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Candela Restaurant and Pizzeria

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22 Lawn Park Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
+1 609-799-8800
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ewing, New Jersey
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

finally got around to utilizing a $25 rest.com coupon, and shared dining experience w/ our best friends. ends up we just barely were able to meet the $50.00 threshold minimum in order to use coupon. ( little I could select from the very, very extensive menu as I was in the meat of a stringent cleansing diet and almost all... More 

Thank charles w
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had regularly visited here many years ago, mostly for pizza, always good.Had moved away ...hadn't been there for awhile. Recently revisited it. They still make a great red sauce, no matter what it's on. Have to mention that the table cheese was about useless- tasted like powdered cardboard. Most entrees include soup or salad ,and bread if ordering chicken or... More 

Thank TTBF
Wilmington, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

My husband went here for dinner. The food was awesome along with the servers. Everything came out in a timely manner and food was hot and delicious.

Thank Christinefab66
Central Jersey
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I love a good tasting Spaghetti n Meatballs. So when my patient told me that this place is the best? I had to try it. Place is small but cozy. No one around on mid afternoon. Had the chicken n spinach soup, a bit salty but it's okay. But I came in is for my dinner. My patient was right,... More 

Thank Reigne8
Hamilton, NJ , USA
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Went for lunch, first off, it was dirty walking in. I should have turned around then. There was no one at the counter and one of the cooks came up from the back. They had a whiteboard with specials and I chose the Italan hot dog. Went to get a soda and the soda machine was broken, so you had... More 

Thank Frank M
Boca Raton, Florida
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240 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The moment you step inside you feel like it you are in a time machine. The tables and booths are filled with families, some tables with multiple couples, or a young couple on a first date, or Grandma, with her son's or daughters family . You think you hear Happy Days playing in the background, This is atmosphere you feel.... More 

Thank tomkozlowski1 .
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Hands down the worst taco pizza I ever had...breaded poppers and breaded zucchini was ok..but I will say nice staff very on time delivery...and pizza crust was good actually would try again just not the taco

Thank Bryan V
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

My family has been going to this wonderful neighborhood restaurant for many years. You can never get a bad meal here. The service is great and the food is delicious. This is the original Candela's on Lawn Park Avenue off of Route 206 in Lawrenceville. It feels like you're eating in your grandmother's house. It's cozy and warm. You can... More 

Thank Lena R
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

It's decent pizza. Is it the worst I've had not is it the best no. The garlic knots are usually pretty good (sadly upon my last. Is it that wasn't the case). Additionally they do have many other things to pick from again decent.

Thank steph a
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Ordered fried calamari, gnocchi with Bolognese and a side of sweet sausage. And choc chip cookies for dessert. Calamari was obviously frozen, and was chewy. Gnocchi was OK, and not overcooked, as was the sauce. Large portion. Sausage was good, but about 2x the price of side sausage that was on the online menu. Cookies were very good. Overall, I'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Lawn Park Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-799-8800

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