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Teresa's Caffe Italiano

23 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
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Ranked #26 of 170 restaurants in Princeton
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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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76% Recommend
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English first
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Princeton, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Arrived by 6pm for a light bite to eat. The place was not crowded, but over the course of dining at least 15 more came in. Nice location and environment; construction apparently going on next to it. Hostess was great, very friendly. Service was good as well. Had the arugula salad with grilled shrimp, it was too lightly dressed. partner... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been in Teresa's Caffe Several times, and make it an place in which to look forward to when in Princeton. The service, comprised one would infer, of mainly college students, is attentive, if not entirely efficient in their dealings-orders go longer than needed, items/drinks are forgotten because of the busy times-we have found ourselves there on Sunday afternoon evenings,... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I went with three friends on Friday dinner. We called for a reservation, which the restaurant doesn't take, but they added us to the wait list on the phone, and texted us when it was about our time. The wait was about 1 hour, so it was very nice of them. We shared a salad, eggplant appetizer (highly recommended!), vongole... More

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Chicago, IL
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I've had both lunch and dinner at Teresa's, and neither visit disappointed. Waitstaff is friendly and attentive. Food is fresh and high quality. The rigatoni balsamic of is possibly the best pasta I've ever had.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The 3 of us walked in during Saturday dinner rush and were still seated within 30 minutes. Our server was delightfully personable without being intrusive. The wine selection was decent and we had a pizza for appetizer. We all ordered seafood dishes and were all very pleased with the subtlety of flavors, freshness, and accuracy of cooking to order. My... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Highly recommended by our server- she said that this dish went off the menu and the regular customers demanded it come back - that's the dish I had to try - super delish! Also at the table was Pizza Margherita and Salmon on peas & fingerling potatoes. Wonderfully friendly wait staff, comfortably busy atmosphere and terrific food- that's the combination... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

and lunch on weekends. Consistent salads and pizzas, and good service leave you wanting more. Tasty toppings and a decent drink menu. Atmosphere is ok, but they do work to get you in while there is a line and location is very convenient.

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