Theresa’s South

4.6
1167 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
Creative Cooking at the Jersey Shore! With homemade pastas and a variety of unique entrees from different cuisines, there'll be something on the menu to please everyone. We are a BYOB establishment; BEER, WINE AND CHAMPAGNE ONLY. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ALLOWED INCLUDING CAKES. Outdoor seating is for walk-ins only. Theresa's South reserves the right to cancel any reservation that is 15 minutes late without a phone call. Cancellation policy (UPDATED 4/26/19): For parties of 4 guests or less there will be a service charge of $25 per person for NO-SHOW-NO-CALL reservations AND cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance. For parties of 5 or more guests there will be a service charge of $50 per person for NO-SHOW-NO-CALL reservations AND cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance.

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Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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JC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were very pleasantly surprised; several people we spoke to could not give this restaurant a great review. Our server, Gianna (?) was outstanding and made the evening very pleasurable. We had a special eggplant pancake that was amazing and I had salmon with an arugula salad, fantastic. We will definitely return when in Bay Head!

Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reminds me of the fantastic pasta dishes I had in Italy.The sauce was great!

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived to our table and on it was a signed anniversary card from the staff! This was an amazing touch. Our food was fantastic- eggplant pancake and crab cake to start are always a go to but the grilled peach salad with blueberry goat cheese and raspberry was out of this world delicious. Ambiance, attention and great food is what you will get here. The special dessert of lava cake with coffee gelato is a must.

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b
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Theresa's South is always a sure bet for a delicious meal and a pleasant atmosphere.

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good. We had mixed and pear salads that were tasty. The Gemelli with Sausage for table appetizer. Eggplant and pork chops for dinner. Everything well prepared. For desert the profiteroles were outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful (as usual) at Theresa’s South. As we chose this restaurant to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary.There’s only one question I have and I’m not sure if it’s asked by the restaurant or Open Table: why ask what occasion this is when making a reservation if nothing is to be done about it? If it’s just for internal tracking by either company, it’s misleading for the consumer. It leaves the impression that the guest might be treated a bit more special than their normally given excellent service. Perhaps , a better table, a complimentary flower, or simply a card on the table commemorating the occasion would go quite a way in separating it further from other restaurants. IE: “ Happy Anniversary. Thank you for choosing Theresa’s South to celebrate you special day”. Just a thought, otherwise, why ask.

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AR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent food, a little pricey. Nice atmosphere, but a very small menu. BYOB.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Teresa’s South. Everything is always awesome from the ambiance to the food! Great friendly staff.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. The whipped butter was a tasty treat and the dinners were outstanding; each of the four dinners were equally yummy.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! Phenomenal menu and specials. Service by Sam was outstanding. Very friendly! Highly recommend.

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MW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, attentive service and neighborhood atmosphere!

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JP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The service was excellent and the dinner great. Good value and nice atmosphere. BYO IS Always desirable.

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T
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thx for another wonderful night! Food and service was terrific.

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N
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. We go all the time and are never disappointed. Salads are wonderful. Love their gemelli , salmon, short ribs. Appetizer eggplant pancake is always a hit. BYOB it’s a great place for wonderful food

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j
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food excellent service unfortunately it’s extremely noisy in that room that I guess they consider the porch

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and fabulous dinner!

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p
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were happy to get a reservation for Mother's Day at one of our favorite haunts. I love the salad with the goat cheese- my go to even though there are numerous other delicious salads on the menu. The Gorgonzola crusted filet was cooked to perfection. I have never had a bad meal here and love that they accept reservations ! Looking forward to returning soon!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! I would highly recommend.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating out for Mother’s Day. We arrived and were seated immediately. Was glad to see that the menu was not limited due to it being Mother’s Day as a lot of restaurants will offer limited choices for holidays. The staff was extremely attentive as they always are. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi with short ribs, which was delicious. It is one of my favorite dishes!!! Can’t wait to go back.

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N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for Mother's Day and everything was absolutely perfect! Our server, Shelby, was attentive, personable, and loved interacting with my young son. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for Mother's Day with fresh flowers everywhere. We had the fried mozzarella appetizer which was delicious, but our entrees are what blew us away! I had the pan-seared tuna which was perfectly rare and the noodles punched a perfect kick. My husband had the lambchops which he said were perfectly cooked, my brother had the stuffed shrimp which he said were fresh and savory, and my son had the kids ziti which was arrived quickly and was a hit with him as well. While i did not indulge in the fried strawberry cheesecake, it looked out of this world! I enjoyed a bottle of my favorite wine, but there is a wine shop next door if anyone ever forgot to BYO. All of the service, from our server, to the hostess, to the food runners, to the busboy went above and beyond and truly made us feel at home and went out of their way to wish me a happy mother’s day. The ambiance of the restaurant was warm and cozy on a day where it was a monsoon outside. The manager was checking on all of the tables and it seemed unanimous that everyone was enjoying a delicious meal with their families for the holiday. Great job, Theresa's South!

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B
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We had an 8:00 pm reservation for two. We waited nearly 15 minutes before we were greeted by a server at our table, and this was only after we let the hostess know. The food, on the other hand, was absolutely delicious. We had the crusted fresh mozzarella appetizer, which was so tasty and unique. My mother had the mushroom parppadelle and I had the steak and risotto special. We couldn’t decide which dish was better! We’re chalking up the sub-par service as the staff working out the pre-summer-season-craziness kinks. We would absolutely visit Theresa’s South again!

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great. Eggplant pancake is always delicious. We were not rushed and service was attentive but not overly friendly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy it very much!!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Get the eggplant tower! The service and atmosphere is always lovely, as well. We like to sit on the porch.

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, very good food

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the only restaurant that I would go to on a holiday. The food and service are excellent, the same as any other day. The filet of beef withe Gorgonzola cheese is my all time favorite.

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DM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time to this restaurant and it never disappoints. Great food and wait staff.

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HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal. We go every chance we get. Excellent service. Can't wait to go back.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorite restaurants...

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j
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent excellent service food was pretty good way way way too loud in that porch area

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, awesome staff, comfortable ambiance. The perfect date night!

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Q
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time there. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and nice and hot. I will go back again.

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DR
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a great place. Our server Chris was exceptional

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BF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really goox italian food. The menu is a little bit limited but everything my wife and i had was great and the meals we saw going to tables around us looked equally good

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KD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Looking forward to warmer weather to eat outside.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Theresa’s South! We were a little late to our reservation, upon our arrival the table was ready and the hostess graciously asked us if we wanted the table that was close to the door or to wait for another table that would be available soon. We chose to wait. It was about a 20 minute wait but was no problem! We chatted up in the cappuccino bar where they opened our wine and got us water! They did run out of bread but the manager was so accommodating with some bruschetta!! He even came back to check in on each course and made sure we had everything we needed. The service was outstanding! The food was the best I’ve had in a long time! Compliments to the chef!! We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

First they didn’t seat us until late for our reservation. They were out of bread, the stuffed fillet I had was tasteless. The server said he just started and had no knowledge if the menu. Staff is immature. Very disappointed and I had been there many times before. It’s gone downhill.

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JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and not disappointed! Easy to get a reservation last minute this time of year...In the summer better start weeks ahead....Service was great and food...PERFECTO!!! Love that it is BYOB!

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EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Quaint little restaurant, excellent service and food byob -fresh ingredients and locally sourced

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