Authentic Italian Cuisine to Stay or Takeaway
By Sally Deering
Spacious for a neighborhood deli, Salumeria Ercolano (Deli) on West Side Ave in the Marion Section of Jersey City is a great place for authentic Italian cuisine on the go. Youâ€™re also welcome to dineâ€“in; the deli seats about 70 and offers a relaxed, casual atmosphere to enjoy some very tasty Italian sandwiches and main dishes. The deliâ€™s warm and friendly vibe comes from owners Nat and Nancy Rescigno who turned an old coat factory into a deli & eatery people where people can relax with a good meal.
â€œWe get a big lunch crowd,â€ Nat says. â€œCity workers, police, firemen, business people in the area.â€
â€œWe also have summer seating outside,â€ Nancy adds.
Along with a great sandwich menu, Salumeria Ercolano offers hearty main dishes sure to satisfy those who love real Italian food. Chef Carmine Matteo, who grew up in Italy and learned how to authentic Italian cuisine at a Culinary School in Italy, offers specials of the day like Filet of Sole Stuffed with Crabmeat; and Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Tomato Bruschetta.
â€œKeep it simple,â€ Chef Matteo says. â€œThe less ingredients, the better. Let the food speak for itself.â€