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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Ranked #18 of 162 Restaurants in New Brunswick
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Restaurant details
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
Albuquerque, NM
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A a large group of us ate there on a Saturday night. Bar is small, but has a very respectable spirits list, including things you rarely see elsewhere. Appetizers were wonderful and they have a pick 3-6-9 option which lets you taste a lot of different things. That was nice. Entrees were good sized, but I was disappointed in my... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A group of us went to Catherine Lombardi after attending a play where I experienced some of the most delicious Italian food I have ever tasted. It was well worth the price. The ambience is perfect. Come early or be sure to make a reservation because it fills up very quickly. All my food selections tasted delectable. I started with... More

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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