Caffe Piazza
Caffe Piazza

Caffe Piazza

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffepiazza.com/
  • Phone: 9083599494x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm







    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm





    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm


    Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Ruffa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Cafe, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Caffe Piazza, established in 1995, expanded its culinary services to the community by introducing CP Caterings in 2007. Committing ourselves to offering the same exquisite dining experience that our customers have come to expect at Caffe Piazza, our goal at CP Caterings is clear…Serve the highest quality food available along with superb personal service. As a full-service catering company dedicated to providing first class customer service, we pride ourselves by exceeding your expectations. If you are interested in our private dining room, please contact the restaurant.
  • Entertainment: Live Music - please contact the restaurant for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Amwell Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Caffe Piazza
A word from Caffe Piazza!
Caffe Piazza is an Italian Restaurant located in downtown Hillsborough. This Italian bistro has existed since 1995. Chef/Proprietor delivers authentic delightful Italian dishes from his region of Calabria to the rest of the country and Mediterranean regions and is often seen in the dining room conversing with patrons. You"ll find a friendly, cozy atmosphere. The long-time and devoted staff, whom you'll know by name, are always affable and ready to please. Come to Caffe Piazza Restaurant, and whether you are just having dinner or a romantic night or simply celebrating with friends, and we'll be sure to serve you with professionalism and attentive service. Also everyone who works at Caffe Piazza is considered family, so you will find the home style spirit helpful and dedicated to make sure your visit is not your last. At Caffe Piazza, only the freshest ingredients available are used to prepare orders. Let us personalize a dish for you!
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Caffe Piazza reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.9
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (4)fit for foodies (3)romantic (2)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Wonderful gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cafe Piazza is wonderful. I have been there 2 times and both times were excellent. The food is so good and the wait staff is great. The owner is so friendly and makes an effort to stop at each table. He actually took our order. The friends that went with us were all pleased and said they would go back again. There is no rush - you can relax and enjoy your evening out. I will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SERVICE WAS NOT UP TO PAR
    RICHVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    young waiters were not as sharp as past employees. spent too much time talking with guest and not paying attention to others. requested no hot peppers on 2 orders and both came with hot peppers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JB30
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was terrific as always! Each time I go to Caffe Piazza the food is excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Italian
    melekalikemaka57
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been coming here for family dinner since we moved to Jersey. Kids go with the pasta and I'll get veal. the chop was fantastic last Saturday. It's BYO.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 18 reviews are from the Caffe Piazza reviews archive.
  • Great Meal
    sp3cialVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Our first time here, and we were very pleased. Selections and specials plentiful. Taste, presentation, wonderful!! From the bread, to the salad dressing, fried calamari, and specials of scallop risotto and short ribs, delicious! BYOB a plus. Lots of good restaurants in the neighborhood to choose from, and Café Piazza will definitely be our regular "go to".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    RKP1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Another wonderful evening at Caffe Piazza. The food is exceptional especially the fish, and very reasonably priced. Having the owner stop by the table for a chat adds a nice touch. Being BYO certainly helps keep the overall cost down. Friendly wait staff and great bread. If it was a bit closer to home we'd be there every weekend.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Owner
    ldp60
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The meal was fantastic. All of us enjoyed our dishes immensely. My off the boat Italian mother in law was impressed and that is hard to do!!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Teriffic as always
    RKP1
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Caffe Piazza is always a great place. The food is outstanding, especially the fish, and very importantly the cost is very reasonable. Being BYO adds to the value of this great little restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local find
    Cindy
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We wanted to try a new local place and decided on Caffe Piazza based on the reviews. We are very glad we did. It is a BYOB place with a nice sampling of Italian dishes. All of our food was delicious! From the salad that comes with the meal through dessert, we were very pleased. Two items were off the menu while the third was off the large specials menu. Fantastic! We look forward to our next visit to try out additional items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some great, some ok
    Ilikewine
