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La Mezzaluna

4.5
4.5
1535 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 24 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 1,535 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. LL

    LaurieL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. RL

    RobertL

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner every time!!
  3. NP

    NancyP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    DAVE

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great recepies; cheerful service; fish could be fresher.
  5. 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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and wonderful service!
  7. 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.
  8. CA

    CApeep

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Son’s Birthday! Still our family’s favorite. Food remains good, host is superb, made the birthday more special. Grazie!
  9. a

    abc123

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Food was delicious. Service was friendly.
  10. K

    Karen

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food. Not extremely overpriced. Service was good but the server was possibly not that experienced and had to read the description of the specials off a piece of paper she had folded up in her pocket. Also, the salads came out with the appetizers and very quickly were followed by the entrées. Didn’t feel rushed exactly, but they wasted no time and started cleaning up very fast as we were finishing. The space could use some redecorating – very sparse surroundings All in all though, a very good meal
  11. MA

    MattA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was just ok. Staff was very friendly and attentive though.
  12. C

    Concinnity

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mezzaluna offers unusually well prepared offerings at prices that could easily be 10-20% higher if they chose. The staff are well trained, attentive, courteous, friendly—all a reflection on the owner Michael whose roots in Naples and delight in bringing Italian cuisine are constantly present in Mezzaluna.
  13. MB

    MaryB

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Table outside, owner was belting out Italian tunes. Seafood pasta was over the top. Presentation gorgeous. Flaming dessert. Wonderful evening.
  14. l

    lanag

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Slow to be waited on. Bus boy was very attentive, waiter a little less. Loved the broccoli soup and the penne w vodka sauce.
  15. JM

    JerryM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Took forever to get served even though we were pressed for time. Food just ok.
  16. AM

    AmeniM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I waited for almost half an hour for my card to be returned to me, everyone left and I was still there waiting, they started cleaning and taking the glasses until I asked the waiter what is happening with my card. This is when I was told that they cannot split the bill into two cards. So if I stayed there waiting, no one would bother to come and tell me. I will definitely not come back to this place.
  17. WP

    WestonPalmster

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a 7:15 reservation and arrived on time. We were not seated until 7:45!
  18. KH

    KayH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! I love that the outdoor patio is still an option, and it was well lit and it felt secluded from the surrounding street and parking areas. Our service was terrific- great staff all around, and dinner was delicious. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meals- and we really appreciated the off menu French fries for the picky child in our group.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rigatoni is the best in NJ! Service is amazing, waiters are so sweet, and food is soooo good and authentic. Love!
  20. a

    alesha

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent and very friendly.
  21. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Absolutely delicious!!! Great service. Would come back
  22. AS

    AnnabelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were great . William was our server and he was very attentive . I had not been to the restaurant in quite sometime due to covid and so glad I went back and will return.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super experience! The waiters and host/owner were wonderful and made us feel right at home. Food was awesome!!!! Don’t miss out on this place.
  24. BC

    BonnieC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food, great location, nice ambiance, attentive staff. Very limited wine list. They divided our shared dishes in advance which was great. It would have been an excellent meal, but the salad wasn't great. Still, I would definitely recommend and go back.
  25. JB

    JanetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Met a college friend for a late lunch - started chatting and the waitstaff was very very patient. 2 hours later, menu flipped to dinner and we finally ordered and enjoyed some great conversation and a wonderful meal. Would definitely recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  27. BH

    BinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is very good.We had a good time dining there.
  28. CK

    CherylK

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    the service was excellent. the owner was really attentive and the staff was nice. the food was just sort of OK>
  29. RM

    RavenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just go! Food was really good, don’t underestimate at all.
  30. JL

    JoeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with a very good friend of mine and his wife who are from the Uk and Portugal and they were quite amazed at the cuisine and service level. First time that his wife visited Princeton! Well done.
  31. DG

    DianeG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food - Risotto al Pesto - and good service.
  32. MP

    MonikaP

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasant! Nice outside venue!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Loved the outdoor seating.
  35. r

    randks

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a delight to return to Mezza Luna after a long Covid break. The outside dining area was very pleasant, the service remains attentive, and the food is always good. We'll be back!
  36. P

    Paige

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had never been here before but chose it as a place to celebrate my birthday. I could not have made a better choice! The food was delicious and came out super hot. We had the calamari and arancini to start. I had Alysa’s risotto for my entree. Our server (who I believe may have also been the owner) was extremely nice and friendly. Overall, great food, great service, best birthday!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 6 and dined outside. It was perfect. They have done a beautiful job of making the outside feel like you are on someone’s patio. The service and food was outstanding. Everything we ordered was fabulous. I highly recommend dining here. Reservations are strongly suggested. They are very busy. Thanks for making our evening so enjoyable.
  38. L

    Lisa

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We visited La Mezzaluna for date night. The menu was small, but the food was delicious and authentic. The service was great and the outside area, though it was next to a small street, was adorable and comfortable. We will absolutely visit again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Came out quickly and was amazing loved the specials. Wait staff was on top of things, brought out food answered questions and offered suggestions.

FAQs

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

La Mezzaluna is rated 4.5 stars by 1535 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 24 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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