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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-296-9463
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Ranked #19 of 162 Restaurants in New Brunswick
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: George Street
Transit: The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
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English first
Sea Girt, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

See my Stage Left review, paid a lot of money for an absolutely horrible experience. They are they same owners.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped to watch the football game and have dinner and drinks in the bar. All was very good, great waitstaff and knowledgable bartender. Apps and dinners were as expected and we enjoyed. Made a reservation for Valentines Day while we were there.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Was there with a group of 15. They were very good about accommodating our added unanticipated latecomers. Excellent on all fronts, service, selection, wines, presentation. A very good location if you are staying at the Heldrich.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food is good, great antipasto plates, entrees less impressive, but the ambiance and great service bring us back

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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have gone here on a few occasions and I never sat down for a meal. Which I hear is great. Rather I love the bar area and the drinks. They make some of the best mixed drinks in NJ. They are serious mixologists and food people. And it's a really fun place to spend time. Great feel overlooking busy... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great dinner, I had a birthday and it was great we ate from appetizers to desserts, the staff was incredible and the drinks were delicious definitely I'm coming back!

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Looking at some other reviews for this restaurant, I get the feeling that the negative reviewer's previous experiences with Italian cuisine begin and end at The Olive Garden. My wife and I (both native New Yorkers hailing from Italian-heavy neighborhoods) have enjoyed dining at Catherine Lombardi at least four or five times a year since 2006. More tellingly, we have... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had the Orechiette with the Walnut Basil Pesto (added Chicken) and it was the best pasta I've had in my life. The portion size was huge, I wish I had more space in my tummy to fit it all and I'm definitely one that can eat. They have a huge wine selection and a very attentive staff. Definitely a... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Terrific service-very knowledgeable staff regarding the wine-classic American restaurant. In the summer, a great place to sit outside.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Very pricy, but great for an anniversary or birthday. They salt the eggplant for the parm overnight, so it has a fantastic texture.

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