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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (43)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Cozy (25)
Casual (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Authentic (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

great little restaurant tucked into a quiet neighborhood. Great service and delicious food. My steak was prepared just as requested and my wife's sea bass was light and tender. Lava cake for desert and great coffee ended a perfect evening!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Menu selection, service, and dinner were outstanding. Ease of parking is a plus. Could use a larger waiting area. High noise level, customer conversations but got use to it. Very cozy. Definitely will be dining there again shortly. Note, Vadilia has 2 dining areas. We dined in the smaller area, probably the original restaurant, but there also an adjacent dining area which would be quieter. It’s also BYOB. Next visit I’ll opt for the original restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant, great food and great staff. Had a super meal in a quaint location. The staff is excellent and the restaurant is one of our top three choices in the Hopewell, Lambertville and New Hope areas.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We have dined here a number of times; the food and service has always been good but Sal (the chef and owner) keeps on improving all aspects of his restaurant. We are fortunate to have him and his team in Lawrenceville.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had tickets for a show at the McCarter Theater in Princeton. We had seen some positive reviews for Vidalia and decided to try it. So glad we did! Interesting and varied menu, the food was delicious. The service was friendly and very good, and we really enjoyed our experience.
It is small so the tables are quite close and you tend to hear and be heard by the nearby tables which is really the only downside. But it was not enough of an issue to keep us from coming again or recommending it highly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This was an outstanding meal with a very special preparation of courses!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food! Thank you.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Hello,
I came here with my family for my 40th birthday and had an unforgettable time. The service was excellent. Our server was bright, attentive, professional and service-oriented. The owner came out to check on us twice and then had the opportunity to speak Italian with my stepfather who was visiting from Sicily. I got serenaded in Italian and will never forget the laughter and good times shared here. The steak starter and the beet salad were scrumptious. My pasta dish w/ fennel sausage and fresh ricotta was lovely. I had some sort of lemon curd almond paste dessert and every bite was heavenly. Thank you thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We frequent Vidalia, as we live so close and usually have a good experience. This was our second New Years Eve dinner there and we were not happy.

We were seated and welcomed by a nice server. She took our order based off the pre fixe menu. Our first course came out to us quickly, which was nice. Then the salad course. I requested a house salad as I cannot have cheese and it came out with cheese anyway. They corrected the same. It took time for them to clear this course and also time for our entree to come out. We actually didn't see our server until it was time for her to bring dessert. She did hook me up with an off the menu dessert due to my dietary restrictions, which was nice.

Overall, I understand it was NYE but they did not appear to be as busy as the years before. We did not feel for the price that the menu options and service were what we paid for.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very noisy due to restaurant being fully booked with NY Eve. The menu was prix fixe which I don't like. I sent an email to the restaurant via their web site to ask whether it was prix fixe that night. I never heard back from them. Four courses is just too much for me to eat and it was $70 pp plus tax and a 20% tip. The food was good but it was cramped and very, very noisy. Seating was not comfortable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I had totally different meals. Salads,appetizers and entrees. Everything was delicious, nicely presented, and served courteously and within a reasonable time. The chef greeted us and checked back upon completion of the meal. Very impressive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

this small restaurant had a nice intimate atmosphere and the wait staff was pleasant and attentive. The menu is too extensive for such a small restaurant. The entrees are overpriced and the value just isn't there. The food was overly pretentious....not one thing on the menu was simple.... The salad and entrees were mediocre. I could do that at home. We won't go back.

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 (London)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was my first time here. Went with a colleague from work for lunch. The salmon salad special was excellent. It was noisy due to some Christmas lunches. Restaurant is BYOB so important to note that. Good menu selection. Cozy environment. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fabulous meal at a unique little restaurant with a Chef-friendly visit to the table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My Husband and I on our days off, (date night) we either travel to NYC for dinner or our favorite restaurant which happens to be Vidalia. The Chef is always on premise which is always a major plus and the staff is absolutely wonderful,.. The Food is always consistent, the Osso Bucco is my husbands favorite, and am a creature of habit as well I love the mushrooms stuffed with sausage, and the lasagna, OMG the red sauce is the Best. Also a plus if you decide to stay home you can order/pick up. If you have not tried this restaurant put it on your list its a must!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing as always. Chef Sal and his team never disappoint- from service to cuisine. Our meals were delicious, paced perfectly, and beautiful to top it all off. Service was paced perfectly with a kind, knowledgeable waitress, and the restaurant is so cozy and beautifully decorated for Christmas! We had a great anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious as always. A little noisy due to a large party, but enjoyed it nevertheless.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A very special little place tucked in the back streets of Pretty Lawrenceville.
Server was well informed about the menu choices and offered the perfect service .
Food was creatively prepared
Abundant portions
Very homey and quaint
We will make our way back with friends soon
Delicious

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Outstanding soup and pasta meal; I could not have wished for anything better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Love it. Delicious authentic Italian food. Far. Far from mediocre.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely lovely birthday dinner with my wife. Cozy, warm and friendly place to enjoy a leisurely Italian meal that not only tastes great but is served at a proper pace with style. I can highly recommend the Vidalia loaf, arugula salad and a really tremendous portion of pork shank ossobucco. The gelato dessert was the perfect way to end the night, especially with the attached birthday candle. We will return often- thanks Sal for a perfect evening

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant.... duck is wonderful. Scallops are great and all risotto dishes are good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Awesome! Excellent food, great service and good value. BYOB. Try the specials!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Chef / Owner Sal has raised the food and service bars a bit since our last visit; our salmon and veal parm dishes were delicious and the portion sizes just right. The service was attentive and professional. The combination of the above factors made it a very enjoyable evening and experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Good food, pleasant service. Special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Amazing food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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