Indoor Dining. Garden Dining. Take out.

Summer is officially over and Fall is deliciously here!

We will be reopening on WEDNESDAYS beginning September 30th!
Wednesday will be our Get Stuffed at DeAnna’s where the menu will feature all things “stuffed”! More on that later. We are welcoming Carol , formerly from the Carversville Inn, on the bar! As usual, Thursday is Joanie and Friday and Saturday is Barbara on our bar!

Something to think about, DeAnna can do trays for your home dinners (if you’re tired of cooking!) AND, we will be providing a list of dishes available for the Thanksgiving and the Holidays! Stay tuned! Just give us a call with questions or what you might be looking for!

Of course, we will be continuing our garden dining and TOOT TOOT Take Out!

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 open for dinners only Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4:00 to 9:30. 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!

Menu for Thursday, September 24 – Saturday, September 26

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. 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.

Tips for our staff are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your ongoing, kind support!
We are all in this together! With love from our kitchen, DeAnna.


Garlic Bread – $2.50/person

Baby arugula with roasted apples, candied walnuts, goat cheese with balsamic dressing – $12

Baby locally grown lettuce, local beets, local French breakfast radishes, blueberries, shaved pecorino, honey mustard dressing – $12

Wedge salad with famous blue cheese dressing – $12

Burrata with grilled artichoke, crostini – $12

Soup of the day is chicken, white bean and spinach – $12

Brioche bread pudding with sweet Italian sausage, visalia onion, provolone with marinara – $12

Shrimp paprika butter and basil – $12

Peppers and fresh mozzarella – $9

Chicken liver pate with brandied fruit compote with crostini – $12


Seafood fradiavalo – $25

Shrimp fradiavalo – $25 (not available for to go)

Salmon with pesto , pasta or veg – $22 (Thursday)

Lightly breaded fluke with citrus basil aioli – $25 (Thursday)

Fish of the Day (to be announced for Friday and Saturday)

Stuffed rigatoni with sausage alfredo – $20

Porcini mushroom ravioli with tomato cream sauce – $20

Ricotta stuffed shells with meatball – $17

Homemade pasta bolognese – $20

Homemade gnocchi with bolognese – $20

Homemade pasta with chicken gorgonzola cream sauce – $22

Cheese ravioli with fresh spinach arrabiatta – $18

Ribeye, Roman Marinade, pasta or veg – $35

Pork tenderloin with shiitake mushroom cream sauce – $22

Chicken cacciatore, pasta or veg – $20

Gluten free pasta available.


Quart to go or cup in the garden – $12


Ricotta cheesecake – $10

Organic apple blueberry pie – $10

Gluten free Belgium chocolate mocha fudge cake – $10

Gelato, peanut butter with Reese peanut butter cups, lemongrass (from the garden) & coconut – $10

Pumpkin walnut brioche bread pudding – $10

Traditional tiramisu (contains alcohol) – $10

Carrot cake with brandied soaked raisins, coconut, walnuts, mascarpone brandy buttercream – $10 (Friday and Saturday)

Belgium chocolate cupcakes with coconut buttercream – $7

Traditional gingerbread cake – $10 (Great paired with the lemongrass gelato!)


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

Good Housekeeping
“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.”



About DeAnna’s

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.

Private Parties

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


Get directions or see a map.


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.