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“the total package” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marsilios Kitchen

Marsilios Kitchen
71 W. Upper Ferry Rd, Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-8300
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Ranked #3 of 58 Restaurants in Ewing
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bear Tavern & Parkway Ave
Transit: Septa R3 Mercer County Airport NJTransit 608
Ann Arbor, MI
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“the total package”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The first notes I will sound here are ones of graciousness and welcome. That we were a party of six arriving at different times converging from different locations didn't cause the waitstaff to miss a beat or diminish the reception each of us received. As we dribbled in in twos, our waiter greeted each duo warmly, inquired about drinks, and repeated specials. We brought a couple of bottles of red wine with us, had one uncorked, but also accepted the waiter's recommendation of a white (melange) from a vineyard in Unionville, I believe, since one of our party only drinks white wine. The wine was quite good. The waiter was excellent.

I must rave about the food. The table bread was perfect (spongy and crusty) and was accompanied by an obviously high quality olive oil, some fresh grated parmesan, and some crushed red peppers. How wise: each of us could construct our own dipping preference. And we did. The appetizers were great: an order of their version of oysters Rockefeller (terrific), an order of the cold seafood salad (tasty!) and an order of calamari with hot cherry peppers and two different sauces (again, all folks' tastes were satiated). The next course, the house salad, was fine; nothing to exclaim about. But the entrees were outstanding. A couple of us had the hot (in temperature, not spice) seafood linguine which we loved. Two lobster tails, two split crab legs, and lots of shrimp and scallops on top of linguine in a light tomato sauce made for a delectable (and bountiful!) dish. Another in our party ordered the chicken cacciatore and was extremely satisfied (and she is very picky about cacciatore!) Rounding out the order was the veal chop (kudos from that member of the party), filet mignon (high praise) and the "can't decide" seafood (crab cake, salmon and shrimp which our party member loved). The "can't decide" options for both appetizers and entrees struck all of us as a stroke of genius. And every entree, aside from the seafood and linguine, was under $30. For some, entrees at the high 20s price point may seem high (and this is Trenton, er, Ewing, NJ) but the quality merits the price in this instance.

A few members had dessert -- I remember seeing cannolis and lava cake and hearing very positive comments -- but I was way too full (and fully satisfied with my meal) to indulge.

Although this was a Friday night, nothing was rushed. And the service remained attentive throughout but not overbearing in the least.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“If you knew Chambersburg, you would love Marsilio's Kitchen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Probably the best Italian Restaurant in the Trenton, NJ - Bucks County, PA area in terms of menu offerings, service and price. Marsilio's Kitchen has a long and well earned reputation dating back to tjhe finest Italian restaurants in the Trenton area known as "Chambersburg". No fakers allowed here. Only the finest sauces, crispiest breads, tenderest meats and best in homespun service could survive.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hoosier in jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We took a fairly large group (15) for a family dinner. They were very accommodating and the food was good. Our highlights were the calamari, house salad, the Tuscan Bruschetta, chicken and mushrooms, and the side of pasta was very fresh tasting. The almond cheesecake was light and fluffy. It's a BYOB and everyone is friendly and helpful. Be prepared for a leisurely evening, they do not rush you through the meal.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A Local Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Every couple months we eat here. Have never had a bad meal and anyone else I have been with while dining has been very happy with their food. I usually end up ordering 3 appetizers and/or salad because they have ended up being my favorite. I love the Beet Salad/ with feta and pecans. In most restaurants, that would be served with a good deal of greenery and not so many beets, not here. That's why I love it. I frequently order the mussels, artichokes or the Heirloom Tomato salad.
My husband has tried a variety of dishes (pasta, seafood and chicken) and has liked them all.
Desserts are good too. Although the exterior is in a small shopfront and unassuming looking, the restaurant interior is warm and inviting and not overly noisy. Justin gave us fantastic service on our last visit. We will definitely continue to dine here. BYOB

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Riverton, NJ
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“New Location, Same Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Marsilio's is not in the 'Burg anymore, but the great tasting food seems to have made the trip to Ewing. And somehow it is still the place to see and be seen for Trenton insiders. The garlic bread that comes to your table early is still to die for. I had the cream of asparagus soup and it was incredible. The veal parm was spectacular as well.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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