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Ralphie's Cafe Italiano

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91 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079-3025
+1 603-893-3777
11:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the new location twice so far and it has been only good. The food is delicious, but it is very greasy. They do not allow any substitutions. This is frustrating to me because of how greasy the food is. I wanted to substitute broccoli instead of french fries or pasta and they would not allow it.... More 

Thank Laura M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of my favorite meals from here or chicken piccata and haddock Piccata. Very large portions always have food to go. Have to try the super sized meatballs always a favorite. Inside is a family-friendly Italian atmosphere. We really love this place.

Thank Jennifer B
Pelham, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so excited to try this place. What a bummer! First let me say the staff were very friendly and helpful and the bread basket was bountiful. However, that's not what we came for. My husband had Chicken Parm and fries. He said the chicken was okay, but the fries were undercooked. I had the eggplant parm & linguine.... More 

1 Thank TerryandDan
Salem, NH
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240 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not come here for authentic Italian food, they don't know how to cook it. I had a yearning for eggplant parmigiana and came out with my husband to Ralphie's for a sit down meal for the first time here. We had take out last year before a Patriot's game and the eggplant at that time was mushy and I... More 

Thank ThatsAGiven
New Hampshire
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were in the mood for something good and didn't want to stop in the Italian restaurant up the road because the service is so slow is the reason we tried Ralphie's. Parking lot was almost full so we figured it must be decent--- It was excellent from start to finish. Lara took our orders and promptly delivered everything and... More 

Thank Iguana_Joe
Methuen, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We drove by Saturday about 4p.m. and decided to try this place. Parking lot was crowded as was the inside. We sat in the bar area,this seemed a better choice than the dining room. Waiter was prompt and we ordered house chianti that was very good. A very large menu,I do not consider this a good start. I ordered Chicken... More 

Thank grammyhall
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

this place gave me 2 really bad experiences. MEALS: haddock picata soooo salty i ate 40 % of the fish & no pasta after first realization of the over salting. it leads me to kknnoooww they let inexperienced & likely 23 year old cooks in charge of quality. entrees were so weak of awful, thats not in line with the... More 

Thank Cory N
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have eaten at Ralphies on two occasions. Both very disappointing! The food was bland and tasted more like a fast food eatery. The staff is very rushed therefore leaving them very unhappy ( this is a direct quote from two of the waitstaff).

Thank Lisa l
Salem, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Food is very good. Been in a few times and just had 1 problem with the help being slow but other than that everything was great

Thank P Q
Salem, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food here is great, and that is coming from my Italian husband. Ralphie's is the only restaurant that serves food almost as good as his father made every Sunday!!

Thank Kellly896

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079-3025
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 603-893-3777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?