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Caffe Piazza

4.7
110 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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A word from Caffe Piazza!
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. Let us personalize a dish for you!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm







Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm





Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm


Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(908) 359-9494
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antonio Ruffa
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Catering
Caffe Piazza, established in 1995, expanded its culinary services to the community by introducing CP Caterings in 2007. Committing ourselves to offering the same exquisite dining experience that our customers have come to expect at Caffe Piazza, our goal at CP Caterings is clear…Serve the highest quality food available along with superb personal service. As a full-service catering company dedicated to providing first class customer service, we pride ourselves by exceeding your expectations. If you are interested in our private dining room, please contact the restaurant.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Amwell Road
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Entertainment
Live Music - please contact the restaurant for more details.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 110 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was very good and plentiful. Interesting and somewhat unusual preparations. My husband’s dish was excellent - fresh, plump scallops, in a juicy pasta broth. Unfortunately, my veal was tough, even though tasty. The dinner salad was also limp. The couple we were with enjoyed their meals - a mixed seafood entree and chicken Parmesan. Service was adequate. Have been to this restaurant before and would go back. Wouldn’t order veal, though.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Family atmosphere, attentive service and high-quality meals. Tony and company hit the trifecta again. Caffe Piazza never disappoints. If you haven't dined here yet, you should!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Every time I eat here I am never disappointed. Great food and service. The owner is very friendly and makes a point to visit every table.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Looks like a family-owned operation which I would normally appreciate very much. Staff was mostly attentive and responsive. However, I just don't like to pay 25$ for something I can do better at home. Maybe the usual chef wasn't on duty but we weren't impressed at all with the food. BYOB might be interesting to some.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Antonio and staff ALWAYS provide a GREAT meal and at fair price and it's a BYO!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is pretty good, not great, for the price I expected it to be better. It was Valentines day, with a limited menu, maybe that had something to do with it. Will give it another try or two. The waiter is a young man, like 10 years old young (owners son?) he is totally aweesome, and extremely professional. There are alot of adult wait staff as well, if that bothers you. He really was more professional acting and speaking than waiters we'e had in other places of the same caliber.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been at Cafe Piazza multiple times and every time we get a great meal and outstanding service. This Valentines Day was no exception as busy as they were the service was great.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Been here many times and the food is great. Specifically asked for a quiet table in my reservation but request was not honored. We were told all tables were reserved (isn’t that what I did by booking days in advance on Open Table?) and we could not be moved. Many tables went unoccupied while we were there. Not happy about this situation but the food is good.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

A wonderful local setting for all occasions

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

It was our anniversary and we wanted some place comfortable with great food to celebrate. Chef Antonio greeted us, as usual. The service was great...he accommodated all special requests (allergies, etc.) and all of our meals were delicious. As a nice little surprise, Antonio sent out a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries and biscotti with a piped heart around it and edible orchid in the middle. Very pretty and yummy. And of course, there was his homemade limoncello to toast our special day. Thanks for another great memory!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

An absolute gem! We had the pleasure of dining here in New Years Eve. The restaurant had a pre fixx menu, which I was unaware of at the time we made the reservation. My parents, who are regulars and were dining earlier the evening called me to let me know about the holiday menu, as I have very strictly dietary guidelines due to a serious health condition. Upon finding out that I would not be able to eat 3 of the 4 course menu, (an hour before our reservation), my heart sank and I called the restaurant.
The owner and staff could not be more accommodating and substituted every item as necessary to adhere to my very stringent needs. Additionally, this was an exceptional meal, delicious and visually beautiful. The grilled octopus was to die for and so delicate, flavorful and just exceptional. The soup that followed and the pasta were equally fabulous. I can not say enough about the incredible gravy that accompanied my pasta. I then had a fabulous piece of salmon prepared with a delicious sauce on the side and veggies. The salmon was cooked perfectly. My meal ended with a lovely presentation of artfully arranged fruit.
We can not wait to return to this incredible restaurant and continue to enjoy the culinary genius and wonderful experience. We are overwhelmed by the time and effort that went into preparing a fabulous meal for me on such a busy evening.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went on New Years Eve. Pre fine meal was great and had good selections.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is fantastic, and the service is friendly. We never had to wait for service at all.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I'll keep it simple. Excellent food. Exceptional service. Great ambience. Warm and homey atmosphere. Always a top-notch experience. Can't go wrong by dining here.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent and friendly service, great food, the price is right and it's a BYO!
What's not to like!!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food as always and even better with the new, expanded menu. Excellent local Italian style restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Terrific meal. Great menu

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2.0Dined on October 26, 2017

We were the only people there throughout most of our lunch. The veal was tough in my veal parm. and the sauce was was forgetable. The pasta was too al dente for me. How cheap can you be when you give one grape tomato in a salad and cut it in half?

