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Feb 17, 2007 08:55 AM

Trenton, NJ [moved from PA board]

I posted this query on the Tristate board and received no responses. But Trenton really is more the Philadelphia area than NYC, so I thought I'd post it here if that is OK and see if people more knowledgeable of the area might respond. THANKS! :

I will be in Trenton for a very short time, coming on the train and going to the capitol. I'm looking for a place to have lunch near the capitol or train station or en route walking between them. I like Indian, other Asian (except Japanese), Latin, Cuban, other Caribbean, Mideastern, Greek, German, and Eastern European food, also plain food like baked potatoes, grilled fish, steak, not to mention desserts like cobbler, ice cream, cookies. Please include address if known. Thanks a bunch!

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  1. As a former Trentonite, I only know that Di Lorenzo's, right across the street from the train station is still top drawer. Problem is that it is both very expensive, and tends to be very crowded. Best to telephone ahead to be sure of no sticker shock, and/or being turned away due to no reservation.

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    1. re: Bashful3

      Just to clarify Carole. You meant Pete Lorenzos. A fairly pricey Steak house acroos the street from Train Station. (I'm a former Trentonite too. 35 years!).

      Not to be confused with either of the DElorenzos tomato pie places.

      Note that neither is walkable from train station and the better one (Hudson street- no restrooms) doesn't open until 4pm).

      Steve R

    2. Here is my recommendation... worth the trip I hear. De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies

      1. DiLorenzo Tomatoe Pies on Hudson St. Is great. They do not have a bathroom! Do not walk there from the train. You woud have to go through some questionable neighborhoods. Pizza is the only thing they have and they are not always open for lunch. The steakhouse they are talking about is Lorenzo's. It used to be good and is expensive. I also am a former Trentonian.

        1. Thanks, Mooshka. You are right of course: Lorenzo's is the name of the steakhouse directly across from the train station. I never had the $$$ to eat there during my Trenton days! For that matter, I never found my way to Di Lorenzo's Pizza Pies either, except that in general pizza pies in Trenton were superb 50-60 years ago.

          1. Is it safe to walk from the train station to the capitol? Is Di Lorenze Tomato Pies near the capitol?

            Otherwise, Lorenzo's sounds fine; though expensive, they seem to have a lunch menu with some sandwiches.