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Best Italian Restaurants in Lawrenceville


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A photo of Amalfi's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lawrenceville
Booked 6 times today
Amalfi's is a highly recommended Italian restaurant receiving rave reviews for its excellent food, quick and friendly service, as well as its hospitable and relaxed environment. As quoted from the reviews, patrons greatly appreciate the delectable and adventurous menu offerings, with special mentions of the spaghetti and meatballs, lobster ravioli, and the signature "pig and fig" pizza. It has been lauded as the best in the Princeton-Lawrenceville, NJ area, and is a known favorite among locals. The special touches like the rose upon arrival and rose petals on the tables exemplify the care invested into an intimate dining experience. From fresh bread served with an amazing olive oil dip to well-executed cocktails, it's clear that Amalfi's knows how to make good food.
A photo of Metro North restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 18 times today
Metro North in Princeton, NJ, is a renowned destination for authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons often praise the restaurant's exceptional food and service, as seen in a myriad of rave reviews. With a menu that expertly transcends traditional Italian fare, the restaurant offers perfectly cooked scallops on a bed of mushroom risotto, traditional eggplant lasagna, and the popular Cajun Blue Cheese filet. Diners also laud the beautiful decor and cozy, casual environment, perfect for enjoying Italian comfort food. Metro North has been extolled for its fresh seafood, beautiful outdoor dining, and a wide variety of superb menu options. It's considered a "prime contender" and a "hidden gem", making it a must-visit for anyone seeking Italian cuisine in Princeton.
A photo of Laurea restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 4 times today
Laurea offers a remarkable Italian dining experience. Nestled within the Hyatt Princeton, this restaurant shines with a continuous stream of rave reviews. Patrons continually praise the superb service, with staff providing excellent recommendations and delivering attentive care. The food is lauded as "over the top delicious," drawing particular attention to seasonal Italian specialties such as the fried squash blossom filled with ricotta, unique artisanal breads, and their take on watermelon and feta salads, which is claimed to be the best. One customer even proclaimed their sea bass as incomparable to any other they had tried in 20+ restaurants. Whether for a personal celebration or just a casual dining, Laurea proves to be a favoured choice.
A photo of Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 2 times today
Located in Pennington, Piccolo Trattoria has been highly praised as a standout Italian restaurant in the area. Customers consistently highlight the quality and deliciousness of the food, with one customer emphasizing the authenticity of the Italian pasta dishes. The rave reviews also extend to the excellent service, with many customers referring to Piccolo Trattoria as their "go-to" for Italian cuisine. The team, including notable servers such as Sarah and Diego, have been lauded for their attentiveness. The restaurant's commitment to authentic Italian cuisine, combined with great service, confirms Piccolo Trattoria as a beloved culinary destination.
A photo of Metro Grill restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Ewing
Booked 6 times today
Metro Grill has been consistently acclaimed for its exceptional Italian cuisine and top-notch service. A local gem nestled in the Ewing area, this establishment has carved out a strong reputation and is often lauded as “the best Italian in the area”. With a menu featuring authentic Italian dishes like Chicken Saltimbocca and house-made Cheese Ravioli, every meal is a delightful experience. Numerous customers endorse the freshness of the food, the proficiency of the staff, and the considerate and professional service. Metro Grill is comfortingly referred to as akin to dining at a Sicilian grandmother’s table. Whether for date nights, business meetings or social gatherings, it remains a five-star choice for delicious, authentic Italian cuisine.
A photo of Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Bordentown
Booked 9 times today
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge, located in Bordentown, South Jersey, is highly acclaimed for its excellent Italian cuisine. The restaurant has earned stellar reviews, with patrons praising the incredible food, outstanding service, and inviting ambiance. Many reviews emphasize the authentic Italian fare such as homemade pasta dishes, risotto, and tiramisu as being "truly to die for". The owner's presence only adds to the charm of the venue, creating an intimate and attentive dining experience. Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge isn't just a restaurant; it's a celebration of Italian culture and cuisine, ensuring that every patron leaves with a memorable dining encounter.
A photo of La Mezzaluna restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 12 times today
La Mezzaluna, located in the bustling heart of Princeton, is celebrated by reviewers as an exceptional destination for authentic Italian cuisine. Notorious for its "excellent traditional Italian cuisine," the restaurant has built up a reputation for "best Italian food in town." Patrons frequently commend the outstanding service and warm atmosphere, highlighting the "friendly and attentive" staff. The consensus from the reviews is that La Mezzaluna provides a delightful "trip to Italy" with its high-quality traditional dishes, such as seafood pasta, risotto, and grilled octopus. Despite some comments about small portion sizes, overall, customers' experiences at La Mezzaluna are overwhelmingly positive, asserting that it's a "hit with the family" and a firm "go-to Italian place."
A photo of Eno Terra restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 18 times today
Eno Terra serves excellent Italian cuisine that consistently leaves a lasting impression on its patrons. The restaurant's exceptional food and service have earned it high accolades from many customers, who appreciate its authentic Italian cooking style. Patrons often describe its dishes as not only delectable, but also attractively presented and superbly portioned. Eno Terra takes great pride in serving fresh seafood and an exquisite selection of wines, all set within a charming and welcoming ambiance. Whether you're dining for a special occasion or simply enjoying a casual meal, the restaurant ensures a memorable experience with its homely Italian flair. Truly, Eno Terra is a must-visit for lovers of authentic Italian cuisine.
A photo of Marsilios Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Ewing
Booked 9 times today
Marsilio's Kitchen is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, delighting critics and patrons alike with an extensive menu that features all-time classic dishes such as the Vodka Rigatoni, Seafood Rustica, Veal Bergamo, and Eggplant Rollatini. Patrons laud the diverse menu, with one stating "the food specials are always great." The restaurant's excellent service and dedication to quality are often noted in reviews, and one diner mentioned that Marsilio's Kitchen is "a great local restaurant with a diverse well-made Italian menu, great ambiance, and moderate pricing". Another reviewer called it their "new favorite Italian restaurant." The restaurant's extensive cocktail list is also appreciated, with an array of creative specialty cocktails and classic options on offer. The reviews make it clear - if you're looking for top-notch Italian food and a welcoming dining experience, Marsilio's Kitchen is a must-visit.
A photo of Villaggio Iccara restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Yardville
Booked 10 times today
Villaggio Iccara is highly regarded for its impeccable Italian cuisine. Since 2003, customers have been returning to experience the quality food and service. Reviewers consistently praise the authenticity of the dishes, comparing the taste to food found in Italy. The Mediterranean Branzino and the Halibut in a lemon butter sauce come highly recommended, while the Italian meat, cheese and vegetables appetizer is described as delicious. The creamy risotto and the pizza also receive high praises. Maintaining a high level of food quality and service, the restaurant leaves a lasting impression on customers, making it a go-to place for Italian food lovers.
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