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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ

Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

4.6
4.6
1583 Reviews
$30 and under
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
BYOB
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR OUTDOOR SEATING IS ENCLOSED AND HEATED DURING WINTER AND FALL.
SEATING REQUESTS ARE NEVER GUARANTEED FOR THE OUTDOOR SUMMER SEASON
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.
Menu prices are based on cash transactions, A 3.5 % credit card fee will apply if swiped
We Do Not have a Coat Check *Vidalia and its staff are not responsible for lost or stolen goods.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 896-4444

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Scarlata

  • 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.<br />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.<br />We also cater off site events and will be happy to provide you with any information you need about our catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    You may rent the restaurant for private events or outside dining. We are closed on Monday, but we will gladly open for you if the party consist of 20 or more. Lunch or Dinner. Please call for details or email at vidaliarestaurant@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Salvatore: (609) 896-4444

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Cross street

    206 or Gordon Ave.

  • Parking details

    Free Parking with no meters.

  • Public transit

    10 minutes from Hamilton train station and 5 minutes from 295 North or South.10 minutes from Princeton University and local shoppes.

  • Entertainment

    Al Fresco Dining with entertainment, weather permitting and Wine Tastings and outdoor fireplace

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DB

    DaisyB

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    There was a private event going on inside, so they sat me outside which was too cold for me. Also, not clearly stated that they do not serve alcohol. I was looking forward to a glass of wine with dinner but was surprised that it was not an option. However, the service was superior! Wait staff was friendly, attentive, and accommodating.
  2. JB

    JudgeBergman

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and terrific service are expected from this restaurant and they never fail.
  3. D

    Dawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We both had the scallops, risotto and asparagus it was delicious. What I really liked about Vidalia was everyone working together even the Chef giving great service, which was outstanding. Second time going you won’t be disappointed!
  4. DT

    DonnaT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food never disappoints . Prompt service and nice atmosphere.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not impressed! Front staff not experienced and not customer friendly.
  6. LF

    LocalFoodie

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A group of long- time friends gathered together on a lovely late summer evening at Vidalia. We were seated outside at a big table and although place was busy we found we could chat easily as noise was dissipated outside. Our server was very friendly and helpful with items on menu and although we had to wait for our shared appetizers for quite some time- when they arrived the calamari and the orange and fennel salads were a tasty start to the meal. Our entrees were more prompt and equally delicious ranging from pasta dishes, shrimp and Parmesan risotto and the divine stuffed sole special. All were well prepared! We had no room for dessert but we were welcomed to stay around table to continue our conversation and our wine. Think we have found a new meeting spot!
  7. NP

    NicholasP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    food was good. Wait staff young and a little unorganized.
  8. CV

    CeliaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed the evening at Viadalia, our waiter was verity friendly & helpful We didn’t realise it was BYOB so they kept our table while we drove & picked up a bottle of wine. The food was terrific , enjoyed the seafood and the starter was deep fried mozzarella which was fantastic
  9. DM

    DonnaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Vidalia's is always great. We have been there 5 times recently. Four of us each had something different and each entree was thoroughly enjoyed.
  10. AH

    AnnH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My family celebrated our mother's 85th birthday over dinner at Vidalia's. The evening was lovely. The food was wonderful. The service was exceptional.
  11. JM

    JoanM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our waiter was very accommodating and pleasant. The food was also very good (had caesar salad with chicken and chicken vegetable soup for lunch). The only problem was that my guest's first course (eggplant rolatini) did not come out with my soup and it took quite a while (at least 10-15 minutes) for it to arrive, so I did not eat my soup until is was only warm.
  12. SA

    SATISHR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, but not spectacular. Maybe that is the point that it is not heavy and rich. I would go back but it wasn't the gastronomic excellence I expected.
  13. JS

    JeffreyS

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Nice portions and timed perfectly. Service was excellent. Hat tip to Joe G. He remembered when my wife and I were last there and made us feel at home. These folks work their butts off, but I did not see any frowns, sour faces or attitudes. An amazing group of people.
  14. SS

    StephenS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lasagne was very tasty. The garlic bread is always a highlight.
  15. DC

    DCW12

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We have been there quite a few times and last night it just wasn't the same
  16. H

    Hal66

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only our second visit to Vidalia due to COVID cutting down on travel, our normal schedule would take us from New York to DC at least four times a year. The restaurant is a block off of route 206 in Lawrenceville, N.J. There is plenty of parking available. Once again, the reason for eating out is the food. Vidalia serves a marvelous meal for which exceeds the standards we are used to in the so-called finer establishments where we live. Another plus is the excellent meal at a reasonable price. The service is impeccable. They do not serve libations but are amenable to you bringing your own. The restaurant is small, so reservations are generally a good idea. A great place for a delicious repast, we highly recommend Vidalia.
  17. BG

