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Sal's Little Italy

4.0
4
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:45pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:45pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 925-0440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vincenzo

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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

  • Private party contact

    Frank Triolo: (212) 925-0440

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Mulberry Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bowery (J), Spring St (4, 6, 6X), Grand St (B, D)<br /><br />

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the server was a delight. She was very helpful to us out of towners.
  2. SS

    SmartShoprMom

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Grilled shrimp delicious. Caesar salad delicious. Pesto sauce perfect. House burgundy also worthwhile. Will definitely go back.
  3. VA

    VinceA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Must stop pizza and calzone in Little Italy! Will return for sure!
  4. B

    Bits

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    “Doesn’t take Opentable reservations” they also couldn’t/ wouldn’t accommodate us
  5. JO

    JenniferO

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly environment and honest Italian cuisine
  7. i

    iand14

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 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.
  8. D

    Daddydon1

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved all the pizzas and salads Bread was a wonderful starter. Server was fun and accommodating Would go back. Calzone was excellent
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    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!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so so good!
  13. a

    ascomember

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Nicht zu empfehlen: Touristenabzocke.
  14. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  16. HC

    HedyC

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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.
  17. BI

    BrooklynItalian

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  19. LB

    LouieB

    Atlanta

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Decent pizza. Not bad by any means but better and cheaper options in the area
  20. AC

    AngelaC

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 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.
  21. M

    Marte21

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The most delicious fried calzone! Seriously yummy. The sauces were excellent as well.
  22. ME

    MELinSF

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 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.
  23. TH

    TysonHB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    This was a touristy restaurant - pizza was fair- calamari undercooked - wine list uninspired- would not return-
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 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
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  28. E

    E2022

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good traditional Italian food. Go for the spaghetti and meatballs. Enjoy the local color and characters.
  29. r

    roxannaa

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    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!
  30. NB

    NBuckheadGal

    Denver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    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!
  31. H

    Hopeholder

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service lacking take it or leave it attitude. Bread ughhh. Wine not impressive. Took reservations. Pasta good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  35. DD

    DoubleD

    Liverpool

    7 reviews

    1.0

    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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best lasagna ever. Every family member happy. Great service.
  38. T

    Tony

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    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?
  39. k

    klcahal

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  40. WL

    WhitneyL

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time there, pizza is good... Calzone is huge and delicious.. Very causal dinning

FAQs

Sal's Little Italy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 925-0440.

Sal's Little Italy is rated 4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mulberry Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:45pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:45pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bowery (J), Spring St (4, 6, 6X), Grand St (B, D)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vincenzo

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 925-0440

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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

  • Private party contact

    Frank Triolo: (212) 925-0440

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