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La Mezzaluna

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25 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3201 (Nassau Street)
609-688-8515
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fruit flambé made right at your table! Excellent cappuccino! Every dish looked beautiful & tasted amazing! Tiramisu is phenomenal! Wine selection is very nice. Staff is very friendly & professional. Fine dining experience that is affordable.

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Thank Romeo4155
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent BYOB in Princeton, average prices and service, but very loud when crowded. Menu is good, with nightly specials, but service could be improved and any sound dampening material on the walls or ceiling would vastly improve this restaurant.

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West Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We now have added lunch at Mezza Luna to one of our favorite Princeton dining experiences. The staff continue to be always pleasant and knowledgeable, and, after two lunches, knew us. Their lunch appetizer specials - especially the eggplant, prosciutto, creamy pesto sauce - are particularly good. We pick up a bottle of wine next door, have a lovely lunch,... More 

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new jersey
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My family treated me to a tasty birthday meal here, a friendly and comfortable Italian restaurant which uncorks wine at no charge and offers Italian background music. I had the butternut squash ravioli appetizer and chicken Marsala. I enjoyed both, but the chicken swam in a bit too much cream. My companions had the veal dish as well as salads.... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

La Mezzaluna has good Italian food including freshmade pasta. No liquor license, but a pricy liquor store with a good selection next door. We came on Saturday night of Princeton Reunions weekend. There were 3 10-person birthday celebrations during our dinner. It was very noisy!

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I walked in La Mezzaluna, a small quaint and cozy Restaurant in downtown Princeton NJ, I had a wonderful waiter. I ask a few questions about Fish Entree's, Little did I know, that he would bring the Owner/Chef out. He treated me very well and was very delighted on serving me a Peruvian specialty fish entrée that was absolutely award... More 

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

My only issue was the noise level, which is high. Otherwise, this is a great little Italian place run and serviced by Italians. The food was excellent (had the specials) and the service very good as well. Loved the Gnocchi Bolognese, the Risotto Balls, and the Bruschetta. All very good. Right in Palmer Square adjacent to Princeton University.

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Thank SJDTravel1
Princeton, New Jersey
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I went to this with a lot of expectations as I had heard a lot about them. To be fair to them, it was extremely busy cold Friday evening and we were lucky to get a table for 2 almost immediately despite a long queue. Guess the service folks were under tremendous pressure. I had a sore throat and hence... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is my third time came here. Always wonderful food, great service. Well, I love Italian food, what can I say.

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Ninety Six, South Carolina
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a really wonderful place to experience truly spectacular Italian food. The staff and servers are just first rate, so very explanatory, and very efficient. Some of the best Italian fare we've ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3201
    (Nassau Street)
  • Public Transportation: Multiple bus & train lines from Nassau Street, downtown Princeton.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-688-8515

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