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The house special sausage appetizer was great. Salad has an incredible dressing. What is in it? So good. Entrees just ok, I had the red snapper, husband had the veal parm. For the price they charged the entrees should have been amazing, but dessert was great. I would recommend going on the discount nights. I might go back just for the salad dressing. Go on Tuesday or Wednesday when they have BOGO entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standard..
    aDub
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Italian restaurant in a strip mall in central Jersey. Its your standard spot with nothing great to talk about.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal, great place
    David
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    After living around the corner from this place for 3 years, I finally took my wife to check this place out. Looks like we've missed out all this time! Great meals, nice ambiance and a friendly staff make it feel like home. Don't be fooled by the location in a mini-mall, it isn't your run of the mill pizza joint. Caffe Piazza is a quality Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    Karen
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Cafe Piazza has wonderful food and EXCELLENT service. I usually order one of the chicken dishes and my husband orders one of the pasta dinners. We have never been disappointed. The bread they serve prior to the meal is amazing - warm and fresh!! Even the small mixed green salad that comes with the meal is fresh and crisp with a tasty house dressing. The staff is friendly, knowledgable, and hard working. The owner often walks around to greet the customers and doesn't hesitate to jump in and take orders or deliver food when it gets busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal at Caffe Piazza!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined with a companion at Caffe Piazza in Hillsborough, on Valentines Day. The meal was outstanding. We both had a wonderful, organic, Scottish salmon over escarole, with an absolutely delicious sauce. The salmon was fresh and delicate. Appetizers were shrimp wrapped in bacon and fried calamari, both of which were excellent. We finished with homemade tiramisu for dessert, which was also great. The special menu was pretty varied. The diningroom was full and alive with conversation but not noisy. The restaurant has a bistro-like atmosphere. I will definitely return. I'm something of a foodie and also enjoy wine, so I like finding BYO places. My expectations were exceeded and I will recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Piazza is a solid neighborhood
    71GriffinVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Cafe Piazza is a solid neighborhood restaurant. Service is attentive, the food was delicious and the tables were full. It's simply a very comfortable place to dine and the byob is of course a big plus. We've been here twice on the past month after a long absence. We will continue to visit on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    JR4food
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Delicious food-great service-Wonderful dessert menu. This joint was jumping on Saturday night-reservations are a must! We got a 10% discount for dining before attending a local theater. Really nice evening would love to do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant in Hillsoborough N
    mitch
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Looking for a teriffic meal at a BYOB Restaurant in Central NJ. Look no further than Caffe Piazza! My wife and I have been going to Caffe for many years and the owner Tony never disappoints. The meals are teriffic, service excellent and a great value. Tony make a point to leae the kitchen and mingle with the guests. It is a pleasant environemt for couples and families alike, and you can bring your favorite bottle.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been going here since
    jagguyVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We have been going here since it has been open and has great food, customers and staff. Antonio (Chef and Owner) does a great job and will prepare items to your liking. Specials are the best options and love their fishes dishes, as well as the short ribs, bresaola and pork oscobucco. Great for casual dinner during the week and upscale during the weekend. Also BYOB. We visit once or twice a week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We frequent this great Italian establishment. Have never been disappointed with the good or staff. The owner, Tony, always offers exceptional specials at very reasonable prices. Great place to bring friends and family at any time. Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pay No Attention
    Vacationer
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Frankly, I really hate to let this secret out. But, Cafe Piazza is a great place for a very special Italian dinner with terrific food and attentive (but not intrusive) service. Fortunately for me, this little gem is secluded in a mall, hidden from view. It's one of those restaurants where the "build a better mousetrap" theory will definitely overcome the fact that it is not easily noticed. I've been passing it for years without ever realizing it was anything more than a pizza shop. Now it's the first place I think of for excellent food and a nice, comfortable dining experience. Please go and enjoy, but leave a table for me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    DonBVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We have been dining at Caffe Piazza for many years and have always had a great meal. Staff and owner very friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dining in Hillsborough
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    I had a very nice dinner, here on Halloween night (very slow for business). The house dressing on the salad was homemade, and the entree, one of the signature dishes, featured a coil of sweet sausage over homemade gnocchis, broccoli rabe, and red peppers. It was certainly 3+ stars for these homemade features. I frequent other Italian restaurants for fine dining, but for a casual night out, this cafe has a lot to recommend it. This restaurant, located in a shopping mall, is BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.