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Cafe Mulino

938 Bear Tavern Road, Ewing, NJ
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Ranked #20 of 55 restaurants in Ewing
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Mar 31, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Trenton, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We made reservations a week ahead of time for a party of 13 for my husband's and daughter's birthday. When we arrived we stood waiting for 5 minutes - no one even came out, even though a bell announced the door had opened. The restaurant was empty, but there was a table for 13 set, so we seated ourselves. It... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been to Cafe Mulino many times over the past few years. Run by two brothers, Luiz and Johnson (the chef), the food is consistently good and very reasonably priced. The personal attention to each customer by the brothers, and their sons who often act as waiters, makes this a real "family" experience. The home-made pasta is excellent --... More

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Ewing NJ
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I really wanted this to be a nice Valentine's day dinner out. I was hoping for the best while knowing the reviews are mixed. Arrive at 7 and were seated promptly. this night they are very business but seem to be handling it will win the dining room. First course was a specialty salad, it lacked flavor, taste and character.... More

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Princeton, NJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We visited this restaurant a few years ago, and had a negative experience. I ordered gnocchi that time and it was so mushy I couldn't eat it. We hadn't been back since, but I saw a Living Social coupon and we decided to give it another try hoping it had improved. Unfortunately things have gone from bad to worse. At... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Cafe Mulino is hands down one of the best restaurants in Mercer County, only problem is that nobody seems to know it exists! Work on the marketing people! I was there twice this past weekend, I was in on Friday for lunch and Sunday for dinner. On Friday, I had one of their pizzas, had the whole wheat pizza with... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Went to this restaurant a couple months ago and dined in. It was good, but didn't write a review at the time. My wife and I didn't feel like going out on this particular night and we wanted pizza. Their Mulino pie is phenomenal! Seriously, it rivals Delorenzos pie. It's crispy and full of taste. The sauce is excellent. Can't... More

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

First time visit last week with a girlfriend after work. Easy to get to off of Rts. 295/95 or Bear Tavern Road. Pasta Figilo soup was AWFUL. Broth had good texture and flavor, but soup had overcooked pieces of spaghetti and what looked like canned baked beans in it. Obviously a "leftover" soup. Would not order again. Hot bread triangles... More

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Ewing, New Jersey
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55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I am a frequent customer of Cafe Mulino, and I must say.. this restaurant never fails to impress. Don't be fooled by its unassuming location and exterior.. it is some of the best Italian food you will eat. This visit was for my girlfriend's birthday and she was just as impressed as I was. As usual, the food was spectacular.... More

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went on a Thursday night. Five other tables were occupied. We waited 10 minutes before our beverage order was taken. The food was fine, but the wait for bread, and our food was so long. I won't return.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Mulino is a local place for us; we've been there often, like it alot. This evening, I had a very nice veal parm. Well prepared, very tasty. Foodie Wife ordered a 16 oz. New York Strip with a gorgonzola sauce. Loved the sauce. Here's the problem. First, it wasn't a New York Strip. It was tough, chewy and fatty. Definitely... More

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