This week’s menu:

Hello friends! A quick update regarding Toot Toot Take Out, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, from 4:00 to 7:00. In order to be more efficient and safe, we are asking that orders for take out be placed between 1:00 and 3:30, as our window for take out is limited from 4:00 until 7:00 since we have to be closed down by 8:00. Please call Lisa at 609.397.8957 to place your order. You are more than welcome to leave us a voice mail message for us to ring you back, but please DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ORDER AS A MESSAGE. So that we can maintain our safe practices, please also do not come to the door for an order. Your take out bags will be placed on the table outside by the kitchen door. The menu will change from week to week.

Gluten-free available.

So all that being said, we are here for you! Here is the menu for Thursday, April 9th.
We will be updating the menu again for Friday and Saturday.


Classic wedge salad with warm bacon – $10

Traditional caesar salad $10/with shrimp – $15

Baby kale salad with marinated beets and red onion, toasted walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese in apple cider vinaigrette – $10

Buratta with grilled artichokes, crostini – $10

Roasted red peppers, spring asparagus, fresh mozzarella – $8

Eggplant neapolitan, layers of lightly breaded and fried eggplant with fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, mozzarella with marinara – $12

Chicken liver pate with brandied fruit compote – $10


Chicken cacciatore with broccoli or pasta – $20

Pan seared salmon with pesto broccoli or pasta – $20

Sundried tomato pesto pine nut cream sauce over pasta – $18

Mushroom ravioli with tomato cream sauce – $15

Spinach ravioli with marinara or arrabiatta – $15

Ricotta filled manicotti with bolognese – $16

Shrimp, calamari, mussel fra diavolo – $20

Sicilian meatloaf with broccoli or pasta – $20

Stuffed pork loin au jus with spinach, provolone with broccoli or pasta – $20

Pan broiled trout with garlic thyme butter with broccoli or pasta – $20


Ricotta cheesecake – $8

Mocha fudge cake (gluten free) – $10

Cannoli – $5

Tiramisu (with anisette liquor) – $10

Chocolate cupcakes with coconut butter cream – $5


Quart of DeAnna’s marinara – $12

Quart of vodka cream sauce (has prosciutto) – $16

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.