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“Fine little Italian restaurant”

Teresa's Cafe Italiano
Ranked #63 of 196 Restaurants in Princeton
Cuisines: Italian, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fine little Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Nothing not to like here, good food, small bar, many good italian dishes, excellently prepared and presented. Can't say enough about the food we have had here, all outstanding!

Visited January 2014
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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241 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good wine, good pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We've been to Teresa's a few times, but decided to review it after our meal last night. This place is always packed and they don't take reservations. There was an hour wait when we put our name in. However, we ended up eating at the bar (which we really enjoy) after a 20 minute wait. The bartender is always very attentive, helpful, and charismatic. The wine is good here and there is a nice selection. We started with a special appetizer, the tuna tartare. It was very good. Then, we split a salad and a pizza. The pizza was amazing. We had the mushroom, onion, fontana, and truffle oil pizza. We usually don't enjoy white pizzas, but this was exceptional. We ended the meal by splitting the apple dessert. Yum! This place is always crowded because it is a good deal, with a casual atmosphere, in the heart of Princeton.

Visited November 2013
Thank Megan M
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Portions seem to be a bit smaller as the pricing has been raised.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

This does not apply to the portion size of the personal pizzas which remained the same but my wife had the spaghetti and clams which had much less clams in the sauce and also less of the pasta. The flavors are still there and the meal was satisfying in the quality area but falls for portion size and also the types of bread that were served seemed now just one rather than a nice selection as in the past. Service was still good but always better when ordering pricier meals which is unfortunate as we fluctuate from full meals to just pizzas at times and there was a distinct difference in the service. We will keep going there and will update any changes that become evident.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Sebastiano S
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Princeton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just Good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Definitely location helps and if you offer decent food, the result is what it is; a successful restaurant. Nice place to be, but improvable in three things;
- The menu offer is limited, nice for profits bad for customers,
- The food is ok but not outstanding, the Lasagna is below average without any unique touch. Tasting close to the frozen ones cooked in microwave.
- The space between tables is to short,

Finally the prices, will be fair if the food is improved, otherwise you feel like the deal was not good. A challenge to this place will be to compare their three top options to any other Italian franchise restaurant, I could bet we could not notice the difference (eg Romano's Macarroni Grill)

Better Italian restaurants in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Rafael P
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

It was father's day and my son, son in law, daughter, daughter in law & my wife had given me the best dinner of the evening. We are like veggie guys. But the pasta and pizza were delicious. It was wonderful enviornment of Princeton. One must visit once.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Kishoredave
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