Trattoria Procaccini offers a warm, inviting taste of our family’s favorite meals from Italy, in our kitchen. Using natural, organic ingredients, we cook delicious Italian dishes, with specials based on the season, using goods from local merchants and growers. A delightful array of fresh pastas, Italian specialties, soups and fresh baked bread make Trattoria the spot ins Princeton to get away from the regular and enjoy a plate, just like Nonna made for us, in the comfort of our home away from home.
Our restaurant offers guests a spot to sit, relax and savor delicious home-cooked meals. Indoors you’ll find warm booths and tables made with carefully crafted wood. Italian ingredients and paintings hang from our terra cotta-style walls. Some guests dine outside under our umbrellas on our brick patio when the weather is nice, watching Nassau Street passersby. Diners also enjoy our intimate indoor setting where Italian-style music flows through the rooms as the smell of tomato sauce simmering and basil and parsley linger in the air.
Trattoria Procaccini is an authentic Italian trattoria in Princeton, New Jersey, located right on Nassau Street, and a hop, skip & a jump from Princeton University and the center of Princeton life. We offer guests perennial favorites: our Mamma’s meatballs–a recipe that she brought over from Italy, clam pie, made with fresh clams, fresh herbs, extra-virgin olive oil and shaved parmesan; fried calamari and fresh made garlic knots. Pizzas, baked in our terra cotta oven imported from Modena, are some of the dishes our guests come back for again and again. We pride ourselves in serving all-natural and organic dishes, including locally-sourced meats and seafood, cage-free eggs and unbleached, unbromated dough.
Our menu features a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, Italian specialties and pizza, in addition to a separate family style menu and lunch specials including hot and cold artisan sandwiches and mix & match pasta dishes. At our Princeton restaurant we serve Momento Coffee from Italy, as well as a large selection of Italian sodas. Guests love our desserts, which are made with the freshest of ingredients. Finish off your meal with plates of tiramisu, crème brulee, New York cheesecake with Amarena cherries, homemade gelato, cannoli or zeppoli.
We create weekly specials with ingredients ripe for picking at our local farm. At Trattoria Procaccini kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday. Our delicious kids’ menu offers children’s favorites including baked chicken nuggets, handcrafted pizza, spaghetti and meatballs or cheese tortellini. Kids get treated to gelato for dessert with their meal.
We are a BYOB establishment and are happy to pair your beer or wine with our carefully crafted meals. Trattoria also caters on-site or off-site. Enjoy free parking on Nassau Street. Pull up a chair, grab a fork and #getforky with us.