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Tessara Restaurant

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812 Highway 33, Hamilton, NJ 08619
609-584-1700
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Regular customer

I have visited Tessara many times since it opened including the previous establishment prior. The owners work very hard to provide a good atmosphere, and a good meal for the money which includes a good portion as well. Because of the close proximity of the bar and special events room the place can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Rhorya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have visited Tessara many times since it opened including the previous establishment prior. The owners work very hard to provide a good atmosphere, and a good meal for the money which includes a good portion as well. Because of the close proximity of the bar and special events room the place can be somewhat noisy at times. Of the... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been to tessara's about 6 times now and each time we are very satisfied with the experience. Went in January for a family Birthday party with about 10 people. service was great as usual. We had a variety of items including appetizers and deserts. Everything was fresh, tasty, and very generous portions. Very reasonable prices.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tessara's is our neighborhood go to. Very relaxed local restaurant with great service and great food. I've never had a dish that I didn't like. Portions are big, prices are very reasonable and the servers are very friendly. After a long week at work, Tessara's is where I want to go for a quiet, delicious mean.

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Princeton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

4 of us met for lunch. good service, quite able to enjoy our visit and never felt rushed. small parking lot in rear. split pea soup good

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Yardville, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I met her cousin and aunt at Tessara's for a special occasion dinner on October 7, 2014. We were disappointed. Two of us ordered soup as the appetizer. My wife had the pasta fagioli which was not thick enough and just OK. I had the chicken soup. The pasta in the soup was very mushy - overall... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Even a small diner is better than this horrible experience . Party of four order was fried calamari shatobrian for two and seafood mixed plate. Served with fruits !! What the heck. Slays of unpeeled orange green apple and cantaloupe on the same plate of grilled filemignon and bullion melted in cold water. No salt pepper or anything to taste... More 

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Parking in the back, good food and good service, but those owners need to be a bit more friendly, smile sometimes guys, it will make us feel more welcome.

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Carmel, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived early and were seated promptly at a requested booth. The waitress was very efficient but slightly cold trying to be professional but still very good. The food was exceptional. She had the Cajun salmon which she loved and I had the chicken parmigiana which was the best. The prices were average.

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Bordentown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had dinner at Tessara Restaurant last Thursday evening. This is a monthly gathering of about 10 men. Three of us ordered Chicken Cacciatore. The chicken was prepared in a white wine sauce but you could hardly taste the sauce which was blah, and served over linguine pasta. The chicken was actually tough, very unusual for cacciatore which tends to soften... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was also a guest at that Christening. The children were never served their meals. They ended up eating from the appetizer platter. When the dinner buffet was served, the chicken was fine, but the beef was well done and served without any gravy. As a result, it was dry. Although I was finished with my dinner, many others at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 812 Highway 33, Hamilton, NJ 08619
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 609-584-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?