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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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4.7

service

4.5

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4.2

value

4.3

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (42)
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Cozy (27)
Good for a Date (24)
Casual (21)
Romantic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Authentic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 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!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 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 reservations...it's too small and fills up quickly. (may be worth the wait though)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Below average food and service but far above average price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is awesome. Service is consistently slow.

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 (Philadelphia)·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 !

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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,

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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall very good. Just noisy

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

amazing as always! Top notch chef salvatore!

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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 16, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (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 13, 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 9, 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 5, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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