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La Catena Ristorante

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966 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 725-9300
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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31 reviews
27 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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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
Bedminster, New Jersey
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for dinner. We met at the bar which has excellent selections. Bartender very friendly and attentive. Sat in the bar area and had wonderful service and food. Everything cooked to perfection with fresh ingredients. This is the best Italian Restraunt in the area! Definitely recommend it to all!

Thank NJtravel720
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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
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I planned a group luncheon meeting with some old friends at this restaurant. It was really wonderful! Everything from start to finish was terrific. The restaurant staff was wonderful, there were absolutely no complaints from anyone and everyone kept asking how I found this great restaurant. The food was so good and the portions were of normal size, which I... More 

Thank Charlene H
Farmingville, New York
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Went for a birthday party for a friend. Had a choice of chicken, steak, and pork chop. I had the chicken which I thought was very good not dry at all. People who had the other choices said theirs was just as good. The wait staff was decent not necessarily the best I've seen. Would definitely try them again.

Thank Mtytfto
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 168 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Serves Alcohol
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: 966 Rt 22 E, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bridgewater
  • Phone Number: (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?