Lunch: Tu-F 11:30AM - 2 PM; Dinner: Tu-Su 4:30PM - 9 PM
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Marsilio’s was one of the old-line Chambersburg Italian restaurants, located on Roebling since 1951, owned by Alan Meinster since 1986, and closed in 2007. I always thought that Marsilio’s was the best of the Chambersburg eateries, and it nearly broke my heart when it closed. The Marsilio’s name didn’t disappear from the Mercer County food scene, as Alan continued to operate a catering business.
The menu is a mix of old-line “red-sauce” Italian dishes, with a fair number of more ambitious items (and specials) mixed in. The quality is good. Prices are higher than the typical Trenton-area Italian eatery, though not exorbitant (e.g. $19 for chicken; $27 for a veal chop).
The decor is lovely. Alan used to present his best customers a ceramic wine pitcher with their name glazed on it, which he’d hang on the wall of the old restaurant until they returned. The pitchers have returned, though it’s impossible to completely forget that you’re sitting in a Ewing strip mall, not a house in Chambersburg.
Alan has continued to be a significant contributor to the Trenton community, and we wish him well in his reborn venture.