Recently I’ve had a few more opportunities to go to local restaurants in South Jersey. This particular time, my husband and I were invited to go to Treno Pizza Bar in Westmont, NJ.
We’ve been before, and it’s one of the best pizza spots in the area, but we were invited to try the new menu. When looking at possible days, I thought after the Runners World Festival would be ideal. The last thing I really want to do is cook and Treno sounded much more appealing. But really, when doesn’t it?
We arrived at Treno around 5:30 pm. The area of Westmont has had lot of construction lately, including brand new shiny high rise apartments next door. Honestly, if my husband didn’t need a garage, I would love to live there.Those apartments are in a prime spot to walk to several bars or fancier restaurants that serve alcohol such as Treno.
When we arrived, we were greeted by the hostess, and since it was a beautiful evening, we opted to sit on the patio.
The manager came over and gave us personal recommendations including the veggie pizza and Treno Board.
As I mentioned, Treno serves alcohol including craft beer. I immediately noticed Flying Fish beer, which I ran a local 5k at the brewery last month.
After chatting with the manager, the Treno board came out quickly with a variety of different bites including prosciutto di parma, house-cured meat, robiola, caciocavallo, roasted peppers, olives, crostini. Everything on the board was delicious. As someone who loves olives, they were my personal favorite. The types of cheeses were both unique and I hadn’t had either. Definitely a great starter!
As the manager recommended, I ordered the Veggie pizza. Veggie pizza isn’t typically my first choice as I love pepper, sausage, and meat pizzas.
Heck, I even like pineapple pizza but I always like trying new things, and the Brick Oven Veggie Pizza came with butternut squash, onions, and goat cheese. It reminded me a lot of a flatbread and something that would be perfect for a half marathon or marathon. The pizza itself isn’t huge, which I appreciated.
My husband ordered the new Wood Oven Calabrian pizza which had house-made chili sausage, red onion, mozzarella, roasted corn, red sauce. The manager mentioned a lot of people have come in loving spicy foods, so they want to incorporate more of that and to be honest, I agree. I’m all about anything spicy.
Both pizzas were great and I would order either of them again. In fact, I think the veggie pizza might become a staple for before races for me.
We also decided to split the Tiramisu dessert and scoop of their vanilla gelato. The Tiramisu came in a mason jar and had whipped cream (you know I love that!), fig jam and a biscotti cookie. Both the gelato and tiramisu were great.
I had such a pleasant experience at the Treno, and I appreciate the invitation to try their new menu. Everything from the food, to the service to the atmosphere, is so welcoming. I like the idea of having smaller plates to split and snack on. As someone who likes to try a lot of different items, this is awesome. Plus, serving alcohol, many people need food but don’t want anything heavy. If you are ever local, I recommend it.
Thank you for the invitation Treno and I look forward to coming back!
Questions for you:
What is your favorite type of pizza?
Have you tried tiramisu before?