Teresa's Cafe

4.7
394 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Teresas has been around since 1997. We have the most comprehensive beverage program in the area, having been nominated for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program in 2018. We also have an excellent and diverse dining menu with something for everyone.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 394 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will definitely be back. Great food/drink selections as well as great service. They even gave us dessert on the house because they ran out of what we ordered. Highly recommend!

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PA324
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! Presentation of the food was quite impressive for such a small, locally owned restaurant. Will be here again!

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vipAviation
Philadelphia
164 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a sunny day and was very happy with the service, food, and the beer selection!!!

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MelindaS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Drove an hour for lunch. Always worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bartender was totally rude and argumentative. My entire party was taken aback by his attitude and arrogance. Ordered a steak that was grossly over cooked and the rest of the food was just ok. Nothing to write home about.

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williams
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very good food, very slow service.
75 minutes for a Pizza to get to the table and they ask you to limit your stay to 90 minutes?
Other patrons were getting agitated. The manager, unasked, very nicely comped our drinks.

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JessicaV
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, fantastic beer selection and great cocktails. Couldn't ask for anything more really!

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vipLaFleur
Philadelphia
215 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner outside on the sidewalk. Mussels and salads. Awesome G&T menu.

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vipLouise
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love Teresa’s - food is always consistently good and nice wine selection.

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vipbooboo
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was well presented and delicious. My beet salad was huge and could have been a meal. The sauce for the gnocchis was great and the portion was big enough to take some home, considering the size of the salad. The items and prices on the menu presented to us were totally different from the menu posted online so be prepared for the difference. This may be due to Covid and paper menus or something I am sure the restaurant can explain. Overall, we enjoyed the place and would not hesitate to return.

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sophie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was excellent. My food was terrible. I ordered a Croque Madame where the mornay sauce was extra. There was barely any meat and cheese inside. It was 80% bread. It wasn't grilled. The small salad was very nice and well dressed. The beer and cider choices were very good.

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johne
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

AN OLD FAVORITE THAT i HAD NOT VISITED IN TOO LONG. NOTHING STUNNING BUT EVERYTHING'S GOOD TO VERY GOOD. MORE THAN AMPLE VALUE FOR THE EXPENSE.WAIT STAFF ON THE ROOKIE SIDE BUT NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.

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vipandml
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Outdoor dining at Teresa’s Cafe (I still prefer to call it TND - Magen that’ll come back soon) was very good for the 4 of us. Derrick did an excellent just with our entire order and we had a nice time, as usual. Appetizers and entrees were delicious and the beer choices were top notch with an assortment of Russian River including my favorites - Pliny and Blind Pig. Thank you and we’ll certainly be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing protocol in place. The drinks are fantastic as always.

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
367 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been infrequent guests because Teresa's is a bit out of the way for us. But after this lunch, we'll be spending more beautiful afternoons on Wayne Avenue. The wine list is unique, with some things you don't often see at neighborhood cafes. We had (and loved) the "orange wine", a perfect beverage for a long and leisurely lunch al fresco. We shared the scallop brochette and the fried artichokes, both of which were so good that we'd have ordered seconds if we had any less self control. Then my wife had one of the clever and unusual preparations of mussels, and I had the elk burger. She loved the mussels so much that I thought she'd eat the shells too! And I'm a sucker for elk because it's such sweet meat - and the burger delivered in spades. It's a good thing we fed the parking meter for maximum time, because we used up the 2 hours without even realizing how time flew.

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JakeOfHavertown
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our favorite restaurant outside of Philadelphia since 2011. Yesterday was our first visit back since February 2020. It felt great to be back. The food and beer are as great as ever. The servers are very friendly and knowledgeable. We can't recommend this place highly enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was cool. Sidewalk not that lit. Kinda busy

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vipLaFleur
Philadelphia
215 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good lunch outside. Mussels, salads, and Belgium beer. A delicious combo.

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JudyT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent! Everything was delicious- we can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I genuinely couldn’t ask for a better first impression.. the staff makes you feel and home, and the food— perfection.

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StaceyT
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was outdoor dining. They had my reservation and we didn’t wait. The food was good, service was decent, only complaint was the uncomfortable chairs on a sloped sidewalk. It’s not a gourmet restaurant but the food is good, drinks are good, people were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We were excited to try a local place rather than a chain restaurant. Unfortunately after the initial greeting at the entrance, our experience was terrible. The waiter seemed uninterested from the beginning and all the way til the end of our time there. Which made us not even enjoy our dinner. Unfortunately we will not be eating there again. And won’t recommend it to others.

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vipPaulP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food, friendly service. Great duck entrées.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was solid and good overall quality

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JohnL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Obviously the beer menu is outstanding...The food was excellent, the restaurant took appropriate precautionary measures due to COVID, and we had great fun being togther with close friends.

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vipandml
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great weather for dinner, very good and reliable food, and a nice atmosphere in Wayne, PA at Teresa's Cafe. Thanks for another enjoyable meal.

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Nickname
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was really good. Had a great time. You should go here.

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jamest
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service All Around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Table was very small for 2 people. Food was delicious though! Mussels were the best I’ve ever had.

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Ryan
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Great outdoor dining setup. All around simply great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; great service; booths partitioned. Can't beat that while the pandemic is still going on.

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AllyC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teresa's always hits the spot! Great food and excellent service as always.

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Trout
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best joints and probably our favorite place on the Main Line. Great to be back and can't wait for the bar to open.
Food, service and the beverage were excellent as always.

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Marsha
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had planned on sitting outside to celebrate my husbands birthday, but it was a bit too chilly. We felt comfortable and safe eating indoors. The booths are separated by dividers that provide not only an additional level of comfort, but also privacy and they reduced the noise level. The food was delicious. The service was impeccable. And, the spirts and beer selection was perfect.

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vipCarolynB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only recently ‘found’ Teresa’s but we have been there three times in the past three weeks. It’s our new found favorite and while the people and place are quite nice (truly!), the food is spectacular to say the least! The Fricadelles are frickin’ delicious. Last time I had the Eggplant Lasagna and it was equally satisfying. Our son, who is a bit of a food snob, rated the mussels a 9 1/2! You should definitely check this place out!

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vipDoubleM
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an absolutely fantastic meal. Great food and great service. The menu offers a number of unique features to familiar dishes and the server was more than happy to explain them and provide recommendations. They truly care about the details. We can’t recommend Teresa’s highly enough.

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Dieter
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The COVID-19 guidelines are followed very well and one feels save to eat there. Also, love that the menus from both restaurants are combined!

JJ
vipJoJo
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch of mussels for my hubby. They have several choices for mussel sauces and they are all outstanding. Delicious food, socially distanced outdoor table; fabulous lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Drink selection was a bit confusing . Really enjoyed the service will go back . Food was just ok

JC
JimC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back. The place is a favorite of ours and it's still great.

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You can order delivery directly from Teresa's Cafe using the Order Online button. Teresa's Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 293-9909.

Teresa's Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 394 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.

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