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La Mezzaluna, Princeton, NJ

La Mezzaluna

4.6
4.6
1722 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

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,722 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mercer

    Romantic

1,722 Reviews
  1. CindiA

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly, some of the best Italian food I've ever had. Fresh ingredients, obviously homemade, and amazing flavors.

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  2. PatrickS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Mezzaluna is always a favorite in Princeton for good food, relaxing atmosphere and great service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even on a very busy Mother’s Day, lunch was delicious, service was great as always, nice friendly atmosphere and I even got a rose at the end for Mothers Day. Best place and best menu for lunch in Princeton.

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  4. NancyP

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Mezzaluna NEVER disappoints. The waiter is always so friendly, attentive, and courteous. He has been there every time we have been in there. So very pleasant. Great food, great service = an absolutely spectacular time!

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  5. CarolH

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Located in the heart of downtown Princeton is a very convenient location. The waiter, William, was very friendly and attentive. We ordered three different meals and all were excellent.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a date, the food was really good.

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  7. Busban

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was amazing as as always. But it’s the loudest restaurant in Princeton. We were in a booth and our party was literally shouting stadium style at each other a few inches apart and could not make out one word anyone said. Ceilings/walls need major noise reduction help.

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  8. ClaudiaK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very good Italian food with a bit of inventiveness! A BYOB in downtown Princeton that is very consistent. The only negative is that it can get a bit loud and if you have either a hard of hearing or a low speaker in your party it can be challenge. The owner, who walks about visiting diners, is social and accommodating.

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  9. KJS23

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always outstanding. Fresh, flavorful, perfectly cooked & plated. The staff is attentive and friendly. They go out of their way to make your dining experience comfortable & enjoyable. Can’t wait for the warmer weather so we can dine alfresco in their fantastic outdoor seating area.

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  10. gigi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michele was a wonderful host and very accommodating. He assisted with a food allergy and even made one of guests an off menu item. He was charming and funny. Food was very good. Happy we made the visit while in town.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and good service at a small table by the windows.

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  12. Anonmouse

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We love it here! Food is excellent! Cooked and seasoned perfectly. Wait staff is attentive and professional.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific Italian BYOB restaurant with amazing service nestled in the heart of Princeton.

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  14. LeroyC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is delicious! Service was excellent. The noise level was uncomfortable.

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  15. WineandDine

    New York City

    1224 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    1224 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good meal as always. Food and service always special.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere, very reasonably priced too!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant in the heart of Princeton. Staff is amazing!!!!

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  18. BrianT

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good was good but lacked some oomph in each dish. The lobster risotto could have used something for taste…but overall a solid spot. Bit pricey.

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  19. Papapeana

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasurable authentic Italian dining experience good food, caring, but not over bearing, staff without ever feeling rushed.

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  20. Ollie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I drove two hours to meet a friend who had also driven two hours so that we could see each other after 15+ years. The ambience was very nice and so was most of the wait staff. We ordered food, which was good but not exceptional and spent most of our time catching up. After dinner, dessert, and coffee I requested a tea and the singing waiter told me we couldn't stay much longer. I found that to be unbelievably rude as we weren't there for extremely long and we were sure to order food to cover the time at the table. It really put a damper on the evening so we paid for the tea and left.

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  21. Madolyn

    New York City

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I attend Restaurant Week at La Mezzaluna to treated my family to this restaurant I have enjoyed several times with friends. It was not a treat, I was so embarrassed and disappointed. The Restaurant Week menu looked so inviting online. In actuality the food served was below the standards of their usual fair and the portions were very small. I am sorry I have nothing good to say about my experience. Since La Mezzaluna did not participate in Experience Princeton I also on top of having an inferior meal was not able to use my gift certificate. I feel very cheated and will patron other restaurants in Princeton.

    2 people found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Didn’t realize it was restaurant week. Chose from the special menu. Pricing was great. Food was delicious

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  23. resn22

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was awful….waiters rushing us even though there were empty tables.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. PallaviN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Best spot in Princeton for classic Italian cooking

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  25. Philly86

    Philadelphia

    193 reviews

    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Needed a spot to meet a business colleague. The food and service were top notch. Presentation was great. Nice having a liquor store next door to pick-up a bottle of wine. Only issue was that it was very loud. They really should invest in some noise dampening items.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I thought the food was poor for the cost. I had an order of calamari and was so small. It was a bit under cooked and not platted well. We all looked at each other when they set it down. For dinner I had a Caesar salad with chicken. The chicken was strips with the thickness of a band aid. I’ve had better at Applebees for half the price. Others at our table thought the chicken was tough as well.it would be fine if it was half the price. This restaurant is not fine food at all.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. BrijM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamb was fantastic. Medium rare as recommended by the chef.

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  28. Local

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food has potential but it needs improvement. The eggplant rolatini was cold inside, needs sauce and not hot. The risotto was not made with the correct rice- it was white rice. The sauce was good but the rice texture and type - wrong. The fish was fresh but the waiter told us it was seared, it was more like poached. More seasoning on everything! Staff and server- super!!!

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  29. ShariL

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Had our table ready for our reservation. Well taken care of by our wait staff. Love a BYOB! Will definitely go back!

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  30. SamanthAG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for our Valentines dinner and had an excellent experience. The food was delicious! The servers were very attentive throughout the night. Overall, it was a 10/10.

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  31. Cheri

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch was spectacular. The food was exceptional with excellent service. The seafood bisque (a special of the day) was the best I have ever eaten. Can’t wait to go back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dining with friends at Mezzaluna. William is the best. We always get quick and attentive service and are never rushed and feel free to continue our conversations . Very nice lunch menu as well.

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  33. Mattinyc

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great chicken parm with vodka sauce! Service was fantastic too!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous meal and experience! Service is great and the food is delectable! Great intimate date place. We always love it!

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  35. PaulaA

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite Princeton restaurant and almost always our first choice to go to! End to end a great experience. And the owner is fantastic! And he can sing!

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  36. Raghu

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner is funny. Food is always the best and made it to perfection.

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  37. LauraC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience. Food is delicious and service is amazing. I have dined her multiple times, and every time has been amazing.

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  38. JosephB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and we were very happy with the whole dining experience…the waiters were very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We look forward to visiting again!

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  39. ken29

    New York City

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the salmon and shrimp special and cheesecake . Excellent

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date destination, a bit expensive and some dishes hold more value than others. Overall great experience

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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 1722 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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