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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
  • "Great recommendation by a friend. Food, service & atmosphere were great - we had dinner outside in the terrace, definitely should do that if you can. Staff and service were excellent. I had the Pan Seared Duck Breast & leg and it was delicious and very good sized portion - loved the wild rice. My dinner mates had the Grilled Pork Chop (again, very good sized portion and tasty), Pappardelle Bolognese and Fusilli Col Buco (very tasty). Our vegan friend enjoyed her dishes. Bread was excellent. Yes, pricey, but you get the value given the location & ambience. Good wine selection - again little pricey, but part of the package. Reservations are recommended. They have a great happy hour deal, so will try that soon. Definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Went on a great date there, they have vegetarian options place is nice looking. Kind of expensive but it is Princeton."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Mediterra is our go to place with out-of-town guests. There is something on the menu for any taste. It is pricey but never disappoints for service and quality of food. They do fish particularly well. The outdoor dining is far back from the street and very pleasant in the evening or daytime."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Spontaneous reservation, meeting a good friend who was alone, invited to join us, and it was wonderful. the pork chop entree and the sea bass were delicious. Quaffing both with a Malbec was a grand choice. Complementary port was much appreciated and was just icing on the beautiful cake. thank you. We look forward to the next time here."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The service was amazing, everyone was very attentive and you could tell they were formally trained. Great wine list and outdoor seating was comfortable. Enjoyed the food options as well. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food and service was great. It was a bit loud simply because the place is so popular. But prompt service with a simple but still varied menu made for a great business lunch."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I went this Sunday for my anniversary with my girlfriend and the service was horrible. My girlfriend ordered pasta and was still hungry afterwards. I ordered the steak and found a hair."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "did not care for paella…. but my girlfriend had the steak and said it was "enjoyable", overpriced for the quality of food, in my opinion. can eat much better fare at a 5 star restaurant in NYC, for same prices,,, or less. so was not impressed with this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our dinner was excellent but the real draw is the outdoor space. It was a perfect summer night, service was attentive and friendly and we enjoyed every minute."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We've been to Mediterra for dinner throughout the years and now for lunch. As always, the food and service were very good, but sitting outside on the gorgeous patio made it so much more enjoyable. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were a party of four and did a little sharing. All the dishes were delicious. Our only quibble: our waiter disappeared after dropping off the dessert menus and never returned. Did he go home? It took much too long to get the check. And we never got a chance to order coffee. The excellence of the food will bring us back for another special occasion, however."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "It was my first time there, and I loved it will be going back."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food, service, and experience is always a sure bet here."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Each dish had a surprise interpretation of a classic and we enjoyed the time to linger and talk."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Staff is on point! Pleasant, attentive, helpful, and genuinely seem to care about giving customers a great experience. When the place is packed it can get loud but the staff never slows down and the food is served at a great pace and always delicious! Pork chops are some of the best we've had as well as their bolognese sauce."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "From the time we arrived everything was outstanding. A drink at the bar. Our table ready on schedule. Service and food were all top notch."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Excellent cuisine, service was very professional but too fast felt they were handing us our hat before we too our first bit."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife wanted to go to Mediterra for our 31st wedding anniversary. We live in Silver Spring, MD, so we made plans to stay overnight. The meal was memorable and well worth the journey. From the sangria, to the breads and especially the delectable paella, everything was simply amazing. The service was impeccable and we felt like we were guests in a home. We will certainly return at the earliest opportunity."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We went with another couple. The gentleman said it was one the meals he had ever had."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Foot was very good; excellent in fact. I had reserved an outside table on line, but when we got there one was not available and I was then told I could not reserve an outside table--but my group of 7 could wait 20 minutes and maybe get one. Not acceptable. ."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Good food. Spotty service. Kids in first summer job."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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
  • "The waiter didn't speak adequate English, so service suffered. We were there forever waiting too long for each course. My salmon was awful- I would have thrown it out if I had bought it myself. It tasted very old. We've come here when I've visited my aunt for birthdays. Each time we've had a great time, until this time! :("
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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