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franpelyk Oct 31, 2012 10:42 AM

We are a group from Toronto who are coming to Newark on Sunday. Looking for a recommendation for a restaurant not far from the football stadium, after the game. Our choice would be somewhere with great Italian food, home style and maybe with the ability to watch the night game.

Price is not really a concern. It's more about the food, a decent wine selection and atmosphere. We can drink with the best of them!

Any suggestions??

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  1. njmarshall55 Oct 31, 2012 12:49 PM

    I assume you're going to the Meadowlands stadium, so my two recs would be in that East Rutherford area...Al De La, and Park & Orchard....both off of the Rte 17 and Rte 3 interchange.

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      franpelyk Oct 31, 2012 03:40 PM

      Thanks so much. I believe we are staying at a hotel near the stadium. As I expect we will all be severely intoxicated, are these recs close by? We wouldn't want to hurt ourselves walking too far!!

    2. Curlz Oct 31, 2012 06:51 PM

      Haaaang on...you're coming to Newark to the football stadium? Could that mean Harrison and soccer, or are you coming for an NFL game? Very different towns and options, but I would NOT send anyone to Park and Orchard anyway--old and tired!
      In Rutherford (closer to Giants Stadium) Paisano's is my rec. If you're in Harrison, go to Tony da Caneca's in Newark.

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        franpelyk Oct 31, 2012 08:26 PM

        Going to the Giants game. We're flying into Newark. All of us are foodies, so thanks for the rec! Any second choice?

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        scrappyone Nov 1, 2012 06:45 AM

        Segovia in Moonachie has always been our top choice right near the stadium.


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          franpelyk Nov 1, 2012 07:14 AM

          Thanks so much! We hadm't even considered Spanish! the menu actually looks great. In the event these yahoos simply want a "local" sports bar to watch the night game, do you have any ideas? We're not big on the chain store style restaurants. Something local would be excellent!

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            njmarshall55 Nov 1, 2012 10:43 AM

            I can add a hearty +1 to Segovia's. Great place. At least it was some years ago. Newark does have some Spanish style restaurants, but if you're staying north of there, Segovia's has my vote.

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              ELA Nov 4, 2012 08:19 PM


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          jester99 Nov 1, 2012 08:08 AM

          are you coming this sunday? because a lot of NJ is recovering from the recent shit storm, so you should check on what is open and not and even the road conditions.

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            fourunder Nov 1, 2012 08:17 AM

            Are you looking for Rustic Italian or Fine Dining Italian? How far are you willing to travel from the stadium or your hotel?


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              nizza Nov 1, 2012 09:17 AM

              franpelyk - I toowould highly recommend Segovia's and now right down the road they have a sister restaurant which is a new Steakhouse that I have heard is excellent http://www.segoviasteakhouse.com/

              IF you and your friends want a "local" sports bar two minutes from the Stadium there is a great place called Redd's http://www.reddsrestaurant.com/
              In fact, they have a shuttle to the stadium (which is right across the road) and they have good food. You should call any place you might be thinking about, including your hotel, just to check because of all the horrible weather we just had. In fact, a section of Rt 17 which is a major highway right by the stadium has been shut down for the passed few days.
              So, welcome to NJ hope you have a good time and your team wins!

              1. equal_Mark Nov 2, 2012 04:49 AM

                You are aware that you are traveling into the middle of an enormous disaster area? 70 to 90 percent of businesses are closed with no power and the infrastructure has been devastated. Whatever you consider doing you need to call ahead to determine if the places on your itinerary are open or even reachable. Good luck.

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                  franpelyk Nov 2, 2012 07:00 AM

                  Good Point! As we are quickly learning, although our hotel wil still take us, they've also warned that there is no water and limited electricity! We'll check on the status of the restaurants recommended and as far as showers.......Canadians don't need no stinking showers!!!

                  Thanks for all of your comments...and Nizza...our group is split between the Giants and those other guys!

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