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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

4.5
800 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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
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Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 800 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
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4.2
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food, friendly service, and an unrushed atmosphere made our dinner celebrating a birthday fun and memorable. The specials of the day were extremely tasty and some were rotating favorites. Thank you for a great experience!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience. The food is by far the best I have had in the area.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful selection of food, from salads to pasta to chicken, fish, pork, veal.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Dined with friends and had a wonderful experience. We were not rushed despite a later reservation. BYOB was definitely a plus. The food, particularly the chicken fichi, was absolutely delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food at Vidalia is very good. Onion soup was delicious and barramundi special outstanding. Only negative...we were seated on the porch and when most of the tables are filled, the noise level is extremely high. I'd try to go early and get an inside table.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fabulous! The osso buco was tender and moist and the fettuccini perfect.
The veal francese was the best we've ever tasted. What a great place!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was great! The wait staff were very pleasant and accommodating. The experience was amazing as always. Great place for a date night.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great salad and pasta, delicious, reasonably priced, BYOB

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

They used to be really good but the quality of food has gone down. They bring out bread that has been cut so small it’s like eating croutons.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent service, excellent food and a very enjoyable night. Salads were good, veal saltimboca and chicken fiche were awesome. We enjoyed dessert too. We will go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

What a find. Really enjoyed the experience. The food was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As usual, very good. Food and service above par. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I always enjoy dining here with friends and guests.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

What a cute quaint restaurant. Perfect for a romantic dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. It’s a real jem in lawrenceville. I will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Sandwich was very difficult to eat -- pork, broccoli rabe and cheese. My friend had a salad that cost $17.00 -- very expensive. But I'd go again, just would not order a panini.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The appetizer was overdone..mushrooms were chewy and the shrimp were very dry. The veal was cut as thin as Iberico ham and the bed of spinach was tasteless. The chicken was non descriptive. The dessert list, already a limited one, had two items not available by 6pm on a Palm Sunday. The servers were very attentive. It is a small restaurant with very close tables to each other...not conducive to private conversation. I would recommend it for a simple light lunch on the outside patio.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a pleasant experience food is always spot in we had the scallops again and they were perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was first time and it was a great experience. Ordered veal and friend had a scallop/shrimp dish. Both were tasty and the seafood preparation was splendid. Tasty and good portions for value.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The menu was varied and each of the four of us had something different, and each of us was very happy with the choices. Lots of interesting specials. The service was very good, and the wait staff was happy and eager to assist

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It is a hole in the wall, but the food is just so delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We visited on a Thursday evening and glad we made a reservation as it was full. Enjoyed a delicious fresh salad with apples and oranges and wonderful vinaigrette. Large enough to share. Also my friend enjoyed a delicious beet and goat cheese salad Entrees included chicken saltimbocca w fresh spinach and linguine w shrimp and scallop Franchise. Large portions, excellent tastes. Always enjoy the food here.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Delicious dinner in intimate setting. Good service. Interesting menu choices and specials.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My wife and I have lived near Lawrenceville for over a decade. We've always said we wanted to try Vidalia's! We finally got around to it and now it's our favorite local restaurant. We only wish we would have gone there sooner!!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had 6 people for dinner. Split 3 appetizers fried calamai / beef wrapped in a pastry and vadalia onion all were delicious. Then we had a chicken dish/pasta dish/scallops and I had duck which was out this world. Weren’t really into the Desserts.
Great good and great service. Will come back again.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic! I can’t believe I didn’t found this gem sooner! Looking forward to returning!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Always a good meal at Vidalia! Love the small cozy atmosphere with great service !

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We both had veal, though prepared differently. Both were outstanding.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food at Vidalia is excellent and is definitely the main attraction. There are many creative appetizer and main course choices. All are beautifully served. The building is small and could be considered cozy, but weekend evenings are very busy which elevates the noise level considerably. Perhaps preferable to visit when weather allows for pleasant off street patio seating.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We have always loved Vidalia, the staff is attentive and the food is excellent. A great value for your money as well as being a BYOB

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Just moved to the neighborhood but we have come here a few times before in past two years. Each time, we have had same great food, service abd experience. Looking forward to being able to walk to dinner from now on :-)

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Vidalia's always offers as amazing meal!! There are plenty of menu choices so no complaints! The servers are always pleasant accommodating, professional and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and cozy.
Sal, the owner, prides himself with offering his patrons only the best.
You certainly won't be disappointed, I highly recommend Vidalia's and give it a 5 star rating!!!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

perfect for taking a good friend out for birthday dinner: desserts were great too which is really really important on the birthday! I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent Italian restaurant with a very diverse menu. Small restaurant with an enclosed heated side patio.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We formerly lived in NJ and frequented Vidalias often. Since moving to Philly, we do not go near as often but it is always worth the drive. Great experience as always!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

What a nice surprise to stumble across. The service was outstanding and the food was....well, my 78 year old mother said "Mmm this is the best veal ptarmigan I have ever tasted in my life!!" (and she's never easily pleased by food). From the uniquely presented appetizers to the wonderful desserts...I'd def. recommend this place to others. Traditionally taste like so much food we had in Sicily!!!

The only suggestion to improve is to somehow block all the cold weather coming into the restaurant from the front door. It was freezing in there, every time someone opened the front door.

NOTE - always make reservations...it's too small and fills up quickly. (may be worth the wait though)

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic Italian food. Cozy atmosphere. Very attentive service. BYOB.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Below average food and service but far above average price.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food and service; this has been the standard I've come to enjoy at Vidalia.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is awesome. Service is consistently slow.

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