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Candela Restaurant and Pizzeria

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22 Lawn Park Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3817
+1 609-799-8800
12:00 - 21:30
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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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Level Contributor
107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family owned. Makes you feel that you are eating at a relatives house, owner comes out to greet you and talk to you,pizza has a thin crust,tastes amazing

Thank Orlando M
Ewing, New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a neighborhood gem. Casual, homey, and solid standard Italian fare, this byob is a welcome place if you need great food but don't want a overly fancy place. I've been twice and know I'll keep going back. Waitstaff and kitchen staff are super friendly, which makes this place even more special. The tiramisu is killer!

Thank Higdog
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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186 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

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Hamilton, NJ , USA
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107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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439 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 08648-3817
  • 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?