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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
+1 732-296-9463
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“shrimp scampi” (10 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This review covers about a half dozen visits. The owners are true "foodies" offering exquisite experiences and unique / delicious foods that are hard to find elsewhere, and, to be fair, carry a bit of risk. At this eatery and Stage Left, you pay for...More

Thank richard l
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great Italian food, everything is fresh, Reminds me of old time Italian restaurant. Very well run, very professional, great wine list. Steps are a journey, nice outside dinning!

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Where do I begin? Well, we checked in, had a reservation, the server checked our table, walks away, walks back and asks, may I help you. DUH. short , very short time memory. That was the first clue. Now our table, took forever to get...More

Thank Caroler7883
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Had drinks and appetizers with my coworker. The Quiet Violet is an awesome drink. The shrimp scampi quite succulent and the fresh mozzarella with roasted red peppers quite refreshing. Great drinks, great food, and wonderful conversation.

Thank LolaPorter
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Five of us had a great dinner here on a busy Saturday night. The dining room is lovely and the staff was very attentive and friendly. They work as a team so we interacted with a lot of different people. The food was very good...More

Thank sfjon4
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The service, food and the restaurant were all top notch. We went here to celebrate my sons 21st birthday & they did a great job. We had the clam chowder, Cesar salad and the calamari to start & they were all excellent. My wife had...More

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Catherine Lombardi service is excellent. The staff waits on you hand and foot. You will not want for anything. They have the best wine list. We had the reisling from Germany. It was only 38.00 per bottle. I had the stuffed pork chops, polenta and...More

Thank cupcake133
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My wife and I enjoy an excellent meal at Catherine Lombardi after seeing a performance at Crossroads Theatre. We arrived right at our 10:15pm reservation time and were promptly seated. Our beverage orders were taken and then rolls were brought to the table. The rolls...More

1  Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I visited Catherine Lombardi's Bar before a show at the State Theater for a drink. What I got was more than what I asked for. A fully stocked bar, a super knowledgeable bar tender, and a cocktail list that could stand up to any New...More

Thank NewJerseySky
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining here before a show last week....we sat at a table in the bar area since we hadn't made reservations but it was still very nice. The food was excellent- the Very garlic bread was the best garlic bread we...More

Thank nknyc15
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Nearby Attractions
State Theatre
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.10 km away
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Karen W
dress code
2 May 2017|
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Response from NewJerseySky | Reviewed this property |
Marion W
Is this restaurant open on Mondays?
17 October 2015|
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Response from lindafromNJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open for dinner on MOndays. It is not open for lunch any day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:15 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
    (George Street)
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-296-9463
  • E-mail
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