DeAnna's, Lambertville, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

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

DeAnna's Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Italian

Price: Moderate

Food Quality: Average, known for their homemade Pasta and Ravioli, and for their use of locally grown organic greens and produce.

Service: Friendly, though service can be slow

Ambiance/Decor: Dated, with a funky Greenwich Village vibe. Artwork adorns the walls, tables set with white linen.

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to 4 stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate - high

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy traditional Italian food with funky ambiance and 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, cozy with a funky Greenwich Village vibe. It's a popular 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 colorful artwork 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.

Offers Vegan, Vegetarian options, and Gluten free Pasta

Deanna's Restaurant service is friendly and courteous, though often 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: December 2020)

How Do We Review (analyze) Restaurants?

New Jersey Leisure Guide strives to provide analytic restaurant reviews.

The methodology used is research, analysis driven --- as opposed to that of a single restaurant critic or a social media platform, viewer comment posting board.

Learn More