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Catherine Lombardi

4.6
4.6
1938 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, We do have a limited amount of reservations available for outdoor & indoor dining. If you are able to book a reservation for "Outdoor" it will be accommodated, however, if you just type it in the notes, we may not be able to accommodate you.

"Standard Reservation" - Indoor Dining
"Outdoor Reservation" - You will be guaranteed a table in our Outdoor Cafe.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 296-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    J.R. Belt

  • Catering

    Please contact us for our off-site catering menus.

  • Private party facilities

    Catherine Lombardi is available for private events. We accept reservations for large groups as well. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups.

  • Private party contact

    Alex Hall: (732) 296-9463 ext. 200

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Cross street

    George Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Cold Antipasti

Choose 3 - $17.95, Choose 5 - $26.95, Choose 8 - $34.95

    Salumi

    • Hot Dried Italian Sausage

      • Sweet Dried Italian Sausage

        • Sopressata

          • Pizza Rustica

            Vegetables

            • Marinated Crimini Mushrooms

              • Roasted Peppers

                • Marinated Sicilian Olives

                  • Roasted Beets

                    Chilled Fish Selections

                    • Shrimp and Garlic and Olive Oil$3.00

                      • Calamari with Lemon

                        Cheese Board

                        Choose 3 - $19.95, Choose 5 - $29.95, Choose 8 - $39.95

                        • Parmigiano-Reggiano

                          • Barely Buzzed

                            • Saenkanter

                              • Tea Rose

                                • Kunik

                                  • Truffle Tremor

                                    • GreenHill

                                      • Calderwood

                                        • Carmody

                                          • Langa Rocchetta

                                            • Robiola

                                              • Humboldt Fog

                                                Appetizers

                                                • Shrimp Scampi$19.95

                                                  Garlic, Butter & White Wine

                                                  • Eggplant Rollatini (Unrolled)$19.95

                                                    Thinly Sliced with Garlic Ricotta, Mozzarella, Basil, Marinara

                                                    • Mozzarella in Carozza with Prosciutto$14.95

                                                      Mozzarella and Prosciutto Sandwiched Between Bread and Fried

                                                      • Fried Calamari$16.95

                                                        with Sweet & Spicy Marinara

                                                        • Stuffed Mushrooms$16.95

                                                          • Stuffed Calamari$16.95

                                                            • Hand-Sliced Prosciutto de Parma$19.95

                                                              with Parmigiano & Balsamic Cherries

                                                              • Jamon Ibercio de Bellota - 2 oz$39.95

                                                                the finest cured ham in the world

                                                                • House-Made Fresh Mozzarella$15.95

                                                                  with Roasted Peppers and Basil

                                                                  • House-Made Burrata$24.95

                                                                    with Grilled Crostini

                                                                    • Caprese Salad$19.95

                                                                      Heirloom Jersey Tomatoes, House-Made Mozzarella, Basil, Balsamic Reduction

                                                                      Insalate

                                                                      • Pear & Gorgonzola$15.95

                                                                        Pecans & Honey Vinaigrette

                                                                        • Caesar Salad$15.95

                                                                          Parmigiano-Reggiano & Croutons

                                                                          • Market Greens$12.95

                                                                            Tomatoes, Onions & Balsamix

                                                                            • Arugula Salad$14.95

                                                                              Parmigiano-Reggiano & Pesto Vinaigrette

                                                                              Macaroni

                                                                              • Orecchiette$21.95

                                                                                Sausage (Hot or Sweet), Garlic, Broccoli Rabe

                                                                                • Spaghetti$24.95

                                                                                  Marinara & Meatballs

                                                                                  • Long Fusilli$21.95

                                                                                    Walnut Basil Pesto Cream. Can Be Served without Cream

                                                                                    • Pappardelle$21.95

                                                                                      Bolognese

                                                                                      House Specialties

                                                                                      • Lasagna with Meat Gravy$28.95

                                                                                        Catherine Lombardi's is a Hearty, Rustic Lasagna stuffed with Meat and Cheese

                                                                                        • Garganelli with Truffle Cream$25.95

                                                                                          Prosciutto & Asparagus

                                                                                          • Wild Boar Bolognese$29.95

                                                                                            with Pappardelle Pasta

                                                                                            • Eggplant Parmigiana with Sautéed Spinach and Marinara$23.95

                                                                                              Our Eggplant is Dried Overnight to Achieve a Firm, Meaty Texture

                                                                                              • Veal Parmigiana$36.95

                                                                                                with Macaroni & Marinara

                                                                                                • Manicotti$21.95

                                                                                                  Marinara

                                                                                                  • Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli$26.95

                                                                                                    with Tarragon Cream Sauce

                                                                                                    • Tortelloni$27.95

                                                                                                      with Bolognese

                                                                                                      Meat

                                                                                                      • Chicken Scarpariello$29.95

                                                                                                        Chicken, Sausage, Peppers, Mushrooms and Lemon

                                                                                                        • Veal Scaloppini alla Marsala$36.95

                                                                                                          Mushrooms and Sautéed Arugula

                                                                                                          • Pork Chop$32.95

                                                                                                            Sausage Stuffing, Polenta & Spinach

                                                                                                            • Pork Osso Bucco$38.95

                                                                                                              Sautéed Spinach, Polenta

                                                                                                              Fish

                                                                                                              • Squid Ink Spaghetti with Shrimp$27.95

                                                                                                                Marinara, Mint and Sopressata

                                                                                                                • Shrimp Scampi$27.95

                                                                                                                  over Basil Linguini

                                                                                                                  • Stuffed Calamari$26.95

                                                                                                                    with Sautéed Spinach

                                                                                                                    • Crab & Shrimp Fettucine$32.95

                                                                                                                      Parmigiano-Reggiano Cream Sauce

                                                                                                                      • Linguine & Clams$28.95

                                                                                                                        • Seared Salmon$34.95

                                                                                                                          Polenta, Corn, Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes

