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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
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Florida
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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258 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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Thank Judith484
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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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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Thank Arthur T
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place has outdoor seating which is secluded and surrounded by tropical plants. They have decorated the outside to make it feel like a European cafe, little lights on the perimeter and fountains. Super for those evenings that allow outdoor dining. The indoor seating area is just as cozy with homely decorations. Overall a great feel to this BYOB. The... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Small cozy atmosphere. Excellent food. Love the patio! We live local and this is a neighborhood favorite. We love that it has a nice outdoor patio and they have just added a nice covering. Inside is small and cozy. We come more often for lunch but diner is also very good. The service is friendly and the food excellent.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Since I am rarely in Lawrenceville during the week I hardly get to eat at Vidalia since it is not open for lunch on the weekend. I recently was able to visit my father for lunch during the week so I was thrilled to be able to try Vidalia again after enjoying it a few years ago. We ate inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?