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Martinelli's Little Italy

158 S Santa Fe Ave, Salina, KS 67401-2810
+1 785-826-9190
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chopped salad” (82 reviews)
“pasta” (82 reviews)
“cannoli” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 S Santa Fe Ave, Salina, KS 67401-2810
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When I visited this restaurant years ago, it was a small store-front. This is my hometown, so when we visited Salina last month, my friends recommended coming here. Wow!!! It has grown in size and takes up almost a whole building from main street to...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been to Martinelli's several times and the food has always been great. Large portions that are always fresh and delicious. Some of my favorites are the pizzas and the chicken Parmesan.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Downtown location is nice but thought food bland and nothing special. We've been twice a couple of years apart once for lunch and once for dinner. Service was passable both times but food didn't seem fresh/homemade. Both wife thought this and thought it was pretty...More

Thank FoodFan7_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was excited to have a girl's night with my daughter and wanted to take her somewhere we don't get to often. We both love Italian food so we were looking forward to our lasagna at Martinelli's. It was terrible!! Mushy noodles that were drowned...More

Thank Kansas_momma40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the short trip to Salina to visit Martinelli's. We had heard so many good things, I will tell we were not let down. First, our waitress did a great job of making us welcome for the first time. My wife had the lasagne which...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food isn't exactly my style so that why I only give 4 stars but the staff and ambiance is second to none and they certainly have quite the selection. Great for downtown.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in places like this in Boston and Cambridge and Pittsfield. They are a dime a dozen - and all wonderful. But this one is in Central Kansas and therefore should be declared a state treasure Ah the ravioli. Oh the meatballs.Mmmm the...More

Thank HowardB118
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chopped salad. It was ok, but too busy & too much dressing. The chicken in the salad should be optional. It was weird having a chicken salad with our main course. We selected the special-eggplant Parmesan. It was good, but undercooked. The...More

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this restaurant three years ago when we stayed overnight at the La Quinta off of I70. La Quinta gave us a 10% off card so we decided to try it. We loved it so much that we stay in Salina each spring on...More

Thank Drjudi1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was blah at best. Chef boyardee would have been upset by the quality of pasta that was served. The signature marinara sauce tasted very similar to a brand name from the grocery store. I myself had the beef ravioli and was very underwhelmed by...More

Thank merkxr88
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Marianne M
Do you have a cocktail lounge
16 April 2016|
Response from TonyAtMartinellis | Property representative |
Yes. We have a small bar in the restaurant. Thanks Tony
Beth K
Do they have gluten free menu items?
13 July 2015|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Scott M | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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