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.
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!
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.
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.
Antonio and staff ALWAYS provide a GREAT meal and at fair price and it's a BYO!
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.
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.
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.
A wonderful local setting for all occasions
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!
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.
Went on New Years Eve. Pre fine meal was great and had good selections.
The food is fantastic, and the service is friendly. We never had to wait for service at all.
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.
Excellent and friendly service, great food, the price is right and it's a BYO!
What's not to like!!
Great food as always and even better with the new, expanded menu. Excellent local Italian style restaurant.
Terrific meal. Great menu
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?
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!
We enjoyed a delicious meal with great service and reasonable prices. Best of all it's a BYOB!
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.
Another enjoyable evening out with good food and good value + BYO
Everything was outstanding as always
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would definitely recommend ...I will revisit!
Mother's Day celebration! Wonderful Authentic Italian cuisine and excellent service!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Food good service, not good, waiters were kids.Restaurant was not packed and service was lacking
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.
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!
We eat here often. Great food and service. Friendly staff and Antonio the owner is the best.
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.
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😘