Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

4.6
900 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Vidalia, 2016 winner in Top 10 Best Italian Restaurant in New Jersey by NJ.com and 2017 rated # 1 Italian restaurant in Mercer county New Jersey
Please note that our outdoor seating is enclosed and heated during winter and fall.
Lawrenceville premiere destination for gourmet cuisine and impeccable service. Accented by soft lighting and elegant décor, Vidalia aims to please and succeeds in doing so. The professional staff caters to its guests’ every need making sure not to cut corners and only offering the finest, highest quality ingredients. The menu is vast and eclectic showcasing an impressive selection of Authentic Italian specialties. Treat your guests to an evening that they won't soon forget. The professional and friendly staff at Vidalia looks forward to making your next dining experience truly unforgettable with pleasant dining and superb cuisine.
Please note that our outdoor seating is enclosed and heated during winter and fall.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, European, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5: 00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm - 9 :30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9 :00pm
Monday: Closed: Vidalia will open for parties of 20 or more upon request
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Phone number
(609) 896-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Salvatore Scarlata
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Catering
We are happy to host events in our restaurant during normal business as well as off hours. The restaurant holds 48 people comfortably and our outdoor dining area will hold 50 people as well. We be happy to provide a great custom family style meal for your event or your guests can order a la carte from our menu.
No matter what the event is, we feel confident we can provide you with a warm and wonderful dining experience with great food and great service.
We also cater off site events and will be happy to provide you with any information you need about our catering menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
206 or Gordon Ave.
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Parking details
Free Parking with no meters.
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Public transit
10 minutes from Hamilton train station and 5 minutes from 295 North or South.10 minutes from Princeton University and local shoppes.
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Entertainment
Al Fresco Dining with entertainment, weather permitting and Wine Tastings and outdoor fireplace
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Vidalia will begin Dinner service with seating @ 4 pm, 5 ,530 ,6 ,8, 10 pm. Four course Price Fixe Menu $75 per person including desserts. 48 hour cancellation or changes policy will be applied.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 900 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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r
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Vidalia Menu, staff and Owner (Sal) are outstanding. The food is exceptional and the staff could not do enough. Love it!

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RS
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion -- my wife's birthday. A lovely dinner. From her bright and beautiful veal fichi to my deeply soul-satisfying osso bucco, everything was terrific. Service was perfect, and the room as cozy and inviting as ever.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as always!!! We love Vidalia!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Central NJ for certain. Sal and his staff continue to impress.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The noise level was so loud, we finished our luncheon quickly and left. My friend and I meet in the Lawrenceville area about six times a year and have gone to Vidalia's several times. Wednesday was our last time there. Actually, the food was not that great either.

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JO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was good, but the prices were a little high, especially since a salad is not even included with entree. Also, the bread is not really bread, but crusts that are toasted and seasoned.

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A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service
Reasonably priced for what you get
Many excellent choices
My only regret is that I have gone by the location for many years not knowing about the restaurant but will be back many times in the future

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l
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would have enjoyed it more if the specials for the evening were printed out with prices. It's a small room and hearing the server recite the specials more than a half a dozen times was annoying.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience! Excellent food & service!!!

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D
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious. We were early. They seem to have no problem with that. We celebrated my bd. They plated the cake we brought, no problem. Everything was awesome!

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Vidalia several times over the past few years and were disappointed only once. There was a large group in the restaurant which was very loud and disruptive. The chef apologized, but of course he cannot be blamed for a large reservation. We enjoy Vidalia so much that we have not let the one time deter us from returning.

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Sat at a two table setting for three people. One table was warbly. Was very noticeabe when plates were delivered. Tables are so close it is hard to have a conversation without hearing other conversations. Gluten free pasta was not cooked enough.

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c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, one of the best, if not the best.

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WD
New York Area
886 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the first time I had the Primavera (with a well-balanced amount of chicken, broccoli, and peppers). That and the vegetable with meatball soup made a great meal on a rather warm and humid autumn evening.

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

No fault of the restaurant was the family who needed to bring a 2 year old child and stroller into the restaurant. He made the ability in the small room hard to hear our other party guests talk.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite restaurant for a romantic evening!

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RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of four for two birthday celebrations. Food and service was EXCELLENT! It’s a BYOB which is an added bonus. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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DJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, service, and atmosphere were good. Food was on point. Sat inside since it was light rain outside.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very accommodating to schedule adjustment and food was excellent

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each item so delicious that it was hard not to overeat. Fish and salads always terrific. Sauces especially good.

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DN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our "go-to" places in the neighborhood. We always look forward to going to Vidalia and we are never let down.

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AL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a Sophisticated selection and excellent quality of food and service.

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A
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My two dishes were disappointing: the fried calamari was overly breaded and did not taste much like calamari and the mushroom soup was full of oily croutons and not enough mushrooms. My husband's eggplant had great flavor but not enough eggplant...too much pasta. Our server, Chris, was lovely and helpful.

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DL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Awful. Far too noisy, the waitress was rude, and the food was terrible.

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SG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always 5 stars. We went for Restaurant Week they had the best menu in town. Sal & his waitstaff always make you feel at home.

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d
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a gem in Lawrenceville. It's small inside, so you will be close to your neighbor. On a nice night, it has great outside seating. Highly recommend,

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and very good food. Offered interesting appetizers and the tuna appetizer was excellent. Had reservation and did not wait to be seated which was nice.

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s
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Our server Claudia was very attentive to our needs.

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WD
New York Area
886 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It's always a very special dining experience at Vidalia; this evening was no less special than so many other occasions.

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BF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Creative food choices, Presentation top notch and reasonably priced!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Considering the price the food was just average , fairly bland. surprising that they had not salted the water before cooking the pasta. The outside seating area is very nice, great for a cool evening .

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HC
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were seated outside on a cool evening. The restaurant blamed Open Table for not informing that was what was available. In general it was a decent evening above this issue

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SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love Vidalia! Food is consistent and I always enjoy everything we get, from the stuffed Vidalia onion appetizer to their gnocchi pasta, everything is delicious.
My only complaint is that it feels like almost every time we go and sit indoors there is a large table booked. Given how small the restaurant is I find the noise level challenging at times.

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting outside, quiet, pretty setting. Beet salad with goat cheese, and shrimp & scallop special were fresh and tastefully prepared. will definitely be back!

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GT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was prompt and friendly.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food - sword fish w crab meat and the duck entrees were delightful our server Chrissey was exceptional we'll be back soon

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TN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Family dining

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BG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away in a small street off the main road with ample parking, Vidalia was a very pleasant dining experience. The staff is attentive and not intrusive. The food is well prepared and beautifully presented. We were four and each one of us enjoyed our meal. We will return.

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f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Be prepared to eat outside on patio. Very few tables inside and you must specify inside when you make reservation. No vegetables but lots of fruit accents to main courses. Missed a green vegetable and starch....but decent garlic bread and excellent service and cheerful staff!

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SR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time at this restaurant and it had not disappointed. The food is excellent! If I lived locally I would be a regular customer!

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