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La Catena Ristorante

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966 US Highway 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
+1 908-725-9300
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This restaurant is very classy but it is very expensive. The price on the menu for the food is several dollars higher than the price on the menus on the web site. One showed the entrée for $17.99, another for $19.99 but it was at least $21. The food was delicious, well presented, and well served. The ambiance was warm... More 

Thank kathywin
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

My wife and I went here with two other couples in February. After getting our coats taken we were seated in a room with plenty of light, but not too much. Ordered white wine served quickly. Appetizers, meals, desserts, and coffee were delicious, served in a timely fashion, and was a great value for the evening received. The management here... More 

Thank JessFuquay
Somerville, New Jersey
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We often don't think of LaCatena when we get ready to eat out in Somerville, and we are absolutely going to visit here more often. The service was excellent, portion sizes more than generous, and they have a well rounded traditional Italian menu. Surprisingly my son ordered the Filet Mignon and the portion was much more generous than most steakhouses... More 

Thank ThreesonsNJ
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Since the middle 1990's, every time we visit Central .New Jersey, we visit this fine restaurant. The service is professional, warm and knowledgeable to the extreme. The food is exquisite. This is a must for anyone who visits or lives in NJ or NYC. to visit and enjoy as we have for decades.

Thank Thomas P M
South plainfield
1 review
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We celebrated our 50 th with a party of 8 on September 10, 2016 . It was absolute perfection from beginning to end . The staff / service , the delicious food , the presentation , the ambiance were all 5 star . We couldn't have chosen a better venue for our special day !

Thank Mary Ellen H
South River, New Jersey
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142 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Our association held their annual planing meeting. The food, service, and atmosphere were five (5) stars. We always enjoy ourselves there. I am giving this place two thumbs up. This place is a must for any occasion.

Thank windsgroup
New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

La Catena restaurant has great atmosphere and good service. We went there many times. They are courteous and friendly. The pasta and the osso buco was very good. The salads are excellent . The last time we order a fry calamari as main dish because I was not hungry and the fry calamari was dry and over cooked. Normally we... More 

Thank Sueli A
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016

There are so many really good italian places in the area, unfortunately this is not one of them. Nice people there, good service, it just isn't that good. We had a lot of different options at the table and no one was overly happy with their meal. Calamari is just grilled octopus and had the seafood fra diavlo, it was... More 

Thank barry88
Manalapan, New Jersey
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Booked a party of 30 for a private dining room on a recommendation from a friend. Family run business with excellent food, service, staff and bar. Couldn't ask for anything more!!! They were happy to answer all my phone calls....and are truly accommodating. Genuinely nice. Who needs anything more. Bravo La Catena Ristorante !!!!

Thank Envie17
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Any meal the kitchen puts out is unbelievable. Recently went for mothers day and ordered the stuffed calamari as an appetizer and it was great. For dinner I had the sea bass and it was perfect.

Thank sansers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 966 US Highway 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bridgewater
  • Phone Number: +1 908-725-9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?