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Teresa's Caffe Italiano

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23 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542 (Hulfish Street)
+1 609-921-1974
11:00 - 23:00
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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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Port Washington, New York
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an excellent spot for lunch with a nice ambiance, good service, and a wide variety of choices. The Sunday 1pm seating included some brunch items, with the poached eggs an excellent choice. The salads are creative with good dressing choices. The short rib sandwich was excellent. Even though we didn't eat their signature pizza, it looked very appetizing.... More 

Thank Billy O
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice Italian restaurant located in downtown Princeton. Pizza and pasta is great! I usually enjoy gnocchi bolognese with Italian red wine. Lines can be quite long so plan ahead.

Thank Vasilios C
Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for brunch after finding another choice too crowded on a busy holiday weekend. I was immediately asked if I had a reservation even though the restaurant had a policy of no reservations when I've visited many times in the past. No matter, we were seated almost immediately. Unfortunately we were Squeezed in between a couple talking loudly( to... More 

Thank NJcruiserMOM
New Jersey
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had lunch reservations for this popular spot. Tables are very close together and seating is tight, but we totally enjoyed our sandwiches - salmon and chicken and I loved the complimentary cannelloni bean salad side that was fresh and colorful. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Nice menu selection. Slightly pricey but it is Princeton after all!

Thank Sherstur
Hogansville, Georgia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, very crowded. Wonderful bread. Go for the atmosphere and enjoy the wait. Food is very fresh and seasoned excellently. Reasonable prices

Thank Laura35014
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 7 December 2016

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 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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202 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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 Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
    (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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?