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Candela Restaurant and Pizzeria

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22 Lawn Park Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
+1 609-799-8800
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've placed and order for 2 pies, one plain and other veggie for pick up. They said it will be ready in 20 min, I arrived after 20 min and they were taking it out of the oven which is great. Nothing worst than cold pie. Some complain that the owner (short bold guy) is rude and talks a lot,... More 

Thank polzak1
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and a real family feel for a cozy Italian place tucked away on a side street in the southern part of Lawrenceville. Typical of many New Jersey Italian places, there is a pizza and sandwich pickup side near the kitchen and a dining room for eating in. Similar places are often in strip shopping centers, but this is... More 

Thank serenitywriter
Ewing, New Jersey
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

finally got around to utilizing a $25 rest.com coupon, and shared dining experience w/ our best friends. ends up we just barely were able to meet the $50.00 threshold minimum in order to use coupon. ( little I could select from the very, very extensive menu as I was in the meat of a stringent cleansing diet and almost all... More 

Thank charles w
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had regularly visited here many years ago, mostly for pizza, always good.Had moved away ...hadn't been there for awhile. Recently revisited it. They still make a great red sauce, no matter what it's on. Have to mention that the table cheese was about useless- tasted like powdered cardboard. Most entrees include soup or salad ,and bread if ordering chicken or... More 

Thank TTBF
Wilmington, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

My husband went here for dinner. The food was awesome along with the servers. Everything came out in a timely manner and food was hot and delicious.

Thank Christinefab66
Central Jersey
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I love a good tasting Spaghetti n Meatballs. So when my patient told me that this place is the best? I had to try it. Place is small but cozy. No one around on mid afternoon. Had the chicken n spinach soup, a bit salty but it's okay. But I came in is for my dinner. My patient was right,... More 

Thank Reigne8
Hamilton, NJ , USA
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Went for lunch, first off, it was dirty walking in. I should have turned around then. There was no one at the counter and one of the cooks came up from the back. They had a whiteboard with specials and I chose the Italan hot dog. Went to get a soda and the soda machine was broken, so you had... More 

Thank Frank M
Boca Raton, Florida
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250 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The moment you step inside you feel like it you are in a time machine. The tables and booths are filled with families, some tables with multiple couples, or a young couple on a first date, or Grandma, with her son's or daughters family . You think you hear Happy Days playing in the background, This is atmosphere you feel.... More 

Thank tomkozlowski1 .
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Hands down the worst taco pizza I ever had...breaded poppers and breaded zucchini was ok..but I will say nice staff very on time delivery...and pizza crust was good actually would try again just not the taco

Thank Bryan V
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

My family has been going to this wonderful neighborhood restaurant for many years. You can never get a bad meal here. The service is great and the food is delicious. This is the original Candela's on Lawn Park Avenue off of Route 206 in Lawrenceville. It feels like you're eating in your grandmother's house. It's cozy and warm. You can... More 

Thank Lena R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Lawn Park Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-799-8800

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