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Mediterra Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mediterrarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (609) 252-9680
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am -4:pm, Saturday - Sunday 12:noon - 4:pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:pm - 10:pm, Friday & Saturday 5:pm - 11:pm, Sunday 5:pm-9:pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Terry Strong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room at Mediterra comfortably seats up to 40 people. We currently offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch options, as well as tasting menus, all of which can be completely custom designed to meet your tastes and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Jamie Panfili (609) 497-7500
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, (check calendar @ www.mediterrarestaurant.com)
    BYOB on Sundays, 4:pm - 7:pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Witherspoon St
  • Public Transit: Princeton Transit train and bus
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are public parking facilities located adjacent and behind the restaurant.
A word from Mediterra
Approachable cuisine of the 21 countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Offers award-winning wine list. Seasonal alfresco dining overlooks Princeton's Palmer Square. Live music in a newly remodeled Tavern, Private Dining available as well!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I treated my husband to a birthday dinner out at Mediterra recently, as I have been to this restaurant a few times (mostly for lunch) but he has never been. We sat outside on the terrace on Palmer Square, which was very nice in the beautiful July weather we've been having. It took a while for our server to come to our table, probably about 5-10 minutes or so (which seems like forever when you are hungry). The waitress was very pleasant (no issues there) but the food was less than expected for the amount that they charge. My fusilli was drowning in sauce and the greek chicken that my husband ordered was kind of bland. The dessert and coffee that we ordered was so/so. It all was edible but I expected a bit more bang for my buck."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times and have always had a well cooked and presented meal, with attentive but not overly so service. I will definitely be back again. Our only disappointment was that we had to eat indoors, but with such great outdoor eating weather that night, the lack of enough tables for everyone who wanted one was not surprising."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "With the interesting food combinations, the great service and the outdoor dining option, this is a great find. We dined there on one of those perfect summer days that made the occasion even more special. Service was crisp, but not rushed and the waiter was most knowledgeable about about the menu. A win/win all around. Enjoy."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Mediterra is an amazing restaurant with great tasting food. I had the Greek chicken entrée and it was simply superb. Will definitely go back here again to sample something else."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants! So gorgeous, and great food =)"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We started off the meal with the Burrata Caprese which was excellent. The combination of heirloom and beefsteak tomatoes along with the fresh Mozzarella were a taste duo. We shared Paella for two which was very tasty. Overall the meal was very enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Super friendly , great food. Appetizers came out almost the same time as the entree . Manager had new entree made and comped appetizers. They go out of their way to make their customers happy. Definitely return. Food was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Made a reservation but when we arrived we were told the wait will be 15 minutes. However it was only 5 minutes and we were quickly seated. Our server was very knowledgeable as well as friendly. The food was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have been to Mediterra multiple times and the service and food was not consistent. While the food was good on Sunday (not exceptional), the service was less than what would be expected. For example, the waitress asked what kind of water we wanted (we asked for sparkling); she responded "Okay, plain ice water," left and brought plain ice water. When we ordered the wine (white), the waitress brought it, poured and said she would be right back with a wine chiller. She did not bring it--we had to ask the next time we could even get her attention. Regarding the food, my son's striped bass was good, the paella the rest of us shared (3 people) was just okay. We have had better--even at Mediterra. We will not be going back for a while."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Service is efficient and all diners are treated with respect. The ambiance is conducive to dining by all ages. Everything is clean and the table assistants do a good job of cleaning between courses. The meals are delicious and presented in a delightful manner, nicely garnished."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent location and setting, especially if you are lucky enough to sit outside on a nice evening as we were. Service was quite attentive and the menu is varied and solid. A good choice."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Its a bit crowded and noisy (lively) but not over the top. Very pleasant and upbeat atmosphere, very good service, and truly mediterranean food with typical flavors of the region that you just don't get much over here. Really good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was good - had the tuna cerviche and Mediterra sampler. Great place to sit outside and people wathc!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Thank you John!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great service, attenting but not over the board. Food is very good over last couple of years we're coming here. Decent "by the glass" wine selection"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinners ~ home made pasta Bolognese with cheese platter for my appetizer and great Caesar salad and pork chop. Great table outside by the fountain with a great view of the town. Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We ate at Mediterra over the 4th of July weekend in 2014. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful with the communication between indoor and outdoor dining areas. We would recommend this location and plan on returning."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "You can never go wrong with Mediterra. Food, service, location: all perfect. Their outdoor dining when weather permits is so welcoming and comfortable. One of our favorite restaurants ever."