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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
+1 732-296-9463
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (16 reviews)
“shrimp scampi” (10 reviews)
“antipasti” (9 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Connie L
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 26 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 28 November 2017

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

Reviewed 21 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 28 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 28 October 2017

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

Reviewed 19 October 2017

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 16 October 2017

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
Byrne A, Public Relations Manager at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your positive experience here -- come back and visit our family any time! Byrne

Reviewed 10 October 2017

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

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Casual.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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