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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-296-9463
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Ranked #33 of 162 restaurants in New Brunswick
Price range: $31 - $50
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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CHEYA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend this restaurant to everybody. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly and each time that i have been here has been a positive experience. The bar and drinks are great as well as the wine selection. If you love Italian food this is the place to visit in New Brunswick.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I came to this restaurant driven by its cleanses and nice setup. The ambience and service here are very good but the food wasn't as good as I expected. Well the example how you mix the rosemary with fish. Rosemary is for meat. The server would sell his menu very well, but I really hated there miss honestly. For the... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The ambience, crowd and service here are very good but the food wasn't as good as we expected. We were a party of four, with entree orders of scallops, fra diablo and salmon. While it's hard to mess up salmon, which was tasty (though nothing to brag about), the diners who had the other two entrees weren't impressed. The scallops... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Ate here for a work dinner. The restaurant was crowded, the service was slow, and I didn't finish my meal because I was concerned my scallops weren't done.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Took my significant other here for Valentine's Day, and CL did not disappoint. Certain parts of the meal were by far better than others, but the overall atmosphere was well worth every penny. The garlic bread is what they advertise it to be - VERY garlicky. I personally prefer it that way, and there were no stray pieces of garlic,... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My play group has come here prior to attending George Street Playhouse because it is convenient and the eggplant parm really is excellent. They strive for posh service but this often translates into too much "hovering" for the sake of hovering. We always need speedy serivce and we have on occasion needed to forego coffee or dessert, despite letting them... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We made reservation, to celebrate our daughter's birthday, one week prior to the event. We specifically asked if a baby and a stroller will be allowed and were advised that it is not a problem. Imagine our shock when we arrived and were told that stroller and baby are difficult to accommodate; would we hold the baby in our lap... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I usually don't write reviews but I feel that I must about Catherine Lombardi..The best thing about this restaurant was the decor..It spiraled downhill quickly after we sat down to eat dinner..My wife and I split a salad, we each had 3,yes 3 forkfills..I had the Veal Scallopini which I thought was overpriced at $29..Now, the old saying goes :... More

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here on a Monday evening before seeing a show at the State Theater - which is only a few doors up the same street. The food was very good and we thought the service was Excellent, friendly and personable. I would say it may have been a little pricey but we had a good... More

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Flemington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We arrived completely stressed by incredible traffic and a non-working pay machine at a parking lot, all of which had made us half an hour late for our 6pm pre-theatre reservation. Everyone was so nice and helpful that we calmed down completely. The greeter assured us that we would be out in time for our theatre, as did our terrific... More

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