    BrooklynGirl

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a time when everyone is complaining about waiting and service in restaurants, Vidalia was exceptional on all levels. We were seated promptly when we arrived for our reservation. The outdoor seating was was exceptionally comfortable. Shrubbery was so well placed that you did not realize that the parking lot was only a few feet away. Service was relaxed. Our waiter, Juan, was there when you needed him. We did not feel rushed or ignored. The food was, as always, exceptional, tasty and hot. We will certainly return.
  18. r

    randyj

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food very good always. End of lunch, coffee not hot, but passable. Very slow service. Service good, just slow out of kitchen, probably volume related.
  19. SB

    StephanieB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true local favorite with a variety of creative specials and some consistent staples that give everyone a fantastic experience! The staff are lovely and the experience is always top notch.
  20. H

    Holly

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been regular customers for the past 15 years or so. Food has only gotten better. Love the place!
  21. TS

    TomS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint little restaurant with outstanding food, service & ambience. Will definitely be back!
  22. TF

    TwoFishFan

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful restaurant! Highly recommend!
  23. HP

    HamiltonPat

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The scallop & arancino specials were fantastic. My personal favorite is the shrimp Francese. The service is convivial and the outdoor seating in 83-degree weather was near perfect!
  24. JG

    JaimeG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Outstanding service. Excellent ambiance.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was very good. Service was attentive. The Tudor patio dining was excellent!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was delicious.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! Best Italian food in the area!
  28. MP

    MarieP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch with a friend on a very hot day. Sat outside and under an awning for shade with overhead fans offering respite from the heat. The food was delicious, we both ordered a steak salad which was rare and tender. The service was attentive without being intrusive. I'll be back.
  29. CR

    CarolynR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely setting. Excellent food. Great service. Would go again
  30. MS

    MaggyS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The shrimp special was really good. One problem was that the waiter topped off what he thought was water but was actually a glass of wine (in his defense it was not in a wine glass).
  31. t

    tut5

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Terrific appetizers. Pasta portions are large but slightly overcooked past al-dente. Overall a very good place with a nice outdoor space and some of the best Italian fare in the area.
  32. TR

    TerryR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vidalia’s is a favorite of mine. I always like to celebrate special occasions there and take people that have never been. The food is delicious, staff and service exceptional, and the size is perfect if you want something more cozy and intimate. I always walk away happy and wonder why I don’t go there more often. Treat yourself to Vidalia’s!
  33. R

    Randy

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was very good and the food was delicious.
  34. T

    Tbart

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another fabulous meal at Vidalia with our friends! Our server Juan was helpful, knowledgeable and attentive! My favorite is having my leftovers for lunch the next day!
  35. g

    gretap

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful covered patio
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Went on 3rd August. The meal was amazing. But the same cannot be said about our server. Took forever with the menu and then forever with the order. Waited almost half an hour to order dessert and then of course the dessert took forever to comeout. The other tables were being served promptly but our server was never to be seen.
  37. Z

    Zooey

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We were surprised and disappointed by the food as we'd heard so much about it. Not sure if they were having an off-night. The pasta was mushy, overcooked and doused in tomato sauce, which was a little sour and tasteless. Nothing felt particularly fresh. The soup tasted like bouillon cubes. Very strange, as the restaurant is rated so highly. On the plus side, service was friendly and tried its best to be accommodating despite a very busy evening (which also made the entire dinner somewhat hectic and not very peaceful). We waited a long time to get this reservation but sorry to say we won't be back.
  38. L

    Lisa567

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner here this week. I highly recommend this restaurant for their attention to detail and delicious food. The outdoor seating is wonderful and service was terrific. We never felt rushed and enjoyed our food and time with family and friends.
  39. G

    Greatcook

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They were super accommodating for my gluten free needs. It was all very delicious. The atmosphere outside was lovely and the waitstaff was very attentive. The variety and selection was amazing and all the food was excellent!
  40. L

    Lovefood

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prices aren't for the faint of heart, but the food was outstanding, and worth every penny. The staff were very attentive and accommodating. Looking forward to returning in the very near future!

FAQs

Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 896-4444.

Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ is rated 4.6 stars by 1583 OpenTable diners.

Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

21 Phillips Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    206 or Gordon Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Princeton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Parking with no meters.

  • Public transit

    10 minutes from Hamilton train station and 5 minutes from 295 North or South.10 minutes from Princeton University and local shoppes.

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Scarlata

  • Entertainment

    Al Fresco Dining with entertainment, weather permitting and Wine Tastings and outdoor fireplace

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 896-4444

  • 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.<br />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.<br />We also cater off site events and will be happy to provide you with any information you need about our catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    You may rent the restaurant for private events or outside dining. We are closed on Monday, but we will gladly open for you if the party consist of 20 or more. Lunch or Dinner. Please call for details or email at vidaliarestaurant@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Salvatore: (609) 896-4444

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