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La Catena Ristorante

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1434 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ
(908) 725-9300
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We have wanted to stop and try this local eatery for a few months now. Last week we stopped in to give it a try. Very nice. The service is impeccable, if not overly courteous. Constant attention to water, comfort, etc. The manager checked on us regularly. The walls are all painted in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Andrew R
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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Bridgewater
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Nice atmosphere, wait staff was excellent, there were 4 of us eating there, none of us raved about the food.

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Thank jackvz9
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We went there for the first time last night thanks to a recommendation from a friend who goes there quite often. We had the stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes, and the salad special for our appetizers. I had the grouper and scallops special and my partner had the Costoleta Valdostana. All of the food was full of flavor and very well... More 

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Thank arettberg
New Jersey
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369 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have not been here in 18 years and will not be back anytime soon. Do not be fooled by the well-dressed host with the cufflinks who casts the illusion of this being a Michelin star rated dining experience. It was not. In fact the staff here performed like a team of new Pep Boy’s tire jockeys rather than a... More 

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Thank MrOcho
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Drove by the place many many times before stopping in. Pleasantly surprised. The service is very prompt and professional. The food is delicious.

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1 Thank Lenidgman
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here by accident while driving from PA to NJ shore. Food was great and service was perfect. The Caesar salad was really tasty. I had the pasta with white clam sauce - nice!

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Thank Jerzguy2
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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231 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have wanted to stop and try this local eatery for a few months now. Last week we stopped in to give it a try. Very nice. The service is impeccable, if not overly courteous. Constant attention to water, comfort, etc. The manager checked on us regularly. The walls are all painted in Italian themed scenes, with a beautiful picture... More 

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Thank Andrew R
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

This is by far one of the best Italian restaurants this side of the globe. In addition to what's on the menu (representing classic northern Italian cuisine) they will modify existing dishes to your liking My wife ordered her salad with grilled chicken and it resulted with a delicious combination of juicy chicken and fresh crispy salad. Dishes were generous... More 

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Thank CountryVet
Annandale, New Jersey
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for years and it is consistently good. The wait staff is terrific. Always attentive and knowledgeable about the offerings. Replacing silverware frequently, filling glasses, etc. It is easy to pass this one by on the highway since it is not a chain restaurant. The food is not pre-packaged and the quality is good.... More 

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1 Thank lightning411
Somerville, New Jersey
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My husband's family always picks La Catena for parties, birthdays, showers, etc. since it's consistent and good... and the event on Sunday was the same as usual. We had a delicious pasta to start with butter, light cream and bacon followed by a salad. For dinner, there was a choice of quite a few options but I went with the... More 

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1 Thank ahoy718
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

've been here a few times i i have been going here over the years. It is very consistent. The food is always great. That staff is amazing. The building itself doesn't look like it belongs on rt.22 at all. I give it 5 stars

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1434 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bridgewater
  • Phone Number: (908) 725-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?