Sal's Caffe Italia
Sal's Caffe Italia

Sal's Caffe Italia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://salscaffeitalia.com/
  • Phone: 4342958484
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sal’s Caffe Italia can accommodate private parties up to 50 people.
  • Special Events: Our indoor dining area seats up to 50. Please contact us directly for private party reservations, 434-295-8484.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sal's Caffe Italia
At Sal's Caffe Italia we offer Southern inspired Italian cuisine in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. We are family owned and operated and have been serving students and Charlottesvillians alike since 1985.

We welcome you to dine indoors in our cozy atmosphere overlooking the beautiful brick oven, or under the stars on our patio that's perfect for people watching!

We look forward to serving you at Sal's Caffe Italia! From our family of true Italians, to yours, mangiare bere e divertirsi! Eat, drink, and be merry!
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Sal's Caffe Italia reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (3)great for outdoor dining (2)special occasion (2)great for lunch (2)romantic (1)neighborhood gem (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Good
    Tamibee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service was a little slow for the restaurant not being very busy, however the Alfredo was yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pasta
    EpiskyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Too bad we were just visiting and leaving town the next day because I would have taken a doggie bag of the excellent leftover pasta on my plate. I had the fettuccine plate, Emma Rosa, which was wonderful. It wasn't like the fettuccine I was used to, the noodles were these nice fat, silky beautiful things that held the sauce (a non-boozy version of vodka sauce) and were perfect. My partner had the chicken marsala, he was less pleased as the sauce was a little thin for his tastes. If I found myself in Charlottesville again, I would definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Sal's Caffe Italia reviews archive.
  • Sal's Caffe Italia has become
    lilheathen
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Sal's Caffe Italia has become a family favorite. Everything we've ever gotten there has been delicious! The service is friendly and you don't have to wait long for your food. We've begun bringing friends and family from out of town and they all love it too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweeney59
    Kasweeney
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    It was a lovely evening. The food was good. The restaurant was small and cozy, wonderful on a chilly fall evening. The wait staff was very nice. It was a great pick coming from out of time. Thank you Open Table!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian food in good spot
    Lumtastics
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Took my entire family to dine here after a football game. Menu had a lot of great options, appealing to everyone in the family from our 5 year old to Mom and Dad. We enjoyed the Rosa flatbread starter and then had a number of different and delicious pasta dishes that we all shared.We sat outside and enjoyed cool fresh Charlottesville air. The location is great too right on the downtown mall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    We all had very good food and the setting was great in the outdoor downtown mall area. Service was spotty and unorganized.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Italian on mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Antipasta was very good Lobster ravioli was good. Service was great. Location was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.