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I invited 4 friends to lunch and picked Mediterra as I had been there before for lunch. We were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent. The lamb burger was the hit if the day!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very enticing food selection. Wine selection good, not great. Friendly wait staff, but inexperienced."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Good location, convenient parking in municipal garage, great atmosphere, attentive waiter (thank you, Josh!). Food was just OK. We had salads for lunch, mine was mostly spinach leaves, could have used more than the couple slivers of fruit and sprinkle of nuts. The Sparkling Sangria was perfect for the hot summer afternoon! Refreshing and not too sweet. I would try it again when going for more than a salad in order to give a fair appraisal."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great meal and seafood platter was delicious. Service was outstanding and easy access to parking/other shops in Palmer Square."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We love this place ! The servers are outstanding ! The wine list is incredible ! The food is memorable ! We love the outdoor dining area and the inside is nice too ! We recommend Mediterra to everyone !"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The best restaurant for outdoor dining in Princeton downtown area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this restaurant while traveling throughPrinceton. We were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. Also convenient location in Palmer Square. I wish there had been dining options like this back in my days as a Princeton student."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It's perfect for outdoor dining in the evening!!! One of the best in Princeton"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great from start to finish. Warm greeting to us and our guests. In addition to on menu items the specials were delicious and priced comparatively. We loved the salmon, chicken and scallop entrees were tops for us. The special carpaccio starter should be iconized into the permanent menu. The Italian Viognier recommended by Carmine was a perfect fit for all of our entrees. The Prosecco offered was tickled our taste buds. Till the next time very soon!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Overall disappointed in tonight's meal and service. The brushetta was excellent. The caesar salad disappointing. One other diner agreed. The caesar salad was tasteless. Another diner at our table had the Terhune Orchard salad. She raved about it. Oh well. The three entrees were good - I had the wild mushroom pasta, another diner had the fusilli with seafood pesto and the third diner had the Griggs farm free range chicken. All were good. I thought the menu selection (especially the specials for the night) were not varied and few. Our drinks were ok as well. It was a beautiful night to eat outdoors. Our waitress had absolutely no personality. Too bad. She would have made our evening more enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We all enjoyed the vegetable tagine and our various pasta dishes. There were so many appealing items on the menu that we had difficulty choosing!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Party of 7 college friends (15 yrs) reuniting for lunch. Started with Rose and white Sangria -- although we liked the rose better. Frittata is a must order from The brunch part of the menu. Chicken gyro from the lunch-side. Chocolate trio would be the suggested dessert. The waitress didn't rush us and even added a complimentary dessert for the group :) We enjoyed the meal and atmosphere so much we agreed it could be our common meeting place (Average drive 1.5 hrs)"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nothing great (like Eno Terra better) but it was a good meal. Server was really good, great attitude."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Portions a little small for the price however delish!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Mediterra has always been our favorite local restaurant until our last dinner there. Service was poor. Our waitress seemed to disappear for long periods of time. When we questioned her, she said she had other tables to wait on. Three of us ordered the striped bass which was good although a bit oily. One ordered the Griggs Farm chicken and requested it well done. It arrived rare and had to be sent back which was not easy as no one seemed to be serving our table. It was sent back to the kitchen and arrived when the rest of us were almost finished with our dinner. An apology was given but a credit or glass of wine would have helped the bad taste left by our dinner. Mediterra shape up as we need good local restaurants."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have returned to Mediterrra and have not been disappointed. Food is consistently good with a large selection of varied wines. I will revisit again and again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went here for a birthday. Have been going to this restaurant since it opened. The food is always top quality and everything from inventive to good standard fare. The menu is a combination of standard items and specials. Had the tuna ceviche and scallops special. Everything was cooked perfectly and fresh. The special asparagus gazpacho was a real treat. Highly recommend you try this place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great mediterranian food. Friendly servers. Reservation is necessary if you want to eat outside."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were seated and the wait staff did not come over to the table for quite some time, we asked for soda and he forgot. The food was good but the service was lacking. The noise level is very high. Not sure what they can do about the noise maybe something on the walls not sure."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "If you are a duck fan, get the duck - it was amazing! And the sparkling white sangria was terrific too. Service was a bit slow for a Thursday night and they brought out the wrong salad, but the manager (Sarah) checked in on us multiple times and was perfectly lovely. The special salad was farm fresh and locally sourced. Everything was delicious. I would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal. Fussili with shrimp and scallops in basil was fabulous. Everyone enjoyed their choices. Service was attentive but not overbearing. No complaints except the noise level. Was difficult to have a conversation because the place was so "lively""
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed every step. Octopus appetizer was great. The paella was flavorful and nicely presented. Enjoyed a wonderful bottle of Turley."
    Dined on 6/17/2014