On the Square

About Us



Welcome to Palumbo’s Italian Market

The Palumbo family, Cindy and Paul, have opened their second Italian Market in September 2014 on the square in Newark, where they are partnering with their friends from River Road Coffeehouse to bring a unique experience to downtown Newark.

What We Offer

Our market On the Square provides freshly made sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts for eat-in or take-out. Fresh roasted nuts are also available. Business people and visitors alike will enjoy the freshness of our menu items for lunch and dinner.


We also off dinner specials of ready-to-cook foods for individuals and families who want fresh, healthy, non-fast food meals without the work to prepare them.  We feature our own homemade sauces to create a unique Palumbo’s version of traditional dishes. These provide great options for people to take home after work or other dinner occasions.


Palumbo’s is also a great place to stop on your way to the Midland Theatre or while on the square for other events.


We offer a variety of gourmet catering items to make your event hosting a breeze and to delight your guests. Learn more about our Catering

Beer, Wine, and Cider

You can enjoy our great selection of beer, wine, and cider in our market On the Square.  Learn more

Our Passion

Cindy’s passion for cooking and Paul’s experience being raised by an Italian family from South Philly and working in the family restaurant business created an appreciation for authentic Italian foods, homemade wines and pastries. We spent two years traveling New York, Philadelphia, Columbus and Boston searching out and studying Italian foods and markets. Recent trips to France and Italy were planned specifically to research small local specialty shops to formulate ideas and establish wholesale sources.