Marsilios Kitchen
Marsilios Kitchen

Marsilios Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marsilioskitchen.com/
  • Phone: (609) 882-8300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Tuesday-Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Lunch Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Online reservations are not available for lunch.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Marsilio's offers full service catering both on and off premises.
  • Special Events: Please check our website often for special events at Marsilio's.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bear Tavern & Parkway Ave
  • Public Transit: Septa R3

    Mercer County Airport

    NJTransit 608
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is in the rear of the restaurant
A word from Marsilios Kitchen
Marsilio’s Kitchen is the latest creation of Alan Meinster. Meinster is best known for the personal dining experience he and his team of chefs provided at Marsilio’s Restaurant, est. in 1951, in Chambersburg, NJ from 1986 to 2007.

An eclectic Italian menu, balances traditional selections such as the popular chicken cacciatore dish, with steaks, chops, fresh seafood, and mouth watering pasta dishes, including Sunday Gravy.

The Kitchen’s ambiance transports diners to the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, and highlights a family style Farm Table for 14. The new full service bar offers an Italian "Tapas" menu and specialty cocktails. They also offer Theme Nights, a Private Dining Room for 100, Corporate Drop-off Catering, off premises catering, and a value menu for Curbside Take-Away.

Whether it’s a first date or a casual dinner with the whole family, there is something for everyone!
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Marsilios Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (27)special occasion (26)romantic (15)good for groups (15)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always a great meal.
    JeffLVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Great food and a nice atmosphere. Don't miss the meatball appetizer. It's probably the best I've had anywhere. Staff is always pleasant and attentive. If you liked the Burg back in the day, then this is your place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classics done very well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Surprisingly nicely decorated. The menu is typical NJ Italian, But done very well. The menu does not depart from what you will find in most local Italian restaurants but the execution is definitely above average. It's a very nice local gem with many people knowing each other and staff. The interior is not checkered tablecloth. It's modern with tasteful elements
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entirely enjoyable
    GayleCVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    All good. Food, service, environment. Recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This time BRAVO to Jamie for being such a fantastic server! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loves to dine out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great atmosphere and food. Our server Sergio was outstanding. We loved the sausage and roasted peppers appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent for sure
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Again my guy and I dined here this time with another couple. We were all impressed with the excellent dinner; they each remarked the veal parmigiana was the best they had ever tasted. The evening was enjoyable as was the atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thankful for their flexibility
    Letseat
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had reservations for 6:45. Called at 6 to see if we could be seated at 7. Was not a problem and we were 10 minutes late. The hostess was not even phased by that or she exercised great control, she did not show any disappointment. Food was great, not rushed, would go back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OldBristolStomper
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First time visit. "I'll be back". Food was great. Our first visit there was a bit over shadowed by a very large celebration party. Wait staff was a bit overwhelmed but made the best of it. We will be back - food was overstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent as always
    TomD
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Been here numerous times and seldom disappointed. Saturdays are very busy but the service and the food was as consistent as ever. They always try to satisfy your needs even if not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my 3rd time to this restaurant and the food is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Marsilio's has been a favorite of ours for years. We can always count on great food each and every visit. The day to day menu is fantastic. The specials always make ordering a difficult process. Each one sounds better than the other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Delicious
    thephoenix36VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We brought friends from the Jersey Shore here for a second time because they absolutely loved it the first time. We love Marsilio's and now they do too! Two of us had the lasagna - a definite FAVORITE. Always cooked to perfection and the portion is huge. Enough for a left-over delicious lunch. My friend's husband enjoyed the chicken parm, and my husband had a hard time deciding between the Can't Decide Francais, the veal parm and the Sunday Gravy. He likes each of them, so whatever he orders, he enjoys. The drinks were really good too. Ask the bartender, Katy, to make you chocolate raspberry martini. It's a treat of a nightcap that you'll order again. Marsilio's is a perfect date night restaurant, or a place to take friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alway good :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As always we had a wonderful night at MK. Great service, great food, and a nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unhappy
    daisylover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was rushed and server was curt. Not friendly or welcoming. we had barely finished soup/salads and entree was served. Lasagna was totally overcooked and pasta was mushy. one person had veal saltimbocca and claimed it was bitter. we realized after that is was served with broccoli rabe not spinach as is stated on the menu. Server poured wine during dinner for my husband and me and we did not realize it as we were talking to others. We didn't ask him to do that and the wine was wasted as we didn't want any more and it sat in our glasses. Server pulled dishes before every one was finished and pulled dishes without even asking.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Again my guy and I enjoyed a delicious meal at this neighborhood gem!! The food is consistently good; I enjoyed the Minestrone soup- chuck full of veggies with some white beans..yummy. The roasted chicken was perfectly done with an excellent flavor. My guy enjoyed the Veal Chop special..cooked to perfection. It was good to see the 'taster' dessert available again....a great way to enjoy smaller portions (perfect for sharing with that special someone.) Try this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service
    Lawsoot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went here for my daughter's 12st b'day and service was exceptional and the food tasty. Took awhile to get entre but its cooked to order. Decent wine list. Not cheap but not ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only one bad aspect
    Lookingforgoodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Got seated 20 minutes after reservation time and took over an hour to get the main course. Food was excellent but very slow to get to the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marsilio's Kitchen, Ewing
    Thebulb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Growing up in the 60s & 70s, my family would go for dinner to Marsilio's Kitchen in the Chambersburg section of Trenton. Chambersburg was a distinctly Italian neighborhood, with lots of great food. Marilio's was special however, as they had a unique recipe for Chicken Cacciatore. It wasn't a red sauce based dish like most restaurants serve, but a vinegar based recipe that was outstanding. Everyone ordered the Chicken Cacciatore at Marsilio's. I was excited to try the "new" Marsilio's in Ewing when I came in from Madison, WI (where I live now), with one dish in mind. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the new, more upscale Marsilio's, but alas, the Chicken Cacciatore did not tatse like the same recipe I yearned for from my youth.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soggy Salad
