Vidalia Restaurant
Vidalia Restaurant

Vidalia Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatatvidalia.com/
  • Phone: 6098964444
  • 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: Organic, Italian
  • 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 6098964444
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Vidalia Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)great for outdoor dining (71)fit for foodies (56)special occasion (42)romantic (35)good for groups (16)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • not bad
    scotchontherocksVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The dishes tend to have heavy sauces. Some like this. I like things lighter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The Specials offered for the night never, NEVER disappoint. Especially the Duck entrees....the Chef knows how to cook duck to perfection!!! Been diners there for years & have enjoyed every aspect Vidalia offers
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Thurday Dinner
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was a very nice evening for dining outside (as the evenings for doing this are quickly dwindling) and everything was up to the usually high standards. One can feel lucky to have so many nice BYOB restaurants in one's immediate area, and Vidalia should be numbered among the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Choice
    2thebone
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We hosted a farewell/retirement luncheon for a colleague at Vidalia's. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and we were seated in the outdoor patio dining area. The menu and daily specials were well planned, leaving everyone in our party delighted with their selections. The mozzarella app melted in your mouth, as did the stuffed mushrooms. The soups are consistently good. The generously portioned mediterrean (with crab & shrimp) and california salads were excellent. The eggplant and the rigatoni vodka did not disappoint. Ample free parking is a plus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vidalia Restaurant, Outstanding!
    VCVG
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our son & daughter in law gave us a gift certificate at Christmas 2013 and wish we had gone sooner. The dining there and the food just outstanding! The prices were very reasonable for the excellent choices. We will return to try the pasta dishes which sound very nice & seeing other tables ordering some of the dishes, we will be back! The chef certainly knows how to cook just in a perfect way and a nice way to present his dishes when the server brings your meal. The service was quick and very attentive to our table with everything we would need. Our water glasses were kept filled as well. Just an excellent restaurant! It is also a BYOB which is a way to keep the prices lower as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dining
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The restaurant is consistent in the service and excellent quality of food. The chef prepared an tasty Osso Buco accompanied by Tomato Risotto. The meat was tender and the sauce delish. As a BYOB restaurant the pricing is far and worth the trip to the Village of Lawrenceville.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Jack
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was first rate. I loved it, would recommend to my friends, and would go back soon and often. The Food was very good and service was attentive without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    DukeVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great food, excellent service. A must try resturant. We now be a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Round Excellence!
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A perfect, late summer evening paired with the usual, well-prepared food and attentive, well-paced service. To say anything more would be pointless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As afisherman and cook, I enjoy all types of seafood and will order it often at restaurants. This was the best piece of fish I have ever ordered out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place for lunch or dinner
    GreenVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It was always OK but it has enhanced the food and has lots of energy. It was crowded during midweek, one sign of improvements. And, it's a BYO. Check it out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little place w personal touch
    Onceawaiter
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Charming little restaurant with a friendly staff. Chef came to our table twice, first to welcome us, ask about any food or spice allergies, and offer to modify dishes, then to check on how we liked our meals. Beautifully presented and tasty beet salad. Hearty lasagna. We were there early on a Saturday night. Small dining room grew a bit crowded and a little noisier than we would have liked for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food & outdoor dining!
    Sharon
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had the good fortune to dine al fresco on a beautiful evening at Vidalia. The ambiance was fabulous only to be outdone by our delicious meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The servers were attentive and welcoming. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Great service !
    Deeko
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have always enjoyed our meals at Vidalia! Chef / owner Salvatore is an inspired chef! It's always a treat to try his specials! The food being awesome and service being good ... It's worth going there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    FPSoldgynie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was delightful. A splendid late Summer night and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Dinner
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Brought a friend to dinner and everything was perfect. Despite having to move inside when a brief storm came up, it was all a memorable occasion from the shared starter to our individual entrees, and, of course, the always outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner ruined by noise level
    NJGrandmaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love Vidalia---have been twice and will return. However, this last time was unbearable noise-wise. There was a large party and the room is very small. We were told the party was to be outside but the weather was not pleasant so they were inside. The noise level was miserable---not just "energetic." We could not even talk to each other. It is too bad because we were looking forward to a great dinner and the food was excellent. However, we could not leave soon enough. The owner was very apologetic and offered free dessert and coffee but we were eager to find some quiet. We will definitely check to see if there is a large group before we make the next reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Gem
    mark
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I found this establishment on the internet and turned out to be one of the best restaurants that we have ever visited. Food and service was extraordinary outstanding!! And we enjoyed BYOB too. If I could, I would give it 6 stars. Too bad it is so far from home; 45 minutes... but we will be back! Mark
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • little hidden gem
    aquarianz
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our first time there was when 10 of us went to celebrate a birthday. Made reservations after reading reviews and looking at their menu. Had never heard about it so was a little skeptical but was pleasantly surprised with a small, personal feeling place, and beautiful ambiance of outdoor seating with lights, great friendly service and good food. Everyone really enjoyed what they ordered. It's byob which worked perfect for our large group. The entree prices are $30 on avg, which was ok. Will definitely return for a date night or another birthday celebration. To get that 5th star...The only thing missing is live music... Maybe someone singing and playing piano or guitar...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • italian food the right way!
