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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
  • "The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Thank you John!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It's perfect for outdoor dining in the evening!!! One of the best in Princeton"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great mediterranian food. Friendly servers. Reservation is necessary if you want to eat outside."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Nothing great (like Eno Terra better) but it was a good meal. Server was really good, great attitude."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Portions a little small for the price however delish!!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Monday night was very disappointing. First, you do not provide decent choice of vegan dishes. Considering that yours is mostly an Italian cuisine, the choices of delicious vegetable dishes is huge, you can offer the cheese on the side and you have a vegan option. I ordered the vegetable only, without the stripe bass, the vegetables were swimming in oil, disgusting and absolutely not necessary. Second, we ordered the special only to be told that you did not have any more fish or vegetable for the special. Third, those in my party that had fish, the fish was dry and oily, obviously overcooked. I will be hard pressed to come back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "As always Mediterra proved to be wonderful for our family's dinner. The lovely weather allowed us to eat outside and as always the food was wonderful. The seasonal menu was varied enough to satisfy all members of our group from a 6 year old to a non-vegetable eater. The service was friendly. We loved it!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful outdoor (or indoor) dining with delicious, artfully presented food and friendly, attentive service. I love the variety of Mediterranean choices, as well as the range of prices for options. Inclusion of the specialities of the day within the menu was appreciated. I enjoyed the range of flavors and textures in my gnocchi main dish, every mouthful was a pleasure. The rhubarb tart with vanilla ice cream was also outstanding. We brought our cousins from San Francisco to this restaurant and our local gem stood up to their abundant, high quality options. An added element was the fun of running into people you know because it is a neighborhood treasure."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Delightful venue for a business lunch for people who have not visited Princeton NJ before. It expresses a blend of a professional environment for business but light, airy & contemporary design for a positive impression of a eclectic college community."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One of the best brunch menus and eating I've seen in the area."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went to Mediterra to celebrate an engagement and it was fantastic. The service was top notch, the food was delicious, the champagne was a nice touch, and it capped off an unforgettable day for my fiance and me."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • " Food presentation was fine. Clams in broth dish was good. Calamari salad was a tad chewy, not so good; salmon dish was very good, just right: flesh was tender, skin was nicely crisp. Portion, except for clam dish, could not be called good or generous...the waitress' attention was difficult to get. At end of meat, a male waiter came to stand near and stared obliquely at our table. We got the message, and left. The table where we were seated was right next to the rounded door of a gigantic half barrel housing something, one of us had constantly someone entering and exiting near him. Very distracting! For 1 small fish dish, one small pasta, and 2 small appetizers, the bill was near $80, tip excluded."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Outstanding. Go as often as you can. You will not regret it."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We were not the easiest table and they treated us well. There was more than the typical Princeton traffic/parking hassles so we were late and our party of 6 included two kids and my 87 year old mother and her walker. None of this seemed to bother the staff in the slightest. Lunch was delicious as usual at Mediterra."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Everything was perfect! They even accommodated us with our requests that were not in their menu for lunch."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "It is inspiring to see a place of business that does so well and does so much good. The Momo franchise is notorious in Princeton for their steadfast support to community organizations. These are people who succeed while at the same time observing high standards of citizenship and social caring. This is capitalism that works. Thank you Raoul Momo! The food is spectacular, the service superb, the ambiance lovely. The little piazza outside is delightful and romantic. Yes, Mediterra defines Princeton. And that is not easy."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The outdoor seating area is lovely! The food is really nice as well. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Dinner check before tip was $150 for two, observations: 1. my wife's dessert saved the meal for her - fish entree was less than average as to taste 2. bread: toasted stale, tasteless ends - asked for something better, we were brought raw, stale pita. 15 minutes later, table next to us served what appeared as fresh, crusty bread slices 3. service: very slow, innatentive - 65 minutes from when we sat down & entrees served - no waiting lines, plenty of empty tables - signature drinks took 15+ minutes 4. no attention from staff - no checking on food, beveridge/water refills, etc. 5. bolognese entree: horrible - unusual and over-powering spice - wife tasted, said it was like shoe leather & I should send back 6. salads: excellent."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Mediterra seemed to revamp its menu and the flavors were delicious! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014