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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-296-9463
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Ranked #27 of 161 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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English first
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The food at Catherine Lombardi was delicious, and the service was very good. I wasn't quite expecting it to be as pricy as it was, but the restaurant had great ambiance and the food was delicious. Definitely a great spot for a romantic evening or a pre-theatre outing.

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Newark, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Oh this restaurant is my favourite ! Very elegant! And so romantic!!! Seafood salad beats all! Fancy pastas! Top class desserts! Good service. What else you can ask for? Highly recommend!

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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This restaurant is amazing they make any bad food good, when I took a shot in the dark at this place it hit a bullseye, if I could never be full I would eat it all until there were no more ingredients in this world and they will never spam you and they want thier costomers to be happy so... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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