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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.70mi
  2. Distance: 1.84mi
  3. Distance: 1.85mi
  4. Distance: 1.97mi
  1. Distance: 1.70mi
  2. Distance: 1.84mi
  3. Distance: 1.85mi
  4. Distance: 1.97mi

About Enzo's La Piccola Cucina

Enzo’s Cucina, a genuine Lawrenceville dining staple for over 30 years, crafts stunning Italian fare in its warm and elegant restaurant. Start your meal with a tantalizing antipasti, such as Enzo’s seasoned garlic bread with spices and cheese and the sausage and gorgonzola stuffed mushrooms. House pasta specialties include the homemade taglliatelli with chicken, figs and walnuts, the decadent vodka rigatoni with prosciutto and the quinoa “lean pasta” with broccoli, spinach and chicken. Enzo’s Cucina’s other entrees, such as the pan-fried homemade sausage giambotta with peppers and onions and the salmon filet over garlic fettuccine, speak to Enzo’s commitment to fresh ingredients of the highest quality.

Twice a month, Enzo’s Cucina hosts live jazz music nights with local jazz artists, which beautifully pairs with your dining experience.

1906 Princeton Ave
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 - 2:00pm


Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: starting at 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 206

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 396-9868

Website:
http://enzoscucina.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available. Have the finest Italian Dishes at your next special event!

Parking Details:
Full off street parking lot available.

Executive Chef:
Anna Scozzari

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout

Enzo's La Piccola Cucina Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

3.8

value

2.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (62)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Romantic (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2015

From the leek, soup , to the house salad and chicken dish, everything was delicious. Great food at a great price? Absolutely!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 3, 2015

Food was decent, but nothing special. Big portions and helpful staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2015

We enjoyed our cozy table for two in the corner. The noise in the restaurant never became intrusive even though the tables are close in proximity and the restaurant did fill up by the end of the evening. Our server was friendly and polite and never made us feel rushed. He was attentive enough that we felt like we had great service but not often interrupted. My filet was cooked perfectly and my husband's pasta was tasty. Food portions were ample. Love that it was BYOB!

On the downside, we were both put off by the craft paper on top of the nice white table linen and the paper napkins. We also saw that another couple was asked to move (mid dining) to a smaller table to accommodate a larger party, which we thought was tacky, but maybe they agreed to it when they were seated, we don't know.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at Enzo's. Ravioli Taormina was very good - I had that as a side dish and wished it had been my main dish. Chicken Francaise had way too much lemon juice in the sauce. My daughter enjoyed her baked penne. We will definitely try Enzo's again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2015

Enzo's generally maintains high standards and works hard to keep improving. They have been consistently outstanding. Everything from the beginning bread and olive oil to the ending Tiramisu (best in in entire Princeton area) and cappuccino was fabulous. Great comfortable environment and a BYO. You can't miss with this restaurant. Check it out!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 14, 2015

My daughter's high school is nearby and we wanted to eat out before the high school play and found this place - never knew it was here! We were delighted! It is an intimate and charming little Italian restaurant with great service and great food. The fresh mozzarella was a treat! We will dine here again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 28, 2015

Great special menu selections. Rabbit, monkfish and cockle clams were outstanding. Desserts were fabulous. Friendly service and great food. Will definitely visit again. Great for small parties of 4

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

The review is being updated a year later. My comments did not go through (but I still remember), so here's the scoop ... Hubby & I spent our Valentine's Day (2015) at Enzo's. It was our first time. Dinner was totally disappointing - The pork chop special was nothing like the description. It was supposed to be double-thick & was half of a single. When we brought it to the waiter's attention, he was clueless. Who doesn't have enough of a special?? Everything after that was just a series of missteps. The tables were entirely too close together, which made maneuvering very awkward. The funniest thing was the ladies' room. Talk about small! While hovering over the commode, my head was up against the door!! (TMI, I know!) I believe there was also a pretty high step. We brought our issues to the owner's attention. One would thing we would have at least been comp'd for dessert - or something, anything! Nope. Would never go back, even if it were for free.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2015

My wife and I have dined at Enzo's for many years. Love the warm and cozy environment. Anna always makes it a point to greet her customers with a warm smile while making sure you are happy with your meal and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Excelent old world Italian Comfort food combined with new world recipes

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Great night with my family. We celebrated an 18th birthday and we had a great time. Very warm and homey!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Always love the food at Enzo's especially the Chicken ala Enzo and eggplant Parmesan. The homey atmosphere makes it a great local spot for a night out... Anna welcomes her guests with open arms! Great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2014

This was a very nice lunch on a simple caser salad and pasta dish. Always dependable, Enzo’s offers some good food and is an excellent value for money.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2014

My husband and I moved out of Lawrenceville, NJ about 10 years ago. We are back living in NJ. We decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Enzo's. Both our meals were truly delicious. We've lived in Manhattan, Monterey, CA and Sarasota, FL. Enzo's in Lawrenceville, NJ is my favorite Italian restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 18, 2014

