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Sal's Caffe Italia

221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
+1 434-295-8484
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (14 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved their pesto genovese sauce (with linguini) and spaghetti pomdoro. You can tell the sauces and pasta were freshly made and delicious. They were a bit short staffed, probably because of bicentennial celebrations at UVA. Well worth the wait for great food though. Great...More

Thank Foody4LF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, good food but beware, HUGE portions. They have fresh made pasta with great vegetarian selections. The wine list is lacking Italian with a focus on local wines. Pleased to report not very kid friendly. Would definitely recommend

Thank DeniseReaves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and plentiful. I had the lasagna, and it was cheesy and feeling. Salads were a little on the watery side. Husband ordered the special and they were out of it, but they made a substitute at the last minute and he was...More

Thank Vikingbymarriage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am from Philadelphia and visiting family in Charlottesville, and stumbled on Sal's restaurant in the middle of downtown pavilion.....and we were glad that we did! Thanks for the great meal SAL'S!!

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Cute cafe seating - however, food and service were very subpar. Prices were quite high. Would not recommend.

Thank midlandsmom
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for your review, Midlandsmom. We are sorry that your experience was not up to par. We would love an opportunity to make it up to you. Please contact us through our website. Thank you!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I stopped in Charlottesville returning from vacation. We were walking in the people street pavilion and decided to try Sal's for a light dinner. We split a pizza and a salad, but enjoyed eating outside on a beautiful summer evening. Many of...More

Thank PriorityBob
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you, PriorityBob! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and overall experience at Sal's Caffe Italia in Charlottesville. We can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 3 September 2017

their internet was down tonight, so they could only take cash. never warned us up front - should have told us it was cash only tonight. when we were done with our dinner, surprise, cash only! I was forced to go to an ATM to...More

Thank brianmdd
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for your review, Brianmdd! I remember the evening in question and I wish we had more options for when computers go offline. Unfortunately when a manual imprint of a card is turned down, cash is the only other option. I am deeply sorry for...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

It took awhile for our server to acknowlege us, and then to get us drinks; so that was a bit annoying, especially since it wasn't crowded inside (rainy night). The food was very good and felt authentic.

Thank janicepk
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you, Janicepk! We are so glad you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We ate at Sal's Caffe Italia with another couple. We were strolling along the mall looking for a restaurant and perusing the menu at each restaurant along the way. The weather was pleasant so we knew that we preferred to be seated outside. Sal's menu...More

Thank dottiereynolds
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I took my good friend Art up to see the Band Delta Rae play at the Jefferson Theater Friday Aug 25. Felt a bit dicey given what transpired up there just a few weeks ago. Art is a very close friend and has Cerebral Palsy...More

Thank Jonathan H
Jenn S, Owner at Sal's Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Jonathan, Thank you! Your review means the world to us. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

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Robert P
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Response from Jenn S | Property representative |
Hello! No I am sorry we do not deliver. We do take out however! Jenn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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