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“Longing for home-made spaghetti sauce”
Review of Arcata Pizzeria

Arcata Pizzeria
Ranked #262 of 811 Restaurants in Windsor
Cuisines: Pizza
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Just had the chicken parmagiana at Arcata... I'm not a terribly fussy eater but I know when something is homemade or when the cook uses 'real' ingredients (i.e. tomatoes and not tomato paste). The sauce was overly sweet (corn syrup) and lacked flavour. My initial reaction was that it was bottled sauce. It's not difficult to make real spaghetti sauce - it just takes real tomatoes, some garlic and maybe a little onions, plus fresh seasonings. That's not what I tasted here.
The people in the pizzeria were very friendly, and the pasta itself was cooked 'al dente'. The chef made a point of letting me know the pasta was cooked 'fresh'. To me that means the pasta is homemade (it wasn't, but I guess that's asking too much of a fast-food Italian restaurant).
Also there could have been a lot more chicken in the dish, and I could hear that the breast was being deepfried (no self respecting Italian chef deep fries this - it should be gently pan fried - this isn't too complicated, either).
Anyway, my expectations were too high, obviously. I'll keep looking for a better Italian experience, I guess.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

my wife and me are from out of town visiting the Windsor area , we thought we would try Arcata , the price is compairable to other Pizza places around , i for get the name of the pizza place thats open 24 hours but we ordered that a few nights ago and that was not bad , but this Arcata is grose , i might as well been eating cardboard cause the pizza was so so thin and hard as a rock , i am suprised i did not chip a tooth , just warning every one dont go to this place , we payed over 30 bucks for a Pizza and 4 Texas Toast bread pices with cheese on them thows where 5 or 6 bucks and they even tasted Burnt . If your looking to eat out there is good places Downtown and that pizza company thats open 24 hours they are prity good .

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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Just had Arcata Pizza, and was not at all impressed. Crust was thin and VERY tough, hard to eat. Toppings were far and few between. If you got 2 mushrooms on a slide of pizza, you were doing good. The wife liked the taste of the sauce, and I will say it was ok.. But this was a very skimpy pizza compared to others in the same area.

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Reviewed January 30, 2012
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