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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
+1 732-296-9463
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, a lovely wine list and excellent service makes this the place to eat before (or even after) a great show at the State Theatre of New Jersey in New Brunswick. The theatre is practically right next door so you can linger right up...More

Thank Richard M
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Richard -- we're so pleased you chose Catherine Lombardi as part of your State Theatre evening! Thanks for sharing with the community here. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Cheers, Byrne

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We were there last night I ordered Salmon comes with risoto, the service was ok but we had tickets to go state theater i was felling something was wrong with that food because since a left the restaurante i was having heart burn ... so...More

Thank Sonia D
Francis S, Owner at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Sonia, I'm sorry you felt unwell. I learned about it from reading your reviews here and on Facebook today. It might have been more productive to call the restaurant rather than (or even in addition to) post reviews on Facebook and Trip Advisor. Upon...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

We made reservations for 7pm figuring the pre-theatre rush would be over. Arrived and there were plenty of tables, yet we were seated in the worst of them at the end of the bar. We asked to be reseated which they accommodated. Had to ask...More

Thank TSD51
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hello -- We're regretful that the service at your visit didn't meet your expectations or our standards that evening. We hope you'll give us another opportunity to show you a truly great experience. Let us know when you'll be in next time. Cheers, Byrne

Reviewed 14 January 2018

29 friends 226 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/14/2018 I am usually the planner of date nights and trying new restaurants. This time my husband was the one who suggested Catherine Lombardi and it did not disappoint. It is located on the second floor (above their...More

Thank Idania60
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review! We're so pleased you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. See you again soon. Cheers, Byrne

Reviewed 12 January 2018

It could be considered a little overpriced, but Catherine Lombardi offers consistently good Italian food. With the extensive wine list, it is a go-to for special occasions.

1  Thank Andrew S
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hi Andrew -- thanks for making Catherine Lombardi your special occasion place. Look forward to seeing you again, perhaps for happy hour one evening? Cheers, Byrne

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Went to a 2PM matinee of the Sound of Music. The restaurant is a couple of doors down from the theater. A shout out to the manager that rearranged tables to accommodate our group of five. The restaurant is on the second floor but they...More

1  Thank Connie L
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hi Connie -- Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. So glad we could accommodate you! All best for a delicious New Year.

Reviewed 25 November 2017

As an Italian American from lower Manhattan, I would like to believe that I know good Italian food when I taste it. Well, I was craving Italian food when I was in the New Brunswick area and a friend recommended Catherine Lombardi. I was not...More

1  Thank Charlie M
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Charlie -- thank you for your kind review! So glad you enjoyed our Brooklyn Italian menu. Happy holidays to you.

Reviewed 20 November 2017

I was in New Brunswick for a training and we went to this restaurant on the advice of some of the locals. Waitstaff was wonderful, the owner was gracious and the food was divine.

Thank Pamela L
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

We really appreciate your sharing your positive experience here! Look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to New Brunswick.

Reviewed 14 November 2017

I've been to dinner here a few times and I've come to the conclusion that this restaurant is high priced and overrated. Wine list is good but very overpriced. I ordered a Super Tuscan which was excellent but the server decanted and pour the wine...More

2  Thank Lucca7014
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and impeccable service. Was a delicious leisurely dinner with awesome desserts! Enjoyed the appetizer of clams casino too.

Thank Howard W
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed your experience! Thanks for letting us know.

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Casual.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:15 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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