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Vidalia Restaurant

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21 Phillips Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 (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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Hannibal, Missouri
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was high priced, average, this beverages are pretty good I guess. Don't believe the other reviews. Their all fibs. Trust me, I'm well experienced.

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sscarlata, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, First, thanks for writing a review. I always welcome customer feedback and feel greatly disappointed to hear about your experience. As a family owned and operated restaurant, I take great pride in my reputation and word of mouth referrals, especially accolades such as being awarded in 2016 one of the top ten Italian restaurants in New Jersey according... More 

Trenton, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this small Italian place off the beaten path for the first time last night. Menu had good choices, but the specials were many, varied and all tempting. I had the white fish with crabmeat bruschetta (grape tomato halves) and risotto, and she had the salmon. Both were very good. The cannoli dessert was excellent. Most impressive, though, was... More 

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West Windsor
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great meal. Small, intimate. Excellent staff. Great for business lunches. Check out their website which is excellent too!

Thank birdflight
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had traveled by air and train to visit our daughter and her husband for Thanksgiving. We were tired and hungry when we arrived for our 8:30p reservation. We came directly off the train not knowing what to expect but the warm ambiance of Vidalia assured us this was the perfect place after a long travel day. We were greeted... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Vidalia is a small, off the beaten path restaurant that serves amazing food! From start to finish it was a wonderful dining experience. The waitstaff was attentive and seemed to work as a team and our sever, Crystal, was personable and knowledgeable. We can recommend the rice ball appetizer; although not very large, it was very tasty and beautifully prepared... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our friends had to cancel due to illness. We decided to change our reservation to the two of us. So, with raingear on, and the windshield wipers beating out a rhythm, we headed to Vidalia. We had both been there before and have enjoyed both their lunches and dinners. It is a small restaurant with a nice ambiance. We were... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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263 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is in a side street across from The Lawrenceville school. Parking in lot across the street is free. It has outdoor garden with heaters for dining also, very pretty. Inside has 10 tables very close with nice decor. BYOB. Food was delicious, all Italians with some nice fish dishes. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I went here with my husband for an anniversary dinner last Saturday. We had made reservations and no wait time. Our starter was the rice balls..was very good but it was only 1 for $15, which I found a bit annoying since it was so tasty. Our meals were very good. This is a byob as well. Very small inside... More 

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Lawrence Township NJ
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Vidalia is a charming cottage-like restaurant with twinkly lights, tiny inside with outdoor seating in summer. Don't forget your reservation in advance (OpenTable), or you'll be out of luck. Bring your wine, it's BYO. Part of the charm is Sal, the owner, who makes it a point to stop by and see how everything is. Everyone likes Vidalia and Sal.... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a perfect example of whatyou are looking for in a small, local establishment. The service is personal, friendly,and timely. The menu is enormous for a restaurant this size, and all of the entrées that I've tried have been excellent. Sal, the chef, comes around to greet every table, and he knows if you have been to his... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?