Wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas aren’t only found in Philadelphia. Only a short drive or easy PATCO ride will quickly bring city residents to Treno Pizza Bar in Westmont, NJ where they can enjoy casual Italian cuisine, family-style Sunday dinners and drinks year-round on their enclosed patio space. Whether its a quick pizza or a drink to unwind after work- this family friendly pizzeria, has something for everyone on its menu. Culinary Director Rich Friedrich has designed a menu balancing indulgent comfort dishes with light seasonal dishes. Plus Treno offers easy take-out options when you’re too busy to have a seat and dine-in. Whether its wood-fire or brick-oven pizza they’re cooking up both styles at this spot.
Wood-Fire Pizzas are traditional hand-tossed Italian-style pizza made with a thin crust using ‘00’ pizza flour, yeast, water, sea salt, with a 48-hour proof time. Brick-Oven Pizzas are a more commonly seen style, hand-crafted with a thicker crust using American bread flour, olive oil, water, yeast, salt, with a 24-hour proof time. Both styles of pizza offer a 12” pie- great for a personal size or sharing if you want to try something else on the menu.
For reference we ordered the Wood-Fire Margherita Pizza with red sauce, basil, sea salt, EVOO, mozzarella and Brick-Oven Garden Veggie Pizza with white cheddar, mozzarella, asparagus, heirloom cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic, broccolini, and charred red onions. See pizza can be healthy! We’d highly recommend starting your meal with an appetizer and some pizza. The White Truffle Frites are out of this world, topped with crispy prosciutto, manchego cheese sauce, parmesan, and scallions. We be you never had Italian style cheese fries like these. If you’re also a cheese-lover (we clearly are) then you shouldn’t miss the Fresh Burrata with heirloom tomato salad, pistachio-basil pesto, and grilled house crostini.
Moving onto the main course, Treno offers a variety of entree salads, sandwiches, pasta, and entree dishes. We tried the Honey Lemon Roasted Salmon with fennel, arugula, red leaf, radicchio, roasted cauliflower, dates, toasted almonds, and honey lemon glaze. We really enjoyed all the thought put into this salad to make it unique and filling as an entree option. The Tuscan Grilled Chicken Panzanelle is another very popular salad entree option with customers.
We loved the Spaghetti and Crab Arrabbiata which has a nice rich sauce made of roasted tomatoes, garlic, lemon, red pepper, italian parsley, and topped with toasted bread crumbs. Another popular pasta dish is the Shrimp Cacio E Pepe with spaghetti, garlic, EVOO, cracked black pepper, and bianco sardo. We also loved the thin crispy chicken cutlet in the Chicken Milanese topped with fresh arugula, roasted red pepper, red onion, cherry tomato, shaved parmesan, and a side of charred lemon.
We didn’t have room for dessert, but we’ll be back for the Italian Budino made with milk chocolate mousse, cookie crumb, salted caramel, and fresh whipped cream. PLUS this week- Treno is celebrating with its last First Friday of the season- this Friday, November 2, from 5 -10 pm. The popular monthly patio party celebrates with a special menu of November seasonal favorites. Guests will enjoy specials and local musician John Valerio performing live on the patio from 6-10 pm.
Special One-Night-Only Seasonal Bites $6
- Black and Orange Orzo Pasta Salad, Roasted Red Pepper, Butternut Squash, Snap Peas, Goat Cheese, Toasted Pepitas, Red Wine Vinaigrette
- Butternut Squash Arancini, Roasted Pumpkin Puree, Fresh Parmesan Cheese, Fresh Herbs
- Pumpkin Goat Cheese Polenta, Braised Short Rib, Crispy Leeks
- Prosciutto Wrapped Acorn Squash, Whipped Ricotta, Fresh Sage, Hot Honey
- Pumpkin Pie Budino, Graham Cracker Crumble, Whipped Cream
Featured Vodka Cocktails
- Melon Head with Crystal Head Vodka, Midori Melon Liqueur, Orange Juice
- Ginger Head with Crystal Head Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Simple Syrup, Orange Juice, Ginger Beer
- Blood Orange Head with Crystal Head Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Aperol, Lemon
Treno is a concept of The P.J.W. Restaurant Group. Founded in 1983 by Bob Platzer, with the help and support of his wife Donna, the group has grown from one to 22 restaurants with four different dining concepts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Though Bob’s first restaurant, Platz’s, eventually became the regionally renowned P.J. Whelihan’s, his original commitment to serving great food with good company is something that has never changed. Today, the group’s esteemed hospitality brands include: P.J. Whelihan’s Pub and Restaurant, the casual pub and eatery which pays homage to Bob’s grandfather’s name; The Pour House, the neighborhood favorite for the best to offer in craft beer and unique pub grub; Treno Pizza Bar, a wood and brick fired pizza bar offering authentic Italian fare with P.J.W. Restaurant Group flare; and The ChopHouse, a lakeside steak and seafood restaurant with an upscale yet friendly atmosphere.
Keep in mind Treno does not take reservations! Order delivery via DoorDash.com and enjoy weekly specials year-round like Half Priced Pizza Napoletana every Wednesday (dine-in only). Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6 pm $3 Domestic Beers and $5 House Wine and Well Drinks and Sunday Gravy: Four Course Meal served family style. garlic bread, antipasto, salad, pasta + meat , cannoli. $19 for adults – $5 for kids!