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Trenton Area Eatery?

I have been flying in and out of Trenton lately and am looking for a place to do lunch around there? Something authentic Jersey? Or authentic something, not just the 2014 trend of the year? I have heard something about Tomato Pie? what other delicacies exist in this area?

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  1. if you are flying in/out of TTN, head south on I-295 to the exit for Sloan Ave. East. Just past the AMC movie theater you'll hit DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies on the right. The building was formerly a Bob Evans restaurant and lacks charm, but it's good tomato pie and pizza.

    1. Tomato pie is a Trenton fav.

      The long time and most well liked places including De Lorenzo's, the other De Lorenzo's (as recommended by BeeZee), Papa's, etc have moved to the burb's around Hamilton/Robbinsville - opposite side of town from the airport.

      Closer to the airport there's Danny's Tomato Pies, Palermo's and more. They probably serve a fine product, but I'd go to one of the originals:

      http://www.delorenzostomatopies.com
      http://www.delorenzospizza.com/
      http://www.papastomatopies.com/

      If you're in the mood for simple NJ-Mex, try Mexican Mariachi Grill. Small family run place, a couple minutes from the airport.

      http://mexicanmariachigrill.com/ewing/

      1. There are some decent Polish places on Olden Ave , North of Rte 1c . As far as South of Rte 1 nothing there .

        1. A couple of other suggestions, not sure if they are what you are looking for...

          Very close to the airport, 1400 Parkway Ave, is Barbara's Hungarian food.

          On Olden Ave, just north of Route 1, is Rozmaryn, a great little Polish restaurant. They have limited hours so call ahead. Also nearby is a Polish market, Cosmo.

          Also on Olden, south of Route 1, is Taqueria el Mariachi. The neighborhood is a bit run down but personally I have never felt unsafe there. Delicious, really authentic Guatemalan and southern Mexican food.

          1. I am torn between Tomato Pie and Barbara's Hungarian, thank you all so much for the suggestions!

            1. I love DeLorenzos, but it has to be the one on route 33 in Hamilton. The other one is horrible. The pepperoni is what makes this place special.

              There is also a place called Roti Stop in Trenton. It's Caribbean food. Big bread, called Roti, stuffed with potatoes, spinach, etc.

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              1. re: yuppicide

                +1DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies

                also try Rossis bar & Grill for Burgers etc..

                http://www.rossiburger.com/

                or Sal DeFortes
                http://www.saldefortesristorante.com/

                1. re: Tapas52

                  I think Rossi's is in the process of moving out of Trenton .

                  1. re: arpad

                    They closed on May 31st. They're moving to the Charlie Brown's in Hamilton but to my knowledge they haven't opened there yet.

                    1. re: TomDel

                      They opened July 10, I ate there yesterday. Burger still good as ever. Some of the staff went with. 16 beers on tap, basically the same menu. And they are open continuously, no stopping bettween lunch at dinner.

                      1. re: cwdonald

                        Good News

                        http://www.rossisbarandgrill.com/

                        But it looks like they're still closed between 2:30 and 4:00

                        1. re: TomDel

                          last time I was there we were very disappointing with the Rossi Burger....no taste just a plain lump of broiled chopped meat on a bun....same with the Fettucini Alfredo.

                          1. re: Tapas52

                            Well, I guess that proves the old axiom that you can't please all the people, all the time. Isn't a burger supposed to be just broiled chopped meat on a bun? What else besides high quality meat and perhaps salt and pepper is supposed to be in a burger?

                            1. re: TomDel

                              tomdel..... all I can say is I tried a few menu items there including the Rossi Burger and it didn't impress me or my friends that came also. ....but if some enjoy I'm happy for them.....too many fish in the sea.

              2. Try a late breakfast or brunch at one of Jersey's Diners, e.g., http://www.ewingdiner.com/ Try local favorites Pork Roll (Taylor Ham) of Scrapple with eggs or a Jersey classic a Pork Roll egg and cheese on a Kaiser Roll sandwich.

                1. Oh.. I forgot to mention this place:

                  http://www.mikonosgreekrestaurant.com/

                  The greek coffee was very earthy, almost a dirt flavor, but I loved it and afterwards they'll read your fortune in the stain left in the cup.

                  I loved the food I had, but honestly it's been so long since I've been there I don't remember what I had. I did have lemon potatoes as a side dish that were good.