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“Very Authentic, Great Italian Food”
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Camillo's Cafe
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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.
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Camillo's offers truly authentic Italian food of outstanding quality and high consistency. Camillo himself is on top of everything in this small restaurant, ensuring the quality of all of the food and ingredients and of each dish as it leaves the kitchen. And he has a great palate. We went last week and everything was superb. The Mozzarella Buffala with eggplant, peppers and pesto was essentially perfect; simple but completely fresh, tasty and simply prepared. Red Snapper was prepared beautifully, again completely fresh, simple ingredients, but cooked to perfection, as grilled fish would be in Italy. Deserts are great too. Tucked away in a shopping center, nonetheless, dinner at this small restaurant is like a mini-vacation in Italy. Highly recommended.

Thank NFKBNJ
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15 - 19 of 28 reviews

Reviewed October 17, 2011

This is my first review. I felt compelled to review to save others from this same fate. When we got there they did not have our reservation even though we had a confirmation number from open table. After 20 minutes they told us we could be seated. 2 tables pushed together against the wall. My daughter was facing a wall. After 25 minutes we went and asked if anyone had been assigned our table to wait on. They hadn't thought about that since they just threw our table together. I had clam an mussel special. 5 clams and 5 mussels. 2 of the mussels did not open. Sauce was watery. If not for a couple pieces of tomato I would have said it was not even tomato sauce. . The portion was extremely small, looked more like an appetizer. My wife had the lasanga. Looked like 2 layers of noodles with hamburger between them and mozzarella cheese on top. It shouldn't even be passed off as lasanga. This restaurant should not even be passed off as an Italian restaurant. Oh yea, they ran out of itallian bread. That's right, AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT RAN OUT OF ITALIAN BREAD!! And they overchard for the slop they serve. Stay away

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1  Thank bjpf
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Camillo's is a authentic Italian experience in a Princeton Shopping Center. The pasta is all home made and quite good. My entree for this meal was a perfectly cooked stip steak over a sweet potatoe mash. Very nice size portion with terrific flavor.
The wine menu is limited to mostly local (NJ and NY) wines both with enough of a selection to find one you like or you can BYOB.
Service was excellent, although somewhat sluggish, very attentive with silverware exchanges on each course and attention to all details.
I would definetly return when in the Princeton area.

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Thank Goesoutalot
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

I was here for dinner, and began with the tricolore salad with lobster as an appetizer. The salad arrived without lobster, and the waiter was not exactly eager to remedy the situation. A small dish of lobster meat eventually arrived, and both smelled and appeared unappetizing (fishy smell, various green and gray bits). I chose not to consume this delicacy. When the dish was sent back to the prep area, the chef (owner?) made some loud remarks then proceeded to very deliberately eat the lobster. With his fingers. While glaring right at me.

Second dish was veal Marsala. Nothing special, but acceptable.

The above was accompanied by a 750 ml bottle of San Pellegrino for $7.

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Thank gizmo_omzig
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

Very good looking rooms with nudes and sea maid settings. Food is good but presentation is very poor. The lasagna plate was ugly, the special fish was just thrown on the plate in heap and two of the main meals were served cold.
Ok pasta place but nothing special

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Thank bennetjo
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