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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

4.6
831 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 831 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.3
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food at Videlia's is always interesting and beautifully prepared. Wait staff is very conscientious.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great meal with excellent service.

Be sure to bring a bottle of wine and consider the specials!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent food, lovely outdoor and indoor seating available.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We enjoyed a great meal to celebrate a special occasion with our group of 5. Our table outside was ready, service was prompt, appetizers (calamari, stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta), meals (pasta, veal, chicken, lamb chops and seafood pasta) and dessert (tiramisu and cannolis) were all tasty . . . portions are large so we enjoyed much of it again the next day! Always love BYOB places so that was a bonus. An enjoyable spot!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food at Vidalia is really delicious. They have unique dishes that are worth trying out, like the Vidalia loaf and the Vidalia pasta dish. The server was very friendly and service was excellent. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Always a pleasure. Special night out, everything a la carte, so be prepared to pay for your salad. Delicious meal. BYOW.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Never disappointed until now...service was awful. Waited a very long time to order, asked repeatedly for wine to be opened and had to ask several times for ice bucket. He may have been overwhelmed as there was a private party inside. We dined on the patio and that was busy too. Unfortunately, table of 6 behind us was VERY loud. The salads were good as expected but the entrees were uneven. My crab stuffed sole, a special, was cooked unevenly and was cold in the center. Other people in our group said their entrees were ok, the chicken was full of small bones and lasagne portion was small. Dessert was especially bad...we ordered the chocolate lava cake w/ vanilla gelato and they served it w/o the gelato because the server said they ran out. Another person in our party ordered plain vanilla gelato and was served mostly whipped cream.
We will go back but definitely not when they have a private party that seems to overwhelm them.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our server was great - detailed explanations of the specials and quick (but not rushed) service. Excellent food and a nice outdoor atmosphere. A loud group made it difficult to converse at times but overall a nice night out with friends.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Finally got a reservation. Yummy food. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Took my son to dinner at Vidalia since we had never been there. Food was very good and the service was excellent. Overall a very good experience

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was delicious and all the staff were very attentive to the guests.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food and service was very good. Menu selection was to everyone's liking. We were not rushed and enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excellent meal; it was very enjoyable, but that’s my usual experience here.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We have friends in Marlboro N.J. and this restaurant is our go to place. We live in Philadelphia and this restaurant is just great for celebrating and enjoying good food.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Possibly very important!: it's BYOB on alcohol so bring your own wine.

It's a small place, but the food is good and the atmosphere is nice. I would say it's definitely worth the drive from Princeton.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

This restaurant is consistently delicious. It is great for the neighborhood and easily the best dining in the area. The only comment is that the specials also seem to consistent as well. They are very good, but never change.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We are big fans and often eat with friends at Vidalia. This time was a party of 7, all coworkers as well as friends, some from far away, and all foodies. Sal and his team did not disappoint. Many still commenting on the experience days later.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We recently visited Vidalia's for a birthday lunch. Our Open Table reservation inaccurately reflected outside seating but we were easily accommodated inside. Service was pleasant and prompt. I had the salad special of the day with grilled chicken, tomato, avocado, mozzarella and honey balsamic. It was great! Finished with cappuccino and ice cream. Very pleasant experience overall.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

I left hungry. There were 3 scallops, a small portion of rosotto and 9 thin French green beans on the plate. At $32 that’s $10 a scallop.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Loved the food with our 3 teen boys. Our one regret...leaving our leftovers behind!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our second time at Vidalia and both times the service was excellent. Both times the waitstaff were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. On our first visit, we met the the CoOwner's wife. She was so down-to-earth, and sweet.
On our second visit, my husband had the Bronzoni, which he can't stop raving about! I love that there many gluten-free options and that it's a BYOB restaurant.
In short, of all the many local restaurants we've tried so far in our 2 years living in the Hamilton area, Vidalia offers the MOST ambiance, class, taste, value and service.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

If you want a tasty meal, go to Vidalia. The menu has many options and there are always several specials that delight. For example, I had a grilled Barramundi that was absolutely delicious. Sal runs a superb restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We have been to this restaurant several times and it is always excellent. This time we ate lunch outside on a really gorgeous sunny day. I had the barramundi fIsh and my husband had the salmon and both were delicious. This restaurant never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Neighborhood gem! Owner and Chef Sal cooks with the freshest ingredients and always has interesting specials on the menu. The beet salad is the best you'll get anywhere. His homemade linguini is a treat and all his dishes burst with flavor. No matter what you order, you cannot go wrong here.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent service and food as always

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always great fresh food. Will visit again. Small restaurant with a nice ambience.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

A lot of great reviews, but just another Italian joint. It was OK, not worth they hype.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

A very good dining experience; the salad and the chicken with crabmeat (special) were done very nicely.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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 on April 21, 2018

The food was terrific and the service was very attentive. Overall, we had a wonderful evening at Vidalia.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always enjoy the chefs creative menu and service is great

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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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