Paulie's In the News
Paulie's Anna Rose: Fine dining, casual comfort.
By Carl Lavo
From our glass table on a landscaped patio, Mary Anne's eyes suddenly widened. "Oh, my God," she exclaimed.
"The dessert is two feet tall!"
My back was to the uniformed waiter descending the staircase from the mansion so I didn't see
the confection at first. It wasn't literally two feet tall, but the banana cream pie we were about
to share was stunning to behold: Two layers of bananas sandwiching a thick layer of delicious
banana cream, over which was a much thicker topping of fresh whipped cream, all artistically
drizzled with caramel sauce.
...An associate recommended the two story Victorian restaurant as one of her favorites.
We had never heard of it. But after a recent Saturday evening visit, we both agreed
that Paulie's is a terrific find for casual fine dining at moderate prices...
...The imposing white clapboard structure sits at the apex of a grassy knoll,
fronted by the patio, a massive lawn and three stately oak trees. Access is from the back,
where a circular drive passes close to a waiting room. Inside are two dining rooms,
capable of seating 90 patrons in a luxurious Victorian setting. Another private dining
quarter can seat up to 10 guests...
...Popular specialties include crab cakes conceived by the restaurant's executive chef
(who comes from the Yardley Country Club), sushi grade tuna, and Anna Rose salads topped
with grilled chicken, shrimp and scallops, homemade roasted peppers, black and green olives,
toasted pine nuts, Feta and sharp provolone cheese, and grilled Tuscan vegetables...
Read the full review here in the PhillyBurbs
Second Year Celebration for Paulie's Anna Rose
Paulie and Colleen Villareal are celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Paulie's Anna Rose Restaurant.
Located halfway up the hill which is W. Upper Ferry Road in West Trenton this elegant establishment
occupies a spacious 19th Century two story Victorian house.
Fast becoming known for elegant dining in Ewing at moderate prices, Paulie himself can be found in the
kitchen everyday for lunch. Paulie is originally from the Mercer Area, worked for his dad at the family
owned Ewing Diner, then did a stint in the service and went to culinary school at Fort Lee and became a general's Chef.
After that he moved to Atlantic City where he & Colleen opened the Brittany Café named after their daughter),
Pizza Pazzazz plus a third restaurant in Ventnor. Angelo Demitry, from The Original Bond AA club is the
chef alongside Paulie in the evenings.
Paulie and Colleen are celebrating the month of November for their 2nd Anniversary with All Day Happy
Hours! (Except Holidays and Saturdays) Also Available, buy one entrée and get the second entrée free,
(Again not valid on Holidays & Saturdays). Paulie's is open from 11-3 for lunch Tuesday to Friday & Dinner
is served 5-10 Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays. Reservations are suggested for the Delightful Italian
Continental cuisine by calling (609) 882-1150.
Great food, great setting at Paulie's Anna Rose
By By Joe Emanski
...Occupying a 19th century house on West Upper Ferry Road, Paulie's Anna Rose is an elegant setting
for dining in Ewing Township. You're as likely to eat dinner next to the mayor or the CEO of a large
corporation as you are to sit next to your neighbor, and in this age of suburban sprawl, that's downright
...All told, Paulie's Anna Rose was an excellent dining experience, from the setting to the quality
and variety of the food. For a special night out it makes an excellent choice...
Read the full review here in the Ewing Observer