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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

768 reviews
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$30 and under
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Welcome to Vidalia, 2016 winner in Top 10 Best Italian Restaurant in New Jersey by
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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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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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.
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Al Fresco Dining with entertainment, weather permitting and Wine Tastings and outdoor fireplace
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Gift Card
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 768 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

DrMichaelCain (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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's too small and fills up quickly. (may be worth the wait though)

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Below average food and service but far above average price.

vipwineanddine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is awesome. Service is consistently slow.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a really great meal at Vidalia this past weekend ! The duck is one of my favorite dishes here. The staff are always very pleasant also. Love having a byob close to home that’s good !

Goldenglobe (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

One of the very few pinnacle restaurant treasures in the Tri-State area with extraordinary, creative Italian cuisine, superlative service and ambiance. Master Chef (and owner) Salvatore Scarlata is a true genius (!) who has originated an incomparable dining experience for his clientele.

vipJAH543 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Small space, reservations necessary. Very good food, many choices, hard to decide. My second dining experience here and definitely will return,

luvgreatrestaurants (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

This restaurant turned out to be a great recommendation from OpenTable. Every course we had was fabulous. Remember to bring a bottle of wine if you'd like to enjoy some as this is a BYOB establishment.

Poppop (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food,service, ambiance. We go often and always recommend to clients and friends.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We love this place! Best Italian restaurant in the area!!!

LRWNYC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall very good. Just noisy

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been wanting to try this place for a long time and glad we finally did! Our meals were very good however, a little on the small side for a man's appetite. The service was very good. The servers were very attentive but not too much that it was annoying. The only drawback was the small room we ere seated in, it was very loud and the temperature was very warm. I think I would like to try the larger dining room next time (it looked like an enclosed outdoor area.) All in all a very good Italian restaurant that is not your run of the mill pizza/Italian restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

amazing as always! Top notch chef salvatore!

cuisinelover (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful and cozy ambience with fresh linens on tables. Wonderful for special occasions and the most delicious menu! So many great things on the menu from appetizers to entrees! Beautifully presented, too! Owner really cares about his restaurant and clientele! This is the best reliable standby neighborhood restaurant. Always lovely!

vipNewToBucks (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Our lunch at Vidalia was wonderful as always. Our server Diana was just perfect! The salads are fresh and delicious. Highly recommend chicken francais.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great lunch get together place.Seating was perfect in the corner for a threesome.The food was not only tasty but picturesque.No one rushed out the door.I made a reservation because I thought it would be busy and that was the first question ask.So---glad I did.