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La Catena Ristorante

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1434 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ
(908) 725-9300
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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: Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Owners Put Lots of Care and Thought into the Meal

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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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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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Annandale, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Somerville, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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202 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I will say that I didn't expect much from the outside of this place. However a co-worker highly recommended it so we gave it a try. I am really glad we did. It was delicious. We had the Mozzarella appetizer and the grilled calamari and both were wonderful. I had the Champange Pollo for dinner and it was so delicious,... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Went with a friend and her family. We had a private room,appetizers were served family style(as per request). All were delicious, and enough were ordered,so there was plenty to go around. Individual entrees were ordered. My ravioli were excellent! Dessert was also well done..

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Bridgewater, nj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have been to the restaurant 3 times and each time we have really enjoyed the food. From the bruschetta to the eggplant rollatini to the entrees, everything has been very tasty. The service is also very good and seems to be able to read your mind. I encourage folks to take a chance on this restaurant. You won't be... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I have visited La Catena 22 on many occasions and have never been disappointed. The private banquet room accommodates small parties as well as small business groups. The pre fix menu for the latter offers a wide array of delictables including a hot antipasto. My most recent visit was for a surprise romantic dinner on Valentines Day and the special... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The food ordered: appetizer, crab cake deep fried and tasteless, Buffalo mozzarella salad very good. Entree: Grilled shrimp was tough, Sea bass special was good except the calamari was over cooked and tougher than a rubber band. Sevice was very good but the food was not. Go to their sister restaurants, La Campagna in Morristown or Cara Mia in Millburn... More 

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