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Vidalia Restaurant
Vidalia Restaurant

Vidalia Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatatvidalia.com/
  • Phone: (609) 896-4444
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;
    Monday: Closed: Will open for parties of 20 or more.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Scarlata
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: We are happy to host events in our restaurant during normal business as well as off hours. The restaurant holds 48 people comfortably and our outdoor dining area will hold 50 people as well. We be happy to provide a great custom family style meal for your event or your guests can order a la carte from our menu.
    No matter what the event is, we feel confident we can provide you with a warm and wonderful dining experience with great food and great service.
    We also cater off site events and will be happy to provide you with any information you need about our catering menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: You may rent the restaurant for private events or outside dining. We are closed on Monday, but we will gladly open for you if the party consist of 20 or more. Lunch or Dinner. Please call for details or email at vidaliarestaurant@gmail.com
  • Private Party Contact: Salvatore (609) 896-4444
  • Entertainment: Al Fresco Dining with entertainment, weather permitting and Wine Tastings and outdoor fireplace

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 206 or Gordon Ave.
  • Public Transit: 10 minutes from Hamilton train station and 5 minutes from 295 North or South.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking with no meters.
A word from Vidalia Restaurant
Welcome to Vidalia, Lawrenceville premiere destination for gourmet cuisine and impeccable service. Accented by soft lighting and elegant décor, Vidalia aims to please and succeeds in doing so. The professional staff caters to its guests’ every need making sure not to cut corners and only offering the finest, highest quality ingredients. The menu is vast and eclectic showcasing an impressive selection of Authentic Italian specialties. Treat your guests to an evening that they won't soon forget. The professional and friendly staff at Vidalia looks forward to making your next dining experience truly unforgettable with pleasant dining and superb cuisine.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Dinner at Vidalia's was wonderful. The food was the best part of our dining experience. The inside restaurant was a bit cramped (too many tables for the room size) and this made the noise level loud but bearable. The entree I wanted most on the standard menu was "not available." Wasn't happy about this but was very happy with the fish special. All three of us ordered the same speciality item and two out of three asked if the item could be tweaked. It was evident that meals at Vidalia are prepared fresh and as ordered. No cookie cutter service here. Our server was sweet. The chef was in view at every turn. A special place for a special occasion or if you want a special treat go to Vidalia's."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was a Sunday evening, so perhaps the chef was not on his/her toes by this point in the weekend. We were greeted very nicely and seated promptly. Our waitress rattled off the specials very quickly and quite perhaps more loudly than necessary. My friends both seemed to enjoy their meals, but my appetizer (the beet salad) was too sweet with not enough chèvre while my main course (seafood in white wine sauce on linguini) was really flat with no contrasting tastes. Fresh herbs would have been a nice touch and they are readily available in the summer! The desserts were all delicious - the best part of the meal. In general the portions were too big for all courses."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This restaurant never fails to be wonderful. It's a small-town feel with a big town sophistication. The menu is diverse enough to accommodate all palates. It's a BYOB so the prices are much more reasonable."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have eaten at Vidalia's on a number of occasions and the food was terrific every time. If not the best Italian restaurant in Central Jersey, it's certainly one of the top 2 or 3."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Been to Vidalia a few times and it just seems to keep getting better!!! From the appetizer to rhe salad - to the main course, everything was way above par!!! Too stuffed for desert but watching around us, that looked great too! Service was very friendly, knowledgable and speedy!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "That's the best word I can think of to describe the pork chop Milanese that was one of the day's specials. That, coupled with the great service one always expects and gets."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The restaurant handled a busy evening without a hitch. Service was attentive and the food was excellent. Vidalia's signature onion soup was outstanding. A very nice evening and a restaurant that deserves a return visit."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "No matter when we visit this wonderul family owned restaurant, the service is spot on, the staff is friendly, the owners are wonderful people and the dinners are consistently delicious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious. My husband had veal Marsala. He said it was the best he's had! I had a shrimp, sausage and broccoli rabe over pasta special. It too was delicious and a large portion. Took half home. We had calamari and beet salad as appetizers. Both were great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "whether a comforting pasta on a cold winter's night or a wonderful special to eat outside under the setting sun, Vidalia's has been a mainstay for great neighborhood dining for many years. Great food, great service in a great atmosphere. A quiet dinner for two or with the kids and granddaughter, Vidalia's never fails."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed ourselves tremendously! We went for our 34th anniversary and was amazed at the great food, and atmosphere! What a great find! We will be back. Thanks Vidalia!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is the place to dine for exceptional food. Servings are generous and the presentation is classy. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The scallops are the best I have ever eaten the staff know everything north south, east and west of the food..its just an amazing town gem. I come from new york to this small town gem Italian restaurant and go back home knowing I will never find a place that comes close. Me and my girlfriend are considering moving here not only for this restaurant but for the town...to keep it short I look forward to coming to Vidalias once a year like Christmas and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had wanted to go back to vidalias for awhile. Do happy we did. No wait, food and service great. Very quaint place."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The chicken saltimbocca with the spinach, as well as a bowl of the sausage escarole soup (one of my frequent choices) made for an absolutely delicious meal. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Staff was attentive and accommodating, and everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Note that the restaurant is BYOB."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Owner called us Saturday morning to reconfirm and advised us of many area graduations and let us know "special parking hints". Service and food were outstanding. Not a negative from start to finish. We were the last patrons to leave and never felt rushed, they even came by with extra coffees so we could continue cgatting.chatting Will DEFINITILY return and recommend to others."