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Vidalia Restaurant

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21 Phillips Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-1072 (206 or Gordon Ave.)
+1 609-896-4444
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to Vidalia almost once a month; the food and service are always very good. Sal, the owner / chef, is a great host and often walks the floor checking with guests when he can. Due to the size, reservations are recommended but they recently added some tables in an extension.

Thank sra2801
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vidalia is the quintessential small local Italian restaurant, and it's food cannot be matched in the area. The service and atmosphere are great - the owner often checks in personally with patrons and sometimes sits down. The fish specials are excellent, the pasta dishes are excellent, a few of the desserts we've tried are out of this world. Favorites are... More 

Thank Andrew S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was a little cramped due to it's size but the quality of the meals more than made up for it. The staff has an excellent understanding of the menu and specials. The service was excellent. Make sure you save room for desert.

Thank jsh1003
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't rave enough of the wonderful evening we had at Vidalia's for our son's rehearsal dinner. The food was excellent and brought out at a relaxed pace. We were not rushed at all. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. Could not have asked for a more beautiful evening. Thank you Sal for a memorable night.

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New Jersey
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352 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small with lots of tables so a tiny bit cramped but the food was very good. I had a chicken dish with asparagus and it was very good came with pasta and served hot $21. Salad/soup is Ala carte. Ask the prices of the specials because they don't tell you and we ordered one and it was... More 

Thank Anne C
sscarlata, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Anne, Thank you for dining with us and sharing this review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Vidalia. Glad to hear you made a reservation- we highly recommend reservations since as you mention we are a small restaurant! Because there is limited seating, understanding people plans change with snow in the forecast we call all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Diner, My wife order the Seafood Diner speical that Chef Sal suggest and she love it, and I had the French Cut Pork Chop that was amazing. Can't wait to go back

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Service was OK. Food was OK. Tables are way too close together--it would be better to just have less table and a little more room per table. I loved that my husband took me there for my birthday, but I would never go back again. It's just not worth the money for the food you get.

Thank clo2013
sscarlata, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

"Hi Clo2013, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than you expected - OK is certainly not the excellent we strive for. It appears that this was your first visit to Vidalia. We are a small restaurant which does prohibit the amount of space we have in our single dining room, but... More 

Hamilton, New Jersey
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is usually excellent but last night I had to send my food back as it came out cold and covered entirely in a loose sauce. When I received the dish the second time I could not have asked for it to be better. The sauce was done well and not extremely thin as previously served. The veal was... More 

Thank Sebastiano S
sscarlata, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

Sebastiano S Thank you so much for being a loyal customer, I am glad you gave us a change to redeem ourselves and keeping me on my toes . The Valentine's week has been super busy. Chef Salvatore Scarlata More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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239 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

early reservation on a Snowy Thursday, Place had two large tables filled for parties, everyone having a good time. Food was quite good, service also good. BYOB, Chef very creative with his menu. New enclosed dining area outside. RECOMMEND !!!

Thank Randy J
South Jersey
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Although Lawrenceville, New Jersey might be a bit off the track...finding Vidalia was a great find. The restaurant is located off of the Main Street in Lawrenceville, home of Lawrenceville Prep School. The restaurant is small...reservations might be a good idea. Excellent appetizer and entrées on the regular menu as well as some very tempting specials of the day. Our... More 

Thank clmjrm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$31
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Phillips Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-1072
    (206 or Gordon Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 10 minutes from Hamilton train station and 5 minutes from 295 North or South.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-896-4444
Welcome to Vidalia, 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.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?