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Sabrina's Pizza in East Windsor, NJ

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Has anyone tried this yet? It's located next to Super Fresh. I have seen 2 pizzerias come and go in that spot. Any feedback is appreciated.

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  1. I haven't tried Sabrina's but the best pizza I've found in the area is next to Amarone's in Windsor. Outstanding. If anyone goes there tell them a guy on a bicycle recommended it, he'll know.

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    Amarone Restaurant
    63 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666

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    1. re: JLawrence

      There's a decent pizza place in the shopping center next to the McDonald's just down Rte 130 - that is if you don't feel like going for the best - Delorenzo's in Robbinsville .

    2. I recently went into Sabrina's and let's just say their food matches their service level. (That wasn't a compliment.) I ordered a large pie and pasta with a clam sauce. The dough on the pizza was tough and seemed over worked. And while they give you about a pound of pasta for your dish, it was dry and there were hardly any clams or even clam sauce!

      EVERYTHING seems to be an additional charge!!! I had asked for a little bit of grated cheese, hot pepper flakes and garlic and was told it was $0.50 each for the cheese and pepper and $2.00 for the garlic becuase they considered it a topping for the pizza. What a joke!!!! I have ordered just a chicken parm sandwich in other locations and received all those things for free. Here I am spending over $23 (because they charge you and extra $2 to add a side salad to your pasta dishes) and you want to charge me extra for everything?

      As if all that wasn't bad enough...the grumpy guy working in the back had the nerve to tell the cashier to "give her back her money and tell her to see what she gets elsewhere". So since I already do know what I would get elsewhere, I will continue to go elsewhere and will make sure all my friends and family do the same!

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      1. re: vmva20

        wow. I received the menu in the mail and in the Super fresh shipping center. the menu looked comprehensive and good but based on these reviews I will not be giving it a try. Thanks for the heads up and saving me $$$

        1. re: vmva20

          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...

        2. I haven't tried that place yet, but my wife and I are big fans of Villa Roma, in that weird shopping center across from Wal-Mart. As a sit-down restaurant it's pretty "meh" - do NOT go there on a sunny day because they have crappy blinds and it gets intolerable in there. But for delivery they're pretty fantastic. I recommend the fresh garlic pie.

          There's a fairly new place that opened next to ShopRite that I would advise people to stay far away from - Singa's. Their pizza is atrocious. It tasted like bad Little Caesar's, if anyone remembers that chain.

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          Little Caesars
          215 N Hermitage Ave, Trenton, NJ 08618

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          1. re: wereboar

            wereboar - you'll be sad to hear that Singa's closed down recently.

            1. re: jethro

              Something new moved in to the Singa's space - anyone know anything about it?

              1. re: wereboar

                There's another thread about it.
                Azzaro Brothers.

                I didn't care for it. Mediocre.

          2. I am an avid customer of Sabrina's Pizza and think very highly of this restaurant. They have some of the best pizza me and my family have had here in NJ. Not to mention the BEST wings we have ever had in the area. They are so good and meaty and not like the other pizza places that give you skimpy chicken wings with no meat on them. It's a clean place, with friendly people and an over all great family environment.

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            1. re: numnzi

              numnzi, are you a sabrina plant? no other posts til this one, eh?

              1. re: buenosds

                Sabrina's is owned by Capuano but a different family of Capuano, not the same as East Windsor/West Windsor, Clarksville Rd. and Pct Hightstown Rd/RT 571. Sabrina is owned by Sal Capuano who owns Cafe Antonio's on Flock Rd in Hamilton Twp. His pizza is just ok and Sal has an attitude, lies, and charges for a glass of water.

                The best pizza in the area is still the pizza place next to Amarone's on Windsor Rd., Windsor. Try it and tell him a guy on a bicycle recommended you. Delorenzo's on Hamilton Ave is ok pie, the Robbinsville location burns their crusts, doesn't care, doesn't take complaints, and if they feel they've sold too many pizzas, they lock the doors. The pizza store next to the Burger King a few doors down from Sabrina's is ok, nothing special.

