Teca Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
1383 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Teca is derived from three words. The first, paninoteca (panini bar) incorporated our more light fair and Italian tapas style dining. secondly, the word enoteca (wine bar) where we host one of the premier wine lists of the world featuring wines from our vineyard in Tuscany Casali Di Bibbiano. Finally, disctoteca, our night club venue upstairs known as Mezzanine. This space also lending itself to private functions of all kinds. At Teca, we pride ourselves in serving only the freshest and most authentic high quality ingredients around. In addition to our mouth watering menu items, we compliment our cuisine with an array of fine wines, refreshing eighteen tap beer selection concentrating mainly on European and American micro-brews, and extensive variety of fine liquors from around the world. At Teca, we believe that food and drink are one in the same and that quality should never be sacrificed.
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The owner worked along side of his team who were very attentive despite having every table full. I had the rigatoni with Sunday gravy and a veal meatball the size of a baseball. My wife got the halibut with artichokes and risotto. Both portions were hearty and the flavors superb. I set the bar high when it comes to Italian food and Teca exceeds the standard. We look forward to our next visit.

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vipllew1984
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious and interesting selections
Try to sit outside if it’s nice weather

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vipHKM123
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Teca West Chester never disappoints. This was the first year we tried Mother's Day Brunch and it was fantastic! Loved every bit of it and Xena our server was TOP notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

A 7:45 reservation for 4 took nearly 3 hours to dine. I'm not sure what was going on but there was almost no communication on where our food was. While we waited over an hour and a half for our dinner to arrive the wait staff wasn't attentive, we had to ask for bread numerous times and felt abandoned.

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vipBrianE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was crowded which is a good thing. We were put at a very small table without much privacy and in an isle e we here everyone was going past us on both sides! Food was good as usual and the waitress was super busy. Not my favorite experience with Teca, as I’ve dined there frequently

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jennifera
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant will be returning great food and drinks

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RoseR
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall we were not impressed with this experience. While our server Cassandra was very attentive it was evident that the restaurant was overwhelmed or overbooked... took toooo long to receive our order and no response to a request to turn the air off/ down in the room where we were seated (wine room). Food was ok nothing exciting...been there done that probably won’t return.

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ReginaldH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice servers, and very comfortable with my toddler and dogs. We will be back!

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Jtft
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate outside, except for the noisy street traffic the setting was wonderful, comfortable, and wait staff very accommodating. Will definitely do lunch there again!

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FRONK
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had the Branzino dinner which was delicious. We can’t say the same for the Caesar salad, it needed more dressing and pecorino - tasteless.

My second Crown Royal Manhattan came with an orange slice floating on the bottom of the glass????

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken Marsala was excellent! Huge portion, so great for leftovers. The mango martini is my go to!

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Mare
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It was a busy Saturday night. It took an unacceptable amount of time to get our orders. They acknowledged that and comped us our appetizers. Seems fair.

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Whodat
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Perhaps it was pent up demand post-COVID, but the place was absolutely jammed. Outside, one could barely walk without hitting a table. Inside, every inch of the main dining area was taken up by a table. The main fellow (manager or owner, perhaps) saw our disappointment at our initial seat assignment and placed us in the wine room, which was a nice gesture. That room was isolated and initially quiet, but with all the hard surfaces, quickly became deafening once further occupied. The food was good. Perhaps given the reputation and pricing, my expectations were higher than they should have been. Nothing to really criticize on the food side, but nothing to rave about. My stuffed pork chop sounded flavorful when recited by the waitress, but didn't deliver anything unique. I ate a pork chop. We like West Chester dining but will avoid for a while until things settle down a bit with the crowds. Glad those businesses hit by COVID are getting a rebound. I'll sit on the sidelines for a while and try again later.

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PattiF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. I love Teca. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual and our server, Hannah, was the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. We sat down waited 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Then waited another 15 minutes still no drinks. The service was terrible and rude. We just left and will never return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall the experience was great and our server was awesome. My issue was that all three of the steaks our table ordered were way overcooked. We wanted medium rare and the steaks were well done.

