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Tattoni's, Hamilton, NJ

~Originally posted 10.12.09~
For my readers from the Mercer County area, you know that the Chambersburg section of Trenton has long been home to great Italian restaurants. For those of you that aren't from the area, you don't know what you are missing. Recently, a long time Chambersburg resident, Tattoni's Restaurant, moved into Hamilton, their new home is on Rt. 33. And oh how lucky we are to have them!

If you've been reading House of Skip at all, you know that my dining companion and I have a thing for BYOB's, since Tattoni's is one, we took the opportunity to bring an Italian Chianti with us! The decor at Tattoni's is simple, a room full of tables, walls covered with Italian scenes. The staff is great, really friendly and have their job down to a science, of course some of them have worked for Tattoni's for over 20 years. Of course, each table is provided with the customary basket of bread, we also got a nice antipasto. I was craving meat sauce something fierce, so that is exactly what I got, Spaghetti with meat sauce. The meat sauce had so much flavor, absolutely great. The pasta was cooked just right, although the sauce was so good I could have eaten it by itself, okay maybe just with bread.  My dining companion ordered the Spaghetti with Crab sauce. Now, my guess would be that the meat sauce and the crab sauce both start out as just tomato sauce and then they add either the meat or crab and let them cook together. My companion said the crab sauce was great. It did come with a whole crab on top of it, which was a little messy since it was covered in tomato sauce. We both really enjoyed our meals and I was thrilled when the waiter told us that they sell sauces by the quart, I'll definitely be taking advantage of that! Also good to note that all non-pasta entrĂ©es (i.e. roast pork, grilled fish) come with a side of pasta. So, you can have a little of everything at Tattoni's.

We will surely be visiting this place again and suggest that you do to. You will find good, homemade food in a great atmosphere for a reasonable price.

Four Cosmos for Tattoni's
Tattoni's Restaurant
1280 Highway 33
Hamilton, NJ 08690
609-587-9700


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