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“Same as it always was”

Mulberry Street Cafe
Ranked #57 of 178 Restaurants in Williamsport
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was in town visiting family and it can be hard finding something that matches up with what everyone wants. My wife = vegetarian, my grandmother = inexpensive, me = not deep fried. Considering all of those factors, it was a fairly good choice. While I think the prices are a little higher than they should be for the quality of food, the food is at least a little above average.

The menu isn't incredibly diverse, nor is the clientele for that matter, but there is something to be said for sticking to what you do well. Their pasta dishes are the reason people come to the restaurant and they focus on them. The small serving of ravioli is only three pieces, but the flavor is there. Obviously, everyone will have different opinions on the taste.

The staff is "experienced" and I'm pretty sure most of them were working there the last time I stopped in, 20 years ago. The decor is a little better than it was back then, but it isn't going to win any awards for the way it looks. It seems like they have added some lighting, but it is still fairly dark inside and has little to no natural light. The tables, chairs, flooring, etc... is dated but functional. It could certainly stand to be updated.

Long story short, it isn't at the top of my list in Williamsport, but I would pick it over a chain restaurant in a heartbeat. It covers all the basics pretty well.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This restaurant was there when I was a child, many decades ago, and at the same location, same name. It has gone thru several owner families, but the food remains excellent. Williamsport has always had some of the best southern Italian restaurants anywhere in the country. Several have gone out of business but this one has stayed put and in the original location near the river. The place features all of your southern Italian favorites, including homemade potato gnocchi, with a "Napolitano" sweet red sauce, having a paste base, all prepared by 90 year old plus Mrs. Casale. They also feature "homemades" which simply refers to handmade linguini. The salad is classic Napolitano, meaning room temperature, oil and vinegar only, with a few carrot strings on iceber lettuce and a slice of tomato, and a touch of salt. Also, typical of local fair, the local italian made bread is served with olive oil and mild peppers for dipping. Tried the homemade pies and were out of this world. Our waitress, Pam, knocked herself out to please us, which is also typical of Italian restaurants in the area. We go "home" to Williamsport once or twice a year and never miss going to this and one other restaurant there. Recommended without any reservations! And do try the Anoinette sampler of pasta and meat delicacies.

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Thank John M
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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Excellent homemade Italian with great family service. Everything is delicious love the baked rigs and prime rib is banging Friday and Saturdays. Don't judge a book by its cover it's yummy !

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The food was OK here and we had good service. But we did not feel we got the quality of food expected in a restaurant. The service though was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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