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“Hidden Gem”

Enzo's La Piccola Cucina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: "Still Field to Table 3 Decades Later"Welcome to Enzo's. With a Sicilian Heritage and Passion for Italian food, It was always the dream of Vincent Scozzari Sr., "Enzo" to have his own restaurant in the place where his father and mother (Nicolo and Anna Scozzari) had an Italian deli in the early 1900's. It was Enzo's goal to have a place where his family and friends would feel at home, bring their own wine and enjoy the finest of homemade Italian Specialties. With the help of his Wife Rita and his Daughter Anna, this little 48 seat restaurant, Enzo's La Piccola Cucina" (the little Kitchen) opened in 1983 at this location. Enjoy our specialties - Northern and Southern Italian cooking, we also offer a wide assortment of the traditional Homemade Pastas, Veal, Chicken, Fresh Seafood, Steaks and Chops, which most of the recipes are family traditions. The Family at Enzo's takes much pride in the freshness and originality of our food. For that reason we would like you to relax and enjoy our cozy atmosphere as we prepare each of your dinners to order with the freshest seasonal and locally grown ingredients available.We also offer a wide assortment of the traditional Homemade Pastas, Veal, Chicken, Fresh Seafood, Steaks and Chops, which most of the recipes are family traditions.Hidden away in the south end of Lawrenceville, NJ Monthly readers voted Enzo's "The Best Undiscovered Restaurant in Central NJ" - We are one of Mercer Counties best kept Italian restaurant secrets! The Family at Enzo's takes much pride in the freshness and originality of our food. For that reason we would like you to relax and enjoy our cozy atmosphere as we prepare each of your dinners to order with the freshest seasonal ingredients available.The accolades speak for themselves!"Someone was in the Kitchen with Mama and captured the Bright Flavors of Italy" ---NY Times Buon Appetito!!!
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

After a day visiting the Seward Johnson Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ we were looking for a quiet place for supper. Online we found this Italian Restaurant tucked away on a quiet street. It was like one of those little family restaurants tucked away in Rome. We shared salad, soft shelled crabs (in season) and gnocchi in fresh pesto sauce. It was wonderful. The only thing that would have made it better was if we knew to BYOB, since they do not have a liquor license.

The Seward Grounds and a wonderful dinner made for a great day!

  • Visited July 2014
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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Enzo's soft shell crabs francese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Soft shell crabs are in season, and Enzo's does them Francese style They are thoroughly cleaned and done in an egg wash sautéd with white wine. They are among the best I have had. Everyone else had their regulars, the charcoal grilled pork chops, calamari, plus one special, monk fish was also very good. Recommend very highly.

  • Visited June 2014
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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“late Saturday night dinner.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very, very friendly and accommodating staff. servers have been there for several years, and the place has been a fixture for years in Lawrenceville. BYOB. Strong menu selections of classic Italian. Plus a charcoal grill for meats. House salads are good with a vinegarette. crumbled blue cheese is offered ala cart at $2. grilled pork chop giambota, 2 nice chops, peppers, onions and potatoes was very good. Pasta Alfredo with homemade Italian sausage. And a linguini with frutte de'mar. Nice selection of seafood, clams, mussels, filet, shrimp and scallop. Eggplant parm is among the best! Dishes were well prepared and came out piping hot. Enzo's is small and intimately layed out. You are very close to your neighbors but everyone is friendly with a lot of regulars. recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Excellent - BYOB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Cozy place - Service was excellent and so was the food. Décor could use come work. Portion sizes were very good. Gnocchi was excellent!

  • Visited March 2014
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“very good - and BYOB”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

delicious food and really good portion sizes. its a small place but its very genuine and the food is always great.

try the button bread!

note - had my son's christening party there and they took care of us from booking until we left. everything was excellent and all my guests were very happy!

  • Visited January 2014
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