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Teresa Caffe

4.6
276 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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,
Friday: 4:00pm-12:00am,
Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am,
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Reservations available:
Monday- Thursday: All Day
Friday: Lunch
Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 9am-Noon
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Phone number
(609) 921-1974
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hulfish Street
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Parking details
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.
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Special events & promotions
Brunch Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9AM!
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 276 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 19 hours ago

Never disappoints - good food and beverage.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been going to Teresa's Cafe for years and have always loved the food. Love having weekend brunch there. The ambience , food and service is great. Have never been disappointed.
This was the first time I had got a table reserved through Open Table and it was a great experience since we didn't have to wait at all.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

The bread was not good like they use to serve. Plus they cut it and give you cubes. Never had bread served like this ever.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Especially enjoyed the pizza which was fresh and tasty

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Especially good pasta and seafood specials the night we there, delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food delicious

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

A good meal in Princeton especially for two vegetarians - looking for a quiet table to talk which was permissible for most of meal - only misstep was asking for the check when we ordered dessert but had to wait to settle up making us late for a show at McCarter

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Always love it here. Great staff and the food is delicious and reliably good. It's a little pricey for what you get but it's in downtown Princeton and that's to be expected. A lot of families with kids come here and you can get an occasional loud baby but the people are usually sophisticated and considerate enough to take the child outside. My only heavy criticism of Teresa Cafe is that it's just too darned warm inside in the winter months. I know people like to come in on a cold day in winter and warm up but it's TOO warm. In fact the windows fog up regularly in the winter.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

It is a very family friendly place

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is always good great little spot staff is very attentive

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food and friendly attentive service are the rule at this busy cafe. We had a good lunch on a recent Saturday where the restaurant was bustling with activity. Foodies and families alike seemed to be evenly split between enjoying options from their brunch or lunch menus. Definitely a great spot for a nice pasta, hearty sandwich or light salad.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Very good food and very friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Teresa's Cafe has consistently good food. It was great that they now take reservations since that was not the case in the past. Our party split the bruschetta to start. It was very tasty and well plated. I had the eggplant parm, my wife had the pumpkin ravioli and the other member of our party had the chicken dish. Everyone was happy with the choices. The bread and olive oil that our waiter asked if we wanted was very good chewy but crusty on the outside. I cannot resist the bread pudding when we are here and it did not disappoint me.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Great as usual!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely NYE dinner with the family. Quick and friendly service, good food, great value, friendly atmosphere in nice decor. Great Palmer Square location. Requested the Funghi pizza with no cheese (I don't do dairy) and it was delicious. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

A great meal at Teresa's, as always. We were looking for a place that would be open for a later dinner and were glad to see the restaurant open until 11pm on a weeknight. The menu has changed for the season, but we were all able to find something to enjoy. The mushroom pizza was a particular hit.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was excellent! Bruschetta with whipped ricotta simply amazing & my cappuccino was out of this world!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a very nice Holiday meal before walking across campus to McCarter Theatre to see the Christmas Carol. A perfect Christmas eve experience.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Always enjoyable here!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Theresa's is always good. Consistency in food and service. It is our go to place for light Italian fare and a good atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Eat here one time every year when I ho Christmas shopping with SO and it’s always the highlight of our trip into a Princeton

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Shared a delicious pizza and salad, server attentive and helpful.

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3.0Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food. We are vegetarians and love Italian food. They provided us with good options. Fantastic service. Great ambience (Cosy and warm). Family loved it. Strongly suggest that you have reservations for the evenings.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

love this place! cozy and warm, great place to go with family or friends.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Food, service was good. Waiter great!

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Good pastas for reasonable price. Appetizer and salad were also fairly good. Great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Outstanding salad and pasta options. Staff is always very helpful, polite and genuinely happy to help. Truly a Princeton gem!

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3.0Dined on October 2, 2017

We ordered an antipasto plate for the table of 4 as an appetizer and our entrées arrived mediately after it was placed on the table. There was no time to enjoy it nor was there space on the table for all the plates at one time.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Vinny the waiter was nice, and beautiful and attentive.

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Good neighborhood spot but keep your expectations in check. Everything about it is mediocre.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Consistently good food, I would ad vegetarian pasta choices.
Fast service.

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3.0Dined on August 27, 2017

We had great dining experience. We went for Sunday Brunch. We had made reservations so got seated right away and got lucky to get seated outside.
Waiter good and very attentive.
Brunch menu is great.
We loved Bloody Mary. Ordered second time.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Very friendly and professional service. Seating outside was lovely and pleasurable. We had the special salads which were interesting and had very fresh ingredients. We will definitely return and refer others to dine there as well.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Always a good choice in Princeton. Good food at good prices. Fresh made to order, plenty of options.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Slow service. I'm not sure that I'd recommend this restaurant if you are on a schedule.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2017

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.

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