We picked out Enzo's on the strength of the reviews describing the quality of food and the neighborhood atmosphere. The restaurant itself has a certain charm, and the hostess and wait staff were friendly and welcoming. That being said, the food was a big disappointment. We began with the fried calimari, which was flavorless and dull. Sometimes, a restaurant can overcome that with a good sauce, but it was served essentially with a warmed bowl of canned tomatoes. The pasta special was not bad, but the other pasta dishes, even those touted as "homemade", were equally dull. With so many choices for Italian food in this area, I felt like we really struck out this time. Maybe it was an "off" night for the kitchen, but I cannot recommend Enzo's.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2014

They never disappoint! Recently dined here after a 15 year hiatus and just as delicious as the first time in 1997!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2014

Billed as a great local place, the food was relatively tasteless. The chicken cacciatore, supposedly a house specialty, tasted as though it had been half-cooked before the dinner service and then was overdone in order to "crisp it up." Salad was good. Special salmon was tasteless. The button bread (another house "specialty") was sitting in a pool of oil and garlic, entirely unappetizing and basically inedible. Take a pass.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 28, 2014

Enzo's is a hidden gem in Lawrenceville, with a variety of classic Italian dishes done right, as well as a slurry of new, creative Italian twists -- all worth a try. If you haven't been, you're missing out! Get to Enzo's quickly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2014

We wanted a local place with real home cooked food. Enzo's was the perfect choice, as usual.
Nice corner table for 2!!! Wonderful 'specials' to choose from. Very attentive service.
Always welcoming staff. Need to make a point to visit there more often!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2014

Dinner at Enzo's was fun with friends. Service was excellent. We needed special attention to our entrees and they were served as requested (hold the tomatoes, no lemon, etc). The food was prepared with mild flavors with no one flavor overpowering the dish. Excellent neighbor gem!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Excellent staff and service. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Worth more than another return trip. Outstanding service. Unique blends of flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2014

Enzo's food is so delicious, I actually dined there three times in one week. This is how Italian food should be prepared and enjoyed. Original, creative, made from scratch recipes cooked to perfection. My family, friends and business associates who shared in my week long dining experience believe Enzo's is the best Italian restaurant between Philly and NY. My favorite menu items of the week were Enzo's Stuffed Zuchinni Flowers (grown on premise), fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Salad, Veal Capri w/Capicola, eggplant and mozzarella, Sausage Giambotta (made on premise) and Breaded Pork Chops w/Jersey Fresh peaches, Gorgonzola and baby greens. The desserts didn't disappoint. The homemade Peach Ricotta Cheesecake and Blueberry Gelato were amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2014

This is a very nice place for a casual meal at a great price. The dining room may be small but the food is very good and the service is very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2014

Overall very tasty dishes. Even the salad with the crumbled blue cheese was spot on. Bread and garlic oil to die for. A little heavy on the cream( chicken Nicolo) but still delicious.

The place looks like grandmas dining room and cooking would remind one of grandmas kitchen.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2014

If you're looking for amazing Italian food, you have got to try Enzo's. Various specials and you can't go wrong with any of them. Had the zucchini blossoms last weekend, straight from Anna's own garden, and they were fantastic. I've had all different pastas, seafood, steak, etc and haven't had a bad meal yet. My favorites are the cavatelli bolognese, Enzo's specialty (cavatelli with white clam sauce), Anna's favorite (mussels in marinara) and calamari livornaise. If the grilled calamari is on the appetizer special, you've got to try it. This is a byob so you need to bring your own favorite wine. It's not a large place so be sure to make a reservation. And when you get there, you'll feel like you've just joined this great Italian family!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2014

After seeing them come up when booking a table, I remembered that I haven't been here in 3 or 4 years and gave them a try. it was just as I remembered, especially the quality of the food. The pork chop special used a combination of their port wine sauce and some fresh blueberries that worked really well when mixed with some feta cheese. The tomato basil soup was also pretty good.

I always thought their food was constantly 3 1/2 to 4 star quality and great for casual dining. After dining here often enough, I never call being disappointed and I certainly loved what I had this time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2014


Food was very good. Service was very good. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2014

Stopped in last night with the wife. Had soft shell crabs (pan fried) they were outstanding. Also, tried the Chocolate Olive Chianti cake, WOW!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2014

My guy and I have dined at this restaurant numerous times and always enjoy the food. It is a family business and it is evident by the presence of the owner onsite and overseeing the dining experience for her customers. The menu has seasonal changes and the focus is 'locally grown and Jersey fresh.' Recently we dined on a beet, asparagus and blueberry salad with feta cheese and dressed with Balsamic dressing; absolutely yummy as we both enjoy beets and blueberries. I was thrilled to find soft shell crab on the menu and enjoyed it as prepared by the chef. This BYOB location is found 'off the beaten track' and worth trying.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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