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Reviewed 3 days ago

You want basic, you got basic. From the ambience to the food to the wine, this is the true neighborhood dining experience. They offer the usual Italian menu prepared like any "red sauce" restaurant would, Like we used to say. It may not be great...dining, but it fills the bill. The calamari appetizer was bland, but acceptable, and the two past dishes we ordered could have been prepared at home with a little more inspiration. The raviolis with sausage and mozzarella, was swamped by tasteless tomato sauce and buried in mozzarella. The sausage was not good. Olive Garden would be embarrassed to serve that dish. I will say the pizza was very good. The wine list is essentially an afterthought without vintages, which, when ordering Italian wines is a gamble that may not be worth the price. They now have a full service bar. The service is indifferent. The real problem is the cost , while in line with today's standards, does not make this place a must by any stretch of the imagination. They expanded over a year ago and the old dining room is quite warm, as it was before, so be cautious on a hot summer day. the clientele is very local work people and residents, and accordingly, is well supported. This rating is really 2 1/2 star.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 4, 2021 via mobile

Don’t be concerned with the location in a small strip mall! The food is excellent coupled with great service!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 16, 2021

Pizza is one of those foods that you just decide on a lazy night to order in. We always go to the same place to get our pizza but this time we were in Wrentham near Cafe Assisi so decided to give their pizza a...go. Loving Cafe Assisi's food we figured the pizza would be just as good. Boy oh boy did it surpass all other pizza's we've had before. Not sure we can go back to where we usually order our pizza from. We ordered the Margherita and Pollo e Cipolla pizza's. They are not as large as what you are used but you honestly don't need them any bigger. The flavors were outstanding, each bite made us want more and more. The crust was thin and soft and just perfect. I loved that the Margherita was understated not overly loaded with round globs of cheese just thrown on the top. Truth be told my husband and I finished both pizza's, feeling guilty for doin so but boy was it worth it!!!! And the price point was excellent. Well done Cafe Assisi!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2021

Really nice staff in a cozy little joint. But the food fell short this time so I'll mostly cover what we ate. Chicken Parmesan & Linguini ($16): Chicken was texturally on point - good breading/chicken ratio. But the bright red sauce was acidic and a...little watery, as if the tomatoes hadn’t spent much time cooking after leaving the can. The most glaring mistake was the sauce - simply ladled over a pile of boiled linguine. That’s what pizza places do. The most basic Italian secret is to cook the pasta with some of the sauce to give it depth & flavor. Otherwise you just get slippery noodles which cool before they can absorb anything from the sauce on top. Bolognese ($17): “Angel hair pasta tossed in a hearty meat sauce, with a blend of cheeses, and a dash of cream” My son is a Bolognese junkie. His word is solid when it comes to this Northern Italian ragu and he liked the sauce on the one at Assisi. But again, regardless of menu description, it wasn’t tossed with the pasta. Just poured over the angel hair and sent out. Kristin’s Calzone ($15): Mushrooms, black olives, artichoke hearts, chicken, asiago cheese, mozzarella This is a tough review to write. Assisi really knocked my socks off a few years ago and it had been on my mind to get back there when in the area again. You expect good places to mature into great ones, not the other way around. I probably would’ve skipped making a review if it wasn’t for this calzone. I’ll never comprehend how any cook thinks throwing raw chunks of mushroom into anything is a fine idea. Without some kind of pre-cooking mushrooms just become weird, dry spongy things in a meal. At least here it had some company in the overcooked chicken. And, olives aside, the whole thing was really bland. It’s something you encounter all over the suburbs - capable chef’s, great ingredient’s and nearly fantastic execution all ruined because nobody reached for the salt while cooking. Not cooking pasta together with a sauce can make the difference between a great and a so-so meal. But the ultra-simple omission of salt can take “I really love the food at…” to “I don’t remember anything about that place at all…” There are a lot of great reviews of Cafe Assisi here. I hope our lunch was only a fluke day where the line cooks just cut a few corners.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

Really classic Italian restaurant.Nice reasonable wine list.Our server was Cathrine V.She was excellent with service and suggestions.Food was ready very quickly. Portions were big and shareable .Had Vitello Saltimbocca and Eggplant . Both were very good. Small inside but cozy. They did a nice job...with outside dining .More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

We were regulars pre-covid, and have periodically getting take-out dinner. I have neglected to do a recent review, so after our great dinners, wanted to do that! My husband ordered the Veal parmigiana and I had the Chicken Mediterraneo (with GF pasta - always an...option here). Not only were they delicious, the portions were so generous, we ended having enough for two dinners. While picking up, I looked into their outdoor seating area - the way they have arranged it, it is really inviting - we plan to give that a go in the near future, as we miss seeing our favorite folks working there! The owner, Derek, has been on hand, even taking phone orders or handing them out, and it is always good to see him as he is so personable.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed April 18, 2020

Last evening we needed a change from our cooking and tried the Cafe Assisi for five dinners. We had gone there when they first opened but it is small and the wife and I are mobility challenged so although we liked the food it was...not convenient for us. Last evening our daughter suggested that we get take out and get it there. We had salads, soups and main course dinners. Each one was excellent in taste quantity and quality. We shall be utilizing their take out even when this craziness stops and they reopen the dining room. Thank you to the owners and staff of this fine Cafe.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

We've been going to Cafe Assisi for at least eight years. For a period, we ordered out because they didn't take reservations. But since the expansion and the the changeover to reservations, we dine there more often. They've changed the menu over the years, but...it's all good. I do miss the pizza and calzones, but they were more of a lunch order. Even we "dine in" at the restaurant, we always take home their incredible house dressing. It's the best we've ever had.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019

This was our second time here. Food is fabulous! The specials are i interesting and yummy. Be sure to make a reservation!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

Great little restaurant, as a person who loves Italian and has it in Italy I can say it’s not 100 authentic but it’s close enough. Food is awesome though. Only the cakes could be better but I’m nit picking. Recommend the Zuppa tomato- if you...can live with the extra cream in it you’ll be delighted.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Cafe Assisi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4