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Started off with a very nice tomato basil soup then followed by a seafood salad (one of the weekly specials). It was mostly calamari (previously frozen), some pieces of crab, lobster and shrimp over a spring mix. There was at least half an inch of water and oil that submerged most of the greens. I remember when I was here a year ago having a pork chop that was swimming in liquid and can't understand why they drown their food like this. I'll save my 4+ star ratings for Italian restaurants like Eno Terra, Mediterra, Diamonds, and Due Mare.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 345 reviews are from the Marsilios Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Mark
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Solid lunch that was reasonably priced. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty apps and entrees
    Pamela
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went to Marsilio's Kitchen for our 12 year anniversary dinner. We were welcomed by a sidewalk lined with beautiful planters and a warm dining area. Our apps included the calamari and Tuscan bruschetta....both very good. Our entrees included blackened salmon and chicken breast over broccoli rabe. Both delicious! Didn't have room for dessert, but they looked just as delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian Menu
    bikesalot
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is the second time I have had dinner at Marsilios Kitchen. Their marinara is wonderful and I would love to have the recipe. The menu has favorites as well as interesting and delicious daily features. I have not been disappointed by anything I have ordered!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Dinnerinewing
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Whether we are in a group or having a party or just the two of us, always a delicious meal. The ambience is awesome and the service is very attentive. We always feel welcome and enjoy the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Special Occasions
    grtniteout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary as well as the anniversary of our friends who were with us. It was a wonderful evening. The staff couldn't have been nicer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alym
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent food! We have been there 2 times and can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still The Same Great Food
    BigEater
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I had the pleasure of meeting friends here after not eating at Marsilios for nearly 10 years. As always the food was better than outstanding. My only issue was the fact we had an 8pm open table reservation and did not get seated until almost nine. Could have been more accomodating after a long wait with a reservation. Still, I would recommend this place and cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marsilios Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    What a great find! Went there with friends, and couldn't have been more happy with our choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My guy and I dined at Marsilios again, we love this restaurant. The excellent service coupled with superb meal choices provided an excellent experience for us. The owner is 'in the house' and greets guests. This is a rare find. I encourage anyone looking for a delicious dining experience to try Marsilios- you won't be disappointed !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT!
    Ldime
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Marsilios food, service, and atmosphere is perfect! If you are looking for the best vodka rigatoni of your life you need to try this place! I could eat here multiple nights a week and it would never get old. I can't wait to go back; you have to try it!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food and service were top notch. Excellent choice for special night out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    foodlover
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Located in a small strip center, the outside is quite deceiving. When you enter, it is a beautiful restaurant and you do not feel at all that you are in a strip center. We were a party of six and were seated at the perfect size round table which made for easy conversation. Our waitress made appropriate recommendations regarding portion sizes for appetizers and I was very pleased to see that they offered an entire Gluten-Free menu as I recently removed Gluten and wheat from my diet. Overall, great experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BruceVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    AS USUAL GREAT IN ALL ASPECTS..................................................................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite local spot
    buzz
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Never fails on delivering a good time with great food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A memorable evening
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We recently dined here with friends from England. The staff is consistently attentive from the hostess though to the supporting dining staff. Our server was most attentive and friendly while accommodating our requests. We were happy to see the "Gluten Free" menu and although there was not a specified "Gluten free" dessert our server helped us chose one from the menu. The food in this restaurant is consistently good and the owner is a presences in the dining room, an excellent feature.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    Bubb
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    As always, Marsilios doesn't disappoint. We had a lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in central jersey
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Alan Meinster has done it again by taking a hometown favorite and replicating the tradition of excellence in a new neighborhood. Superb menu prepared like Nonna would make on Sunday afternoon when the family gathered after mass. Gnocchi were homemade and tender like "little puff pillows." Chef made me a special order of shrimp francaise that was to die for. Topped off the meal with full bodied cappuccino with a thick creamy froth. As good as dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood gem
    ZIGSPOT
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went with the folks for Mothers Day. Mother enjoyed her entree as did all the diners. The food portions were healthy and the food tasted great. Tables were a little small for three adults so adding a fourth would have been too tight. Booths are an idea for this restaurant with tables in the center. The ambiance was good but it was a little loud at times. Overall, I would rate this experience as very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    jnzdogs
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Have been dining at Marsilio's since they opened in Ewing--the food is always fresh and flavorful and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Jrrclr
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dined here with friends, could not have had a better service. Enjoyed a drink at the bar before being seated at a lovely table for four. Server was friendly and very knowledgeable, happy to make suggestions. Food was phenomenal! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time and great food
    peace
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I was shocked, I guess it's true you should never judge a book by its cover. From the outside I thought we were going to a diner type location because the restaurant is attached to a row of stores and a gas station next door. But I have to say once I walked in the door I was very pleased with the look of the whole place the servers and service was as good as any top end restaurant that I've ever been to. It was very nice to have the owner sitting at the bar shaking everyone's hand as we walked out of the dining area and asking us how our meal was.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.