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A wonderful evening! The food was terrific overall--the duck special was fantastic. Very attentive service. Sal and his staff always do a great job which is why we keep going back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "After many dinners here over the winter, I came in for a lunch. Although there may be fewer choices, there are certainly enough for me and with the same outstanding quality that I have come to expect. I have always found the soup to be special (this time it was the portobello), as well as the cannelonni with it's wonderful house-made sausage."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food is always very good with wide variety and great specials. We have never been disappointed; actually, we have always left saying that it's the best Italian restaurant in central New Jersey."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Went her for a business lunch and the food was absolutely delicious. It was very authentic Italian food with great pastas and fish. The service was outstanding and it is a very quaint setting. Strongly recommend."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have been to Vidalias several times and we have never been disappointed. It is our go to place for all our special occasions. Excellent food and always something interesting on the menu."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Vidalia is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. It is cozy, nicely decorated albeit small, food is consistently good, and when the weather is nice, the tables outside the restaurant are a delight. The chef is always pleasant and gracious and 3 male servers that have been there for the last year are wonderful. And oh, let me mention it again, the food is CONSISTENTLY yummy!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We are frequent diners @ Vidalia and Friday's (5/9) visit was one of the best. Thanks to Sal and the team. Logan did a great job with our table and though Vidalia was busy, he and the others kept pace."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We needed dinner before an event at the nearby Ryder University campus, and selected Vidalia based on Internet reviews. Overall, the experience was very good, including tasty food, well-prepared, and of decent quality. The serving staff was very nice also. The indoor setting is pleasant enough, except that tables are packed quite tightly: You're overhearing any conversion from your neighbors (and I wouldn't venture into very personal conversations either). There is an outdoor terrace that seemed a bit less cramped, but we haven't had the chance to try that yet. Still, recommended. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "What I selected was outstanding and, since I have had these selections many times over the past couple of years, I have certain expectations. Once again my food was perfectly prepared and a complete delight."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "It's not easy to find a " great' restaurant in our area but this is a winner. The food is freshly prepared and never disappoints. The chef personally comes out and visits all of the tables to make sure that his guests are pleased. It is a small restaurant with nice ambiance. When the weather is nice, outside dining is available. The servers are very attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others. Make sure that you call ahead for a reservation because it fills up quickly. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I don't know how they do it but this gem has consistently great food, wonderful specials along with service that is just right. Friendly, there when you need them and not over bearing. We love bringing friends here to experience it. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Friday night is date night in our house. We try a different restaurant every week. Vidalia was a special surprise find. Everything was excellent. We plan to go back and recommend everyone try it. But not on Friday nights when we go. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I've eaten at Vidalia numerous times and the food is consistently delicious, no matter what you order! The service is on point as well and who doesn't love a BYOB? The outdoor patio is beautifully decorated and really nice for dining. If you haven't been to this spot yet, make it a point to go very soon."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Wonderful outdoor dining. The weather was perfet for an early evening meal and so was the food."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Took my daughter to Vidalia for dinner on a rainy Tuesday night and we both loved the food and the atmosphere. The Cipolla Vidalia onion soup and minestrone soup were both excellent. My daughter had the Rigatoni alla Vodka which she loved (and she is a picky eater) and I had the Pollo Scarparello which came with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus which was delicious! We both took home leftovers which were enjoyed the next day. I am looking forward to returning to Vidalia again and would love to try other dishes as well. Service was excellent and the cost was very reasonable. Vidalia is a BYOB so don't forget to bring your favorite bottle of wine!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Vidalia lives up to its "eclectic Italian" description and more. It offers first-rate, creative cuisine and a staff that makes dining extraordinarily friendly from the welcome to departure. Beautiful outdoor dining area too. We enjoyed the "California salad" blending mesclun, apples, walnuts with abundant Gorgonzola and honey-balsamic dressing; mussels (a "special") in a light pesto cream sauce (presentation included edible flowers) plus baskets of crunchy, hot bread to sop up the sauce. Entrees: a baked salmon filet with haricots vert and Vidalia's "Sashimi Tuna BLT" both excellent. Vidalia is reminiscent of San Francisco/Sausalito, a little off-beat, lots of fresh flowers and charm. We will be back, next time for dinner. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The restaurant is delightful if a bit loud. I think the outdoor seating area is preferable when the good weather finally arrives."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Everything about Vidalia was just great...crisp white linen tablecloth, attentive service, delicious food (rainbow trout special is to die for), even the ice water tasted so good! Wish we lived closer, we'd be here all the time."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great food and great service! This is one of our favorite restaurants in town. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We met friends from out of state who were visiting relatives nearby. They are very discerning diners and we were tasked with finding a place to have dinner. We found Vidalia's warm and inviting. As soon as the first appetizer arrived at our table it was clear that we would not be disappointed. Everything was delicious. In addition to tasting great, the appetizers and desserts were especially artistically presented."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant probably 4-5 times now. I love the ambiance of this restaurant. The service is always fantastic and they are always so friendly. The specials that they have are always so different and delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Vidalia was great, statred with the vidalia onion stuffed with sausage, WOW !! Seafood was fresh and steak was cooked perfectly, great place to dine outdoors. Dont miss eating at this neighborhood gem ."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wonderful recent meal with very good service. Only complaint was they "were out of cream" for the coffee I ordered after dinner."
    Dined on 4/11/2014