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ClareS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here a lot. Always a great experience. Nice staff and great food

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JordanJ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One consideration: I ordered a specific wine and only to find it was not what I ordered.
I learned this hearing another server telling my server they had been out of it. Another wine was served to me without telling me that what I ordered was not available. A bit annoyed about that ~ felt a little deceptive.

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ZuleikaQ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Teca has amazing tapas and cocktails. They were a bit short staffed during our visit due to Covid so the service was a bit slow but the servers were friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Overall, we had a lovely and delicious outdoor lunch.

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vipDavidR
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always great food and great service... A bit too pricey...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress provided excellent service. The drinks were great — we highly recommend the martini selection and we will definitely be back to try them all. The giant meatball appetizer was very worth it, but we could’ve used more bread to dip in that delicious tomato sauce. My partner said that he could’ve eaten the risotto special all night. Unfortunately we didn’t get to sample any desserts but maybe we will in the future. :)

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DateNightDiner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The hostess stand situation needs attention. There was a crowd at the front door waiting to check in AND servers were going in and out with dishes and food through the same door! And shame on me for not remembering that when you order specials at Teca, you pay handsomely! I had the dover sole special and it was good, but not $48 good. It was basically prepared Picata style. I ordered extra veggies and no potatoes, but they actually gave me mashed potatoes instead of the roasted and no extra veggies. My husband had the veal chop which was market price at $38 and was unfortunately a bit tough and slightly over cooked. The burrata appetizer was FANTASTIC! The service was outstanding so thank you to Tara. If a friend were to ask, I'd say there are other Italian restaurants very close by that are just as good if not better but I would go back maybe in the summer and order a bunch of their amazing appetizers and small plates.

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Sharon
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Teca and everything was perfect! Food was wonderful....we had a quiet area in the corner. I’m not sure how we would have felt if we were in the middle of the dining room.

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vipJFC229
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Teca never disappoints. My daughter was in town from Pittsburgh and wanted to have a nice Friday night dinner. Our server Ava did a great job, very bubbly and kept the meal at a nice pace. All of us were very happy with our selections.

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vipMikeP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usually. Very pricey however.

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vipWestchester
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Noise from the street was excessive however waitress said they may close street in May. That would be great

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vipGiulio
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love Teca's outdoor dining!!! It is wide enough and spaced out enough to feel comfortable and it's like a unrehearsed dog show. Beyond the pleasant outdoors, the food and service is exceptional. Our server is always knowledgeable, engaging and well trained - they have a lot of specials that require a talented server. The food is always great as my wife ordered the Halibut which was amazing. I like a variety of things so I ordered the meatball - which is enormous and tasty - red sauce is thick and could be consumed like soup. I also ordered the Stuffed pepper special in red sauce and it was tender, meaty and filled with lots of cheese! We love this place!

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PattyL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would definitely go back again!

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vipJulio
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Easter weekend and they had a pre-fixed menu but food and service were good. Nice environment to go on a date, family or friends. Will go back.

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LauraK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

We ate inside and the table distance does NOT comply with PA and CDC regulations. I did not feel safe or comfortable eating here. I wish I had read the reviews before making a reservation. Although I enjoyed the food and the service was good, it is extremely irresponsible of management to put customers and employees at risk. For these reasons, I cannot recommend and will not dine here again.

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vipOwenG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went early and sat upstairs. Not crowded. Food was very good.

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statbiz1
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice lunch for four. Love the apps and the main course, Little issue in getting the correct order but it wasn't a big deal since all the courses and entries are great. Really had a nice time.

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vipMJR1
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. We ate outdoors and noted that the table distance does NOT comply with PA and CDC regulations. The hostess said, " I know" and when I asked why, said "I am not the manager." The restaurant management puts their staff and patrons in a difficult position with this. We were able to select a table away from others but will not return until they follow the policy as most other restaurants in the area do.

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vipTheTraveler
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Audriana was our server and she was wonderful! She made the night perfect! I can’t wait to go back and have her as our server again!!!

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BBHappy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good overall experience. Great food and service. Noise level is loud indoors, so be prepared.

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MikeL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and great service. Our go to spot when we're in the West Chester, PA area.

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Mgfenza
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food as excellent and service welcoming and efficient.

FAQs

Teca Restaurant & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 738-8244.

Teca Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1383 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.