La Mezzaluna

4.5
1289 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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La Mezzaluna is an Italian Restaurant located in the heart of downtown Princeton, NJ. We are your premier choice for exquisite dining and service. Using the finest and freshest seasonal local ingredients, our menu has earned its reputation for mouth-watering regional Italian cuisine and flavors.

We have been in Princeton for over 15 years and our food is adored by both locals and tourists alike. Our menu changes seasonally and we offer special dishes during major holidays.
What 1289 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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PrincetonLocal
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The waiter was great, but the food was mediocre for the price paid. The food was lukewarm by the time it had reached the table and was cold by the time I finished the dish. The dishes felt like they were frozen dishes reheated for use in the restaurant; it’s not homemade (in-house made) Italian food. Not worth the time if you value quality Italian.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow but resturant was quite busy with outdoor guests.

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AndyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William is a rockstar, ensured everything was to our complete satisfaction.

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KevinM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great moderately priced Italian food. BYOB, great wine/beer/liquor store next door. Specials range but often focus on risotto, one of their specialties.

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vipMimi
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall very very good. Took our daughter and her boyfriend to dinner. Portions were a little small for the hungry kids but fine for us. Vodka rigatoni was wonderful- amazing sauce and perfectly done pasta. Chicken with vegetables great for kosher eater.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely friendly and charismatic! The food was absolutely delicious!

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WrenWK
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I had never been to Princeton, so I was excited to have a nice Italian dinner. The food was good, when it came. It took an exceedingly long time to be served. 20 minutes for our order to be taken, and then 35 for appetizers (clams casino and octopus) to come out. I would not return, because the service was so slow. Nice though, if you don't mind waiting, and compliant with Covid protocols.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre provided excellent service. Outside dining was very enjoyable.

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Michele
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were very good about being late for our reservation. The service was great! I would have like a little less lights. It was a bit bright for me. The noise was fine. The food was good except I added chicken to my pasta and it was tough and seemed over cooked. Other than that everything was good.

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JPeatsout
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Princeton and one of my favorite italian restaurants in NJ.

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vipJimmyr
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good as usual. Service was exceptional. Our waiter Samod and the bus staff were very attentive and polite! I will definitely go back.

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AndrewG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Lobster ravioli and chicken & shrimp marsala entrees were both outstanding, and the balsamic glaze on the calamari fritti was an unusual, but excellent, appetizer.

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vipSarahS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dinner out at Mezzaluna. Service is always attentive and the menu has many options that are appealing. Have gone several times during quarantine and feel safe dining in given the distance between other patrons.

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Jerseygirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service staff were friendly and attentive. I will definitely go back!

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vipAlle
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, good service, nice quiet place in the center of town. Very recommended.

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TheresaG
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff at Mezzaluna was kind, friendly and helpful! They made our dining experience so pleasant with their courteous service. The food was tasty and the staff did their best to accommodate all of our requests. They also threw in a free birthday dessert. Lastly, the ability to donate food to families in need is a wonderful service being provided by this establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipPennyZ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. The calamari appetizer was perfect. The warm braised duck salad was tasty as well. My son enjoyed the Linguini Marechiaro. My husband had the Monk Fish and Crab Meat Risotto. I really enjoyed the Chicken al Vino Bianco. We will definitely be back.

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TomD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the area. Food and service remain outstanding even in these difficult times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our third or fourth time here and every time the food has been exceptional. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely continue to return here!

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vipRichardM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service, great menu, and really good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was excellent and attentive.

Caesar Salad not great. Lettuce leaves all deep green and not tasty. Dressy too creamy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

New Years Eve Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience.

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vipKristaM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Pretty crowded for current limitations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

There was a little delay in getting seated, but I think that’s to be expected. Had a nice booth, enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli appetizer. My wife and daughter split the osso buco. I had the chicken parm. They were both delicious!

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vipJanetE
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night-delicious food and wonderful wait staff. Fun night celebrating my husband’s birthday

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cprn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Chicken Marsala was perfect as were the arancini.

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JasmineL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My first time back to Mezzaluna in years and I had a great experience even with post-covid protocol. My boyfriend and I reserved for 7:30 and waited about 10 minutes for them to clear the table for us, not complaining as they were very thorough with their cleaning! We sat at the table for two by the big window where everyone could see from outside but it was okay because we were the table furthest from the rest of the people sitting in the back of the restaurant (the main seating area seemed pretty packed almost at full capacity). The food was amazing and the service was good. Though I wish the waiter would’ve tried to keep his mask from moving so much haha. Will be back again though! Great for dates.

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Mims
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Felt so safe and so warm and cozy under heaters. Food was incredible

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MarieY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Love this place..... owners are amazing

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Harrley
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

While the food and service were good, there was a very loud and disrespectful party in the restaurant at the same time as us. They were getting out of their chairs without wearing masks, loudly shouting profanity and inappropriate language, and being overall disrespectful to the other guests of the restaurant. This severely ruined our dining experience and we were very upset. The restaurant staff did nothing to stop this group from behaving like they were in a sports bar, not a nice restaurant. In not wanting to add to the madness happening in the restaurant, my guest and I did our best to pretend that this inconsiderate group was not there. However, in situations like this, a restaurant staff should know better to ask a boisterous group such as the one we encountered to please behave appropriately or to leave. Because they did not, I was very disappointed in the overall experience we had at this restaurant.

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JenniferM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. From start to finish, our experience was perfect. Highly recommend.

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LesterM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night we had!!! The food/service were fantastic!!

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RobbieNJ
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service is consistently slow. I have been there twice and there are no enough servers and they try to give their best but i dont see any improvement. Last time we went we waited 15 additional minutes after the reservation scheduled time for a table so I really question if they follow any reservation plan... the food is fair for the price charged but in the last 2 times I went there I had intestinal issues after eating their food...

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vipAlex
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Americanized Italian recipes. Covering the clean and pure flavor profile of pretty good raw materials.

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TejaK
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were seated and for about 15 mins we did not get any service. Once we ordered, the food took more than 25-30 mins and they messed up my order even though he asked came and confirmed my order a couple times after we ordered. I would give the risotto 4/10. Will not be coming back

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vipIrinaK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

even better than always! excellent food and good price

FAQs

La Mezzaluna offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 688-8515.

La Mezzaluna is rated 4.5 stars by 1289 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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