DeAnna’s is offering for Thanksgiving trays that accommodate 4 people.


Chicken cacciatore – $45

Pasta bolognese (or can purchased in quarts) – $45 for tray, $15 quart

Cheese ravioli with vodka sauce or marinara – $45


Ricotta cheesecake – $55 (serves 12 people the way we score it!)

Brioche pumpkin pecan bourbon bread pudding – $45 tray

Indoor Dining. Garden Dining. Take out.

Come see Joanie at the bar (not to sit at the bar sadly) and be cozy warm inside! Or, bundle up and dine under the heaters in the garden!

Please note: we are bringing back our 3-course Locals Night on Wednesdays beginning next Wednesday November 25. House salad, entree, dessert for $25!

Open Wednesday — Saturday

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 Wednesday, 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!


Block Island clam chowder – $12

Burratta with grilled artichoke and crostini – $14

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

Sweet onion, bacon and gruyere savory tart – $10

Roasted cauliflower, shallot, cheddar bread pudding with marinara – $12

Antipasto with Italian cured meat, roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella, house pickles, calamata olives – $12

Baby arugula, local Asian pear, goat cheese, apple cider vin – $12

Classic wedge salad (with or without bacon) – $12

Local farmer late greens with beets, apple, shaved pecorino honey mustard vin – $12

Grilled romaine, pecorino croutons, anchovy – $12, with shrimp – $16


Fish of the day

Seafood fradiavalo – $25

Calamari fradiavalo – $25

Chicken cacc with veg or pasta – $24

Pork Osso Bucco (braised pork shank in red wine tomato), veg or pasta – $29

Pasta or gnocchi bolognese – $24

Spinach manicotti with vodka cream sauce – $22

Stuffed shells with meatball and marinara – $20

Pumpkin ravioli with walnut sage cream sauce – $22

Ribeye Roman style, veg or pasta – $35

Chicken gorgonzola – $25

Proscuitto and peas – $25

Sundried tomato pesto cream sauce – $25

White clams and capers – $22


Pumpkin or traditional ricotta cheesecake – $10

Mocha fudge cake (gluten free) – $10

Traditional tiramisu (with alcohol) – $12

Blondie brownies with walnuts – $8

French sea salt brownies (gluten free) – $9

Carmelized local apple carmel pecan bread pudding – $10

Apple cranberry pie – $10

Gingerbread cuppy with maple buttercream frosting – $8

Gelato of the day – $12

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 Wednesday-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.

Holiday Hours

We will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
We will be open New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day as well as Saturday, January 2, 2021.

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.