Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

4.7
1321 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
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.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GregK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining indoors or outside on the patio. Great meal selection. All the staff was very friendly and courteous.

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Vjm4
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is not our first time there, fully enjoyable so we repeat going there, mostly for lunch

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vipJeff
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation fot 8PM and we were a little early. Not a problem. We chose to sit outside for our 41st anniversary dinner and a lovely evening ensued. Our waiter graciously offered us an ice bucket for our champagne and brought the appropriate wine glasses to the table. We had a Ceasar salad and cream of mushroom soup for appetizers. Both perfectly prepared. My wife chose the sole filet special and I had the OssoBucco di Maiale , because I’ve had it before, and it was just as delicious as I remembered. The outside dining area is lovingly decorated as is the inside as well. The added bonus of being a BYO is greatly appreciated. We’ll be back!

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PatrickM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very good, sat outside, they have a nice set up. Food was excellent

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vipNyrfan
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal with our gracious host/chef/owner Salvatore. Food and service were outstanding , a bit noisy due to a large family party with many small children behind us , which is not the norm . We always have a great time at Vidalia !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vidalia was quick to give us service, open our wine, touch base, even though one of our diners (4 of us) was 15 minutes late to arrive. The patio was lovely, and is roofed, so even if it rains, it is delightful to dine outside. 2 of us ordered the red snapper special and it was outstanding. The other two were happy with their orders (Mediterranean Salad) but not overwhelmed. We were there for lunch and this was a first time reunion following the pandemic. We lingered way past 2:30 and the staff did not chase us out even though they supposedly close at 2:30pm.

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MarkW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We’ll be going back soon

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

First visit. Exceptional food. Slow, inattentive, inaccurate service. Will definitely return and give them another chance. Everyone has an off night from time to time. Food was fabulous but service needs retraining.

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SShaw
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We go to Vidalia at least twice a month. We love the food there but the past two times the service has been painfully slow. Last time we were there, it took 55 minutes from the time we ordered our food until they brought them and then once we ordered the dessert it took them over half an hour to bring us two orders of chocolate cake!! We arrived at the restaurant at 7:15 and left at 9:30! The majority of the time we were just waiting!

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Grannya
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food, while tasty, was quite ordinary. Both the onion soup and the chicken Marsala were a bit too salty. The garden is lovely. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The service was very good.

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vipBlitgirl
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was superb. The clearing/bussing staff was always buzzing around. However, the service from the kitchen was much too slow. It took 15 minutes to get the check. We also found it off putting when the waiter said there would be a $5.00 sharing charge for an $8.00 Caesar side salad

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Buttercup
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a wonderful experience. The food is superb and service is always excellent. Great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have eater many times at Vidalia and always enjoy it. The only thing I did not like was the chair - a metal woven seat which sank downward (I am not large!)

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FoodLover99
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience once again.

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Jojoprince
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really want to keep Vidalia a secret however it's so good I can't. There are not many BYOB small intimate restaurants in the Princeton general area that also have wonderful food.
We had a very nice lunch outside under the awing. Service was very good and our lunch was excellent.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Our server was very inattentive

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PriyankaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for good Italian food and outdoor space has a good vibe.

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JamesO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Always an interesting menu. Highly recommend Vidalia.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything about our visit. Ambiance, food, service..all just right for our anniversary celebration. We hadn’t been there in many years, but it will be part of our rotation now.

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vipKennLin
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An early Mother’s Day dinner

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vipAWESOME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe our server was attentive and professional. The scallops with mushroom risotto and green beans were amazing!

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Proctor824
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, I especially enjoyed the bourbon shrimp appetizer. The atmosphere was lovely with Italian music playing. The service was friendly and fantastic.

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LindaK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for special occasions! Menu is interesting and creative. Because our entrees were a little slow coming out (we were not in a hurry), we were given complementary salads.

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vipDonaldF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Vidalias has always been one of our go to restaurants. Always with exceptional food and service, but last Friday night, 4/16/2021, was a huge disappointment. This was due to either overbooking or being seriously understaffed. While the food was exceptional as always, the service was abysmal. This will not deter us from going back since this has never happened before.

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CarolW
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten there numerous times. Always great service, & food consistently excellent. Love it!

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WilliamD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as usual. Service and attention to detail was also great!

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PatrickO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was terrific! Outdoor seating is very sheltered under a sturdy roof, and heaters above tables kept it just barely cool this spring night. The cannelloni was very like what I've had in Bologna, Italy, with very delicate pasta holding together an ample filling. It was not over-seasoned, so the flavors were all in evidence. Tablecloths of crisp, white linen, sparkling clean glasses available for BYOB. Service was Very Slow and the bread basket was pretty stingy. To be fair, it's a tiny, intimate place chock-full of customers on a Tuesday evening, so it's understandable that staff were overwhelmed. The patio atmosphere was happy and loud with the sound of people having a good time. I was surprised to not hear any music indoors or out, but to me that's better than music that's too loud. Authentic Cuisine, large portions, beautiful interior, no rush.

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vipFrisbee
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always delicious. Service is amateurish. A lot of walking around as no one uses a tray to carry anything. If a table is being cleared, several trips are made as they juggle things in their hands. Put it all on a tray and make one trip!

Our food came out in a timely manner, however there were a couple of tables that were there before our 7:30 reservation and still had not received their food when we left at 9.

As I mentioned, the food is always so good, served hot and the portions are generous.

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Kathleen
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining . Loved it! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My husband’s 60th birthday get away.

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Skinnybones
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setup with the pandemic going on. Heaters everywhere if it gets to cold. The food and service were amazing. Plenty of parking and there is a lot of selections between the regular menu and the specials. Everybody should be able to find something on the menu with no problem. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it was outstanding again!

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Tami
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, everything. Very romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Amazing food and service. I highly recommend!

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ChristyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local Lawrenceville residents and love dining at Visalia. This is the second birthday I’ve spent there and can’t say enough about the food and the staff. The food and service are impeccable as is the value.

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MaureenE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and not your typical Italian dishes We sat on the heated covered patio and never went inside so cannot speak for the ambiance Patio area will be more inviting after winter is officially over and spring arrives

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BrianM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good: menu was detailed .... service was good

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vipSiddharthA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A really great night made extra special by attentive wait staff. Highly recommend!

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vipgoldrush
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Consistently good.

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 4.7 stars by 1321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.