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Vidalia Restaurant

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21 Phillips Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 (206 or Gordon Ave.)
+1 609-896-4444
16:00 - 21:00
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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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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225 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Hannibal, Missouri
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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.

Thank Fellow_Truth_Teller
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 6 January 2017

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 

Thank J K
West Windsor
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 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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55 reviews
41 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 25 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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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?