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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
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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333 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent Italian restaurant. We always try to stop here when traveling to Colorado. The ambiance, service, and food are outstanding. You will not leave hungry!!!

Thank KansasHummingbird
Salina, Kansas
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never disappointed. My husband and i frequently go and sit at the bag. Always super friendly bar and server staff. And of course, yummy food and drinks.

Thank MaggieJ1020
Peoria, IL
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Martinellis is cute and clean, with red-and-white checked tableclothes. Our server was great--friendly and competent. The food is not genuine Italian. My husband ordered spaghetti carbonara, and was surprised when our server asked "What kind of of pasta and sauce do you want?" We should have followed up but decided to go with the menu. What arrived were two huge... More 

Thank Piatravelgal
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137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Salina Kansas with family during the thanksgiving weekend. We decided to visit the Dwight Eisenhower Library and stay in Salina for the night. Since Trip Advisor rated Martinelli's number one, we choose this restaurant and boy were we happy we did. Our server, Angel, was wonderful, she somehow was able to anticipate our every need, and at the same... More 

Thank Janly
Hartford, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge portions so I usually split with someone. Food is typical Italian affair but fresh, fast and delicious. It's right down town so easy to get to and located with good parking easy to come by. Afterwards, stroll the streets of Salina to work off some of the calories and to see the local sites. No matter when I go,... More 

Thank Sandy S
Quenemo, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've hosted an annual conference with Martinelli's catering our noon meal. They are always on time, food is hot and absolutely delicious! I think some attendees come just for the food. I will definitely be back!

Thank kstate5
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are from St Paul, MN but we visit Salina frequently since our daughter moved here with her husband and started their family. We always include Martinelli's as a dinner stop when we are here. I have tried a variety of their pasta dishes and have liked them all. The spaghetti and meatball(s) are my favorite. The locals rave about... More 

Thank MikeJ180
Manhattan, Kansas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very good Italian food. Love their marinara sauce. Please be warned the portions are HUGE. Even the quarter can be split so don't over order. You can always get dessert if you are possibly still hungry. The bread is delicious and it is complimentary. This is always our go to place to eat whenever we are in Salina. The service... More 

Thank babyt102010
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice small town restaurant. Our waiter was terrific. the menu is extensive and everything is reasonably priced which on the whole made the meal a good value. I had the pasta with shrimp and scallops. The scallops were small and tough and overall the dish was average. I tried a little of someone's lasagna and thought that was better than... More 

Thank mdelich1
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Small home family owned with exceptional waitress, took time to make suggestions and explain serving sizes, seated on arrival-food wait time was expected , food was very good, will eat their again

Thank Don F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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?