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Antonio and his staff ALWAYS do an outstanding job!
Amazing service, friendly atmosphere and a GREAT meal at
a GREAT price PLUS it's a BYO. What's not to like!!

Caffe Piazza comes highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious meal with great service and reasonable prices. Best of all it's a BYOB!

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

This review is based upon all the Great things I hear about this reputable Italian restaurant and my first hand dining experience there with family and friends. Tony and his staff are very friendly and there hospitality is first class. If you want an authentic taste of Italy, than do yourself a big favor and experience the fine dining of Caffe Piazza.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Another enjoyable evening out with good food and good value + BYO

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Everything was outstanding as always

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

We loved Caffe Piazza! We received personal service from Antonio, owner and executive chef. Since he is from Calabria in Italy, you are getting authentic Italian cooking in a comfortable, friendly environment. Our favorite dishes included the burrata, the cioppino, and the short rib. We dined with our family including two children. Our kids enjoyed their dishes and have already asked to go back to Caffe Piazza. We look forward to our next meal at Caffe Piazza.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

As always, the food is excellent with many delicious weekly specials. Johan, Mario and Alex are always very friendly and interactive. It's a home away from home.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

I have been to Caffe Piazza many times and the food is always perfect. Antonio and staff (especially his 12 YR old son) are always very pleasant and accommodating. I can't wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, family owned and operated restaurant and the owner greets and engages everyone that walks through the door. We're regulars and he greets us by name. Well worth the visit - you won't leave disappointed.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Reservations easily made on Open Table; a nice feature. Group arrived separately but were seated immediately. Service was very nice; not rushed with time to talk. Server made recommendations & was solicitous and accommodating.

Food was very good as expected. Everyone enjoyed their choices.

A nice small birthday dessert was made available.

Cafe Piazza is a very nice choice while in Hillsborough.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2017

Delicious food
Attentive staff
Pleasant atmosphere....
Would definitely recommend ...I will revisit!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day celebration! Wonderful Authentic Italian cuisine and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

We tried caffe piazzo for the first time last weekend. The food is excellent and the service was great. The owner visited all the tables and was so nice. It is also a BYOB, additional plus. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Always have a great meal here. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. Plus it's BYOB which makes it an even better value. Great specials in addition to the regular menu.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Waitress forgot to put in appetizer order, entrée was very undercooked and coffee was cold. Go here often and this is first time I have been disappointed and I will go back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Cafe Piazza is a neighborhood gem. Its a small Italian restaurant with a very cozy atmosphere. The food is beyond delicious. We loved it , and would recommend to everyone!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Food good service, not good, waiters were kids.Restaurant was not packed and service was lacking

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Owner Tony and Chef JaJuan really hit the mark with their paella special. The rice was moist and flavorful. The fish was varied and abundant; perfectly cooked along with the chicken and chorizo. BRAVO! The orange roughy was equally satisfying. Another great dining experience at Caffè Piazza.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Great local restaurant near two movie theaters. Warm, friendly atmosphere, with excellent specials. Antonio, the owner, always visits table, and helpful with menu choices. We have eaten short ribs, salmon, veal chop, and bouillabaisse - all from specials. Fabulous dessert tray!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We eat here often. Great food and service. Friendly staff and Antonio the owner is the best.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

My spouse and I are regular visitors to Caffe Piazza. We made a reservation to dine on Valentine's Day and were extremely pleased by the wonderful dinner and service. Needless to say, we were very happy about the choice to dine at one of our favorite spots that evening. Antonio the owner/chef makes you feel like family. His penchant for offering a variety of dishes, cooking great meals and offering wonderful desserts is unmatched; the meal presentation is outstanding and worthy of mention. This is all topped off by his personal attention to diners.
So, for anyone looking to enjoy a memorable family dining experience, we highly recommend Caffe Piazza.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was fresh, delicious. Finger licking incredible. Service was great, Greg was great with the presentation of the desserts. A gem for fine eating without breaking the bank😘

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