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Reviewed 5 May 2022 via mobile

We were thrilled to host a 70th birthday party with 25 of our closest friends and family members at Vidalia’s. We had the entire restaurant to ourselves on a Monday night.The owner and servers could not have been more accommodating. The food was plentiful and...delicious. The party was slated to end around 8:30 but we ended up staying much longer. The food and atmosphere was just great. Highly recommend the vodka rigatoni and the appetizers which included calamari, artichoke hearts and stuffed mushroom, all fabulous. We never felt rushed and our friends with special food needs were easily accommodated. We will definitely celebrate our next big event there if possible. Kudos to owner Sal and his waiter Joe and everyone else who made the party so wonderful.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022

We really liked the service. The food was good, but was missing something more me. I just got sweet. It needed more acid or heat to add some layers. I was a little disappointed that the outdoor seating wasn't really outdoors, though they did leave...the doors open so there was air flow.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

So pleased with everything we ordered. We were very pleased with the large number of meatless offerings. And the staff was so pleasant. Our server was so accommodating. On the way home, we were planning our next visit. And we are definitely leaving room for...dessert this time.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021

I have only been here a few times. We were here for an early dinner, so we were able to choose a table with a little bit of privacy. The offerings of the restaurant are so diverse and plentiful that one (as in I) can...be indecisive. I very much liked my pasta though I went with the conventional "popular" dish, the vidalia, which I would probably not try again though I thought it was lovely. My husband was delighted with his chicken parm, which is as good or better than other spots that I've been. I haven't ever had anything quite like the stuffed vidalia onion, which I loved and would order a thousand times over. Wait staff was good and attentive. Get the garlic bread. And, of course, BYOB!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 April 2021

I recently held a baby shower in the patio area for my daughter. The wait staff was excellent and tended to our every request. The food was off the charts and thoroughly enjoyed by all of the 42 attendees. Sal has a very diverse and...delicious menu which he should be very proud of. I would highly recommend Vidalia Restaurant. Most of our guests had to travel at least an hour to get there and said they wished is was closer to them so they could visit more often.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 20 April 2021

Great food, good service, COVID safety compliant, will go again, we had a lovely time dining at Vidalia.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021

My wife had made dinner reservations to celebrate my birthday and I was very much looking forward to it as this was one of our favorite restaurants. Based on this most recent experience, we will no longer be dining there. The service was HORRIBLE. Our...order was taken and in an appropriate time, appetizers were served, as we are eating the appetizers, the server said our salads will be coming out. I asked that they wait until we finished the appetizers, no problem, even though I felt there was not a need to say that. Salads were delivered, no issue. Then we sat and sat and sat, minimally 30 minutes passed and I inquired about our entrees, the server said they will be out shortly the kitchen was backed up due to a big party inside. That is not my problem, if the kitchen cannot handle all customers, then something's wrong. In fact patrons who were seated after us received their food. So we sat, another server asked if everything was ok, I replied we are waiting for our dinner. FINALLY our dinner came. My wife's dinner was fine, mine not so fine. I ordered the steak medium well. I cut into the steak and it was cooked medium rare, made a few more cuts and all revealed a medium rare cooked steak was being served. The server did the complimentary "is every thing ok" stop and I said my steak is not prepared to what I requested. I showed him and asked how would he described it, he said medium rare. He took it back to the kitchen, 10 minutes later, the SAME cut up steak was served, I cut into it and it was still medium rare which a different waiter agreed . The waiter took it back came back to the table to inform us, it will be at least 20 minutes until my steak will be ready, in the meantime, my wife finished her dinner. My wife felt bad since this was to be a birthday celebration. I told the waiter to keep the steak and give me the check. He said he will deduct my dinner from the bill. I thought perhaps the owner would have came to the table to discuss this situation, but I guess his priority was the big party inside. Needless to say, as I previously mentioned, we will no longer dine at Vidalia's.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 23 January 2021

I enjoyed the atmosphere and BYOB, however the food was not great. I ordered Lasagna and it taste like the canned chef boyardee or frozen. The noodles were burnt and it had no taste. I would say that’s the worst lasagna I ever had. I...told the waitress I didn’t like it and she took it back and I got Vodka Rigatoni instead and that was even worse. As I was chewing I crunched on raw garlic which turned me off altogether. I finished my wine and we called it a night.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

The owner and staff were very accommodating and made us feel right at home. Their attention to detail is commendable; everything was set up as expected. The food was outstanding and the service was courteous, efficient, and professional. Our guests raved about the entire experience!...We are extremely pleased that we chose to host our celebration at Vidalia’s, and we very much look forward to dining there frequently in the future.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Small place. Tables close together hard to walk between tables. Food was good not very much variety on menu. Would probably go back again. Portions were decent about average size to other restaurants in the area.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

We had my mothers 80th Birthday celebration with 45 people on a wonderful Sunday afternoon on February 2nd. We continue to get calls from guests how wonderful the ambiance, food and service were. It was perfecto! Couldn’t imagine a better party for my mother.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020

We hosted my mom's 80th birthday party at Vidalia's. The food was out of this world and the service was impeccable. My mom and many guests can not thank us enough for such a wonderful celebration. We have also been to Vidalia's for lunch and...dinner and they never disappoint. This is a place you should consider if you love delicious food!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020

Enjoyed a celebratory meal with kinfolk just before Christmas and were pleased to find Vidalia provided an enjoyable eating experience with a skilled chef at the helm. We started off our meal with the day's Antipasti selection (complete with Buffalo Mozzarella, Roasted Peppers, Sliced Tomato...& Assorted Olives & meats). My husband's choice of entree was their Veal Marsala, rich with its namesake wine & hefty slices of mushroom; it was thoroughly enjoyed. Another entree selection was Lasagna - served free-standing on the plate, rather than in an oven-proof dish. Colorful with its red sauce & multi-layered, it was also declared very good. I was torn between two dishes - Cannelloni or Pork Shank Osso Buco. I opted for the latter which consisted of slow-cooked pork shank, capers, & kalamata olives in a San Marzano plum tomato sauce). Delicious & fork-tender, it was served over a delightfully creamy risotto. The tiny restaurant is a BYOB, service was prompt & professional, & our request for indoor seating (when we called in our reservation) was honored. Some of the indoor seating can be a little on the cramped side, but the food quality makes it worth the squeeze.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2019

We had a staff luncheon here recently. The food was delicious, staff was attentive, and they were accommodating to our requests. We had a great time!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2019

We met some friends halfway in lawrenceville preceding their wedding and, as I normally pick the restaurant and have a penchant for Italian, we settled here based on my research. I had the Genovese with shrimp, and others had an array of chicken based dishes....Overall, the service was pretty decent and the food was pretty good as well. Nothing was really wrong with our dinner, as we all enjoyed all the different facets, but nobody was really wowed if you will with the main dishes. The tiramisu and cannoli deserts were fantastic however. I'm torn here as I would give the place at 4 stars definitely, but none of the dishes (and i tried all four different ones we had) rose to the level of 5 stars. Also, for a smaller Italian family style restaurant, I'm used to the owners stopping by once to introduce themselves and see how we're doing. That didn't happen here but rather, the waitress I'm not even sure stopped by once after the meals were delivered, and getting water refills took a bit longer than need be. Either way, the food and atmosphere were pretty good but not great, we've had better food for a good bit less in south Philly (broad street restaurants) and may end up going back there in a few months when we visit our friends central jersey again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5