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“Three strikes, and you're out”

Sal's Pizza & Pasta
Ranked #26 of 81 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The food here is good, and the opera music blasting out into the parking lot is a nice touch. Everything else is completely unreliable. Whether you dine in or take out, it is anyone's guess whether you will get what you ordered. Often, the item itself or the ingredients on a pizza will be different from what you were expecting; and occasionally they give your order to someone else. There's nothing like expecting a lasagne and getting someone else's fettucini, or ordering a pizza with broccoli and getting one with black olives. Production time also varies enormously. You can get your order in a reasonable amount of time, or wait half an hour more for no apparent reason. Both of these things -- mistaken order and enormous delays -- have happened to me recently. (BTW, be prepared: They do not take credit cards, but there is an ATM in the take-out area.) We return to this place from time to time because my wife likes one of their dishes very much. If it were left to me, I'd never go near it again.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Homemade pizza and pasta dishes cooked to order and daily specials as fresh and delicious as they can be! They rival any restaurant here in Brooklyn (NY) for quality and the price couldn't be more affordable! Whenever we're in Old Saybrook, whether for a week or just the weekend, we always get to Sal's at least twice for dinner.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The food at Sal's was okay, not bad, but nothing to rush back for. What will keep me away was the atmosphere. The Italian music being played is so loud you can't even have a table conversation. I love Italian music but the choice of songs played was painful to the ear. When we asked our waitress if it could be lowered, she told us she didn't know where the controls to the music were.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Good value decent house wine and great service. Pasta with white clam sauce was excellent....enough for two. Family style is a possibility

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is my favourite pizza around. The white bacon and fresh tomato is very very good.

Visisted this past saturday - our waitress was very good and the foor was good as usual.

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