocchi with sundried tomatoes was... More 

1 Thank 5shyams
SalvatoresCafeDarwin, Owner at Salvatores Cafe, responded to this review

Hi 5shyams I'm glad you found us and your appetite was satisfied. You are correct in that not many places are open during afternoon hours but Salvatores Cafe located in the heart of the city should be. And it is! Thanks for taking the time. Sean More 

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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had the big breaky and eggs on crusty toast. Everything was cooked to perfection, the dirty chai was one of the best we've had, my daughter loved her babychino, will be back!!

Thank Damien C
SalvatoresCafeDarwin, Owner at Salvatores Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Damien Point of interest - we're one of the only palces who DONT CHARGE for babychino's. My reasoning? "Never met a 3yr old who came to Salvatores Cafe on their own" Take Care Sean More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 9823
Welcome to Salvatores Cafe, opened in 1997 by Sean Johnston.Located in the heart of darwin, Australia boasting a reputation for quality coffee with convienant opening hours.Our in house chef Dario Mannino has selected some wonderful Italian dishes, from both the north and the south. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.We are fully licensed and priced reasonably.Check out our website for a copy of our menus.

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