Caffe Piazza

4.8
238 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for outdoor seating & curbside pickup!
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 238 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

JL
JanetL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was very attentive. Great all around restaurant.

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RobertK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been since start of COVID-19 (medical condition) but was warmly welcomed by staff and owner. This is our “go to” place the restrictions were lifted.

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GeneK
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular menu and Daily specials menu. Had the fresh ricotta and also the pulp off the specials listing. Outstanding freshness and flavor and a treat to enjoy. Dinner was the Zuppe de Pesce and Veal Marsala. Both prepared with fabulous flavors and properly.
Great byob to enhance, great service to insure all well.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice BYOB would go back again. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Entree's where on the small side for the big price and food was over salted, but overall good local place and would give a a second chance

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Ginny
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone here many, many, times fir excellent Italian food, and never been disappointed!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good…it was all fresh and came out hot. Was not aware this was a BYOB restaurant, so was disappointed I could not have a glass of wine with my dinner. This should be highlighted more so out of town individuals are more aware.

Service was good but was disappointed that I had to wait to ask someone to bring me Parmesan cheese and that it was not automatically offered.

Overall a nice place to dine and good food.

KM
KenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, creatively presented. Great service and attentive owner. Save room for the excellent deserts. This is a hidden gem.

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Rush
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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vipUlteemit
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This familiar local restaurant has really upped their game, with a series of outstanding special dishes each evening. One of these was the seared halibut fillet, which was delicious with a lobster and tomato cream sauce. Outdoor seating along the wide sidewalk was very pleasant on a nice evening. This restaurant has a few other features that I like, including being BYOB and having a printed list of specials with prices.

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Walt
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tony and company always do a wonderful job.

CG
ClevelandGuest
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time here and won’t be the last. Food is delicious, prices are reasonable and portions are large. Service was friendly and appropriately attentive.

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CarolynB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot wait to go back and try everything on the menu. There are so many homemade options to choose from, I want to try them all. They offer the regular menu along with specials. The owner comes to every table, explains the menu and is completely willing to adjust the heat level or make exceptions if you can't eat a certain ingredient. The homemade sausage and homemade pasta are truly delicious.

The owner is very personable and made the dinner extra special for us. He allowed us to sit and catch up without rushing us out.

I cannot say enough good things and I highly recommend.

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Gavynchy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! very family feeling comfortable ambiance!

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NormH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great restaurant for excellence in all aspects of dining👌

KC
KathleenC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Authentic Italian cuisine. Delicious with a robust menu.

RC
RichardC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating there for a number of years and can honestly say never had a meal we were not completely happy with. Excellent food, friendly staff. Also if given enough notice will cook anything you like thats not on the menu.

EM
vipEdM22
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I eat at Caffe Piazza quite often and it's always the same. . . .
OUTSTANDING

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jim0888
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never been disappointed with either the food or service.
This is an outstanding place

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Russ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very enjoyable. Noise level low, food very good, staff were very attentive but not overbearing. Definitely a place to go often.

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SteveC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony and staff are rock stars ... the steak was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Everything was excellent

JB
vipJBNJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! Fresh halibut special delicious!

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Bobdito
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Extensive Valentines Day menu. Largest osso bucco I have ever seen came with delicious risotto. Lobster ravioli with shrimp sauce just melted in your mouth. Caffe Piazza scores again. What else is new?!

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Lydia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always exquisite. This is one of my favorite restaurants (Italian or not), hands down! The quality of the food is always outstanding, the ingredients are always fresh, and the preparation allows the natural flavors of the food to shine through. The owner always takes the time to speak with each customer... you can tell that cooking is his passion as it transcends over to each meal. We moved out of Hillsborough almost 2 years ago and still come back here when we can.

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Russ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Caffe Piazza. The calamari was yummy and a very big portion. Salad and salad dressing were yummy. Our dinners were both delicious- veal Madeira and eggplant rollatini . Our 16 year old waiter was fabulous! 5 Stars!!

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Bobdito
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of all we are dealing with, Caffe Piazza continues to excel. Great food, efficient service and wonderful ambience. COVID measures in place made the dining experience safe and comfortable. Have no fear. Don't hesitate to dine here.

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JosephineC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Never had a bad meal
Can't wait to go back

EM
vipEdM22
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an Outstanding meal and Service.

JB
vipJBNJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A other excellent meal

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vipJosephV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and not the last.. the home made sauage wheel appetizer. Was delicious and a must order. The home made pappadella in tomato saffron cram sauslce with crabmeat and shrimp for dinner delicious and flavorful

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viptomnnj
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My food and my wife’s was tough and not very tasty (veal Madeira and chicken vodka). In addition, we didn’t order desert so about ten minutes after we paid our bill our server told us they needed our table for someone else. The strange part was that had we ordered coffee and desert, we would have been sitting there another half hour! We have eaten at restaurants around the world and this is the first time we’ve been asked to leave before we were ready.
This was our third time eating here and probably our last.

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vipAmyD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was... eh. Food was ok. Service was good. Was expecting better.

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AlaninNJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the fact that Caffe Piazza regularly makes changes to their menu in addition to offering specials. There are always new and exciting dishes when we dine with them.
The wait staff is extremely engaged as is the owner, they want you to not only enjoy your dinner, but they make sure your dining experience is the best it can be.
On this visit, I had the Cavatelli Barese and my fiancee had a short rib special called Beef Short Ribs Della Nonna.
I can say without hesitation, my dish was the best Italian meal I have had at a restaurant in 10 years (and we eat out weekly.) My fiancee loved her dish and couldn't wait to enjoy the leftovers we had the next night.
This is an awesome family owned restaurant that should be on your bucket list.
Btw, the homemade bread, WOW.
I have been coming here since 1999 and they continue to amaze us.

MR
MarcyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Caffee Piazza - loved everything about it! Service was great, we ate outside, food was delicious!

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LynnE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manage was so OVERLY accommodating!!!! The staff was AMAZING. The food was AWESOME! There is nothing bad about this place

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vipLisaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe Piazza authentic Italian cuisine is always delicious! Tony makes you feel like family and has done an excellent job adapting his outside dining into an oasis. He even has heat lamps ready for the colder temperatures! Love it there!

EM
vipEdM22
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Caffe Piazza was outstanding as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my sister starting her job!

JB
vipJBNJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal!
The food is great with such a wide variety of options. The burrata is a must!

FAQs

Caffe Piazza is rated 4.8 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.