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Teresa's Caffe Italiano

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23 Palmer Sq E, Princeton, NJ 08542-3714 (Hulfish Street)
+1 609-921-1974
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our late lunch though the seating was not ideal. We were very, very close to a food prep area and kitchen door and often felt like we were in the way. The menu items seem typical - pizza, calzone, etc. but the toppings are different and fun and the bread / crust is tasty and crisp (on the... More 

Thank njphillips4
Oroville, California
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162 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place that served pizza, while we were in Princeton, since we were taking out our nephew. We decided to try Teresa's and found it good. I suggest that if you go here you get a reservation since it is not a large place and when we went it was busy. Our nephew enjoyed the pizza... More 

Thank gdncd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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201 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place has been popular as Pizzetta and now it runs better menu. Very nice place with few outdoor seating places available. Pizza is made on premises and very good. As close to Italy and in some cases tastier then there. Very good past dishes and adequate selection of wines to meet anyone taste. Dinner reservation suggested since place is very... More 

Thank Laserza
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This restaurant has outdoor sitting which is nice. Food is good, I would add more vegetarian pasta disches. Salads and pizza are good. Espresso is pretty good for a restaurant of thsi type.. Parking might be problematic unless you want to park in a garage. Reservations are NOT accepted on the weekends and the wait time might be much longer... More 

West Grove, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lunch for 7, Great service and amazing food. Sad thing is we can never get a dinner reservation because it's so popular.

Thank chardy49
Princeton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

An always reliably good and classic Italian bistro. Casual, comfortable, great food (the pizza is top notch), friendly and professional service, and all reasonably priced. The bread and delicious olive oil portends a great meal ahead as you sit down in the busy but not too noisy dining areas. I'm a local and keep coming back even in the face... More 

Thank Thomas L
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed dinner recently. Our waitress was informed about the food, helpful,friendly and efficient. The pasta with shrimp and scallops was tasty as was the wild boar ragout.

Thank Charles P
New York City, New York
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Teresa's is probably the quintessential undergrad date spot in Princeton. What undergrads may fail to note is how very bad the service is, despite the decent quality of the food. The food is not really good enough to make up for it - it's alright, but nothing special, and the wine list is a little limited. Be prepared to be... More 

Thank ItinerantNewYorker
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent and it is open till late at night unlike most restaurants in the area that close their kitchen at 9pm. I strongly recommend it for lunch or a late dinner at the bar.

Thank Aigli P
princeton nj
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Four ladies lunched for $10 each, splitting an appetizer and two giant and tasty sandwiches. Unusual and fresh ingredients.

Thank hisilverawy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Palmer Sq E, Princeton, NJ 08542-3714
    (Hulfish Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-921-1974
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?