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About Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

Welcome to Vidalia, 2016 winner in Top 10 Best Italian Restaurant in New Jersey by NJ.com
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.

21 Phillips Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, European, Contemporary Italian

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

Cross Street:
206 or Gordon Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 896-4444

Website:
http://www.vidalia.restaurant/

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

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.

Parking Details:
Free Parking with no meters.

Public Transit:
10 minutes from Hamilton train station and 5 minutes from 295 North or South.

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Scarlata

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (49)
Fit for Foodies (27)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Cozy (22)
Romantic (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Casual (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service is excellent. Make reservations early, it is a very popular spot. The menu and daily specials are beyond the everyday Italian fare. Parking in the Village is much easier than in Princeton.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome restaurant - became our favorite one. We are using it all the time for friend and family.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been to Vidalia on several occasions, it is always outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Never disappointed when we eat here, my favorite Italian restaurant!
Food is amazing and portions are plentiful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I love this little restaurant. It serves good food and the service is excellent. It is a very small neighborhood restaurant that has really good food and is always a pleasant experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good restaurant and they treat you like family. Food is great and very fresh.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been here before but brought friends who have never been here. Everything was excellent. We all enjoyed ourselves. Will be back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Consistently good food and outstanding service. I have never seen more friendly help. It feels like you are eating in a friend’s living room. Very cozy.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I can’t say enough about the food and service at Vidalia. A great place to bring family and friends for any occasion. I would have given overall (5) stars, believe it’s important for a server to know the food their serving. Otherwise, great service and enjoyable night!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great BYOB spot for local dining. Small but cozy. Will recommend to intimate friends. Since word is getting around, a reservation is a must.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great meal and service a dining experience a must!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We happened to be there on an evening with a group of 20 that was a small wedding reception in the dining room. The noise didn't bother us but I imagine it's typically quiet. Vodka sauce was amazing. I heated up leftovers the next day and it was not oily like other places. Tiramisu and cappuccino were perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great meal for a special occasion tonight. There was a huge table of guests so it was quite noisy but the delicious food more than made up for it. The beet salad was a great blend of different tastes, and the scallops were amazing, really enjoyed the sauce and texture! Overall, very much enjoyed my experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I found that two of the starters, the beet tower and the filet tips in a puff pastry, were quite a sufficient as well delicious meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Vidalia. The service was fantastic. I had the duck and was very happy. The beet salad rocked!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Delicious meal! I had the sea bass with risotto and crab bruschetta. It was fresh and light. Bass was cooked perfectly and moist. My husband had veal francaise which he said was delicious

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Consistently great food and service. Looking forward to checking out the new outside dining area at future visits. Always daily specials offered in addition to regular menu.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant is small but they pack an amazing number of people in and yet the service is great. There is nice outdoor seating. The food is exceptional. The portions are quite generous but we managed to finish everything. The beet salad is amazing. The staff is knowledgeable, considerate and helpful. It is BYOB so the price of the dinner was about $40 each. No dessert as we were too full. A great place!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another fantastic meal! The restaurant is a neighborhood gem and continues to shine! I had the artichoke heart app which was sautéed in a wine and butter sauce, it was very good. For dinner I selected Chicken Scarpiello, it’s was the best I ever had! Perfectly cooked 1/2 chicken with potatoes, peppers and onions, plated on top of roasted Italian long hot peppers. AMAZING! Service was outstanding and having The Chef/Owner Touch the tables is a lost art the Sal has not forgotten! Every table inside and out (huge prior dining decorated beautifully and heated) was completely taken from the time I entered until I left. Looking forward to the next time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Crystal was our waitress and was excellent. She helped make our night a wonder event. Drive 50 miles one way to eat here and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food is excellent. A very attractive restaurant that gives it a "little Italy" appearance. I feel the appetizers are too large and if they were smaller I would have room for one of those delicious desserts! Not to be taken as a critisism.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent menu options! Delicious food and great service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was fresh. Place was quaint. Service was excellent. She was knowledgeable and chef was accomodating and allowed for personalization of menu item.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had a nice dining experience with my wife. Food was very good and service was very attentive. A good value and we will definitely be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Up to the always high stands; both courses were very good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Roast duck was extraodinary, with a raspberry sauce that was exquisite. Veal saltimboca was perfect. Our kind waitress was able to substitute a pasta for spinach, with the spinach added to the duck dish. Altogether a perfect meal, topped off by a sinful chocolate lava cake.

We will be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding service and nice food. Enjoyed the food a lot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Vidalia has both indoor and outdoor seating. We recently brought our family (3 teen aged boys) for an early Sunday dinner. Had a lovely table on the patio. Perfect for byob evening date nights too. Fish specials are always excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful Birthday celebration! Delicious food (we had the vegetable lasagna, veal saltimbocca, Caesar salad, stuffed bread, and creme brûlée pie dessert). I can't wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful as always.Food is fantastic.
Lovely outdoor dining area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

There was a party going on outside so there was less attention to the patrons inside...bill error and arrived to find an angry take out customer at the entrance. A bit disappointed with the experience as we came in for a birthday dinner...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Gourmet Italian, smiling service, chef owner
whose passion is serving you. His dedication
is an example of what fine dining means to me:
great food with fine ingredients, an intelligent,
fun server who knows that it is all about serving
you, clean, interesting decor.... well, this is
Vidalia. FYI...when I had a small issue, the chef
actually called me at home, he agreed with me
that my calamari was not up to their standards
and we talked about restaurants, people, calamari...
this is a dedicated chef.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The outdoor seating was nice for lunch. The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food in a cozy environment. Liked the meal a lot.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went there to celebrate our anniversary. The staff went above and beyond to make the occasion memorable. The service was fantastic and their food could compete against the best in this or any area. We wl be back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent from start to finish.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Fabulous food. When my entree came out with an ingredient that wasn’t listed but was a food allergy for me, they made me another one right away with no problems at all. Fantastic dining experience! We will be regulars here.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Appreciate the chef preparing the filet tips as a special appetizer for us which was not on the menu! Delicious as always. Will keep coming back. One of the best Italian restaurants in NJ.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Without a doubt, the food was outstanding!! Every single dish from appetizers to dessert was perfect. One of the best meals we've had in years.

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