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About Teresa Caffe
Simple Italian inspired fare in a neighborhood trattoria style atmosphere in Princeton's Palmer Square. Fresh, local ingredients, seasonal pasta dishes, pizzette and a predominantly regional Italian wine list.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00pm;
Lunch: Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Monday- Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am,
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday- Thursday: All Day
Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 9am-Noon
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking and public lot parking are available. Parking is a flat rate between 4:00pm and 7:00am nightly. Sunday parking is a flat rate.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Brunch Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9AM!
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Teresa Caffe Ratings and Reviews
Nothing was bad by any means and in fact was very good. However, firstly, they said I had no reservation, although obviously I could show my confirmation through open table. Luckily there were tables. The service was rather haphazard. Staff were pleasant but somewhat unengaged.
I visited this restaurant 18 years ago and had not been back since but remembered it to be very good. I returned in 2016 when I took my daughter to Teresa's Caffe for her birthday dinner. We returned this year for her birthday and just visited for my upcoming birthday. Teresa's is consistently great food as well as good service. I would highly recommend it if you are visiting the Princeton area.
My family and I favor Teresa's as our brunch spot. Cute location, great for casual dining. It's a great place to catch up with the family and enjoy good food. Our go-to meals of choice are the prosciutto cotto breakfast pizza and the French toast - both are absolutely delicious!
We were wanting a restaurant where we could have a drink with dinner. We enjoy Mediterra and Eno Terra so we decided to try Teresa Caffe. The outside seating area is adorable but there was no availability so we were seated toward the back of the restaurant which seemed a little run down.
The food was fine. Not sure if I would go back here again
The food is excellent-lots of various spices, veggies, etc with amazing sauces. Service was prompt, friendly and not at all rushed. Prices are reasonable for what you get. Sat outside and it took us back to the small cafes in Europe. Just wish they had ice cream for affogato! Always a pleasure dining here.
Teresa Caffe has authentic Italian food. Our party of four split the asparagus pizza as an appetizer. It was fresh and bright, with a hint of lemon zest . . . the perfect summer pizza. It took a while for our order to be taken, but overall the service was excellent. Our water glasses were refilled numerous times. The server was able to separate out our checks, as two of the four of us were here on business. The tables are close together and not particularly large, but the consistent quality of the food makes it all worth while.
Food and service was as good as always. We were seated outside, which is usually lovely. However, there was a strong breeze blowing from the alley between buildings, bringing with it the aroma of the trash cans! This is not Teresa Caffe's fault, but it did make it unpleasant.
The food was very good. It is by far the best food we have eaten at Teresa's after several visits. We really enjoyed the arugula salad and the margarita pizza. The salmon and the fedelini pasta was also quite tasty.
Our only complaint was our table and our surly waitress. We arrived on time for our reservation. Several groups without reservations were waiting to be seated. A group who arrived just in front of us with no reservation was taken to a better table. We then got seated by the front door. When we asked if there was a better table we were told no. Ten minutes later a better table cleared and a group without a reservation was seated there.
Our waitress was somewhat nasty from the start. We brought our own wine which she obviously didn't like (they do charge a $20 corkage fee). We quickly ordered some starters that took forever to come. She dropped off our wine glasses and then moved on to another table to take their order rather than opening our bottle. I had to ask another waiter to open our wine. The manager took charge noticing we were feeling ignored and from then on things went smoother. The waitress also became more friendly later.
Besides the waitstaff issue, I would go back there again. I just hope I get a different waitress.
They honored the reservation snd say us immediately even though we were early. Took our orders promptly. And that's where it all went downhill . Took an hour for their basic salad & individual pizza. We were offered bread which never arrived . Waiter was apologetic & tried to take care of us, but overall very disappointing
This place is getting better and better.
I had a vegetarian ricotta ravioli, prepared truly al dente, the sauce wasn't overwhelming, I could actually taste the pasta. My friend had meatballs serve the Italian way, no pasta. For main course, my friend had linguini with scallops, shrimp etc, very delicate.
We skipped the desert.
However, they have a REAL espresso and they make an outstanding macchiato.
What a wonderful Mother's Day celebration! From the meatball and salumi plate apps, to the salad, pizza, bistecca and pasta entrees, everything was delicious. There was literally not a scrap of food left on any plate, and that was true for my wife and I and our 3 girls ages 8 to 14. And the service from Alejandro was impeccable - friendly, informative, attentive and timely. Thank you for making this a wonderful memory for my wife.
Took some researching to find out that Teresa's had brunch. I've dined many times for dinner, and it has never disappointed. Brunch did not disappoint either. The menu had a nice selection of brunch entrees including breakfast pizzas all at a reasonable price. The food arrived quickly and was delicious and fresh as it always is at Teresa's
This is the second time I've been to this place. I would call it a boutique shop and I like the coziness it brought me. I had the braised beef meat balls and the angula salad. I love goat cheese, not particularly into beef but can't resist Italian beef balls. Tiramisu had real espresso in it - quite a cocoa experience! My server is amazing and dishes arrive quickly. I'll come back again :-)
This was our third time at Teresa caffe and it never disappoints. The bread with olive oil to start is so delicious. Great appetizers and entrees including the buffalo mozzarella and the fedelini pasta with shrimp and scallops! Ended with Nutella pizza which was so good!!!
Nothing to brag about food wise at this restaurant. The Baked Egg was one small egg poached in a tomatoe type sauce and warmed. The best point about this restaurant is that they allow you to sit and enjoy your overpriced meal!
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