Despite being one of Paterson’s newer Italian restaurants, Casa di Calabria is already well-known for its outstandingly friendly service where every guest is treated like a member of the owner’s family. There is a separate lounge and dining room enabling guests to enjoy a pre or post dinner drink in a more relaxed and comfortable environment, especially great when there is a queue of people waiting for a table. Bare brick walls and carpeted flooring creates a cosy and casual atmosphere which is reflected through the menu choices. Overall splendour aside, it’s worth going just for the homemade sangria.
Casa di Calabria, 78 Passaic County 658, Haledon, Paterson, NJ, USA, +1 973 956 5800
Still serving fast food to the masses after 80 years, Libby’s Lunch is situated along the Passaic River by the Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park. For those who want a true American diner experience, Libby’s is absolutely perfect. Order the hot dog ‘all the way’ with fries, gravy and a milkshake for the complete experience. Make the trek out here especially or stop by for lunch before or after visiting the beautiful falls.
Libby’s Lunch, 98 McBride Avenue, Paterson, NJ, USA, +1 973 278 8718