History of the Ivy Tavern

The Ivy Tavern was originally established in 1956 by Peter J. Russo and his brother Stephen Russo.  It all started out with a small version of a bar and package store.  Ham and cheese sandwiches and steak sandwiches fried in an electric frying pan was the extent of the food.  Eventually a pizza oven was donated by the bakery next door which they also owned. The dough recipe was originally from their mother who was born in Sicily. The  individual barpies are the  Ivy's  specialty which are available to eat at the bar or to take home and enjoy.  The dough is made daily on the premises and the toppings are all fresh as well.  The menu consists of many appetizers along with hot and cold sandwiches and seafood platters. Mike, Peter's son, and Elaine Russo are the current owners.  The Ivy Tavern has been a landmark for over 60 years.  Stop in for a bite , a cold beer or just some good conversation. It'll be worth it.

Hours of operation

Monday through Sunday

7 days a week 


Kitchen open from 9am-1am daily

Package store open 7 days a week until 2am. Liquor sold until 10pm.  Beer and wine  available until  2am. 


3108 South Broad Street

Trenton NJ 08610

609 888-1435

Mike and Elaine Russo 



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