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Best Italian Restaurants in Princeton


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A photo of La Mezzaluna restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 10 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 Metro North restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 14 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 Eno Terra restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 30 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 Laurea restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 8 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 Trattoria Procaccini restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Princeton
Trattoria Procaccini is a hidden gem located in Princeton, celebrated for its flavorful and authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has been notably praised for its dishes like the lobster ravioli, Pappardelle Procaccini, homemade pasta, and delicious gnocchi. The food is regularly described as “excellent”, “delicious”, and “amazing”, with a special mention for their unique signature dessert, the vinomisu. Patrons also rave about the friendly, efficient service, and the warm, inviting atmosphere that reflects an authentic Italian Trattoria. A standout feature is that it offers BYOB, adding to its charm. Trattoria Procaccini's commitment to quality and authenticity make it one of Princeton's best Italian dining options.
A photo of Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 13 times today
Vidalia Restaurant in Lawrenceville, NJ, is an exemplary provider of authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has garnered praise from reviews, with customers lauding the diverse menu as 'on point', describing the food as 'always excellent', and calling Vidalia a 'gem'. The assortment of Italian dishes available, including Penne Con Broccoli, Lobster Ravioli, and Filetto Di Pomodori, were applauded for their authentic taste. Sal, the proprietor of Vidalia, is consistently complimented for his craft, with one reviewer stating, "The food is the best Italian food that I’ve had in years." A combination of attentive service, cozy atmosphere, and traditional Italian fare makes Vidalia Restaurant a standout choice for Italian cuisine.
A photo of Louie's by Chef Jason restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Hamilton
Booked 3 times today
Louies, redefining American cuisine. Offering a unique menu designed to please any pallete, crafted using only the freshest and the highest-quality ingredients available.
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 Zinna's Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Cranbury
Booked 14 times today
Zinna's Bistro is celebrated for its exceptional Italian cuisine, with diners praising the authenticity and high quality of its dishes. The restaurant provides a warm, welcoming environment reminiscent of a traditional Italian home, evoking a sense of familiarity and comfort. The menu boasts a range of distinctive Italian dishes, from Stuffed Italian Sausage to Spaghetti Carbonaro, all of which are consistently lauded in reviews for their exceptional flavors. The restaurant also personalizes the dining experience for special occasions, enhancing its appeal. With friendly, attentive staff adding to the overall enjoyable dining experience, Zinna's Bistro has been described as one of the best restaurants in the area and a must-visit location for all lovers of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Princeton
Booked 11 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.
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