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Camillo's Cafe

301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 252-0608
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Ranked #76 of 166 restaurants in Princeton
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: There is a bus stop located directly across the courtyard from Camillo"s Cafe. Buses come regularly.
Description: Fine Dining Italian Trattoria specializing in authentic Italian food. We pride ourselves in our homemade pastas, desserts, and authentic recipes imported from Italy. Located close to the center of Princeton, we have free parking and a beautiful outdoor patio. As a home to aspiring artists, our dining room is decorated with purchasable artwork.
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

had the steak special and trout special.. going back again this Saturday.. the steak was done perfect and had mashed pots and broccoli

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went for lunch recently. Food was not bad. Service was lacking. For the price, I would have expected more. A man at the table next to us wanted some ice cream for desert. He was told that there was ice cream on the pear tart. He asked if he could have just ice cream and the waiter said "I... More

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Teaneck NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

$85 for dinner for two with no wine. The quality didn't warrant that at all. My wife ordered a Veal Parm dish------and was grossed out by the quality of the sauce------and appalled that the dish contained one tiny piece of Veal. Trust me-------neither the food nor the ambience----(pizza joint----checkered table cloths stained with sauce from prior diners)-----warrant the price you'll... More

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

My mother was visiting from out of town and we decided to take her to Camillo's. She loved the ambience - as if we were in Italy. The host, German, welcomed us and told us the specials; they all sounded so good we wanted one of each. We started 2 salads and then ordered 2 of the special entrees: veal... More

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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My family of 4 went for the first time based on prior "OK" reviews. Nice setting, nice room. Then things went downhill quickly. I ordered the mussels which were very few in number compared to other Princeton restaurants, but passable. The waiter basically ignored us for most of the meal. This is really not an Italian restaurant, more of a... More

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Princeton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My husband and I did that, and it was a night to remember. We began with oysters, seviche, sardine and bruscetta. Then amazing lamb chops, and tiramisu, I can't even remember everything, but I can't wait to go again. He is totally 'old world' believes in perfecting tradition (he says).

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Princeton, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

As I wander by Camillo's a few times a week we finally decided to try the food again after a hiatus of some three years, figuring that if it continued to survive it had to have it's good qualities. And it did. The service was polite and efficient and the food serviceable, though perhaps a bit expensive given the quality.... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in Princeton. They specialize in Italian seafood dishes. Their reasonable and their other dishes are magnificent . As one of my favorite places in Princeton The Veal Parmesan with homemade fettuccine is as good as it could get at a reasonable price. I given five stars for the food. However the... More

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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

What a great Restaurant !!!!!!!!!.Easily one of Princetons best. True and authentic Italian food..Very friendly and comfortable ambience.Pasta with Lobster indescribably exquisite.The price is right also.

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NJ
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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We've always been happy with the food and ambience at Camillos .The staff have been friendly and eager to please.You can't miss with the oysters or fresh fish and sea-food pastas.Everything is cooked to order so service is on the leisurely side--definitely a place to go when not in a hurry.

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