Teresa's Cafe

4.3
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285 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian


We are two award winning restaurants in one location. Along with Teresa's Cafe we have our beer and whiskey bar Next Door. There is also outdoor seating for the warmer days. The Cafe now features our wine bar and gluten free Cider bar.

Reservations are accepted for Teresa's Cafe.
Teresa's Next Door seating remains for walk in guests only.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I ordered chicken piccata and it was made with boneless chicken thighs that were rubbery, like they were frozen and not fresh

P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Seems like the food quality has been going downhill over the past year, we used to be regulars but are going to take a break. Service is great.

DT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were going to go to another spot we love for New Year's Eve, but was told it was going to be a $75 per person.... So we had to scramble last minute for a replacement. I had the good fortune to luck out and get a table at Teresa's Cafe. It was lovely. They have a fabulous Happy Hour menu along with a great regular menu. My mom and I had the pasta with Scallops and Shrimp and were surprised how many shrimp were in it. I also had Happy Hour with a friend just a week ago here and the food was fabulous as well. It is a great spot and a great value. They really saved the day!

BW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic whiskey and spirit offerings! Excellent houser cocktails as well. Food was very good, too. Nice atmosphere. Definitely a great place to try if you're looking to explore some new whiskeys.

T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was very pleased with my meal, as were my dining companions. Service was very good. They are very good at accommodating those who require gluten free meals, very good.
The only reason I gave Teresa’s four stars, not five, is because their chairs and possibly the tables, are metal so they were cold to the touch. It happened to be a cold damp night, so it added to the chilly feeling.

F
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We go to Teresa’s Café often and are never disappointed. Saturday we had our favorite server so that enhanced the meal.

HL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice weekday venue

E
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious!

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BA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

While the location was good, the menu was limited. My friend ordered an appetizer and I got a small pizza. The pizza had the weirdest color of red sauce and they skimped on the basil. I won't go back.

L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went on a busy night but looking forward to dining here again when it is not so crowded. Service was excellent however!

H
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

First time trying Teresa’s Cafe-would return! Enjoyed the option of spaghetti squash as a gluten free option with any pasta entree. My son enjoyed the pizza!!

N
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good, we all got pasta and thought it was cooked well, but nothing that blew us away. Drinks were very good. Service was quick, but waitress seemed a bit disinterested. Overall, a good meal but nothing to rave about.

EJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first dinner experience in town. Comprehensive drinks menu that covers everything from beer, wine, hard liquid, to cider and mead. Quality food and friendly services. I highly recommend Teresa's and would definitely come back next time I'm in town.

C
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an all-around excellent experience at Teresa’s. It was honestly my perfect restaurant. Delicious Italian food, awesome beer list, modern yet cozy atmosphere and great service. I already can’t wait to come back and bring friends :)

E
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Would not go back.
Waitress was initially semi-nasty...got better as the meal progressed.
Food was just ok, expensive for the meal we got.
Dessert was really bad!

NS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. The service, food and wine were great.

TM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food! Service was great!

SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bread was stale. Brushetta bread was not toasted.
Waitress had an attitude.
Took twenty minutes to gt appetizer

TB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends wanted to go out for lunch. We considered many local restaurants, but all 3 of us were thrilled that we chose Teresa's. The food was amazing, our waitress, Kerry, was fabulous, we had our own booth and no one tried to move us even after a very long stay. It was quiet and we could easily talk without the crazy noise in most restaurants today. I highly recommend the mussels, the French fries with a killer remoulade sauce, and a divine dessert, ice cream with Marcona almonds and homemade chocolate sauce. Ymmmmm!

JM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good, the service attentive and the noise level is low enough to be able to converse at the table without shouting.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service ! Great food ! Chairs uncomfortable!

CU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Pricey. Atmosphere didn't appeal to me. Too dark and minimalistic. Ordered strip steak . Good flavor but very thin. Not at all what I expected, especially for the price. Disappointed.

B
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply an outstanding evening of amazing food, excellent beverages and tremendous service. I’m moving to Wayne so will definitely e a regular!

T
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The glasses of wine were small pours. My friends’ pasta side with her chicken entry was too dry. Waiter was very nice and attentive.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family night out. Rare to get kids to agree on liking same pizza. I really enjoyed the pescano seafood dish and whisky flight. Server worked really hard to find a wine my wife liked too.

k
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was expecting to be seated on the other side of Teresa’s upon arrival, but was told Teresa’s with Mediterranean menu was only side that took reservations. That was not clear on Open Table. It did work well for us, as same beer menu was available and there were many entree options that we could live with. We were disappointed not to have Belgian mussels. Friends ordered Mussels app and were happy. Service was great and would definitely come back with another kind of evening in mind, where I might scrutinize the wine list.

AD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most adventurous beer selections in the Philly suburbs.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Teresa’s! I usually sit on the Belgian side, but needed a reservation for my friend’s birthday, so we sat on the Italian side. The service was spectacular, the cheese board was divine, and the pasta entrees were to die for. One of my friends got the whiskey flight and raved about it. I had a mezcaloma and loved it. I will make an effort to sit on this side more often—it’s worth it.

P
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Teresa's has gone way downhill. First of all my server was miserable, disinterested and borderline rude. Nobody ever asked if our food was fine which it clearly wasn't, the mussels were cold. Seven minutes later they were brought out the second time without the toasted bread and not much better, this batch was warmer but nowhere near as good as the previous 12 years that I have been frequenting this establishment. Regardless, nobody checked on us anyway. The broth was watery and the mussels were not as flavorful as normal and a bit fishy smelling. I had bragged to my date for over 2 weeks that she was about to taste the best mussels in Philadelphia and I was made to look foolish.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend

DT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They forgot about our birthday celebration, the waitress was moody/terrible the menu was 85% bourbon and IPAs and it was a lousy night where we spent over $200 on 4 people. The seats were metal and the table small. It really is a place for 20 something to drink and get drunk. Never going back .

LW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing alcohol menu with lots of options for pairing. Will be visiting again soon!

l
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy dining at Teresa's Cafe, great service, good food and excellent beer.

l
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday but we often come here. People are friendly, service is great, food is good and beer is excellent.

c
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and especially loved the cheese, wine and beer selection. We loved our waitress and were happy with her recommendations for the wine and cheese, she was very knowledgeable about the wide variety of cheese and cocktails.

MK
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food very much and (WOW) the selections from the bar!!!

EE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We can always count on Teresa’s for good food, drinks and service.

L
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner! It’s a bit loud and congested but the food makes up for it! Will definitely return!

BR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My girlfriends pasta dish was fine but my Chicken Parmesan was the worst I have ever had, over cooked, dry as can be and no flavor. The chairs are also very uncomfortable.

TS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and kept refilling our water which we really appreciated. The salad was delcious but the quantity wasn’t enough unfortunately. When I got home I had to make more food bc I was still hungry. My friends all felt the same way about the amount of food that was served. Hope you will take our suggestion and follow through; otherwise, we probably won’t come back. We’ve heard the food is great but many people have said it’s not enough. Thank you!!

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