Fresh & Delicious

Fast & Easy Ordering

Authentic Italian Cuisine

6726 Old Springville Rd, Pinson, AL 35126 (205) 681-7257

Our Story

Welcome to Papa Sal's: A Taste of Italy in the Heart of Clay! Embark on an unforgettable Italian culinary journey at Papa Sal's, where our family's passion for authentic Sicilian flavors comes to life in every dish. Nestled in the close-knit community of Clay, right across from the Clay Post Office on Old Springville Road, we're a family-owned Italian restaurant that believes great food brings us all together.
A Tale of Flavor, Family, and Heritage Our founder, Sal Cifuentes, made a name for himself in Birmingham by crafting incredible Italian experiences. His love for small towns and family-oriented communities inspired his son, Keith Cifuentes, to continue his father's vision at Papa Sal's.

From running Sal's Italian Restaurant in Springville to Fratelli's in Odenville, our family has been wowing diners for generations with culinary excellence. Now, we bring the best of our Sicilian heritage to the heart of Clay.
The Papa Sal's Experience: A Feast for the Senses At Papa Sal's, we're proud of our time-honored recipes, passed down through generations, and our commitment to using the finest ingredients like imported pasta and made-from-scratch salad dressings.

Feast on our signature dish: the tender, fresh-cut ribeye steak, marinated to perfection and cooked with amore using an heirloom family recipe. Or tantalize your taste buds with a symphony of traditional delights, from lasagna and manicotti to eggplant parmigiana and baked ravioli. Don't forget our mouthwatering sandwiches and fresh, crisp salads that perfectly complement our restaurant's warm, welcoming atmosphere. Indulge in the Taste of Italy at Papa Sal's Step into Papa Sal's, a beloved part of the Clay community where friends and family gather to share warm smiles, fond memories, and the most divine Sicilian flavors. Buon appetito!

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Google Reviews

D. Chase Rosenbaum-Callahan

Love this place! Everything is so fresh and delicious. The portion sizes are perfect. I love coming for their daily lunch specials - for a little more than seven bucks, you get an entree, salad, Italian bread roll, and a drink. My favorite is the Chicken Parm, which is their Thursday special lunch special. 10/10 absolutely recommend!

Danny Joiner

Baked lasagna, 3 meat calzone and an antipasto salad was all very tasty as expected. Large portions for lunch with enough leftover to take home for supper too. If you're looking for Italian food from a family owned business, this is the one🇮🇹

Paul Haynes

Keith is a long time friend and like family, been eating here for years and never disappoints , best ribeye anywhere and pizza and lasagna are outstanding, muffaletta is excellent too!

Lisa Evitts

Got the Rib Eye w/baked potato and vegetables, came with salad & garlic bread. My husband and myself split this dinner it was plenty enough for us and very good. Next time...the pasta. Always good food at great prices. Still good as always

Joseph Motley

Food was honestly made with fresh ingredients, the staff took care of us like family, and the interior was welcoming and clean. Highly recommend for a great experience!

scott durden

My Love and I had the lasagna and baked ravioli. They both tasted delicious and came out hot and fresh. The cheese bread was light and airy right out of the oven as well. Our server AJ, has a wonderful personality and did an exceptional job.