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Teresa's Caffe Italiano

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23 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542 (Hulfish Street)
609-921-1974
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Simple Italian inspired fare in a neighborhood trattoria style atmosphere...
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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

Feels like your at home here. Very traditional home cooking. The roast chicken is amazing! But everything there is. So go try it for yourself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
max s
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Princeton, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and staff consistently meet a high standard. It's perfect for a casual atmosphere, lively but not rushed or crowded. Food ranges from great appetizers to excellent pizza, and fish entrees. Recently, 2-3-16 then cut down on menu selections for lunch. But, again , the go to place for casual environment, very good food, and ditto with service.

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Thank 2JerseyJim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Feels like your at home here. Very traditional home cooking. The roast chicken is amazing! But everything there is. So go try it for yourself.

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Thank max s
New Jersey
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to get a seat at the smallest bar in Princeton. The drinks were good and the service was fast. We had a nice meal and good conversation with the couple next to us.

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Thank Sibanac1
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Selected this restaurant to meet a good friend for lunch and enjoy Christmas events in the surrounding Princeton area. We were not disappointed. Nice menu with many options: salads, pizza, entrees, desserts. We selected entrees and loved every bite. In addition, all food items served to fellow patrons, looked delicious as well. Gluten free pasta options are available. We will... More 

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Thank SLP v
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Teresa's is a casual restaurant with nicely prepared food and good service. The menu is small but varied. On my last visit I ordered the arugula salad and scottish salmon: both were delicious. I recommend Teresa's for consistently good food and value.

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Thank NJWanders
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

They accommodated our seven person group for dinner after a show in town. The wait staff was informed and personable. The lasagna (including the veggie version) was fantastic. The table arrangement may initially strike you as a bit cramped, but it was really quite comfortable.

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Thank TeamRoadKill
Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A lovely spot with friendly feel and an intimate ambiance, the food is great and reasonable priced. Located in the Palmer Square in Princeton, it captures the historic atmosphere along with the contemporary college town edge. The Lobster Risotto was awesome, and the Focciocolato (Chocolate Hazelnut Pizza, yes, that's what I said!) is a must. Get it with the berries,... More 

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Thank UncleGup
Hopewell, New Jersey
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We love this place. The food is consistent, although the menu has changed over the years. I still miss the salmon fusilli. They often times will make your favorite dish if they have the ingredients and you request. We as a family have frequented for birthday celebrations now for at least fifteen years. I remember when my youngest would climb... More 

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Thank JerseyNancy
Long Valley, New Jersey
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Service was friendly and super accommodating. We had a large group and had an event to attend after dinner. The wait staff made sure we were served and out on schedule. The salmon was awesome!

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Thank buffylane
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent meal...very delicious! Our waiter was also superb and very attentive to detail! Thanks El. Everyone chose a different dish and all were wonderful...so much on the menu sounded great it was difficult to choose.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
    (Hulfish Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-921-1974

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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