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La Catena Ristorante

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966 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
+1 908-725-9300
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 15:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Somerville, New Jersey
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We often don't think of LaCatena when we get ready to eat out in Somerville, and we are absolutely going to visit here more often. The service was excellent, portion sizes more than generous, and they have a well rounded traditional Italian menu. Surprisingly my son ordered the Filet Mignon and the portion was much more generous than most steakhouses... More 

Thank ThreesonsNJ
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Since the middle 1990's, every time we visit Central .New Jersey, we visit this fine restaurant. The service is professional, warm and knowledgeable to the extreme. The food is exquisite. This is a must for anyone who visits or lives in NJ or NYC. to visit and enjoy as we have for decades.

Thank Thomas P M
South plainfield
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We celebrated our 50 th with a party of 8 on September 10, 2016 . It was absolute perfection from beginning to end . The staff / service , the delicious food , the presentation , the ambiance were all 5 star . We couldn't have chosen a better venue for our special day !

Thank Mary Ellen H
South River, New Jersey
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133 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Our association held their annual planing meeting. The food, service, and atmosphere were five (5) stars. We always enjoy ourselves there. I am giving this place two thumbs up. This place is a must for any occasion.

Thank windsgroup
New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

La Catena restaurant has great atmosphere and good service. We went there many times. They are courteous and friendly. The pasta and the osso buco was very good. The salads are excellent . The last time we order a fry calamari as main dish because I was not hungry and the fry calamari was dry and over cooked. Normally we... More 

Thank Sueli A
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

There are so many really good italian places in the area, unfortunately this is not one of them. Nice people there, good service, it just isn't that good. We had a lot of different options at the table and no one was overly happy with their meal. Calamari is just grilled octopus and had the seafood fra diavlo, it was... More 

Thank barry88
Manalapan, New Jersey
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Booked a party of 30 for a private dining room on a recommendation from a friend. Family run business with excellent food, service, staff and bar. Couldn't ask for anything more!!! They were happy to answer all my phone calls....and are truly accommodating. Genuinely nice. Who needs anything more. Bravo La Catena Ristorante !!!!

Thank Envie17
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Any meal the kitchen puts out is unbelievable. Recently went for mothers day and ordered the stuffed calamari as an appetizer and it was great. For dinner I had the sea bass and it was perfect.

Thank sansers
Bedminster, New Jersey
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for dinner. We met at the bar which has excellent selections. Bartender very friendly and attentive. Sat in the bar area and had wonderful service and food. Everything cooked to perfection with fresh ingredients. This is the best Italian Restraunt in the area! Definitely recommend it to all!

Thank NJtravel720
Millsboro, Delaware
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Nice atmosphere, wait staff was excellent, there were 4 of us eating there, none of us raved about the food.

Thank jackvz9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 966 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bridgewater
  • Phone Number: +1 908-725-9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?