Diamonds Italian Restaurant goes back to 1982 on Kent Street in Chambersburg (the Italian section of Trenton). They have been in several locations over the years, and I have eaten in every one! I even had a birthday party for over 60 people at their current location in Hamilton; everyone remarked that the food was excellent, especially the Tilapia Francaise. They are a BYOB with a casual atmosphere and their cuisine has always been consistently good.
One of the things that stands out about Diamonds is that it owned and operated by the Zucchetti brothers, Anthony and Tommy. These two gentlemen are very dapper and dress exceedingly well, and this adds to the pleasure of the experience. One or the other will greet you as you enter, and it is a pleasure to see men who care about how they look. I am a retired fashion designer and I appreciate their efforts. This is part of the experience that makes Diamonds exceptional.
The fare is authentically Italian and prepared by Diamonds’ longtime and award-winning chefs, Antonella & Armando. I particularly like their specials, which really happen to be special!
The staff is very pleasant and accommodating. I think the staff is hired based on their amiable personalities. You can even dine al fresco as they created an outdoor area during the pandemic.
In all these years, the quality of the food has never wavered. The last time we were there, I had the Three Mushroom Soup (a variety of mushrooms blended in a cream based soup). For my main entrée, I had a breaded Veal Chop topped with arugula, tomato, onion and drizzled with a balsamic glaze. Jon enjoyed the Steamed Mussels in white sauce for his appetizer and Saltimbocca alla Romero, which is Veal Cutlet sauteed and topped with baby spinach, prosciutto and melted provolone cheese. Our friend loved his Meatballs Bolognese appetizer (I tasted it, and the meatballs were delicious) and his main entrée of Caveletti Rabe (Caveletti served with broccoli rabe, sweet sausage in garlic olive oil).
Jon skipped desert and went straight to expresso. I had their Cannoli, which was not the first time and certainly not the last!