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DeAnna's, Lambertville, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

DeAnna's, Lambertville, NJ
DeAnna's Restaurant
54 N. Franklin Street
Lambertville, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Italian

Price:  Moderate

Food Quality:  2 Stars

Service:  1 Star

Decor: 1 1/ 2 Stars

Overall Rating:  2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

On site parking is available.

Offers Vegan, Vegetarian options, and Gluten Free Pasta

Interior is dated, especially the back dining room

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate - high

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy traditional Italian food with a vibrant bar scene.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer an upscale setting with fine dining amenities

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Homemade Pasta and Ravioli; Sea Food Fra Diavolo; and The Fish of the Day Specials

Liquor:  Full Bar Service, Bar scene is vibrant

Restaurant Review

DeAnna's Restaurant is a popular favorite with the locals who come for reasonably priced homemade pasta dishes and traditional favorites prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

The decor is eclectic and cozy with a Greenwich Village vibe. It's an excellent place for a date or getting together with family or friends.

The interior of this 30 seat restaurant gives off a warm ambiance with soothing soft candlelight lighting, terra cotta-colored walls, and black and white photographs adorning the walls.

The featured attraction is a cozy, three-sided bar, with a giant peacock hanging above it and cozy red lamps at the corner. It's tended to by Armand, the restaurant's friendly and efficient bartender.

Chef/proprietor Dianna Paterra oversees the preparation of simply prepared dishes using locally grown organic greens and produce whenever possible. The pasta is made daily from semolina and durham flour.

While there are some bright spots to the menu, there are many shortcomings that prevent the food from achieving a higher rating. The tomato sauce comes off a bit bland.

DeAnna's has a Locals night on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are a popular attraction offering an attractively priced 3 course prixe fixe menu.

Deanna's Restaurant service is friendly and courteous, though often times slow to respond.

During the warmer summer months they offer al fresco dining with one of the seating areas covered with a canvas canopy, and the other dining area further back offers open air seating scattered amongst a water fountain and a few herb garden plantings.

On site parking is available.

(updated: October, 2016)

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