Italian in Hoboken

M & P Biancamano

We only have three words for the melt-in-your-mouth 'mutz' (mozzerella) that Peter Biancamano prepares fresh every morning at 6am: Oh. My. God.
Gastronomy in Hoboken


For three decades the Flynn family has served first-rate fare in these conjoined, converted brownstones, each room with a different theme. An extensive wine list and monthly wine evenings make this a classy option. …
Cuban in Hoboken

La Isla

The most authentic Cuban choice in town since 1970, the Formica counters ring with plates spilling over with grilled Cuban sandwiches, maduros (fried plantains) and rice with pigeon peas – all to the soundtrack of s…
Argentine in Hoboken

Empanadas Cafe

In the tradition of edible-yet-portable fare from the Rio Plata, Empanadas lists the most popular (15,000 beef empanadas sold!) on its chalk board in bold colors. Sure there's the standard beef, chicken and chorizo,…
Bakery in Hoboken

Carlo's Bake Shop

Oh yes, the Cake Boss can get crowded since Carlo's TV fame, and you have to take a number to get service. But if you can sweat it out, the cookies and cakes from the original location are still worth the wait. Tip:…
Deli in Hoboken

Vito's Deli

On autumn Sundays the lines outside Vito's don't lie: you'll get a football-sized sandwich two-hands high to bring to the game. The 'Italian-Cuban' was voted Hoboken's best. An array of other Italian faves like broc…
Middle Eastern in Hoboken

Ali Baba

A Hoboken fixture since 1983, this family-run Middle Eastern cafe isn’t fancy, but you’re not there for the decor (which is 'interesting'). Standards such as hummus and baba ghanoush are satisfying, but for full-on …
Italian in Hoboken


The matriarch of Vito's Deli, just across the street, looks down on you from wedding photos on the wall, but you'll feel doubly blessed when you mangia a forkful of her homemade pasta. Trust us: take the cannolis.
Italian in Hoboken

Benny Tudino's

A variety of delicious Italian plates and desserts, but when it says 'Largest Slice in the State' on the awning, ya gotta try it, no? And the shovel-handle-sized slab of tomato-and-cheese is pretty awesome, we must …