                                                                                                                          Accompaniments

                                                                                                                          • Very Garlic Bread$9.95

                                                                                                                            • Half Order of Very Garlic Bread$7.95

                                                                                                                              • Sausage (Sweet Or Hot)$10.95

                                                                                                                                • Black Meatballs$15.95

                                                                                                                                  • Red Meatballs$15.95

                                                                                                                                    • Polenta$10.95

                                                                                                                                      • Broccoli Rabe & Garlic$10.95

                                                                                                                                        • Sautéed Spinach & Garlic$10.95

                                                                                                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                          What 1,938 people are saying

                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                          4.6
                                                                                                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                          • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                          • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                            JenniferS

                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Over priced in general. Way over priced for their overall quality level. A disappointment that cost a lot.

                                                                                                                                          2. l

                                                                                                                                            local

                                                                                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Took my family there for lunch over the weekend and the food and service was great, we had a variety of appetizers and our meals were all goo. A bit pricey but all in all it was worth it.

                                                                                                                                          3. CA

                                                                                                                                            CAMaria

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            As always It was amazing. The steak was perfect and the Garganelli with truffle cream is a life altering dish.

                                                                                                                                          4. SF

                                                                                                                                            SuzsnneF

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            We chose Catherine Lombardi’s for a celebration ! The room is lovely and the food was great! Service was spot-on! Great experience!

                                                                                                                                          5. S

                                                                                                                                            Scoob

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Our food was good, not great. For example, The chicken scapariello…the pieces of chicken and sausage were cooked correctly and tasted good but the dish didn’t have time for the flavors to blend together so it tasted like some chicken, sausage, peppers and onions. Not scapariello. Steak fries were cooked to death. The charceuterie board was great. The service was uneven because there were so many people who touched our table. On one hand it was a blessing. On the other, confusing.

                                                                                                                                          6. RH

                                                                                                                                            RuthH

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Mothers Day Dinner!

                                                                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Had a wonderful time celebrating Mother’s Day here with family. Everything was delicious, love when everyone’s dish comes out hot at the same time. The burrata they make fresh when you order it and it was delicious! Drinks were really good too. My favorite dessert was the bread pudding.

                                                                                                                                          8. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Mother’s Day first time dining. Nice ambiance with excellent service and great food!

                                                                                                                                          9. KS

                                                                                                                                            KarenS

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Mother’s Day

                                                                                                                                          10. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            You can order off of the Stage Left Steakhouse Menu or Lombardi's. Both are phenomenal. A1.

                                                                                                                                          11. VP

                                                                                                                                            VictoriaP

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Think this restaurant is highly overrated. The food was a average at best. My friend’s bolognese was a big disappointment to her and she didn’t eat much of it. The best part of the meal was their homemade gelato.

                                                                                                                                          12. L

                                                                                                                                            Locall

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            My business associates always ask to come here when they travel to NJ. Even the New Yorkers are impressed with the quality of this restaurant!

                                                                                                                                          13. JM

                                                                                                                                            JenniferM

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Outstanding service and food was delicious. Met the owner mark very nice and informative I look forward to going back again soon.

                                                                                                                                          14. TG

                                                                                                                                            ToddG

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Attentive service. Quite good food. Owner was spending time with guest ensuring all was enjoyable. Very well done overall.

                                                                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                            Food not very good at all. Left my comfort one be tried a new restaurant.

                                                                                                                                          16. K

                                                                                                                                            Kathy

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Food was delicious, atmosphere was very inviting and service was top shelve.

                                                                                                                                          17. JC

                                                                                                                                            JessCG

                                                                                                                                            Seattle

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                            The food was way I’ve rocked for the quality, very disappointing!

                                                                                                                                          18. f

                                                                                                                                            fred

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            wagu was outstanding.....beautiful ambiance....great restaurant

                                                                                                                                          19. GD

                                                                                                                                            GayleD

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            The lasagne is outstanding and the very garlic bread is excellent. We will be back!!

                                                                                                                                          20. RG

                                                                                                                                            RobinG

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Time well spent w/ good food, surpassed only by the service!

                                                                                                                                          21. PQ

                                                                                                                                            PeterQ

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Delicious food and a very warm welcome. It’s on the pricey side, but location is terrific for NJ State Theater and the atmosphere is tremendous: casual classy.

