Sal's Little Italy

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Since 1977, Sal's Little Italy has been the premier NYC Little Italy pizzeria and Southern Italian comfort food restaurant.

Sal's Little Italy remains same family owned/operated by the Triolo family and is well-known for the famous fried calzone, classic Neapolitan NYC pizzas and family recipe comfort food specialities such as chicken marsala, and pasta e fagioli.

By 2012, Sal's Little Italy popularity grew, and Sal's moved to an expanded location at the corner of Broome & Mulberry Streets. The current location is an expanded upfront pizzeria separate from a 60 seat dining room, set in a casual exposed brick interior.

The Triolo brothers are proud, Sal's Little Italy remains one of the few Little Italy restaurants still Italian family owned/operated. Stop by and you are guaranteed to find at one of the three brothers in the pizzeria or the main dining room.

To learn more go to www.salslittleitaly.com
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the server was a delight. She was very helpful to us out of towners.

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SmartShoprMom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Grilled shrimp delicious. Caesar salad delicious. Pesto sauce perfect. House burgundy also worthwhile. Will definitely go back.

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VinceA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Must stop pizza and calzone in Little Italy! Will return for sure!

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Bits
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

“Doesn’t take Opentable reservations” they also couldn’t/ wouldn’t accommodate us

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vipJenniferO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointed in our experience at this restaurant. I took my niece and nephew so they could experience “little Italy” sinning. I received my mushroom pizza (with canned mushrooms; not fresh) 15 mins before they received their entrees. My niece politely asked for parmesan and the waitress brought it but quickly took it away before she was done with it. Much too pricey for service and food quality. Would not recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly environment and honest Italian cuisine

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vipiand14
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The quality of the food was superb, one of our group ordered pizza and thought it was fantastic, the Pasta Fagioli soup was hearty and good although a little under seasoned, But after some salt and pepper excellent, the Italian Sausage amd Brocolli Rab was superb, as was the Linguini with White Clam Sauce. Only real let down was the Calamari which was bland and underwhelming. It was under Seasoned, and not particulqrly crispy. I would order a pizza as an app instead. Incedently my daughter; who hates everything, loved the Manicotti. Overall great spot. Ill be back next trip to NYC.

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Daddydon1
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the pizzas and salads Bread was a wonderful starter. Server was fun and accommodating
Would go back. Calzone was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There were very good options and the food is amazing. The bread used I'd very fresh. That's something I loved the most.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The calzones were hardly filled with any cheese. What a ripoff! My family has been eating at Sal’s for 30 years and the deep fried calzones were always the thing we looked forward to the most. When the calzones came out, they were flat. What am I paying $12 for? A piece of deep fried dough?

This is not the first time this happened. I visited with my brothers and sister about two months ago and the calzones were just as pathetic. This is the last time my family and I will be visiting Sal’s. On top of the disappointing calzones, the wait staff added a $30 gratuity. Where was the service? She brought over 6 beers and 8 barely filled calzones. This was not a 5 course meal. SAD!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Loved our server. The tv was on (with no volume). Radio was blasting with commercials, which was annoying.
Lights were too bright.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so so good!

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ascomember
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Nicht zu empfehlen: Touristenabzocke.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was charming, inviting, and helpful. The ambiance is cozy and comfortable. We all loved the pizza and calzones especially.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing. It's simple as. Good custom. Great food. You don't need anything else.

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vipHedyC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although we’d made a reservation there seemed to be some question about whether we could be seated. Within five minutes we were all settled and by the end of the evening had enjoyed fried calamari, fried zucchini, pizza, pasta, chicken francese, sausages with broccoli rabe, and chicken parm. First rate. Friendly service.

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vipBrooklynItalian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I live in Brooklyn and am culturally Italian. Just middling food. Service was very friendly. I wanted somewhere in Little Italy that isn't a tourist trap. Not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on our first trip to NYC and wanted to find a special place to eat dinner, the food and service here were wonderful! One of the best choices we made all week!

