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“decent salads and sandwiches” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Teresa's Cafe Italiano

Teresa's Cafe Italiano
Ranked #70 of 195 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
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“decent salads and sandwiches”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2009

When we first moved to town we loved it and it used to be the children's favourite place to go after swimming at the Y. We used to love the pizzas which they will make thin crust italian style if you order so.

But then the waitresses stopped putting in the requests. One girl blankly refused saying that this would interefere with the Chef! She seemed to be the pretty popular with the manager so she behaved as she pleased!

The service has gone so much downhill lately and the food is ok but not really italian. More cafe style with salats, pizzas and sandwiches. The brunches are fatty and greasy.

Will go there for a quick lunch - if we get a table but wont go out of our way.

Used to love pizza and wine night.

Very noisy. Front room not recommendable as no atmosphere at all and crowds standing on top of you waiting for their table.

For an inexpensive meal then the soups are very low priced and the portions big enough for an entire meal.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“Healthier dishes for very reasonable price (i.e., whole wheat pasta). They have Nutella pizza as a dessert option...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2008

Healthier dishes for very reasonable price (i.e., whole wheat pasta). They have Nutella pizza as a dessert option - yum!

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New Jersey
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“Not bad for Princeton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2007

Teresa's is owned by the TerraMomo group, the same people who operate Mediterra, Novaterra in New Brunswick. Teresa's food is not bad at all, nice pastas and little bar pizzas...but few other dishes. Full bar, pretty cool and hip atmosphere, although it gets pretty packed and the tables are too close together. Cute young girls who dont know much run the front of the house. Prices aren't bad for Princeton, which isn't saying much. A glass of just OK house wine here is 7.50 to 10.00, entrees average about 16 dollars. Excellent location right across from Palmer Square. Definitely one of the more dependable choices in Princeton. Nothing memorable but you can pretty much count on a decent meal for a decent price (again, by Princeton standards) here.

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Princeton, NJ
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“Moderate priced Italian in Princeton is Inedible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2007

There is nothing positive I can say about this place. Loud, loud, loud. Crowded tables. Food is some of the worst Italian I have ever eaten.

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“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2006

Great food !! High quality food reasonable prices-- Also try a local haute called Conte's for Pizza. Conte's in business since 1917.

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