Are you kidding me??? I used to live on Washington/5th and ate at Michealina's once every two months.
Your best bet apparently is Grimaldi's on Washington and 4th.
My friends live pretty much above Michaelina, haha. That's how I got to going there - I'd never tried anything off Washington before they moved there. It's pretty sweet when it's a busy night and they have a waiting list to be able to go to their apartment and have some wine until they call us.
I don't think I've ever been to Grimaldi's, but I pass it all the time. I'll check it out next time I'm up there, hopefully this weekend.
Cafe Michaelina one of my favorites......
And in order on importance to me:
Once upon a time Carlos Bakery, but now f'em for making Hoboken a tourist's first stop before going to Times Sq
Oh god, I forgot about Sri Thai. Absolutely love that place as well. Empire Coffee & Tea is pretty sweet as well, I've spent hours there working on articles and such. I've been meaning to get to La Isla and Gas Light forever but never made it to either.