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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
+1 732-296-9463
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are going to dine here be aware here is a long flight of stairs up to the restaurant. Arrived early for dinner and sat in the bar area. They had a bar menu and a very nice dinner menu. My husband and I...More

1  Thank cascadesjn
Reviewed 6 days ago

In town alone for one night, I really wanted a good dining experience, and I got one. I didn’t have a reservation, yet was warmly welcomed (not always the case when dining alone) into what turned out to be a fairly busy restaurant. Service was...More

1  Thank Neni10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so glad to have found Catherine Lombardi in the heart of downtown New Brunswick. Located at the intersection of George and Livingston Avenue just next door to what used to be the old State Theater (now being redeveloped), it stands out among the...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us were greeted by a friendly server and had great appetizers of burrata cheese and heirloom tomatoes. My entree was delicious and perfectly cooked - wild boar and goat cheeses ravioli. But my guests were served a bolognese dish and a gnocchi dish...More

1  Thank sjh49
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello -- on behalf of owners Mark and Francis, I want to apologize to you for your meal not being right. More importantly we're regretful that staff didn't handle your complaint properly -- they dropped the ball. As a result of your note, we're going...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us had a business dinner with a set menu with shared appetizers, pasta dishes and individual main dishes and deserts. Everything (and I do mean everything) was excellent. The antipasto had three different kinds of sausage, calamari, cheese and assorted pickled vegetables. Four...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Listen, this place is good, the thing is this place is pricey, so you expect very good or amazing, and it is not that. The service is top notch, but the food is good, that is all it is. Had a great meat and cheese...More

Thank barry88
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This restaurant is located upstairs, near the State Theater. The food was excellent. Real authentic Italian food, homemade sauces and pasta. On a show night the place empties out around 7:45 PM just before the show starts. The staff is very attentive and professional. I...More

Thank risty317
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The evening started out great. We had appetizers and a drink at the bar which were very good. A couple next to us asked for a restaurant week menu, it was not offered to us when we asked to see the menu for dinner! We...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 2 July 2017

that you will be fine with. Atypical menu selection. We had entrees only and skipped the appetizers and desert. Service was good and the food was fine. We were not rushed out and the check was slightly on the pricey side.

Thank lightning411
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

1  Thank richard l
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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, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
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
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