La Mezzaluna

4.6
1431 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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vipKimR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. I love that they give back to the community!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh pasta and great service!

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vipKeith
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience, reasonable prices, BYO, and you need to try theory flambee for dessert. To die for.

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vipPratikshaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Good food! Excellent service!

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Peter
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, very friendly and attentive servers, clean and btw…great meals too. Would be nice if there’s soft music in the background to complement everything that’s great.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Very friendly staff. The place could use some pictures on the wall. Maybe some pictures of Frank Sinatra our dean Martin LOL

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vipStephen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant!!!!

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SJBrookfieldWI
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Loud and poor service but excellent food.

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Steph
Greece
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service!!

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DanielG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their meal I thought the risotto was excellent I will definitely go back next time and Princeton

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vipJoeG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Reasonably priced too.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I was out with some friends to enjoy a nice dinner. We don’t see each other often so it was nice to relax and laugh. It was loud and hard to hear but that was ok. The food was very good and reasonably priced. No complaints there. We even enjoyed a delicious flambé for dessert. The only thing that was truly awful was the service. Our waiter was rude and had such a cocky attitude. He actually started removing our appetizer plates and unfinished appetizer without asking if we were done. He insulted one of my friends. Then once dinner was served, he didn’t come over to check on us until we were done eating. We ordered flambé and crème brûlée for dessert. They never brought out our crème brûlée and we had to ask another waiter to bring it for us. We also had no utensils to eat our dessert. Just an overall bad dining experience and it wasn’t because of the food. Here’s a little advice, train your staff!

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vipVegetarianBruce
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very noisy, but I expected that on a Friday night. Food is excellent.
We had booked outdoors, as that was all that was available, but they were able to seat us indoors. Host (owner?) is extremely gracious.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food is pricey but not worth the money given the poor flavor and taste. Service was ok. Thete are many other good choice for Italian food in the Princeton area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my fiancé and our parents here right after we got engaged and had s great dinner! They let us open a bottle of champagne we brought and we very friendly and helpful the whole night. The food was great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every morsel of food was delightful. We had calamari, Caesar salad, shrimp risotto and chicken with artichokes, etc, in white wine sauce. The ambiance was intimate but not suffocating. Our server and the rest of the staff were pros and charming. Great birthday celebration!

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AlwaysEating
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. Our waiter was the best!

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Lilacs
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dinner at La Mezzaluna. The argula salads were made so well with several surprise ingredients not added in most restaurants. My Chicken Parmigiana was outstanding. The chicken tasted wonderful and it was tender, lightly breaded, and covered in delicious marinara gravy. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there again!

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vipLisaD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Princeton. Love the food and exceptional service. We can’t wait to go back

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vipMimi
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Another great meal .. my daughter loved the Rigatoni Vodka and I enjoyed the Shrimp Gamberi Linguine with saffron. My husband's Caesar Salad had good flavor although the lettuce was a bit tired.

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MichaelY
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location in Princeton. We ate outdoors with a patio heater on - it worked very well. Our waiter was THE BEST. Friendly and attentive!! We really enjoyed our meal!

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Edward
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times! great happy birthday singing from the italian owner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience! Great service & food.

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1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good experience. We celebrated our friend’s birthday here, and had a great time.

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AnicaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my mom's birthday at La Mezzaluna! We arrived for a late lunch and tried a variety of dishes and every plate was wiped clean! I recommend the truffle gnocchi, lambchops, and fruit flambé experience. Our waiter William was warm, attentive, and such a pleasure. The service and overall pace of the meal was on the slower side, but it allowed us to enjoy conversation between courses and really enjoy each bite. I highly recommend this restaurant and plan on returning for a date night or another family occasion!

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vipEsquire
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Mezzaluna exceeded expectations. Good service. A delicious soup, followed by pasta with seafood, creme brûlée and espresso.

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CarlD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding and the the staff were very nice

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vipAnnaU
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food!

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RonR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was spectacular, attentive and polite. Food was delicious, gnocchi is out of this world! Restaurant was quite loud and crammed, but food was with it!

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Deepthi
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Average restaurant with average food. There is nothing special in this place that I would want to come back. The truffle gnocchi was okay, nothing to die for. I had the shrimp fettuccine which was decent. The flavor was mild but the dish seemed dense.

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MarilynG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Very pleasant atmosphere.
We will definitely return. A great place to dine with friends.

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KatherineD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the server was so kind and attentive.

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vipIranmn
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for any occasion, friends, family or business!

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vipDineOmite
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we had a nice time without being rushed. The chef made my wife's birthday by making her Lamb just like her Nana's recipe. Thank you!

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vipIranmn
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, outdoor dining and friendly staff. Eat there often!

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StevieB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The food is great, including the gluten-free pasta, and the large outdoor dining area can easily accommodate parties of 5 or 6, which we've had recently. And we've typically spent more than 2 hours at our table with no hints from the staff that it was to move on.

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vipMcTiguePrinceton
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Mezzaluna always a wonderful pleasure! We are blessed to have this wonderful and delicious restaurant-hone in our backyard ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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vipBillC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend…

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vipjaleahh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good although some of the dishes seemed slightly underseasoned. The wait staff was friendly and inviting and sang an impressive rendition of happy birthday.

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FernandoS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary. This is not the first time I dine at mezza luna and it won’t be the last. Best Italian food in town. Service is excellent. Highly recommended.

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 1431 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.

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