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vipLouieB
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Decent pizza. Not bad by any means but better and cheaper options in the area

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AngelaC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends & I gathered together to celebrate my birthday at this family owned restaurant. Max one of the owners greeted us upon arrival and checked in on us throughout the meal. We were a large group and the waitress was very accomodating and helped with food suggestions. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, from pizza to pasta to chicken entrees. Go to Sal's for an authentic Italian meal.

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Marte21
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most delicious fried calzone! Seriously yummy. The sauces were excellent as well.

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vipMELinSF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You'll feel like one of the family at Sal's Little Italy. The service was fast and friendly and the food was delicious and exactly what we were hoping for...an authentic NY slice of pizza heaven. We will go back when we are next in the NY area. Highly recommend the Tutti Le Carni pizza.

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TysonHB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was a touristy restaurant - pizza was fair- calamari undercooked - wine list uninspired- would not return-

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken penne vodka and it's arguably one of my favorite meals I have ever had. The complementary bread is also amazing. The staff was welcoming and lively. Keep in mind that once you have paid, you're expected to leave due to the high demand. They want to be able to seat everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We came here because it was on open table.... Don't be fooled!!!! This has zero ambiance that you would expect visiting little Italy!!! There was a loud tv blasting entertainment news, poor service and decent food. The calzones were good, as you'd expect.... But nothing mind blowing, don't find yourself trapped here, walk down mulberry to places with better food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waitress was very unfriendly and very indifferent. Food was very expensive (much more than shown on OpenTable) and not good at all. We'll certainly never come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location, great service and friendly staff. Food was great. We had a big group and had pizza, pasta, steak and seafood. All was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good traditional Italian food. Go for the spaghetti and meatballs. Enjoy the local color and characters.

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roxannaa
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was very nice and helpful with the menu. Attentive too. Food was good, hearty and hit the spot!

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NBuckheadGal
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had great service. Out waitress was really busy but she worked hard to get us everything we needed and she was very personable.
The food was great! I had the fried calzone which was wonderful. Everyone cleaned their plate and enjoyed their food.
We picked this place because we thought it was authentic and we weren't disappointed!

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DavidM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service lacking take it or leave it attitude. Bread ughhh. Wine not impressive. Took reservations. Pasta good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good value for money, very tasty. Whilst in NY we tried several restaurants and this was the best value.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Looking forward to old school Italian and picked Sal's. The service was great but the food was lacking. The fried calamari was frozen and really chewy. We were there on a Friday and they were out if out first 3 wine choices. My fettuccini Alfredo was really good but the added chicken was dry and seemed like it was left over from another night. 2 out of 4 of our party would return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Solid, classic NY pizza and my favorite guilty pleasure - Sal's fried calzone. The calzones are humungeous and very good. Okay, it's almost fried pizza, but it is worth the calories. The Italian comfortfood items like chicken parm is very good. If you are looking for a no-frills place then Sal's is it.

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DoubleD
Liverpool
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Blanked by waitress when we were the only customers. She sat behind us on whatsapp all night. Wine was the only positive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The BEST Italian food I've ever had. Seriously. The calamari was so tender it tasted like scallops. The Pizza was amazing. The fried calzone WAS TO DIE FOR! You have to taste this. The pasta was soooooo good. The cannolis were as good as everything that came before - just perfect. I mean it. You HAVE to try this place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lasagna ever. Every family member happy. Great service.

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vipTony
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The first sentence the waitress said was " what's wrong with you people? There are all empty tables there and you picked the only one 'reserved'?!". I reserved a table so how do I know? Then before we left she came "book a table for 3, n 2 came, n only one ate, what can I say?" well, what can I say?

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klcahal
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the sidewalk at Sal's in Little Italy. There was a group of family or friends next to us having an animated conversation in Italian. It was entertaining and completed the feeling of authenticity. The food was wonderful, and the service was very attentive.

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WhitneyL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there, pizza is good... Calzone is huge and delicious.. Very causal dinning

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Sal's Little Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Sal's Little Italy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 925-0440.

Sal's Little Italy is rated 4.3 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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