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Carlucci's Grill

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335 Princeton-Hightstown Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08561
609 936 0900
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GVood Food, Superb Service, Gluten Free Accommodating

We chose Carlucci's during a brief stay in Princeton because of its obvious familiarity with gluten-free needs. GF dishes are clearly marked. Some other dishes can be adapted. Carlucci's is a homey, comfortable BYOB restaurant with a very nice courtyard in a small strip mall. My GF wife had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Olney, Maryland
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Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We chose Carlucci's during a brief stay in Princeton because of its obvious familiarity with gluten-free needs. GF dishes are clearly marked. Some other dishes can be adapted. Carlucci's is a homey, comfortable BYOB restaurant with a very nice courtyard in a small strip mall. My GF wife had chicken parm. The perfectly grilled chicken tasted great with the authentic... More 

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Hightstown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Carlucci's is consistently good. It is never great and never awful. You can always expect a decent meal.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Carlucci's has an extensive menu that suited the meat lover's and vegetarians in our party. The complimentary appetizers are a bonus. One person's sandwich bread was soggy (a chicken parmesan sandwich) but everything else was great--veal, crab cakes, pizza, and pasta. On a weekday it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Water glasses and ice tea was refilled... More 

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princeton, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Lots of choices, good food, generally good service. Crowded on weekends and the wait is far too long, and it's a little overpriced - $21 for 50 cents worth of pasta and a couple of shrimp - but that's dining out these days.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have been going to Carlucci's since it opened. We especially like to order out. My husband is glutten free and they now have a glutten free menu. They also just redid their menu. I had the chicken salad on mixed greens with cranberries. It was very good. My husband likes the pasta primavera / looks good but is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Much to my surprise I was able to get a last minute mother's day reservation. When we arrived we found out why: Carlucci's had a "special" mother's day menu with surprise surprise special prices: fifty to one hundred per cent their regular meal prices. Worse, the menu was "limited" with no vegetarian meals on the menu to speak of. For... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We've dined here since the restaurant opened in the shopping center, and the food, service, and pleasant decor remain consistently fine. It's a family-owned business, and the management is always in touch with the original values. So you never have to worry about what you'll find here. Both lunch and dinner are outstanding, and the prices are extremely reasonable. You... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is part of a small chain. it features an Informal sit down meal with waiter service. The decor is nice but not elaborate. There is outdoor dining, weather permitting. The menu is basically Italian comfort food, with a few salads and sandwiches added. Prices are competitive and food is reliably good, but not gourmet. The wait staff is friendly.... More 

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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

First of all, Carlucci's Grill is in West Windsor (also known as Princeton Junction) NOT Plainsboro, so make sure you put in the correct town when trying to find it. It is located in the same shopping mall as McCaffrey's supermarket, and is in the far corner of the "L"-shaped mall. Is it the best Italian food I have ever... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Located in a strip mall. Impressive front. But diner inside with a stone pizza ovan. The place was non-stop packed with a line out the door when we left. The staff is international. Make sure they understand what you order because they insist they get it right. The food was fast, hot, reasonably well presented and plentiful. High on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 335 Princeton-Hightstown Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08561
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Plainsboro
  • Phone Number: 609 936 0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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