Quaint and delicious
Second time and again I was not disappointed. The food was really good. We had the avocado , mozzarella and tomato appetizer and for dinner my husband had the duck and I had the scallops, both entrees were delicious. It was a beautiful night and my husband and I sat outdoors. We also liked how the owner came out and greeted everyone. It was very personable. We do not live in the area but visit often and when we do Vidalia's is the restaurant that we will continue to visit.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the stuffed sole with crabmeat. The fish was very dry. I was disappointed. I have had other dishes at Vidalia years ago and they were excellent. I will come back again to try out their other dishes (maybe not the fish).
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
we were in a rush for a concert and they served us immediately and efficiently. We were greeted by garlic bread as we sat down.
This is a BYOB which helps keep the cost down too. Small intimate dining room with larger outdoor space for groups.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten here for both lunch and dinner and both menus are wonderful. The portions are very generous and they will split orders so you can share with another. I ordered the special salad of the day and my friend ordered panini. The plates were brought out with each plate having half of the salad and half of the sandwich so we didn't have to start cutting or serving. And they don't charge extra for that, like some places do. The menu items are creative and offer SO many choices to satisfy any tastes. I have yet to be disappointed by anything I've had there. Kudos!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time dining here. After
First time dining here. After the noisy children left at 7:00 PM, it was very enjoyable. Not a place for kids. Very small and too small to have mis-behaved kids running around. Felt bad for the staff.
Food and service was great.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely go to this cute little restaurant in Lawrenceville! Went for an anniversary dinner - food was delicious! Service was great! BYOB so you save some money there. Owner came out to talk to everyone and make sure everything was fine. Make reservation! Small place, tables very close together so a little noisy, but totally worth it.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and great
Outstanding food and great service. Lunch or dinner, it's always a great dining experience!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding on every level! A gem!
My wife and I are new to Princeton and found a gem in Vidalia! We were immediately greeted by Salvatore (chef/owner) and he made some wonderful recommendations on the menu. Beet salad, puff pastry, Brazilian fish and scallops. We were very impressed by the service, ambiance and of course the quality and taste of the food. Salvatore and his wife are magnificent hosts and make you feel welcome and special. We highly recommend Vidalia and now that we live in Princeton we plan to be "regulars."
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian food. Able to get a paleo meal. Fresh and home made. Amazing fresh mozzarella cheese. Can't wait to go back.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Frequent Diner
They really are consistently outstanding in food and service. These are the my two reasons to frequent a restaurant and I've found Vidalia has always met or exceeded my expectations.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't believe I missed this
Lived in this area for 15 years- have never been- so sorry it took so long !!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like this restaurant.
My guy and I had dinner there tonight....wonderful menu and the services is superb. The owner/host greeted us personally and the evening was memorable.
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7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to surpass the quality
Hard to surpass the quality of the food for the money. A cozy, BYOB restaurant where it all centres round the food and the wine that one brings. Chef Sal and his team do an outstanding job for a wonderful dining experience.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What can I say?
Vidalia is one of those places that just grabs you and you can't wait to go back. We invited very good friends to have dinner with us on Saturday and everything was just perfect. Very pleasant servers, the chef visited us, a surprise appetizer and after dinner drink and reasonable prices. T
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizers&Entrees were outstanding
1st time visit was worth the 18-mile, 30-minute drive down Route 206. Easy parking across the restaurant; were greeted inside by Sallah who offered us a choice of dining inside or out; opted for quiet patio. Furniture comfortable; menu extensive. Chose Chef's special appetizers of beef fillet/spinach/goat cheese & Beet salad. Both were excellent choices @ $14/$15. We chose Filet Mignon w/ 2 bacon-wrapped scallops [$33]. My husband offered to pay for 2 extra scallops [$39]. All portions were generous; no room left for dessert/espresso. Sallah's assistant, Ryan, kept our bread basket [homemade garlic/cheese bread] full along w/ our water glasses& tea. Fillet mignon perfectly cooked, scallops& bacon were succulent, moist. We highly recommend
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the food-all 7 of us ! The setting was comfortable and relaxed. Our server did not race us through our dinner and the owner could not have been more attentive. One of the few restaurants that was willing to change any menu item for dietary reasons. Would highly recommend
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Good time
It was our 32nd anniversary and we had a splendid time.
