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“Slow service” 3 of 5 stars
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Cafe Mulino
938 Bear Tavern Road, Ewing, NJ
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Ranked #29 of 58 Restaurants in Ewing
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Slow service”
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.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ewing, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good place, off night”
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 an inferior cut. Second, it wasn't 16 oz. Not even close. That wouldn't have been a problem; she wasn't all that concerned about size, but the size issue was compounded by the quality of the cut. To the credit of management, they tried to make it right...although the second cut was an equal problem. This is a great place for pasta, salads and pizza; veal and chicken dishes are solid, too. Stick with those.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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hopewell
2 reviews
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“Very nice people and place looked quite clean but the food was awful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We visited recently for the first time. Very nice staff, very clean looking place, wanted the rest to be good so it could become a new 'go to' place, but unfortunately the food this particular early Saturday evening was just awful. We ordered the fried zucchini as an appetizer and between the 3 of us couldn't manage to finish it because the oil seemed rancid (normally one of us could have wolfed down an entire appetizer with no problem :)). The main courses also tasted funky, like the food was old. Normally eager eaters, we all left a lot of each dish on the plate and politely declined the offer of 'doggie' bags. The problem may be that the menu is far too extensive to be able to keep everything fresh. One in our party became very sick afterward.I share this review as much to help the establishment improve as to provide info for others. They were nice - would like to see them succeed.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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hopewell
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Just held a party at Cafe Mulino for roughly 60-70 people. The food was great, the waiters were attentive, and any request we had was filled. The prices were reasonable and the bar is top shelf. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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“Horrible.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

I have had better service at Taco Bell. This place is a joke. The list of specifics is far too long to list; just take my word and go somewhere else. Overpriced, awful service, bland frozen food. That's all you need to know.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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