La Mezzaluna

4.6
1418 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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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. Our waiter was the best!

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Lilacs
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
6 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
51 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
2 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.

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vipalwayslookin4spot
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little gem in Princeton; sit outside to lessen the volume

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Sandman
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice Find - a gem. Nice menu and excellent service. Selvin was wonderful, attentive. Food was served promptly, hot, and tasted great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

With all the great reviews I definitely expected better. Our pasta was too salty, the burrata dish needs flavor desperately. Their pesto was not what I’d expect from pesto, needed garlic and salt for sure. Their vodka sauce was good though. So was the duck salad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place! Def will go back!

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nychris61
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

favorite go-to Italian in Princeton. Food is always enjoyable.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pricy for what you get but makes sense given where it is

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VSno
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was boarder line terrible, from the microwaved bread (I could hear it running behind my seat) to the unseasoned calamari. This restaurant is a one and done for us. The atmosphere with the other guests was lively but we definitely felt forgotten after ordering.

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MinzhiL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus and soft shell crabs appetizers are very good! Service is good!

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Leopardlady
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Wait staff excellent. Head waiter/manager very attentive knowledgeable.
Fried calamari appetizer could give you more for price but other portions good

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Myke
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good Food. Sat outside on Witherspoon. Didn't notice side tent off the street - would of sat there instead. Meal was good.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food was very good, but the service is lacking there should be one person assigned to a table not multiple people attending to a table. It makes thing confusing and the guest has to repeat themselves.

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PineMtnMom
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group of friends have met for lunch three different times and will gladly meet here again. Our main waiter was excellent and was very pleasant, patient and knowledgeable. Lunch menu is adequate and delicious although priced slightly below dinner prices. La Mezzaluna is a great place to go to have good food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Jabooty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William is your service standard and your service standard is above any in Princeton. We base our loyalty on the people as much as the food. The combination of William and your menu makes it next to impossible to turn the page on La Mezzaluna.

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AashaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. The main entrees took a little longer than anticipated, but was so fresh and so tasty. Definitely try the chicken and shrimp marsala. Make reservations for a Friday or Saturday night

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vipRetiredGourmet
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is excellent, with plenty of good choices on the menu.

The service is perfect too.

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 1418 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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