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Ralphie's Cafe Italiano

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386 S Broadway
Salem, NH 03079 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (603) 893-3777
94% say Yum
213 people voted
Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Salem

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Hours: M-TH 11:30am-8:30pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm


Credit Cards Accepted



Price Point
$$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)



Good for Kids


Outdoor Seats


Reviews of Ralphie's Cafe Italiano

Bob Beland posted on 10/23/2014

Great food and service

Gayle posted on 05/08/2013

OMG! have NEVER been so disappointed at a restaurant! Pasta was overcooked and Ive had better sauce out of the jar! I went to this place years ago and liked it but it has gone WAY down hill! We went out for our anniversary and it was the worst choice we ever made. DO NOT RECOMMEND!

Jessie posted on 02/05/2013

Best Italian restaurant in Salem, NH!! I would recommend this place to anyone.

ED posted on 01/31/2013

I wanted pasta fagioli.It had a nice flavor.Short on beans and had spaghetti in it.<br /> Shrimp Scampi was tasteless not one bit of garlic butter. It would have been better served with garlic bread to add to the nothing taste. I will not go back. BRING POLCARIES BACK!!!!!!!!!<br />

Disappointed Diner posted on 07/22/2012

Would not allow kids pasta to be served with alfredo sauce, not even for an upcharge. Marinara was runny and cheap tasting. After 5 minutes, the marinara started to separate into oil, grease and runny tomato sauce. This was clearly made with low quality ingredients. For kids pasta with meatball, the meatball costs an extra dollar but you actually only get half of a meatball. Actual prices on menupix are well below actual prices. Restaurant didn't care, said "oh, didn't think that was still up there." They don't even have their own website? Ridiculous, will never go there again.

Jim F. Everett MA. posted on 03/25/2012

Went to Ralphie's sat. with our friends from Hudson NH. They told me i wouldn't leave hungry. I ordered the pork cutlet and spag w/1 meatball. The meatball was tender, large and good. The pork cutlet is the best as is the sauce for the spag & meatball. Can't wait to go back again.

Larry - Methuen posted on 12/30/2010

Simply, the best.<br /> The place to go to eat good Italian food.<br /> Not so much if you are looking for ambiance but you will not leave hungry.

Larry posted on 08/30/2010

I've been dining at Ralphie's for 22 years.The first time there was a freezing cold night. It was empty. Looked at the menu, and at the time it didn't include veal, which is what I was looking for. Almost left, but the waitress Lisa told us they had pork cutlet's and every thing was home made. We both ordered it, and fell in LOVE with this place!! I've sent countless people there since and always a thumbs up!! Good prices. Great meals!! Then tried the Collisium up the street. 5 times the price and the food doesn't hold a candle to Ralphie's. Its the best!

Suzie G posted on 07/12/2010

We're from Phoenix, AZ and when we are visiting New Hampshire we never miss a visit to Ralphie's! Our favorites are the Ravioli, Chicken Parm and Eggplant. Very homey and delightful service. The Feole's make everyone feel like family. Only wish we could eat there more often.<br />

Troy posted on 06/10/2010

Ive been going here since I was a child and I have never had a bad meal there. I highly recommend, the shrimp scampi, seafood marinara, white wine muscles, and there home made dressing is amazing. I highly recommend Ralphies to anyone. staff are extremely friendly and fun to be around 5/5

Axel posted on 06/10/2010

this is an amazing restaurant for all ages. its a small little Italy restaurant with unbelievable food,staff,and atmosphere. i recommend the shrimp basil, raviolis, and shrimp scampi, also the white wine muscles. their staff is great with all ages. and its fun for family or just a simple night out

bbiwu123 posted on 04/18/2010

FOOD is amazing, service is amazing, place is amazing VEAL is good and teh SAUCE is amazing.

Tony posted on 03/13/2010

Hated it! Worst veal I've ever had! Sauce tasted burnt. UGH! 2 thumbs down!

John posted on 05/11/2009

Ralphie's is the very best! THis is the north end ..up North!<br /> <br /> The food is fantastic and priced very fairly. The family atosphere is great and the whoile family works there so it is very nice.<br /> <br /> Go there and try it you'll never go anywhere else. Cheese Ravioli's with eat sauce and a meatball will make your day!

posted on 05/07/2009

Food is GREAT>>>>>> most prices are reasonable-<br /> <br /> some are a little to high for the homey type of place<br /> <br /> it is !!!! Try for yourself >>>>>>

posted on 02/17/2009

Great food and service, pleasant atmosphere.. very authentic.

Cait posted on 06/20/2008

The best Italian food in New Hampshire! The chicken marsala is one of my favs but all the food is great :) Definitely go there if you love italian food!

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