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La Mezzaluna

25 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3201
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Ranked #21 of 170 restaurants in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Nassau Street
Transit: Multiple bus & train lines from Nassau Street, downtown Princeton.
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72% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We live in Princeton but hadn't been to Mezzaluna for too long so decided to go to celebrate our anniversary - and so glad we did. It's BYOB which we did - for visitors, there is a liquor store next door and others not too far away. We started with wonderful salads - the greens seemingly just picked - crisp... More

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New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had an early dinner (6:30) on a Sunday night. We eat in a lot of Princeton and Philadelphia restaurants and in our opinion this is one of the best and most underrated. The server was warm and charming. We had the organic salad, a special eggplant appetizer, gnocchi in pesto sauce with sundried tomatoes and sausage, and the hazelnut... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had always passed this little place but a few diners were outside who just ate hear and said it was great. Decided to try and was very pleased. Staff was very friendly and service was also very good. Salad and our pasta entrees were exceptional. Will definitely go back.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hardly an empty table on Saturday night. The menu salad that was shared was questionably Italian, greens with cantaloupe and Gouda cheese. Though there was creativity and taste in the Fish Special, the Papperdelle and Wild Boar was almost inedible. The pasta was not the traditional wide cut and the meat was presented in chucks around the outside of the... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I ate here recently for a rehearsal dinner, and the only thing that kept me from leaving was the company of friends and family. Dinner was scheduled for 6pm. Obviously guest trickle in, so you don't expect to eat your meal right away. However, some appetizers and or bread on the table would have been nice. Appetizers we were told... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had lunch here last week. I had a grilled steak sandwich which was good. I would've liked if they had cut the steak in smaller pieces. Liked the French fries! My friends had garlic spaghetti with clams and the rissotto. They both loved it. Great service, crappy ginger ale

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had not visited Mezzaluna since their interior redesign. The restaurant is completely transformed and a far cry from the dark italian abode it once was. The service, as always, is excellent, the wait staff highly competent, attentive and friendly. Our food was also wonderful, came out quickly and delighted. Do not miss the opportunity to dine in this reimagined... More

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We waited 40 minutes for our table. Our party would of left, except on a Saturday night, your walk in options are limited. Can't count the number of times we were told "5 minutes". Free advice: a restaurant is better off not taking a reservation than to wind people up before they even sit down. We live in the area... More

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Massapequa, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dropped our youngest daughter off for an overnight college visit and needed to eat before heading home. Trip Advisor helped us find Mezzaluna. On target as usual! Asked for wine list and waiter let us know it was BYOB. Sent me to liqour store next door where I got a $29 bottle of Stags Leap Chardonnay that would have cost... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I recently dined here. It is a nice restaurant with a cozy ambiance. The staff are very attentive. The food was really well prepared. We both started with the soup du jour: cream of carrot. Really, this is the best I have ever had. I make this soup and I was tasting and tasting to try to... More

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