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Candela Restaurant and Pizzeria

22 Lawn Park Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3817
+1 609-799-8800
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (15 reviews)
“garlic knots” (2 reviews)
“tomato pie” (2 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
22 Lawn Park Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3817
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a small neighborhood Italian restaurant. There aren't many of these left. I live several hundred miles away but when I am back in town visiting family this is a 'must' place for us to eat. Their pizzas are excellent. And their lasagna --...More

Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 23 September 2017

A friendly neighborhood place with excellent pizza. The Old Fashion Tomato Pie is outstanding. Frank's famous appetizer, which has artichokes, red peppers, and mozzarella, is also very good. They do a big takeout business, and tend to underestimate the time that they will need to...More

Thank 150Indy
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Candela's is the local Italian BYOB hotspot off the beaten path in the Lawrence suburb. It's a small space on a neighborhood block with a private lot but we had no problem parking on the street. It's a pretty little place with a few tables...More

Thank renfield1969
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Stopped by here for lunch with the family. The place itself is small, wasn't impressed by the fact that it was near empty. Many booths, not many tables, they had to put two together to accommodate 6. Ordered antipasto, not true to Italian style. Cut...More

Thank AMPnj
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Candela is by far the most family oriented Restaurant and Pizzeria in the area. The dinning area is small but that does not take away from the family relaxed feeling you get when you come in. People saying how to their neighbors at the back...More

Thank tomkozlowski1 .
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Recently ate here with more daughter who lives on the area. The staff are great, very welcoming, polite and made sure we had everything out entire dinner. The restaurant is a little older, but it was clean and wasn't too loud. The menu offered a...More

Thank crutt13
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Family owned. Makes you feel that you are eating at a relatives house, owner comes out to greet you and talk to you,pizza has a thin crust,tastes amazing

Thank Orlando M
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a neighborhood gem. Casual, homey, and solid standard Italian fare, this byob is a welcome place if you need great food but don't want a overly fancy place. I've been twice and know I'll keep going back. Waitstaff and kitchen staff are...More

Thank Higdog
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I've placed and order for 2 pies, one plain and other veggie for pick up. They said it will be ready in 20 min, I arrived after 20 min and they were taking it out of the oven which is great. Nothing worst than cold...More

Thank polzak1
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and a real family feel for a cozy Italian place tucked away on a side street in the southern part of Lawrenceville. Typical of many New Jersey Italian places, there is a pizza and sandwich pickup side near the kitchen and a dining...More

Thank serenitywriter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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 08648-3817
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-799-8800
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