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La Catena Ristorante

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1434 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ
(908) 725-9300
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5:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    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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New Jersey
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

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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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?