A low-key spot tucked away along a quiet street in Jersey City’s northernmost neighborhood has undergone a short renovation and will be relaunching very soon with a revamped menu that still features some old favorites.
Marco’s Italian Deli had been operating out of 457 Baldwin Avenue for about a decade but suddenly closed earlier this summer without much of a public explanation. Passersby who’ve noticed a new sign that’s gone up on the building recently might have concluded that the space had changed hands, but ownership of the business remains the same despite a new moniker.
That new name is Casalingo and they are set to open to the public for good on July 11. The space itself has been refreshed with white subway-style wall tiles and decorative pizza boards. Fans of Marco’s subs will be pleased to know that they’ll still be making an appearance on Casalingo’s menu, and they include parmigiana varieties of chicken, sausage, meatball, eggplant, or shrimp.
Other items on Casalingo’s menu include a few salad and soup options along with personal pizzas (no slices this time around), calzones, and mozzarella rolls. Other entrée choices include spaghetti and meatballs, orecchiette with broccoli rabe, chicken francese, and mussels marinara.
Casalingo will also feature “Nonna’s Daily Specials” and will still be offering their catering services when they re-launch. The business sports a newly created Instagram account at the handle @casalingojc and will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays. In a departure from Marco’s, the business will be completely closed on weekends.