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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

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3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (George Street)
The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
732-296-9463
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
With more effort from the kitchen this could have been a very good meal

The ambiance was fine, the wait staff very good but the food just missed being very good. We had six people in our party so we had a wide selection of menu items. The stuffed zucchini flowers were soggy, the prosciutto excellent, the pork osso buco mediocre, the lasagna very good, the stuffed... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The ambiance was fine, the wait staff very good but the food just missed being very good. We had six people in our party so we had a wide selection of menu items. The stuffed zucchini flowers were soggy, the prosciutto excellent, the pork osso buco mediocre, the lasagna very good, the stuffed calamari a bust. All in all a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

i initially went here in february, but for an event, so we scrambled to eat and had a prix fixe menu. fell in love with our entree and the garlic bread, and had been dying to come back to have a more relaxed meal. finally did tonight, and it was as amazing as i remembered! there is something so simple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Catherine Lombardi's and it's sister restaurant Stage Left are the culinary jewels of central NJ. I spent several years living part time and full time in New Brunswick and was happy to discover these establishments early on in my tenure. Lombardi's offers what can only be described as world-class cocktail service. I've done a fair amount of travelling and rarely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This outstanding ristorante excels in every measure of a great restaurant ... Spectacular Food, Amazingly Diverse and Creative, about as perfect as service can be with a crew of servers and a suave young, impressive waiter )(Shawn, ... this young man is going places) and beautiful decor and ambience. We were served its "Very"Garlic Homemade bread, one of the best... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was now my second time eating at this restaurant and the food still fails to let me down. The garlic bread is always a must, so so delicious and over the top with garlic. Most recently I went for New Brunswick's Restaurant week where I had an appetizer (fresh mozz & red peppers), entree (goat cheese & mushroom ravioli... More 

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Antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

went with a work group, service was very good, quick and attentive. food was excellent and the wines on the high side but very good quality

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Dinner was good, Food was good,and service and staff were very nice an accommodating. Food prices, in general, was a bit high priced for the area. The wine and drink list was extensive but very pricey, way too high especially in this area. Example, A glass of Sauvignon Blanc $17.00, and glass of Cab $16.00, My feeling is that a... More 

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Milltown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The dinners are just superb as well as the appetizers. Never had anything i did not like here. Even the food at the bar is amazing along with the martinis.

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Newark, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband and I were surprised at how disappointed we were given that we always enjoyed Stage Left. The food was not much better than a cafeteria, and grossly over priced The service was good, but still showed up at our table with food that didn't belong to us. The pasta was heavy and thick. What was most annoying was... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

with the stage left, you cannot ask more :) excellent service. excellent wine list, food is stunning, service good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (George Street)
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 732-296-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?