The temperature is heating up so we’re trying to keep it light! Try some refreshing sparkling and flat rose wines to cool you down. Please call 609.397.8957 for reservations to dine in our beautiful garden as seating is limited! We will continue to do TOOT TOOT in addition to outdoor dining for your convenience! We are currently only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, starting at 4:00 for seating or pick up! Feel free to call as early as 1:00 to place to go orders! We continue to have strict protocols for our staff and cleaning, and we ask you all to please hand wash, hand sanitize, social distance and, when you come inside to use the restrooms, wear your masks! It’s for all of our health and safety! As always, with a grateful heart for all your support and love! Chef DeAnna
PS. Please don’t forget to tell us of any allergies! And kindly remember that homemade pasta can NOT be served “al dente” as it is never been dried. Homemade pasta is a completely different texture and deliciousness than dried pasta!
Take Out and Garden Menu
Thursday, July 2 – Saturday, July 4
Here is the menu for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For take out please call Lisa at 609.397.8957 to place your order any time after 1:00 p.m. for pick up between 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. Or leave a voice mail and we’ll ring you back to take your order. Your take out bags will be placed on the table outside the kitchen door.
Gluten-free pasta available.
Garlic bread – $2.50/person
Baby arugula with watermelon, plum tomato, goat cheese with balsamic dressing – $12
Baby locally grown lettuce with chilled asparagus, blueberries, shaved pecorino, honey mustard dressing – $12
Grilled romaine with caesar dressing, pecorino croutons – $12
Chop salad with iceberg, local kale, red onion, cherry tomato, toasted pecans, raisins, crumbled blue cheese and blue cheese dressing – $12
Chilled vegetable terrine finished with citrus creme fraiche, crostini – $15
Chicken liver pate with brandied fruit compote – $12
Burrata with grilled artichoke, crostini – $12
Chilled gazpacho with herbs from our garden, finished with creme fraiche and drizzle white truffle – $12
Seafood fradiavalo shrimp, clams, calamari, mussels – $22
Sword steak with calamata olive tapenade, vegetable or pasta – $24
Chicken parmigiana, vegetable or pasta – $22
Ricotta stuffed rigatoni with summer sauce – $19
Atlantic salmon cakes with roasted red pepper aioli, vegetable or pasta – $22
Ricotta stuffed shells with meatball – $17
Homemade pasta with bolognese – $19
Homemade pasta with chicken gorgonzola cream sauce – $22
Gluten free pasta available.
Chilled gazpacho with herbs from our garden, finished with creme fraiche – Quart to go or cup in the garden – $12
Ricotta cheesecake – $10
Organic blueberry and cherry pie – $10
Gluten free Belgium chocolate mocha fudge cake – $10
Strawberry shortcake – $10
Blondie brownie – $10
Lemon tiramisu with lady fingers soaked in champagne, limoncello – $12
Quart of marinara – $12
Local eggs from Podere di Melo Farm – $6/dozen
In case anyone is missing the Hazelrigg Brothers Friday night jazz, a CD is available for – $10!
We will be planning jazz in the garden with our musicians from social distancing as you wait to pick up your take out!
For information regarding take out food safety
“Leading experts at the FDA say there are no known risks or evidence that suggests that COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging.”
Chef DeAnna, aka Diana Paterra, a New Jersey native with over 30 years of restaurant experience, is the chef/owner at DeAnna’s. Her love affair with food began as a child with total immersion in Italian-American culture. Her grandparents were the culinary inspiration—rolling, canning, braising, roasting, blanching, and of course, making all kinds of homemade pasta. From pasta making to butchering, DeAnna lived and breathed (and ate) Italian. DeAnna specializes in authentic, simple but delicious and consistent Italian cuisine with a focus on healthy and fresh ingredients.
DeAnna’s has been in Lambertville, NJ since 1990, 15 1/2 years in a small 30 seat cozy space and currently 14 years in an iconic building with a more space and a liquor license. We have a beautiful garden for al fresco dining and have live jazz every Friday. DeAnna has been recognized in many well known publications and has been invited to be on the Food Network. Most recently, DeAnna was honored as New Jersey’s top female chef by USA Today 2018. She is currently working on a cookbook as well as a coffee table book to honor all of the years of decorating (something DeAnna’s is known for). DeAnna’s partner Lisa Nichols is the pastry chef, front of the house and the creative genius behind the decor. Together they have created an authentic, warm restaurant where everyone feels like staying.
DeAnna makes her pasta fresh everyday from high quality semolina and durham flour. For us, it’s all about the taste, texture, fresh ingredients, and an age-old Italian tradition while at the same time keeping the menu current to reflect seasons and what our customers like. DeAnna’s has loyal customers who have been coming since she opened in 1990 who, while they may be tempted to try something new, they gravitate to their favorites! We are on second and third generations of customers! DeAnna’s can accommodate most allergies. Check out our menu and the current wine list. Our wine list is perfectly matched to our menu and restaurant concept … small, artisanal, family-owned vineyards with history of wonderful quality wines at affordable prices.
DeAnna’s can accommodate private parties for family functions, corporate dinners etc. Please call Lisa at 609.397.8957 for more specifics and special requests. Our beautiful garden also makes a perfect backdrop for parties. We can help you coordinate special menus, flowers, special desserts.
Hours & Location
The beautiful bar opens at 4pm Tuesday-Saturday and DeAnna starts cooking around 4:30. The kitchen is open until about 9 or 10 depending on the crowd. We’re closed Sunday and Monday. DeAnna’s takes credit cards or cash. No checks please. We have several parking lots.
Our address is:
54 N. Franklin Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Reservations are strongly recommended but we try to accommodate as we can and the bar serves full dinner without a reservation. Please call 609.397.8957 to reserve a table.
Week Day Specials & Special Events
Every Tuesday and Wednesday is what we call our Locals Night offering a 3 course prix fixe menu for just $25 including appetizer, entree and dessert. Everyone is a local on Locals Night! We have been offering this special night we opened in 1990! The regular menu is available as well on these nights! To celebrate DeAnna opening in 1990, she offers our Throw Back Thursday 2 course prix fixe menu for $19.90. Dine out during the week at an amazing value! Meet your neighbors, grab your friends or mingle with out-of-towners on these happy-go-lucky nights. Fridays are Happy Hour Raw Bar from 4 to 6 pm. $1.75 oysters, clams and shrimp!
DeAnna’s hosts special events throughout the year such as wine pairing dinners, cooking classes, meet the Chef, live music, meet the local farmers and other fun events. Sign up for our email list to be the first to know about these.