Our server was Megan which was exceptional as was the food.
It was a most enjoyable evening.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's been years since I visited this longstanding neighborhood restaurant ....and we were glad that we did. Clearly remodeled and modernized, what a wonderful surprise. The food was imaginative and delicious...the outside dining was fabulous, like dining in the garden. A block from Main St. so no car traffic (noise or exhaust) . The interior was remodeled and so much brighter than the past. The chef visited the tables. Service was very attentive. Family friendly. Prices were moderate, BYOB....overall "we will return." (We are foodies and enjoy our own imaginative cooking.) We had the veal fichi (figs and mushrooms) capallilini, swordfish, arugula salad, soup...all delicious.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my partner's
We celebrated my partner's 37th birthday with dinner on the patio. It was a beautiful night and the patio was the perfect place to be -- we loved the lights and lanterns. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive, the food was delicious, and we had a wonderful time. The garlic bread is the best I've ever had. We will definitely be back again soon!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The kind of local Italian you want
It's a great little neighborhood restaurant that has a homey feel, with rich, comforting Italian dishes. Entrees are a bit slow to come, but the payoff is worth it.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very tasty. Caution,
Food is very tasty. Caution, appetizers were a bit overpriced. This is the only place in Lawrenceville I’ve been to that is worth returning.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vidalia deserves its accolades
I've eaten here numerous times and have yet to be disappointed in anything. Ever. The owners are on premises and working all the time which ensures a great experience. It's a BYOB which allows them to keep their food prices reasonable. We were four people, each having had a different meal, and each raving that it was the best they'd ever had. The wait staff is totally accommodating and even though they appear at your command, they do not hover or intrude and, best of all, they never rush the patrons. It's a top-notch restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only is the food freesh and inventive, but the service was attentive and the servers very knowledgeable. I had the beet and fig salad which was a perfect combination of flavor, with a touch of goat cheese. The lobster ravioli was presented beautifully and delicous! The ambiance outside was also very relaxing.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once Again, everything was
Once Again, everything was first rate. From the soup to the canneloni, it was a perfect dining experience.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian restaurant in the area
Best cozy Italian restaurant in the Princeton area. All the appetizers, soups to salads to entrees and home- made desserts
are outstanding not mentioning the specials for the day or week. We have been going to Vidalia for years now and keep on
going back with friends. We never had a disappointing meal there. The chef Sal and his wife are friendly and often come to
the guests' table to say hello. One should make reservations always not to be disappointed. BYOB also add values to the
cost which is very reasonable.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Calamari app was overcooked - rubbery. Mozzarella app was also so so. 4 main courses were fabulous. Garlic bread was also great.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service here are reliably good, usually excellent in fact. The husband/wife team make it work flawlessly. It's a BYOB.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Local Italian Gourmet
Vidalia continues to provide excellent food and service in a comfortable indoor or outdoor setting in downtown Lawrenceville. The salads are among the best in the area and their standard menu items never dissappoint. We loved the outdoor patio seating area as a quiet setting where you can have a comfortable conversation in a beautiful atmosphere.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved dinner in their courtyard
The outside courtyard and the perfect summer evening weather were a nice venue for the great Italian food. The service was very good, and the servers allowed us to dine without clearing our plates as soon as we put down our forks, a pet peeve of mine. It was a plus that it is a BYO.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome little spot
Fantastic BYO place with delicious food including amazing specials to delight the palate! Visit and come back often, it was completely worth the trip.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite!