    Messina1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Best Italian restaurant in a 50 mile radius. BYOB. Specials are over the top. Only place left that knows how to prepare a crispy duck as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Vidalia
    LizH
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The chef took the trouble to redo a duck dish, which turned out to be perfect. It was worth the wait. Service was very attentive and friendly. Lovely ambiance on outdoor terrace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant, tasty but expensive
    budgetgourmet
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The garden dining is beautiful. The food selection is excellent. Service is good. Food is excellent in quality and presentation. Portions are smaller than I would expect but adequate. The prices are consistent with the area but the specials that we ordered were definitely over priced. We did not inquire as to the cost before ordering and were shocked at the bill. I would definitely dine at Vidalia's in the future but would surely ask prices before ordering to ensure that the bill was not a total shock again!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Favorite Place to Dine
    foodforjoy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Whenever I bring friends to Vidalia's for lunch, I get lots of credit for my choice of restaurant. Actually, it's Chef Sal and his staff that deserve the kudos. The food, service and ambiance (inside or outside) are very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The dinner was outstanding from the soup to the chicken scarpariello. First class food and service, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always!
    missylrpVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is our favorite place in the area. Always great service and food never disappoints. We sat on the patio on a beautiful, cool summer evening and were immediately greeted by our server. Without missing a beat, the water glasses were filled, wine opened and warm bread arrived. They obviously train their wait staff well and care about fine service. We asked for dishes prepared w/ some substitutions and it was no problem. Only issue is the inside is very small and can fill up quickly so it's difficult to go last minute. We also missed seeing Salvatore the owner/chef who usually visits each table. It was busy so he needed to stay in the kitchen. We wanted to tell him dinner was delicious as always.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service hurt the experience
    Mike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our order was lost when it went into the kitchen. After the table (next to us) that arrived after us was served their appetizers first by the same server something should have gone off on his head, but it didn't. He didn't pay much attention and we asked another waitress to find our server and food. It was obvious he never put the order in. He (Logan) actually never came back to our table the rest of the evening. The chef did come out and apologize for the lost order. I expected a comped desert or come back invite and we will make it better but it was not to be. Ashame because the food really is good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MTnest
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had an amazing meal here. Starting with the buttery, garlicky, crunchy warm garlic bread, to the special sausage-stuffed vidalia onion appetizer, then chopped beet salad, Osso Buco and Veal Parm entrees. Raspberry Tiramisu and Creme Brulee pie for dessert. Everything was perfect and delicious. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vidalia is a hidden gem
    Giggles
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food and service were worth the trip. The shrimp wrapped in bacon made so flavorful by the sauce needed to be soaked up by the delicious garlic bread. The lamb, duck, and pork shank were so tender that a knife was barely needed. Desserts were homemade and filled the sweet requirement. Bring friends; this place is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alfresco Fine @ Vidalia
    MyOhBMI
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Bottle service for this BYOB was excellent. Servers could not be nicer or kinder. Specials were numerous and clearly involved constructions. My onion soup was the best I've had on two continents: tangy cheese and a delightful sweetness. My wife's Vidalia onion special was the hit of her night - gotta get it when it's there! My veal with figs was a happy memory far too soon - wanna 3rd medallion! Orange/fennel salad with a balanced and mild balsamic vinaigrette very interesting. Raspberry tiramisu for one fills two happi-fully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Vidalia never disappoints. Their presentation is always artistic and the flavors rich and fulfilling. We had the day's special - Lover's Scallops. It looked beautiful and tasted great. We were a party of five and the only issue was that the food was not brought out simultaneously so two of us got our food but had to wait almost fifteen minutes for the rest of the table to be served. That's not the norm though, so we chalked it up to an error. Great place though!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting, food lacking
    Bryan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I picked this restaurant without any personal recommendations, based on the excellent reviews I read here. We liked the BYOB, the outdoor seating was lovely, the service was excellent. The 2 appetizers we ordered were very good, but the main courses were extremely disappointing. There were 4 of us, and each couple ordered the same 2 dishes, so we actually only tried one pasta and one chicken dish, so our variety was not a good sampling. But we all reached for the salt and asked for parmesan cheese to try and add some seasoning to very bland meals. It surprised me to find such a lack of creativity and taste in a fairly pricey entrée ($18 for the pasta, $19 for the chicken). I think for the money we could have done much better elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Good!
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was an outstanding lunch. Everything was perfectly prepared with the usual attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vidalia..How Sweet It Is!
    njjoan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Excellent food! I had the veal with figs and mushrooms which was out of this world. Birthday boy, aka hubby, went for the steak and shrimp which was equally delicious. Our kids had seafood and pasta...all wonderful. Chef/owner came out to say hello; a nice personal touch to dining. Love the fact that it is a byob.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food in unexpected place
    BambooLakaye
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I will definitely go to Vidalia again..... Friendly staff... the food was great. I will love to try some other things in the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lawrenceville Restaurant
    ArthurJacobVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Another fine dining experience at Vidalia on their terrace.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor seating
    Gracie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We sat outside on a beautiful night. Our waitress Diana was attentive and pleasant but not overbearing. Sal the owner came over to see that everything was ok with our meal. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare find . . .
    ruminari54
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Vidalia's captures the essence of great Italian Cuisine marked by an atmosphere that is quaintly elegant and intimate. We were lucky to have celebrated a milestone birthday, for our father, in such a good restaurant. . .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great menu
    charlie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our meals were very good and the menu left us wanting to come back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    Good4eating
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The service was fantastic. My girlfriend and I were overwhelmed in a good way with the decisions we had to make. We payed less than $100 for a 4 course meal. Definitely a great place to go with a small group or a lover.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vidalia is a charming restaurant
    ArthurJacobVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had such an enjoyable and relaxing dinner here out on their terrace. The service was particularly notable because it was so very gracious and accommodating. We will def. return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate