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La Catena Ristorante

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1434 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ
(908) 725-9300
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Nice atmosphere, wait staff was excellent, there were 4 of us eating there, none of us raved about the food.

Thank jackvz9
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We went there for the first time last night thanks to a recommendation from a friend who goes there quite often. We had the stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes, and the salad special for our appetizers. I had the grouper and scallops special and my partner had the Costoleta Valdostana. All of the food was full of flavor and very well... More 

Thank arettberg
New Jersey
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384 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have not been here in 18 years and will not be back anytime soon. Do not be fooled by the well-dressed host with the cufflinks who casts the illusion of this being a Michelin star rated dining experience. It was not. In fact the staff here performed like a team of new Pep Boy’s tire jockeys rather than a... More 

1 Thank MrOcho
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Drove by the place many many times before stopping in. Pleasantly surprised. The service is very prompt and professional. The food is delicious.

2 Thank Lenidgman
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here by accident while driving from PA to NJ shore. Food was great and service was perfect. The Caesar salad was really tasty. I had the pasta with white clam sauce - nice!

Thank Jerzguy2
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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254 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have wanted to stop and try this local eatery for a few months now. Last week we stopped in to give it a try. Very nice. The service is impeccable, if not overly courteous. Constant attention to water, comfort, etc. The manager checked on us regularly. The walls are all painted in Italian themed scenes, with a beautiful picture... More 

Thank Andrew R
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

This is by far one of the best Italian restaurants this side of the globe. In addition to what's on the menu (representing classic northern Italian cuisine) they will modify existing dishes to your liking My wife ordered her salad with grilled chicken and it resulted with a delicious combination of juicy chicken and fresh crispy salad. Dishes were generous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, 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: 1434 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bridgewater
  • Phone Number: (908) 725-9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?