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La Mezzaluna

4.6
4.6
1569 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
La Mezzaluna is an Italian Restaurant located in the heart of downtown Princeton, NJ. We are your premier choice for exquisite dining and service. Using the finest and freshest seasonal local ingredients, our menu has earned its reputation for mouth-watering regional Italian cuisine and flavors.

We have been in Princeton for over 15 years and our food is adored by both locals and tourists alike. Our menu changes seasonally and we offer special dishes during major holidays.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 688-8515

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Moriello

  • Catering

    We can cater parties of all sizes up to 200 people. Consider us for your next birthday, anniversary party or graduation!

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is available for private parties from 30 - 70 people.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Moriello: (609) 688-8515

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Cross street

    Nassau Street

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage located around the corner from the restaurant on Spring Street. Street parking is available on Witherspoon Street and there is a metered lot next to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit trains stop at Princeton Junction and use a shuttle service to the Dinky station in downtown Princeton. You can also get to Princeton via the NJ Transit Bus service with any of the following routes: #600, #605, #606. Additionally there is the FreeB service from Princeton station (Dinky) around the town of Princeton.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,569 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. B

    Bobby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Mezzaluna is a classic trattoria with excellent food and unpretentious comfortable environment. Selections range from simple fare to quite provocative as you like
  2. PA

    PaulaA

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love La Mezzaluna and our visit on January 23 was on different. It was a quiet Monday evening. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent as always. This is our favorite Princeton restaurant to meet up at. And the singing was lovely!
  3. g

    gno3

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from start to finish was amazing! Food, staff, ambience A++! They were very accommodating to our party! We well definitely be back!
  4. v

    victormatt

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Besides having a problem with the time in of the food. Possible a kitchen mix up, is always great to come to this restaurant. The food is always good. And the staff are all great. Especially Willy.
  5. JT

    JustToEat

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Staff was friendly and attentive. Was not as good as hoped based on the reviews. Food ok but not great. Booths tight for 4 diners.
  6. V

    Veryfull

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service! Highly recommend.
  7. MC

    MaureenC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! First time, delicious, friendly, and FUN!
  8. BL

    BobL

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We've been here a dozen times and plan to continue visiting.
  9. JS

    JudiS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating two birthdays with friends. Atmosphere was great and we love that it is byob. Waiter had a great sense of humor. We were very happy with our duck salad and eggplant rollatini apps and our chicken parm, bronzini and pasta entrees. They sing happy bday and the whole restaurant claps! Would recommend
  10. TS

    TimS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were excellent. I will definitely recommend and will be revisiting very soon.
  11. JT

    JeffT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good pastas and salads, whose dressings were exceptional; light and tasty.
  12. WD

    WineandDine

    New York Area

    1181 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    1181 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I have always enjoyed the lamb chop preparation and this was no exception. The lentil soup to start was also very good,
  13. m

    machado

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was a great choice for dinner with a friend. The service was great and the owner was friendly and helpful in providing a recommendation on what to order. The food was delicious and very fresh. Will definitely be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date place! The service is impeccable! Always a great experience.
  15. t

    tedil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food came out nice and hot! Have cone here several times recently. Will definitely come again soon!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at La Mezzaluna for lunch to celebrate my mother and late father’s anniversary. Upon entry I noticed that LaMezzaluna had a fresh, modern feel and the staff were excellent. We were the only patrons in the restaurant for almost the entire time. We were greeted by the host who was also our server. He and the busser were very attentive and thoughtful. I ordered the branzino entree and it was outstanding. My dish also included herb risotto. It was cooked to perfection and delicious. My mother ordered the chicken parmigiana sandwich with fries and the chicken was a little over cooked. The fries were very good and she enjoyed the sauce that they used on the sandwich. When I received the email confirming my reservation, this note was included, ‘Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 30 minutes for parties of up to 2; and 2 hours for parties of 3+.’ It was just two of us for lunch so we were mindful of the time. However, we weren’t rushed in anyway and enjoyed our leisurely, relaxing lunch. I give this restaurant an A rating and will definitely return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint, romantic restaurant that is perfect for a date or a family meal out.
  18. B