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                Amarone Restaurant
                63 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666

                1. re: JLawrence

                  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?

                  1. re: BLJJC

                    The place has no name other than Amarone's. Amarone's the restaurant owns the building, including the restaurant business and also has dancing 3 nights a week. The pizza place is run separately but under the name Amarone's. He's a one man operation and is closed Sundays and Mondays. Lunch Tues to Fri, large pie is $8, after that it's $12. You will be blown out by the pizza. Don't ask for anything special, just ask for a regular large pie and see what you get. Though it's outstanding, the taste varies each time I go there. I've probably been there close to 8 times. Sometimes a little more cheese, sometimes a little less; sometimes a little more tomato sauce, sometimes a little less; one time he put a little too much pepper in the sauce, he just handfuls the spices in; the crust seems to change just ever so slightly. Google Amarone's for directions. It's 3-5 miles south of the RT 130 East Windsor "Business District" and 1/4 mile west of RT 130, you can see it from the traffic light at 130.

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                    Amarone Restaurant
                    63 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666

                  2. re: JLawrence

                    The Capuano's of eastwindsor/ westwindsors are not the real capuano's it is just the name of the restaurant

                  3. re: buenosds

                    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.

                    1. re: buenosds

                      buenosds, I suppose you could say the same thing for any of the other comments about Sabrina's. Are the other comments for real or are they plants from other restaurants trying to smear Sabrina's? The Sabrina's I went to in East Windsor doesn't sound like anything what has been described. The food is good; not great, but better than most. It's only take out or delivery which kind of stinks because I like a sit down place. I preferr DeLorenzoe's in Trenton (sorry about the misspelling), but nothing wrong, as I see it, with Sabrina's.

                      1. re: Blacksquirrel

                        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!

                  4. I originally loved this place because of their Pizza Margherita which I had eaten on site. When I ordered delivery, I was rather disappointed in the quality of the food. Since I thoroughly enjoyed the eat in food, I decided to use them to cater my bridal shower. The food was SUBPAR. I don't recommend Sabrina's for delivery, catering, or take out. But if you can get there when they actually have a pizza Margherita in stock, I recommend eating it on site. For a restaurant to claim themselves to be the "home of the pizza margherita", it's rather sad that they don't always have it in stock. Says something about them, doesn't it???? My fiance and I ordered a sausage and peppers sandwich and a chicken ceasar salad with dressing on the side tonight. Figured we would give Sabrina's one last try. We ended up throwing out more than 70% of our food. The sandwich was soggy and the chicken on the salad had some sort of greasy, snotty looking drizzle on it...totally unappetizing and the dressing was pretty nasty. We won't ever be ordering from there again!

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                    1. re: smokyblu

                      smokyblu, I live nearby - what are you talking about "eaten on site". There really isn't much of a table area to eat in. Sorry that your catered order was so bad. I can give you good catering places if you ever need it. Great description of the sandwich and salad, kind of says a lot for the place.

                    2. I love their pizza! Having lived in the area nearly 20 years, I've had pizza from every pizza place that's ever been in business here and I have to say theirs is some of the tastiest. I was a little apprehensive after reading reviews here that said the staff were rude but I haven't encountered that. I've gone in directly several times to get pizza and slices and have had pizza delivered twice. I definitely recommend going in there directly to buy any pizza because that's when it's been the best. When I've had it delivered, both times it arrived with the cheese all slid off of half the pie - plus it cost nearly twice as much :( They have a deal to get a whole pizza or $6.95 on Sundays (the website says the deal expired in January but it hasn't).
                      http://www.sabrinaspizza.webs.com/

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                      1. re: a11109038

                        I was just at Sabrina Pizza this afternoon.

                        They have the 2 slice (with toppings) + can of soda for $4.50 + tax.

                        Not bad, but I still like Cranbury Pizza better.

                      2. Their calzone is very good. Stay away from eggplant parm unless you like your eggplant just roasted (mushy!) without any breading or frying.