ABC News' Michael Falcone (@michaelpfalcone) reports:
UPDATED Sarah Palin sat down with Donald Trump in New York City on Tuesday night for just over a half hour at the former Alaska governor continued her roadtrip up the Eastern seaboard.
Palin's office reached out to meet with Trump, not the other way around, Michael Cohen, special counsel at the Trump organization told ABC News.
The two met in his 30,000-square-foot apartment in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and later ate dinner together.
At Palin's request they dined at Famous Famiglia Pizzeria near Times Square. "She wanted pizza," a source familiar with the dining decision said.
Palin, Trump and his wife, Melania, Palin's parents and her daughter, Piper, shared several large pizzas — both plain cheese and pepperoni — and sodas. They sat at a private table in the restaurant, cordoned off with yellow tape and bodyguards.
Earlier, sources hinted to ABC News that the restaurant would be low-key, not one of New York's more upscale establishments. "One step above McDonald's," Cohen, Trump's top political aide, said.
Palin, who has not yet announced her potential 2012 presidential intentions, has been on a multi-stop tour of the East Coast with her family for the last two days visiting historical sites, sometimes dodging members of the press, sometimes speaking to them.
She began the day in Gettysburg, Pa., before traveling to Philadelphia to visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
"Each site we're at is just so inspiring and confirming in me and me and in my family how important it is that we all learn about our foundation so that we can move forward very clearly," she said in an interview with ABC News in Philadelphia.
ABC's Sheila Marikar contributed reporting from Philadelphia and New York.