                                                                                                                                          22. S

                                                                                                                                            Sfcterrier

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            My wife and I went for Easter Dinner. We have been here numerous times over the years. We were not disappointed. Service by Jane and Alex was friendly and professional . We were not rushed and were able to enjoy our meal at a nice leisurely pace. Meals were cooked to perfection . Great professionally run restaurant.

                                                                                                                                          23. GB

                                                                                                                                            GeorgeB

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Cathrine Lombardi Restuarant is a great place to dine before or after a show at the State Theatre. The restaurant is nicely appointed and the staff is very attentive without being intrusive. Most important, of course is the food which is out of this world. Every dish order by our group was delicious. I highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                          24. LB

                                                                                                                                            LindseyB

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Service was brisk and not very personable. Felt rushed. Food was fine but not remarkable, especially for the price. Definitely expensive for what it is. Second time trying and I think I will need to pass next time.

                                                                                                                                          25. LI

                                                                                                                                            LindaI

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            We had a pre-theatre dinner with drinks and it was outstanding! Our waiter patiently explained some wines to us, and he even gave us two tastes so we could decide. We split a cheese plate as an appetizer, and he knowledgeably and patiently described every single cheese so we could decide. Everything else was fabulous, but our server was the highlight of our experience. Oh, and I loved the tagliatelle bolognese!

                                                                                                                                          26. B

                                                                                                                                            Babs

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            I love coming here, pre State Theatre. It’s so delicious and convenient!

                                                                                                                                          27. D

                                                                                                                                            Debee

                                                                                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Excellent food, excellent service.

                                                                                                                                          28. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            From drinks to dessert everything was superb. Service was excellent. Very enjoyable evening all around.

                                                                                                                                          29. NK

                                                                                                                                            NancyK

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Food, service, and ambiance was wonderful. Restaurant is steps from the NJ State theater. I highly recommend it!

                                                                                                                                          30. D

                                                                                                                                            Diningdiva

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Great meal . Probably the best veal parmesan I ever had. We will definitely be going back.

                                                                                                                                          31. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Amazing food

                                                                                                                                          32. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Outstanding! It was our first time enjoying the restaurant and we will definitely return! Michelle, our server was very attentive and we loved hearing about the restaurant's history. Only thing we regret was not trying a pasta dish.

                                                                                                                                          33. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Great experience

                                                                                                                                          34. TS

                                                                                                                                            retiredTravelingSalesMan

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            On a cold, rainy night, it's hard to beat relaxing with evening, enjoying a great glass of wine, in front of the stone fireplace at Catherine Lombardi.

                                                                                                                                          35. J

                                                                                                                                            James

                                                                                                                                            Orlando

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Food and services were both fantastic. We will be returning.

                                                                                                                                          36. JH

                                                                                                                                            JohnH

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            179 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            179 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                            One of our pre-COVID favorites and although the menus have been greatly reduced, the quality of execution has not. Pappardelle with Wild Board Bolognese offered a wonderful, intense flavor. My wife's eggplant will provide two dinners and was beautifully plated. Salads, while smaller than before, were fresh and delicious. And, they still maintain one of the moist marvelous wine lists anywhere. Don't miss the "very" garlic bread.

                                                                                                                                          37. GD

                                                                                                                                            GayleD

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            This is an outstanding place. Portions were generous and the food was absolutely delicious. What lasagne! What garlic bread! This was our first time here, but we will definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                          38. GG

                                                                                                                                            GeorgeG

                                                                                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Beautiful setting, especially with fireplaces bookending the large dining room. Food was exceptional and offered Italian fare and Steak fare all on one menu which really pleased the family offering something for everyone. Service was a little slow but it was fine and had time to get to State Theatre for our concert given it is so close. Met the owner and I really liked meeting him. Very friendly and interesting. A great go to experience prior to a performing arts event in New Brunswick.

                                                                                                                                          39. K

                                                                                                                                            Karen

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            55 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            55 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            We love this restaurant , my favorite is the Eggplant Parm and the garlic bread is the best . My friend had Chicken Marsala which he enjoyed as well . They have a nice wine and drink selection , service was good despite how busy it was . Great atmosphere .

                                                                                                                                          40. RR

                                                                                                                                            RonR

                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Pasta with truffles, veal scallopini, and the burrata cheese.

                                                                                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                          • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                            • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                            • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                            • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                          • Screening

                                                                                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                                                          Catherine Lombardi is rated 4.6 stars by 1938 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                          Booked 12 times today
                                                                                                                                          Google Map for Catherine Lombardi

                                                                                                                                          3 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901

                                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                                                            George Street

                                                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                            New Brunswick

                                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                            Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                            Italian

                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                                                            Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                                                            None

                                                                                                                                          • Public transit

                                                                                                                                            The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.

                                                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                                                            AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                            J.R. Belt

                                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                                                            (732) 296-9463

                                                                                                                                          • Catering

                                                                                                                                            Please contact us for our off-site catering menus.

                                                                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                            Catherine Lombardi is available for private events. We accept reservations for large groups as well. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups.

                                                                                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                            Alex Hall: (732) 296-9463 ext. 200

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