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Sabrina's Pizza in East Windsor, NJ

Very valid point, Blacksquirrel! We all have our opinions and that is what keeps all this interesting. You missed some of the correspondence above, as it actually got a bit heated and posts ended up getting removed. Those posts led me to believe that the person, or people, were associated in some way with the place - why bother getting into a shouting match over some stranger's opinion?

I am glad you had a better experience than others and posted accordingly!

Apr 15, 2011
BLJJC in New Jersey

Sabrina's Pizza in East Windsor, NJ

Thanks for that info, JL! The general statement made it sound like they were associated with, what I believe to be, a quality restaurant.
I'll have to give that place in Windsor a try and will report back. Do you know the name, by chance?

Mar 25, 2011
BLJJC in New Jersey

Sabrina's Pizza in East Windsor, NJ

Too funny, buenosds! My thoughts were similar, but I didn't comment on it. I will agree with some of numnzi's statements - most pizza places, if not all, serve very skimpy wings. I don't order them anymore unless it is from a chicken place. It also was a clean place and the counter girl was friendly.

A great family environment, though? That is just a tad over the top. Nothing against the place at all, but there is not much space for a family to sit down and eat. One medium sized family would take up the entire customer area. This is, for the most part, a carry-out. Again, nothing wrong with that at all, but facts is facts.

Mar 25, 2011
BLJJC in New Jersey

Sabrina's Pizza in East Windsor, NJ

My wife, son and I figured we would try the pizza here in spite of the previous bad review. We ordered 2 pies to be picked up so that I could get a feel for the place, as opposed to having it delivered. We ordered penne vodka and buffalo pizza pies.

First, my impression of the place. Outside of the people, the place has not changed much at all since the last time I was there - about 5-7 years ago. They have this circular pizza oven with 2 up/down glass doors 90 degrees from each other. It seemed to me that the doors were opening and closing quite a bit, which I would think would have a pretty big effect on heat balance and, therefore, the quality of the pies.

Personnel-wise, I think I can pick out the guy that 'vmva20' talked about in his/her review. He has a pretty crummy personality, and seems to just drift around and make comments, so I am guessing owner/manager. Not a fan of him and that alone will keep me from coming back. It's a new business in a bad economy. You have to treat each client politely and with a smile (even in a good economy!). The other folks seemed to be okay, as far as I could tell. The counter girl was very nice.

Now for the pizza. The buffalo chicken pizza was not buffalo chicken at all. It was some kind of BBQ with hot sauce on it and no bleu cheese and no side of celery. Celery sides are very typical. for buffalo chicken. I didn't realize the order was wrong until I got home and didn't feel like calling and complaining, so we gave it a shot. We all agreed that it was just okay. The penne vodka was about the same - we've had worse and better. It could have used some more sauce and there was no prociutto in sight. I usually order a side of sauce, but had no interest in paying another x coins for it (LOL!).

The crust - I am not a big crust person in general, but this wasn't good at all. Very pale in color and it was really hollow and reminded us all of paper. Not sure if that is a very clear description or not, but I can say that no one finished their crusts and my wife tends to eat the crusts that I leave behind. It reminded me of home made pizza crust, no offense to my wife.

We get this 'Clipper' magazine in the mail every week or so, and this is what got us to try the place. The ad made a comment about the Capuano family, and we have a Capuano pizza/restaurant in the area. As such, I figured the food here would be different but similar. I am a fan of Capuano's in East and West Windsor. I am not a fan of this place, though, and will not come back. Our town has 10 to 12, or more, pizza places even though we're still a fairly small town. You have to be good to compete successfully and this place is not good.

Alternate suggestions - Capuano's, Mannino's, Scotto's, Famiglia's, Brothers. There is another new pizza place opening in the CVS/Burlington Coat Factory mall. Maybe that will be good. If not, I'll go back to one of the others I listed. Actually, I will try to go to them all from time to time. Hope this helps...

Oct 24, 2010
BLJJC in New Jersey

Bistro Soleil in Hightstown, NJ

My wife and I visited this evening. This was the 2nd visit for us - we went last year on opening day. The focaccia bread that we started out with was very good. For some reason, the chef does not like salt and pepper on the tables (not understanding this), so we had to wait for the waitress to deliver - I love some pepper in the oil to dip the bread in. Next was the calimari and French Onion soup. The calimari was very tasty - different from most other restaurants and enjoyable. The soup, however, was very bland. I need and expect cheese dripping down the side of the crock. I also need and expect onions in the soup. Amazingly, I did not have either. Not sure how you can have onion soup without any onions. I would never order this again.

The main course was Steak for the wife and Chicken on focaccia for me (paper thin). My wife said the steak was delicious - juicy, tender and cooked to perfection. My chicken was very good as well. Certainly not paper thin, but this is fine by me. 'Paper thin' implies deli slices to me, and the chicken was definitely not from a deli. It was nice and tender.

Last was the Tiramisu for dessert. The waitress said that it was not the conventional style of the dessert and she was correct - it was presented in a different way and it was very good. I would not call it Tiramasu, but I would order it again.

Aug 01, 2009
BLJJC in New Jersey