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Teresa's Caffe Italiano

23 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
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Ranked #21 of 169 Restaurants in Princeton
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hulfish Street
Description: Simple Italian inspired fare in a neighborhood trattoria style atmosphere in Princeton's Palmer Square. Fresh, local ingredients, seasonal pasta dishes, pizzette and a predominantly regional Italian wine list.
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English first
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The service here was friendly (but very slow-- lots of servers around but they did not seem terribly well organized). The breakfast and lunch food our party sampled was really forgettable, and some of the combinations they served were odd. It's a nice enough location for outdoor eating but nothing that would draw me back for a repeat.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Got a last minute meal here before a family wedding and was so in love with the food I will have to go back!!!!

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Pleasanton, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Good menu. Good wine list. Vegetarian options. Attentive wait staff. I will go back any time I am in the area. I tried the Menestra soup. Different and delightful. My husband had the mixed green salad. Nice presentation and tasty dressing. I tried some and liked it.For my dinner, I chose the salmon entree. My husband also had the salmon.... More

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silicon valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was light and fresh and soo yummy. I had the angel hair with seafood and it was amazing. Ate the entire dish and didn't feel like a pig afterwards. Everyone was pleased with their dishes and service.

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Westfield, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We haven't been in Princeton for dinner in quite a while, but I remembered Teresa's Caffe as a restaurant with good food. We were with a couple that are difficult to please, but we went for it and we were not disappointed. I had a delicious salad and the salmon was fantastic. The prices were reasonable. Everyone enjoyed their dinners.

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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love sitting at the bar and watching the pizza dough being spun. The food is simple and very good. They have recently added an outdoor area

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Somerset, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Any restaurant in business for 25 years has to be doing plenty of things right. My wife and I visited Teresa's most recently on Thursday, August 28, and enjoyed it very much. They've been serving this light, fresh style of Italian cuisine since 1991, and offering a concise, smartly selected wine list to go with it. They also have a... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Very pretentious. Dark menu hard to read. Sraff appeared cold and disinterested. Server couldn't remember drink order. Had to ask a second time. Wait for drinks was long and they weren't busy. Left before food arrived.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Met my son for a rare meal OTHER than PJ's in Princeton. Was happy with choice. The fritatta and wild mushroom breakfast pizza were excellent as was the french toast. the hot chocolate was too watered down however. Service was excellent although had to wait a bit for water. I would go back there.

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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was there with a party of 8, anxious about long waits and we were all pretty hungry. First we have the best server etc. People ordered a mix of things so I can say that their menu rocks not just based on what I had but others too. Two had their thin pizza with arugula and figs (that must... More

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