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“Adequate, but not "can't wait to go back"” 3 of 5 stars
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Sal Deforte's Ristorante
1400 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08628
609.406.0123
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Ranked #8 of 58 Restaurants in Ewing
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Hamilton, New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Adequate, but not "can't wait to go back"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Stopped in on a whim as we were in the area. Service was very pleasant, but very slow. Bread was fresh. Cream of mushroom soup had good flavor but little to no mushrooms or body, and it was served in a coffee cup, which was rather off-putting. Hubby's salad was fresh but no personality. Veal Saltimbocca was very tender, but portion was very small and veal was smothered in smoked motzerella, which dominated the dish. Hubbie's chicken with prosciutto was "ok", sauce was a bit mysterious, but I could have made is at home. Portion of restaurant was blocked off for a private party; however, to get to the ladies ands men's rooms one had to enter the party and fight one's way through an overcrowded area, all the while getting the evil eye from those guests for walking through a private party. Bill was about $50 for two entrees and iced teas (no appys, desert or coffee). No liquor license. Ok, but nothing to rave about. I was disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Mercer County
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“Our whole family loves Sal Deforte's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We have been going to Sal Deforte's since they were in Chambersburg. It's definitely different from the burg since they've changed from fine dinning only, and added a selection of casual fare, but it's still quality food with a warm personal atmosphere. We have had many family parties, dinners & lunches there, and it's always good food, friendly service, and you can't beat the price.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Trenton, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Favorite Italian spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always excellent, wonderful byob atmosphere . The service is always great, perfect timing. Love Nona 's gravy on Sundays!

Visited October 2013
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Delray Beach
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“rehearsal dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I you are ever in the Ewing area this is a good littlle Italian restaurant. We had the rehearsal dinner for our sons wedding here recently and it was wonderful. Served family style. Food was very good service was excellent. Its a BYOB. So bring your wine.our guests enjoyed it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yardville, New Jersey
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55 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Lunch - Very Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My wife and I visited Sal DeForte's Restaurant several years ago when it was flourishing in the "Burg" - the Italian section of Trenton, NJ. It was one of the top restaurants among many in the "Burg" at that time. We enjoyed some excellent meals then. We had not been to its new location in Ewing, NJ and decided to do so and try it for lunch. We were a party of three. My wife and I started with the pasta fagioli. One would think that pasta fagioli would be the tasty, signature soup of an Italian restaurant. This was not the case here - the soup was tasteless. Our friend started with the mushroom soup and he said it was only "OK". My wife had the chopped antipasto. It was chopped so finely that she could not distinguish any of the ingredients, and it was tasteless. I had the shrimp and crab meat salad. The shrimp and crab meat were not supposed to be chopped but they were. I could not tell which was shrimp or which was crab meat. So it looked like mush over lettuce that was not chopped - Not enjoyable. The atmosphere of the restaurant was dull and dreary. On the positive side, the service was excellent, the prices were fair, and our friend's fish and chips dish was good. However the positives did not outweigh the negatives and we will not return to this restaurant. .

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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