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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
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Colby, Kansas
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you are going through Salina, and you have time to relax and enjoy dinner, eat at Martenelli's in downtown Salina. WOW! The food, the service, the atmosphere--- INCREDIBLE. I cannot wait to return to Martenelli's the next time I am through Salina. I will never eat at another restaurant in Salina again. I had the special- a lemon garlic... More 

Thank Kathleen A
Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We ate here for the first time in years last night. We visited early evening so it was near empty when we came in. We were attended to very quickly with great service. Our friendly waiter explained the portions to us in a helpful manner. We got the lasagna family size for 3 of us and it was more than... More 

Thank Stephanie R
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I had a meatball tortellini soup which I had never had before and tortellini for dinner. It was fine. Not a fantastic experience, not a terrible experience.

Thank Monte B
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

We're traveling from NY to CO and had the fortune to happen upon Martinelli's Little Italy for dinner. The service was superb as was the food. The bread was fantastic. We had toasted ravioli for appetizers...there was enough for a meal in itself. The Chicken, asparagus, linguini special was shared between the two of us, and it was plently! Dessert... More 

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Salina, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Excellent and very fast service. Great steaks, The fillet is awesome. One meat ball is a meal in itself. If you order the chopped salad you will want more, again it makes a great meal in itself. Pace yourself with the fresh bread at the start if you don't want to be full by the time you start your main... More 

Thank Eugene C
Harrisonville, Missouri
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Visited here with some friends from work. It was our first time eating there. It was yummy and we all left full and satisfied. It's a quaint little place with good variety. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank kara w
Dayton, Ohio
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food in Salina KS - go figure. Better yet, go eat there if you want real Italian food coupled with excellent service. You have to adjust for their unusual pricing system. But if you are smart enough to eat here you are smart enough to figure that a 1/4 portion (at 1/4 price) is what most people normally... More 

Salina, Kansas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The pasta dishes are good but the Chopped Salad is excellent! Unique dre ssing that keeps you craving more. Very $$$$ but they do offer specials.

Thank dwdw2
Corpus Christi Tx
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Food acceptably good, priced right. Slow seating due to volume, but service excellent. Seasoned waiter didn't know what al dente meant and had to get supervisor involved! Disappointing! They don't serve pasta al dente. So getting a middle of the road review.

Thank Raymond M
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We were traveling through and our hotel recommended this place. Huge portions, inexpensive and great service. For example the waiter recommended the meatball for my son with his spaghetti but warned us it was baseball size and said we should split between kids. He was right. None of us finished our plates. Extensive kids menu. Ambiance was nice. The staff... More 

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?