A neighborhood gem located in downtown Lawrenceville. Small and cozy but great service and an incredible menu! Lots of daily specials. The fish of the day and the veal saltimbocca were outstanding as well as the mixed green salad. All outstandingly delicious. I will definitely return - and bring friends.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I come here several times a month, but tonight was the first time that I've ever dined outside. Perfect weather, faultless service and outstanding food all made for an exceptional dining experience.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always fresh and nicely prepared as we have dined here several times. The specials are always interesting. Service is attentive. They have a cute outdoor patio, which is great in the warm months.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll definitely be back...
Tried Vidalia for the first time and loved it. Weather permitted us to sit outside, and it was great. Many unusual items on their menu. We tried the Vidalia onion stuffed with sausage appetizer, and it was very tasty. Both my wife and I enjoyed our entrees as well. As they are BYOB, we had a really nice and filling meal, in a beautiful outdoor setting, for a very reasonable price.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've lived in town for over a year and overlook the restaurant from my apartment. I've always been extremely impressed by their outdoor seating. They really light up the patio in a gorgeous, tasteful way. I always thought they would be too expensive for me to afford on a starting salary. I was fortunate enough to have my dad take me out the other night and we had the BEST meal! With great prices, so I know that I can go back and enjoy again. I'd HIGHLY recommend their shrimp. So fresh and delicious. Their appetizer of shrimp wrapped in bacon with an amazing bourbon cream-type sauce was probably the best thing I've ever tasted. Will absolutely be back for more.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint Little Spot
Vidalia is a small restaurant that delivers big. The staff was professional and welcoming. The menu is eclectic and most interesting. The food was fresh and delicious. Because the space is small, every conversation at the other occupied table was clearly heard so I would not recommend it for gatherings that desire some privacy. I will go here again to explore more of their menu.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
We dined here for the first time on Saturday September 21 The service was great, The waiter and staff were very friendly. The food was outstanding. The Chef came over to all the diners to see how we were. We will definetly return to this restaurant
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent! The
The food was excellent! The specials were very interesting and some nice core menu items as well. The scallops were cooked perfectly with a delightful sauce. The tuna and lobster tartar appetizer wash outstanding. We will return!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
They always meet (and often surpass) my expectations for the quality of food ( 4 1/2 to 5 star range). Matched with their fabulous staff, I can not recommend highly enough the outside dining experience. I've enjoyed it a few times this month and hope for a few more before the colder weather!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants in the area. Add the fact it is BYOB makes Vidalia a can't miss spot.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
So Many Great Dining Experiences
I had a great time dining in the outside court yard. I know I can always depend on the very best in food and service every time I visit Vidalia.
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I had an outstanding dining experience at Vidalia's, starting with a welcome from the Chef to excellent service and amazing food. It can get a bit noisy as the dining area is somewhat small but this adds to the fun of the evening.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyable BYOB
All I wanted for my birthday dinner was a yummy BYOB dinner for two & this fit the bill perfectly. Cute little spot, a bit noisy when the place was filled but very happy overall.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for a Special occasion
We were 5 of us friends,for Dinner for a special occasion. The food & service were outstanding. The waiter Saleh was very good in explaining the specials. the owner stopped by to welcome us. our waiter recommended family style salad which was very good. I am glad we found this restaurant. Recommend this highly.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit . The staff was friendly and attentive . My one and only complaint was that the expression at the end of the meal was cold and very small. I would visit them again the meal was excellent.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vidalia never fails to impress. Great food with wonderful service. We love the atmosphere and intimate dining room. The pasta is always delicious and just the right amount. Will always recommend and can't wait to go back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Rate Dining
I always enjoy dining, here. From the pastas, chicken and specials, I have never experienced anything that was less than above average (that also goes for the service).
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of a kind
Food is great you must go there at least once in your lifetime!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday and Girls Night Out
This restaurant is outstanding as always-the food is fresh and delicious and the service is always excellent! My (not me) group was new to Vidalia's but they will sure to return. I look forward to my next visit too!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vidalia is simply one of the best BYOB resataurants in Cental Jersey, and having the opportunity to dine here a few times a month is a constant treat.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM