Catherine Lombardi

4.6
1921 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1921 people are saying
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MaryA
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The linguini in clam sauce was salty. It was ok. Would not get again

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MarilynS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely decorated for the holidays!! Excellent food. Drinks were a little small.

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vipOldHomestead
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I usually only leave positive reviews. With that being said, I am going to be generous and not actually leave a comment as it won't be favorable.

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Nikki
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent overall. The bread they gave us was a bit stale and hard but the fresh pasta is great and the molten lava cake is the best thing on the menu.

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vipSomersetTom
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, cocktails, wine, service and atmosphere.

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Glenn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit Catherine Lombardi's for wonderful Italian food! The atmosphere, food and service are high quality and never disappoint. The garlic bread is fab, caesar salad ever so fresh and main courses totally delicious. This visit we had lasagne and veal parmigiana. Can't say enough positive about Catherine Lombardi's!

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KALT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Wasn’t overwhelmed by the Thanksgiving special. But will go back.

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KathyR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible ! Food was fabulous , as always! Love it here!
Kathleen

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SUSANC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR VIST WAS EXCEKKANT, FROM THE TIMELY SERVICE TO THE MEAL. THE LITTLE EXTRAS FROM THE STAFF, NOT GIVE AWAYS, BUT ATTITUDDE MADE THE EXERPIENCE VERY NICE.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Catherine Lombardi’s. The food was delicious and so many good choices. The service was great and they did not rush you. We were celebrating my friends birthday and they made it extra special. Looking forward to our next dinner there.

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vipClaudiaG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was lacking. We had over 9 people service our table over 2 hours. No one introduced themselves and it took 15 minutes before anyone ever came to our table. Prices were higher in the restaurant than listed online and food was just okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

2 entrees were served cold. Waited 25 minutes for them to be served again...no compensation for the inconvenience

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vipLEEponton
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a very old school place, totally charming. Menu was carefully chosen, dependable. The fusilli pasta with walnut pesto cream was very original and delicious. Never had that anywhere before. Wine list needs pruning, but prices are friendly. Definitely recommend this place.

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

While the food was delicious as always, the timing of service was not great. The garlic bread we ordered got to our table before our cocktails which took 30+ minutes. After we ate our bread and water the appetizers arrived. We had barely finished them and sipped cocktails when dinner was served. The wine almost missed dinner completely. A disappointing evening.

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BDFCO
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Veal was a little stringy food could have been hotter Hard having conversation, noise level high Besides that, decor very comfortable and very good service.

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MahinR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hot buns served early hit the spot !

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retiredTravelingSalesMan
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect Monday evening. Almost like being in Italy, dining in front of a fireplace. The food, service and relaxed atmosphere was excellent.

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DaniM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service with good food, yet a bit pricey.

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vipRayD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great location near the State Theatre. Easy parking in garages nearby.

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Adriank
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love this place , good food , wine , fireplaces , music , overall had a great dinner and time .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the drinks, garlic bread and the entrees!

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MartyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, went before show at state theatre, convient

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vigman
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Catherine Lombardi's. We've dined many times downstairs at Stage Left, but this was our 1st trip upstairs. The room is beautiful, ambience was great, service exceptional and meal fantastic. Will definitely dine there again.

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TimF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, excellent service, and great food. Extensive wine list. Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion .

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MatthewK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for our anniversary. Very nice ambience and food was great. Nice to have the option of ordering from the Steakhouse downstairs' menu as well.

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JohnMola
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food. Everything was delicious and fantastic.

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JamesB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Catherine Lombardi prior to a theater date next door. The food was delicious, and the service very attentive. Excellent all around!

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MarlonW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, varied menu choices. The service was great. Very convenient for down down New Brunswick activities. Paid parking is about a block away

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Ellen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were going to a concert at the State Theatre so this was a very convenient place to eat. Our waiter was great and although the restaurant was full he was attentive and provided us with good service.
I had the shrimp scampi with linguine and my husband had the tortellini - we felt both pastas were undercooked.
Prices were a bit higher than one might expect but we were paying for the convenience.

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Delish
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, attentive service, great menu! We'll go back!

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vipKimR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another great meal before a show! Timing was perfect and the food was excellent.

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SeshV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Terrible food. Oversauced Italian dishes. Undercooked ravioli, undercooked penne. Way too expensive for bad quality.

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LexiA
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elegant, upscale Italian restaurant with extremely knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Food was some of the best Italian I have ever had. Took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner and we both had a great night

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JeffBabey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a fantastic experience at Catherine Lombardi’s/ Stage Left Steak!

I was lucky enough to introduce one of my closest friends and his daughter to CL/SLS.

New to New Brunswick I told them that they need to make Catherine Lombardi’s/ Stage Left Steak a regular dining/cocktail spot.

As expected, everything was wonderful and the staff and owners treated my friends with the warmth and hospitality that is part of the restaurants DNA.

5 stars all around and another 5 for making my friends feel like part of the family.

If you have not been to Catherine Lombardi’s/ Stage Left Steak PLEASE treat yourself and go.

If you have been there and it’s been a while PLEASE treat yourself and visit again.

And, if you are a regular or semi regular… well… I’m preaching to the choir.

Thank you once again to the wonderful team at Catherine Lombardi’s/ Stage Left Steak.

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LeighM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all counts. We went there to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. We who’ve been to the sister restaurant, Stage Left, several times. The owners, Mark and Francis, visited our table several times during the evening. We love that we can order from the menu of both restaurants. The wine list is fabulous with the owners mire than happy to help make a selection. They also have a fabulous cheese selection. Again, the staff is happy to help with selections. This restaurant has been added to our very short favorites list.

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NatalieF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome round table for 10 to get together with college friends of 30 years! A round table for a large group makes all the difference! The wait staff was excellent. They were there when needed but very unobtrusive. The timing of all courses was perfect and the drinks were refilled when necessary. I highly recommend!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, perfect portion sizes, friendly staff!!

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jamesc
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a reservation and seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was good, not great. The food we ordered was excellent. A good night out.

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AayushS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great that upstairs is open again, food as expected. Having owners around means a lot!

FAQs

Catherine Lombardi is rated 4.6 stars by 1921 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.