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Chick and Nello's Homestead Inn

800 Kuser Rd, Trenton, NJ 08619-4002
+1 609-890-9851
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Ranked #19 of 245 Restaurants in Trenton
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Perugia, Italy
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Sixty years ago my grandfather would take me to his favorite restaurant, Chick and Nello's. It was small, unpretentious and wonderful. Last month, for the first time since, I returned. The restaurant was unchanged from its 1939 beginnings. No menu, nothing fancy; a small bar and a dining room with a worn linoleum floor. The servers in barely tucked in... More

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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Please, please, please ladies and gentlemen, realize the review prior to mine is an absolute farce. Chick n Nello's is the last of a dying breed of restaurants in this State and area. Very small, no menus, but fantastic food, fantastic service and character out the backside. I was one of those people that always thought I couldn't get into... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was our second trip to chick and nello's and we will NEVER be back. From the get go the waiter had a bad attitude towards us. Just snarky and unpleasant. We tried to make the best of the night and were enjoying ourselves. When my steak arrived (ordered medium rare) it was completely overcooked. I sent it back and... More

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United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

With apologies for being a lifelong habitue of this place, it still serves some of the best food you will find anywhere. It is fresh, delicious and served well. Some folks object to the decor (it has been the same with scant updating in 60+ years), the lack of menus, no prices, and the simple fact that those who go... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We have gone a couple of times. The service is always great and while they do not hand you a menu the food choices are consistent. True its an Old World place which is becoming a rarity these days. We have had everything from steaks, to chops, to pasta, to shellfish all have been beautifully prepared as in Grandmas kitchen.... More

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Woodbury NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Haven't been here in more than 5 years and scheduled a dinner meeting there with a clent who is located nearby. I had the aspargus, salad, broccoli rabe and a veal chop, all were outstanding. My client, who is a very picky eater, went with the shrimp scampi and raved about it. I enjoy the no-frills atmosphere. The service was... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Like my parents and grandparents, I think of Chic's as the place to go for great meals without a fuss. Yes, there's never been a menu or prices posted and no, we don't care. Yes, it's in an old farmhouse that has no glitz added and no, we don't care. Great food, great service, a low-key, friendly atmosphere may not... More

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Burlington, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Had high hopes for this "authentic" Italian restaurant, however we were very disappointed with our meals. We split the linguine & red clam sauce and I am thoroughly convinced that the "clams" were actually bits of white meat chicken, finely chopped and made to look like minced clams. The taste and texture was nothing like clams. My fellow diner ordered... More

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columbus, oh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I was brought up in Hamilton and still have family there. Chick and Nello"s was the go to place for family celebrations and special events, even before St Antony's High School was there (now call McCarstin). The menu which is not printed but all of the old favorites always there. It has never failed to please. I was recently there... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We celebrate special occasions here. yes, a bit pricey but it is so good and served in such a special atmosphere that we find it to be worth it. on my husband's birthday, we shared a special (thick) porterhouse steak which was scrumptious. a favorite dish of mine is the roast chicken. all pasta dishes are good as are their... More

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