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Fri, 4/20
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Sal's Little Italy

3.9
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation


Lunch & Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:45pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:45pm
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Phone number
(212) 925-0440
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vincenzo
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Catering
Sal's Little Italy offers a full catering menu based on the restaurants offerings. Full information can be found at http://www.salslittleitaly.com/catering/ Please call 212.925.0440 and ask for Frank to discuss options. If in-house catering/large group orders are required, Frank will be able to assist as well.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mulberry Street
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Public transit
Bowery (J), Spring St (4, 6, 6X), Grand St (B, D)

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Special events & promotions
Full list of Sal's Little Italy events can be found at www.salslittleitaly.com.

One event to definitely use your OpenTable reservation is:

The 90th Annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy for 11 days from Thursday, September 15, through Sunday, September 25, 2016, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century. quoted from www.sangennero.org

Sal's Little Italy will be posting food specials during the San Gennero festival duration.

To ensure a dining room seat during the festival, it is highly recommended to make reservations via www.opentable.com. For groups 10 or more, please use the OpenTable private dining option.
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Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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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 c

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3.6
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4.0
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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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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3.0Dined on September 20, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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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3.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

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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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2017

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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1.0Dined on February 18, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2016

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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2.0Dined on November 21, 2016

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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1.0Dined on October 30, 2016

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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5.0Dined on September 5, 2016

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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4.0Dined on August 19, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2016

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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2.0Dined on June 4, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2016

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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3.0Dined on April 15, 2016

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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4.0Dined on February 27, 2016

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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1.0Dined on February 24, 2016

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

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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5.0Dined on August 28, 2015

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

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2015

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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5.0Dined on August 21, 2015

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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4.0Dined on April 24, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2015

I'm a fan of the pizza (margarita) and the fried calzones. Good options

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2015

Sal's has been around forever and been consistent through the years. No-frills with good food.

Not only do we like popping by for the fantastic fried calzone (not many places authentically fry the calzones..... but they do....ad we can vouch it is worth the calories), but also for an entree of good homemade, basic Italian food -- particularly the chicken marsala (my favorite.) Even though it is not the biggest restaurant in the neighborhood, we have still come to the restaurant with a large group for lunch and dinner. Pizzas are really good -- and rival most pizza places in the area, including Lombardi's. Seriously, the calzones are really that good....

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2014

Great Hosts.
Very accommodating
Had a great time
Food was delicious
Fried calzone is a must try

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1.0Dined on June 27, 2014

We wanted a restaurant in little Italy that had authentic Italian so we booked on open table. When we arrived we were hesitant to enter the restaurant but when we did we were taken through what appeared to be the kitchen to a table in a small unappealing room. As we walked through we saw Barilla Boxed Pasta. We immediately decided to leave.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2014

Not a good experience We expected a nice romantic restaurant and we got a old outdated fast food pizzeria wich looks like had no renovatons sincev1950
With a absolutly non inviting vibe after opentable reviews looked a 5 star restaurant wich in fact is a.2 star at best
very very very disapointing and the pasta were the worst pasta we ever had Bed bed bed

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2014

This was a bad experience, I do not recommend anyone to go to this restaurant. The waiter was rude, poor service and food. There are hundred of other pizza restaurants with better service and food to choose from i NY.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2013

Sal's sons have keep the tradition of friendly hospitality. Our party of ten family members had lost a new stuffed toy on the subway and a "Good Samaritan" took it to Sal's where they had heard we were having dinner! What a surprise! The owner encouraged our youngest grandsons to finish their two huge meatballs which they did! It was a fun loving experience and everyone's plates were emptied.

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3.0Dined on September 12, 2013

Wonderful waitress from Verona.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2013

Still the best ever!! My favorite is the pepperoni and broccoli rabe .

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2013

Sal's was a great find! I bring my art students to NYC from Virginia every Spring and love being able to book a large table. The owner and wait staff were extremely accommodating and so friendly. Our food was delicious (especially the Bruschetta)and timely so that we could get out and see more of the Big Apple! Thanks Sal's!

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2013

On my visit to Sal"s the food was just ok. In my case the meatballs were dry and the sausage was over cooked. The chicken parm was just ok. I don't think I will come back because thier are many other option in this are which are better as a repeat experience

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2013

When we were greeted at the door, we were told that there was a $25 minimum per adult because it was Saturday night and we were a party of 12 (of course this is not mentioned in any information on Open Table). Needless to say that set the tone for the dinner. The food was good, but nothing special. Next time we will try to find a more authentic, warmer restaurant in Little Italy to spend our money at. If you just want pizza, this place is fine.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2013

Good little spot, was confusing at first when we walked in, thought it was more of a "slice of pizza" place, but there was adequate seating in the back. Was slow for a Saturday night, and our food was ordered and ready in great time.

My girlfriend ordered penne vodka, and I ordered the pizza, of course. The pizza was your traditional pizza pie, thin crust, slightly burnt. I thought I was getting the more traditional chucks of mozzarella, sauce, etc. but instead it was a regular pie. The penne vodka was great, very saucy and flavorful.

Their wine selection was more geared towards bottle vs. glass, but not that big of a deal.

We spent $40 with tip, which included 2 glasses of red, the 10" pie, and the penne vodka. Great meal, great

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