Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ
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.
Fresh cut fettuccine pasta sautéed with eggplant, fennel sausage, and sweet Vidalia onions. Tossed in a plum tomato sauce with garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Topped with parmigiano cheese
Sweet Berry Glazed Duck
cooked to perfection, french beans, yams
Beets tossed with raisins walnut mix and topped with goat cheese in a honey balsamic vinaigrette, arugula
Fabulous dining indoors or outside on the patio. Great meal selection. All the staff was very friendly and courteous.
It is not our first time there, fully enjoyable so we repeat going there, mostly for lunch
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!
Our waiter was very good, sat outside, they have a nice set up. Food was excellent
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 !!
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.
Excellent food and service. We’ll be going back soon
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.
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!
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.
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
This is such a wonderful experience. The food is superb and service is always excellent. Great atmosphere.
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!)
Excellent experience once again.
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.
The food was excellent. Our server was very inattentive
Great spot for good Italian food and outdoor space has a good vibe.
Great food. Always an interesting menu. Highly recommend Vidalia.
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.
An early Mother’s Day dinner
Joe our server was attentive and professional. The scallops with mushroom risotto and green beans were amazing!
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.
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.
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.
Have eaten there numerous times. Always great service, & food consistently excellent. Love it!
Excellent meal as usual. Service and attention to detail was also great!
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.
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.
First time dining . Loved it! Highly recommended
My husband’s 60th birthday get away.
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.
Delicious food and great service.
Second time here and it was outstanding again!
Amazing service, food, everything. Very romantic.
I love this place. Amazing food and service. I highly recommend!
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.
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
Food was very good: menu was detailed .... service was good
A really great night made extra special by attentive wait staff. Highly recommend!
Always a great experience. Consistently good.
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.