Vidalia Restaurant - Lawrenceville, NJ

4.7
1291 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Vidalia, 2016 winner in Top 10 Best Italian Restaurant in New Jersey by NJ.com and 2017 rated # 1 Italian restaurant in Mercer county New Jersey
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.
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Kathleen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining . Loved it! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My husband’s 60th birthday get away.

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Skinnybones
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it was outstanding again!

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Tami
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, everything. Very romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Amazing food and service. I highly recommend!

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ChristyB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MaureenE
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good: menu was detailed .... service was good

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vipSiddharthA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A really great night made extra special by attentive wait staff. Highly recommend!

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vipgoldrush
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Consistently good.

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Doctor71
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner at the restaurant. Food is outstanding!!!

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vipTammyS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A gem of a restaurant in Lawrenceville. The indoor space is small but they have set up a very nice larger outdoor space as well. (which is heated for winter and more spacious for CoVID concerns). Staff is wonderful and friendly and food is very good. I recommend highly.

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ElaineRdh
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. And Service
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wait staff was good but the kitchen was a little slow. The food was hot and delicious so I guess it was worth it. My wife loves duck and says it was amazing. Was our 3rd or 4th time there. Usually for anniversary or birthday.

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vipChristineG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely quiet dinner with great food

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vipPriyaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for the rose. The waitresses were all so sweet and friendly. Thank you for a wonderful Valentines Day experience. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner very much. I can’t wait to bring my family back!

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, service and ambiance were great! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DaynaW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Wanted to try somewhere new for valentines day and maybe it was just the holiday but we wait 20 minutes just for a soda and 5 people were seated and served before we were. They sat us next to the door and it kept being slammed and made our table shake with it. Once our food came out, the chicken was still pink. We said something and they said it was prosciutto so we dropped it. We went home with left overs and finally looked at it under brighter lights and the chicken was indeed still pink and undercooked. Never returning. Suggest not going on a busy night if you want the right attention. The only good thing we got out of it was dessert but even for its price wasn't that worth it.

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KatL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very lovely Valentine’s dinner here. Food was delicious and the jams 🎶 were on point. Would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food! The quality is exceptional, service is great too.

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AnnaS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vidalia has fantastic food and service. It has great date night energy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the area. Just like you’d find on the streets of Rome! Highly recommend if you’re interested in an excellent meal and experience!

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vipRobinK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent when received however service was below par from previous experience. It took well over an hour to receive our order for 2 which came after several other tables that arrived after us. Those tables received their orders before us. We had initially ordered before those guests arrived.

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vipJohnnyH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening dining early on Saturday 2/6 .
Everything was terrific !

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot! I live about 2 block away. I moved here from just outside NYC 6 months ago and this is the best Italian food I’ve had in NJ and PA by far the roasted duck was incredible and the stuffed rigatoni was to die for! Will definitely be returning soon

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ThomasF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of our favorite restaurants. Food is always fantastic and a cozy atmosphere (even during a pandemic).

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JamesB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy going to Vidalia's and we have been there through most of the owners. The restaurant is small and I preferred to sit inside where it is quieter. The menu has enough selections for everyone one. You chose several starters and split a pasta as a middle course.

There pasta dishes are very good and the portions are a good size. I had the duck which was done correctly and enjoyed it.

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vipSharonK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always.

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olgar
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great service. food tasted like home made. flavorful and not too heavy like Italian food could be some other places.

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BillF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

3rd disappointing trip in a row to Vidalia. First time we had very slow service and dinners brought out 15 minutes apart. Second time they lost our reservation but acknowledged it was their mistake. Had a large party and some concerns but eventually seated. Last Saturday night, we had to wait 70 minutes for our entrees. No one ever stopped by - not even to check in or to fill our water glasses. The waitress said the restaurant had a last-minute influx of takeout and/or delivery orders. You could see the meals being put on the table by the front door for delivery or take-out...5 or 6 bags up there throughout our meal. Meanwhile, nothing was being delivered to the patrons actually inside the restaurant. There's never a manager on-site here and no one greets you as an owner or host/hostess really. The staff are young and nice, but untrained. We used to eat her quite regularly - no longer. I guess we need to order takeout or delivery via Door Dash or Uber Eats or similar to get service at Vidalia. If their business model is takeout - that's fine...but then tell people who travel there with their 89 year old Mother and have to sit for roughly 70 minutes to get dinner. We would've ordered takeout and been more comfortable. There are too many other good options around...Vidalia is out of our rotation. Disappointed.

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Elaine
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant. Widely spaced seating, great service, delicious food.

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vipDonnaA
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at this restaurant in years....very pleased with the service, food and ambiance! Thanks Vidalia for making it an enjoyable and pleasant dining experience.

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vipMELx696
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!!

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vipcarolp
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After reading other reviews, my husband and I decided to give it a try. So glad we did! We shared the Vidalia appetizer which was a creative taste treat. I enjoyed my sautéed calamari appetizer which they turned into a dinner portion. It was tender and perfectly prepared. My husband ordered the chicken Siciliano which also was very good, but needed a bit more spice. We look forward to leftovers for tonight’s dinner.

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LindaK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have chosen Vidalia for our anniversary dinner since we first visited the year they opened. It never disappoints!

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vipRobinK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I’ve had on the menu is excellent. Service is great.

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Foodieholic
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, and BYOB. It's a great place for a romantic dinner. Do I need to say more? I'm coming back Vidalia!

FAQs

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 1291 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.