From Our Family to Yours
Food has always been a part of our lives. We know what we like: good food, good wine and good company.
We believe that good food does not have to be difficult to prepare. It is our experience that the opposite is true – simplicity in the kitchen leads to food that is timeless. We’re not looking to put a new spin on pasta. We make traditional Italian food from recipes that have been a part of our family for generations. We prepare everything on the premises from start to finish and use only the freshest (local whenever possible) and finest ingredients. It is with these beliefs that we hope to connect with our customers.
Quite simply, we have a passion for cooking and take pleasure in cooking for people. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your meal as much as we enjoyed preparing it for you.
The Kotsovos Family
In December of 1970, the original Jim’s Pizzeria was opened at 26 Front St. in Trenton. The little take-out with a few tables offered lasagna, pizza and spaghetti. Thus, the menu was limited and the idea was simple: prepare everything from start to finish and use only the freshest ingredients. From the pizza dough to the sauces, everything was prepared on the premises. The “homemade” approach, and a genuine desire to please, were believed to be the reasons for the instant popularity of Jim’s Pizzeria.
In 1978, a tragic fire began at one end of Front St. and spread, destroying the entire block including the original Jim’s Pizzeria. The new Jim’s Pizzeria & Dining Lounge opened across the road in July of that year. Along with the extended name came a brand-new dining area, separate from the take-out, with room to accommodate more customers. To complement the increased seating capacity and atmosphere, an expanded menu, which offered chicken and veal dishes and the now famous Caesar salad, was introduced.