Mediterra
Mediterra

Mediterra

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mediterrarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6092529680
  • 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: Spanish, Mediterranean
  • 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
Mediterra reviews from OpenTable diners
294 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (213)neighborhood gem (118)fit for foodies (111)special occasion (99)notable wine list (93)great for lunch (89)good for groups (73)romantic (61)hot spot (54)great for brunch (54)vibrant bar scene (44)scenic view (38)kid-friendly (32)late-night find (19)Show More
  • nycd
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    the weather was perfect. the ambiance was delightful. unfortunately, i do not remember our waiters name, but she was top notch. the food (rigatoni with mushrooms and sausage) tasted as if it had been made for each individual order. the wine choices were great and my chardonnay coupled with my meal very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but very expensive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food quality was good, but pricey. The wines were too expensive! There should have been some more affordable options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • True Restaurant Experience!
    whackyVenky
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything you expect when dining out. Great menu selection, lovely ambiance, busy and well stocked bar, nice wine list, courteous service, etc. The noise level was a tad high inside, but not bad if you are seated outside. Only a few options for vegetarians, but tasty. Overall hit. I'd go there again, and would highly recommend it to friends and business associates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful find in Princeton
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Outstanding about sums it up. Had a group of 4. Had the paella and a couple of appetizers. Well worth all of it. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical Mediterra
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a delightful early supper with great cocktails and delicious food. Walking in by the fountain relaxes your soul for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • start to finish...outstanding!!
    mirroredimages
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The decor, ambiance & location of Mediterra are perfect. Alyssa, our server was fantastic. Her 1st day and she was spot on with the menu & drink items. We and our friends enjoyed the cheese board, salumi board, octopus, mussels & the yellowtail ceviche. Main courses...crisp chicken, sea bass & ratatouille, duck, pork chop (the size of a rib eye!), paella & a second paella for the everyone to enjoy...we're all above and beyond our expectations! Our friends, all avid food lovers & chefs, were all completely satisfied. Mediterra came recommended by a friend, who said it's her "go to restaurant for the best in fine dining". Thank you for a wonderful evening, to the owners & staff of Mediterra. Ciao
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterra is always a pleasure
    ArthurJacobVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Perfect Sunday weather so why not eat on their terrace? Their spring minestrone soup was so delicious! We had an enjoyable lunch, pleased that they offer both the brunch and lunch menus. There were many toddlers and infants and strollers but overall not too bad noise wise, maybe because the outdoor air mitigates the crying and fussing, etc. (there was an intermittent bit of that) - but overall not too bad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chilly
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, extensive wine list . Felt the wine Stewart was a bit too aggressive trying to sell a more expensive bottle . Over all a very nice evening . Will go back for sure !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night!
    DELO102
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What a wonderful evening we had at Mediterra! The food was outstanding and very tasty. Our waiter Martino was spot on and very attentive to our every need. We ordered the Paella Clasica for two The calasparra rice with chorizo pork sausage that accompanied the chicken, clams, mussels, shrimp & calamari…..was fabulous! The bread was homemade, with a side dipping oil with just the right amount of herbs..the best we have ever tasted. Don’t think you are too full for dessert, because the cheesecake is a must have!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apps were good special disappointed
    marcofridaynight
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Apps were good, the special sucked, the wine by the glass was ok except for the rose, which was awful...get some stuff from Provence. Service seemed like they were ready to go home when the dining room cleared out at 9pm. We're not all old fogies...we're paying good money here to enjoy a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment
    AJfromNJ
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I took some friends from Canada to Mediterra and we all had a wonderful dinner. The paella and pork chops were outstanding! Unfortunately, it was a little cold and wet so we opted to go inside otherwise I prefer eating outside. Having spent a lot of time in Europe and Canada where outdoor dining is very common, it is unfortunate that there aren't more choices in NJ. However, Princeton is a good spot with several establishments offering outdoor dining. Mediterra has the best spot. I have eaten here probably two dozen times over the last 8 years and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & atmosphere!
    Elvie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    BJncVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Whenever we are in Princeton, we find our way to Mediterra. Great mussels Provencale and the grilled Octopus was a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice date spot
    Food
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Went on a great date there, they have vegetarian options place is nice looking. Kind of expensive but it is Princeton.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    GailandNorman
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • latelunchVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch in Princeton
    BusinessLuncher
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Millstone Township, Nj
    Bernie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for outdoor dining
    SusanVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does Not Disapoint!
    juleezee
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It!
    GreatNight
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It was my first time there, and I loved it will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Delicious
    Leela
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food, service, and experience is always a sure bet here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food to savor at leisure
    KathyV
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Each dish had a surprise interpretation of a classic and we enjoyed the time to linger and talk.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently enjoyable
    nofastfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All Around Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting
    CraigClayton
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Anniversary Dinner
    GaryGall
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • another great meal
    John70
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went with another couple. The gentleman said it was one the meals he had ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my review
    susan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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. .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but...
    Florida
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Good food. Spotty service. Kids in first summer job.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Bad, but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good as usual
    Doctim
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Princeton Perfect
    TrudyLoo
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing-have been here before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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! :(
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to dine
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    TeeLovesFOOD
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants! So gorgeous, and great food =)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable dinner
    Ghost
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.