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3 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901

Tel: 732-296-9463
Fax: 732-828-6228
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"We start with the best and we take no shortcuts"
Primary Cuisine: Brooklyn Italian
Restaurant Description
View Our Other Restaurant
Stage Left

About Catherine Lombardi

Catherine Lombardi's family came to Brooklyn from Naples. Her cooking brought her whole extended family together every Sunday and every holiday from VJ day through the early 1980's. It's Neapolitan-based and heavily Brooklyn-influenced. Generations of Italian-Americans grew up on this food. You see the names of these dishes on restaurant menus today, but they are often pale imitations of the food that inspired them. It takes days to make the gravy just right, to make the eggplant just so, to make the bracciola sing and the mozzarella spring and spit. View the menu!

Mark Pascal is Catherine Lombardi's grandson. Her traditions have been passed on to him. Mark, with his partners, has owned and operated Stage Left Restaurant, one of the most highly-rated Contemporary American Restaurants in the state, for over 12 years. He is also co-host of The Restaurant Guys radio show. Now the partners are turning their attention in a slightly more casual direction. Catherine Lombardi Restaurant will be their homage to Mark's grandma. The food will meet her exacting standards. We hope it helps to bring you and yours closer like it did for the Lombardi and their kin for generations. And don't forget the artichokes.

Cuisines available:

  • Italian
  • Pasta
  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Steaks and Chops
  • TakeOut


  • Dinner
  • Late Nite
  • Desserts
  • Banquets
  • Private Parties
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Corporate Functions

Reservations: Recommended

Liquor Lic: Yes

Atmosphere: Upscale

Take Out: Yes

Smoking: No Smoking

Parking: Valet

Average Entree Price: $$$$

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