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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-296-9463
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Ranked #17 of 162 Restaurants in New Brunswick
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Price range: $31 - $50
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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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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
73 helpful votes 73 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
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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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