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“Disgusting food!”

Italian Cafe & Deli
Ranked #34 of 64 Restaurants in Murphy
Cuisines: Italian
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Murphy, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disgusting food!”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Take my advice, stay as far away from this place as possible. Everything they make is bought in bulk from Save A Lot and Walmart. They use boxed Great value noodles and canned Del Monte tomato sauce for every single dish they cook. Then lie to your face that they make everything from scratch. Horrid atmosphere as well. Owner/cook scream at all their wait staff. Treat them and customers with extreme disrespect. Feel very bad for the workers... Worst restaurant in Murphy, without a doubt.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
New England
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best...Only Italian restaurant in town”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

To be fair, I can only comment on the food as we have ordered take-out twice.
The chicken, pasta, ravioli and lasagne have all been cooked very well. We would have preferred the sauce be less salty. Having eaten in NYC, San Fancisco, New Orleans and other fine cities, we have become spoiled by excellent Italian food. If the chef would just "lighten up" on the sauce, this food could rank among the best.
Ov note, the portions are quite generous.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank tom12newengland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One, giant mishmash on a plate!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

The hype exceeds the reality of this establishment! Bland, tasteless, canned style sauce! Low grade pasta right off the shelf! Soggy, breaded chicken and eggplant!

One, giant mishmash on a plate!

If this is "authentic Italian food" it would never get me on a plane to go to Italy!!!

The server was wonderful! I feel sorry for her!

We paid our $35.00 bill, and won't be going back! The food is not for a discerning palate! We have both eaten some wonderful Italian all over the country, but the food here is a terrible disappointment...save your time and money...

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Susan G
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Murphy, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food & I've had REAL Italian food!!!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Very good, reasonably priced, & great people. It's a small restaurant with a "homey" atmosphere. No complaints!!

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Stalcup
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Rochester, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Italian food !!!!!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is the best Italian food ever!!! Simple atmosphere with delicious food made from scratch and with loving care. Fair prices and huge portions !!! Reminded me of the Sunday dinners my grandmother used to make. Best sauce I ever ate!!!! The eggplant parm was tender and cheesy and the lasagna was cooked to perfection. The Cannoli was crisp and fresh with a delicious ricotta cheese filling. Wish we lived closer so we could eat there every week. Will definitely go again and again with each visit to Murphy, North Carolina.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Ann R
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