• Laico’s Italian Restaurant {in Jersey City}

    In Hoboken and Jersey City, we have our fair share of Italian restaurants — some good, some great, and some totally authentic. But when you find a spot that elevates the Italian food with the ambiance, you jump on it, and make yourself a regular. And that’s exactly what we did at Laico’s Restaurant in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City, a hidden gem off-the-beaten path, located at 67 Terhune Avenue. Not only does Laico’s serve up delicious food, but it also has a cozy, intimate vibe {and is inside a legit house}. Read below for the dishes to order and the things that make Laico’s in Jersey City a must-visit for Italian food.

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    Location

    When you pull up to Laico’s, you’ll almost think you’re at a house on a residential street — it’s easy to miss, minus the sign that hangs below the awning. Shockingly {but probably for good reason}, they have valet parking for the dinner crowd, so you won’t have to worry about finding a spot on the uber crowded Jersey City street.

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    History

    The restaurant/bar has been open since 1972 by Lou and Felice Laico, starting as a brick-oven pizzeria and bar for the locals. Since that time, it’s been run by three generations of the Laicos family who over time added a full menu dedicated to Italian specialties — gaining nods from local media.

    Atmosphere

    Inside the little Italian haven sits a bar to the right and  a row oft tables to the left. Walk even further back and you’ll find a room filled with a few more dinner tables {usually where private parties are situated, but it’s always the go-to spot if you can snag it, even for a party of two}.

    Food

    Laico’s boasts a pretty extensive menu – with daily specials shared on their social channels, but must-order apps include Eggplant Rollatine, Stuffed Mushrooms, and possibly a brick-oven pizza for the table to share.

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    On the pasta front, they have every delectable Italian option under the sun, but faves are Farfalle Filetto di Pomodoro, Ravioli, and Paglia e Fieno with Shrimp and Scallops in a Vodka Cream Sauce.

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    As far as other entrees, it’s hard to go wrong as they serve everything from veal to seafood to chicken parm — and all entree orders come with garlic bread and their house salad which is amazing. Seriously, the dressing is that memorable.

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    It’s a must-visit for any Hudson County resident or visitor — a good meal guaranteed, old-school Italian vibes, and what beats all — valet parking. WIN/WIN/WIN.

    Have you been to Laico’s? What did you think?

     


    Written by:

    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. She started the site to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre + rescue pup Finn, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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