    Billybob

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very enjoyable Restaurent and one we’ve been to many times. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Good value for the price point of their menu. Love going into the heart of Princeton and enjoying a meal at La Mezzaluna.
  19. ER

    ElRap

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Did not make you feel rushed. Overall great experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was warm and welcoming; the food, as usual, was delicious. And it’s a BYO, what more can you want?!
  21. MP

    MarkP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was just amazing! Every dish. From the very first bite we absolutely loved it! My only gripe was that it was very cold in there. Bring a sweater.
  22. j

    jeff

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice experience, service and food was exceptional.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Wonderful food, easy parking. Staff was very friendly too!
  24. NA

    NoelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, friendly service. Everyone in our group was very pleased with their meal.
  25. S

    Stang

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT quality Italian food, you will not be disappointed
  26. TT

    TanyaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food good and friendly service..will definitely go back
  27. BJ

    BobJ

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mahi mahi special, rigatoni, truffle gnocchi, bronzino with lobster gnocchi and veggie cannelloni were excellent. Hidden gem in Princeton!
  28. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming here for years and the food is always good and the service warm and the place cozy and inviting!
  29. RC

    RobC

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I came for a romantic evening. Easy booked a reservation. The staff was very attentive throughout the evening. My wife got the Bronzino with lobster meat which was excellent. I got the seafood linguine which had big shrimp and plenty of fish. The ricotta cheesecake was the perfect ending. We will definitely be back.
  30. JJ

    JudithJ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were greeted warmly, and at the time we had reserved, our table was ready. The service was attentive, without intruding on our group's conversation. The food was very good indeed. We went home happy, because we had enjoyed the evening's dinner.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re long time Mezzaluna diners when we live in NJ. We’ve since moved out of state but we still come back whenever we visit. Mezzaluna staff still remembered us and provided us with excellent service and of course delicious food. Thank you!
  32. JT

    JuliaT

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was good but very hectic. I would go back to eat outside when weather is nice. Very noisy.
  33. EB

    EddieB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very crowded.....but that means it is a great dining experience!!!
  34. LL

    LaurieL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The food was subpar. The "risotto" was made with regular rice, not risotto rice; none of the dishes had any flavor, we kept asking for salt and pepper; the red sauce felt like it came out of a jar. The service was good and everyone was kind. There is no wine service so we went next door to the very good wine store to buy wine, which was fine. I wish I could say something better about the food.
  35. RL

    RobertL

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner every time!!
  36. NP

    NancyP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fabulous. The service is spectacular! Highly recommend.
  37. DA

    DAVE

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great recepies; cheerful service; fish could be fresher.
  38. T

    Twinkle

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The menu is interesting and the food and service outstanding. Will go again as soon as possible. It was a little noisy especially with one or two large groups in this small room. Favorite restaurant in Princeton.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and wonderful service!
  40. L

    Liv4food

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is consistently great! One of my favorite places in Princeton.

FAQs

La Mezzaluna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 688-8515.

La Mezzaluna is rated 4.6 stars by 1569 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for La Mezzaluna

25 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 8542

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nassau Street

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage located around the corner from the restaurant on Spring Street. Street parking is available on Witherspoon Street and there is a metered lot next to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit trains stop at Princeton Junction and use a shuttle service to the Dinky station in downtown Princeton. You can also get to Princeton via the NJ Transit Bus service with any of the following routes: #600, #605, #606. Additionally there is the FreeB service from Princeton station (Dinky) around the town of Princeton.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Moriello

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 688-8515

  • Catering

    We can cater parties of all sizes up to 200 people. Consider us for your next birthday, anniversary party or graduation!

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is available for private parties from 30 - 70 people.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Moriello: (609) 688-8515

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