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Borough of Totowa, New Jersey

Totowa, a borough with a land area of 4.08 square miles, was officially incorporated on March 15th, 1898, under Chapter 56 by the New Jersey Legislature. It emerged from sections of Wayne Township, replacing the defunct Manchester Township. The community’s borders touch Haledon, Little Falls, Paterson, Wayne, and Woodland Park. The name “Totowa” derives from a Native American term for the Great Falls of the Passaic River, meaning “sinking or falling water” or “between mountains and water.”

Things To Do: Top Sights in Totowa

Restaurants: Best Place to Eat in Totowa

Roberts Scratch Kitchen


Roberts Scratch Kitchen in a wheelchair accessible restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine in a relaxed, upscale atmosphere. Robert’s serves alcohol and cocktails along with comfort food and vegetarian options.¬†

Made In Italy Ristorante


Made in Italy is wheelchair accessible restaurant that serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Serves wine, comfort food and vegetarian dishes. Customers’ can chose from outdoor seating, dine-in, takeout or delivery.¬†

Fusion 27


Fusion 27 serves alcohol, cocktails, vegetarian dishes and comfort food with fast service and great desserts. Customers’ can choose from outdoor seating, dine-in, takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Restaurant is wheelchair accessible and offers free Wi-Fi.

Little Greek


Wheelchair accessible restaurant serving lunch and dinner in casual atmosphere. Little Greek has free street parking, accepts reservation, and offers outdoor seating, takeout, delivery and dine-in. 


Transit: Roads & Public Transportation

Totowa is located on several major roadways including:

Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46 and New Jersey Route 23, 62 & 3 and County Routes 632, 642 and 644.

NJ Transit facilitates bus transportation to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan through routes 193 and 197. Additionally, it offers local service on route 712. For train commuters, the Montclair-Boonton Line provides access via the Little Falls station.

Schools: Local Education Centers

Middle School 

Elementary School

Parking: Places To Park in Totowa

Parking Lot

Valet Parking Service

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