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“Good taste, excellent service.”

Sal Deforte's Ristorante
Ranked #10 of 80 Restaurants in Ewing
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Haven't been since they moved from The Burg in Trenton. The atmosphere was a bit loud but not uncomfortably so. We were a party of 6, 2 of whom were children; seated in the back of the restaurant. Fried calamari was lightly battered, hot and tender; not over-cooked or too crunchy. Dinner was excellent. All entrees were prepared well and served hot. Pasta cooked a bit beyond al dente but very good. Sauces were flavorful. An overall good meal at a good price.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We went to Sal's for a catered affair. We were given four choices, and the members of our party gave thumbs up to all of them.
My Boston Scrod was very nicely prepared, and the portion was generous. A side of pasta with Pancetta was delightful.
The wait staff was polite and accommodating.
My wife and I agreed that a return visit will be in order.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

I remember Sal's from their original roots in Chambersburg, Trenton's 'Little Italy'. When the city got too dangerous for suburbanites to enjoy the great restaurants, the good ones moved and I'm happy that Sal's picked my neighborhood for its new home. When they first opened in Ewing in 2007, things were a bit uneven, ( my lasagna arrived with the center still frozen) but we've been there a dozen times in the last year or so, usually brining friends along who have really enjoyed the experience.

We've become fans of the seasoned chicken on the bone for it's great taste and relatively low calorie content. It's a great way to enjoy a traditional Italian meal and not leave feeling like an overstuffed sausage. Of course, you could easily eat an entire basket of their bread..... On our last visit, we had mussels fra diavlo, and eggplant rollanti appetizers and both were good. Our friends had the pasta with sausage and a chicken special and were really pleased.

When they're busy it can get loud, and even if you ask for a relatively quiet table, it may be hard to come by. Make a reservation, bring your own wine and enjoy.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Ever since Sal Deforte's moved out of Chambersburg in Trenton, Sal Deforte's has hit rock bottom. The place is a disaster waiting to happen. The place is dark, the food is not like what it used to be when it was in Chanbersburg, and the staff is lacking enthusiasm.

Thank Robert V
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Had a party for 30 (dinner). Food was hot and delicious and we were all served simultaneously - even for our large table. Service was great. BYOB and outside cake was fine to bring in. They were very accomodating in setting up our party, and even accomodated a quick meal for someone who was sick and had to leave early.

Calamari was excellent and vodka rigatoni was off the chart! Appetizers were excellent. Lots of compliments on the root beer pork chop. Our waitresses were right on the ball and at no point did we ever feel rushed to finish. Do know, that your table will be in the middle of the restaurant on visible/part of the main dining area. They did have a little outcove where we were placed which gave us some privacy. There was no additional charge for cake cutting, and they had a wonderful selection (and better than other area restaurants) for the party plan choices on the menu. We loved it, have gone to them for years, and have always been satisfied.

In summary, a great find and one to put on your "must go" list!

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Thank SayCheese
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