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Teresa's Cafe Italiano

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48 Easton Ave, Princeton, NJ 08540
+1 609-921-1974
09:00 - 00:00
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mike Alvarez's lovely trattoria is an institution in Princeton. Mike, head bartender Chris, and the whole staff are devoted to one thing: an absolutely wonderful evening of superb dining. This has been out favorite restaurant in Princeton for the last eight years, in a city of many outstanding restaurants. We end up visiting Teresa's at least once each and every... More 

Thank stl4mcmahons
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

my husband and I ate dinner here , we shared the the special pasta made with spinach, zucchini ,sun dried tomatoes in a sherry cram sauce that was delirious. Wish I lived near this place so that I could have this again.

Thank pat f
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A great little Italian restaurant hidden away from the main street. The pizza is very good as is the pasta.

Thank Cheryl M
Chicago, Illinois
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207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We were a big group but they got us in pretty much much at the last minute. There is nothing really wrong with the food here but the whole place has this film of grease on the floors and tables, in face everywhere. Everything was a little tacky and just didn't have a nice feel to it. As I say... More 

Thank jazzyart
Burlington, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Nice little spot in the heart of Princeton, across from the University. Very nice serving staff and attentive to the table. Small menu with a nice mix of options. We both ordered the Bestecca (steak) sandwich. Unfortunately, both sandwiches were a little tough to be eaten by hand. The sandwich had nice flavor to it, but was easier to remove... More 

Thank Bill D
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Excellent food and service. Take time to review the menu before ordering. All dishes were evidently prepared with the freshest produce. Salad and pasta dishes were wonderful. Our server was very attentive and the delivery of food was timely. Tables are arranged comfortably and the atmosphere is lovely. I recommend making a reservation. The restaurant gets very busy.

Thank PeaceLovingCamper
Syracuse, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Make reservations because this is a popular restaurant. That being said, even though it was packed, our service was excellent, as was the food. The seafood entrees were fresh and delicious and so were the salads. We also tried a pasta dish and a pizza, all good. For appetizers, their meatball app was excellent, three of the six of us... More 

Thank Sari S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

For lunch or for dinner Teresa's Cafe is a fabulous place to go in Princeton. They prepare delicious pastas, salads, and a variety of brick-oven pizzas. Be sure not to pass up the bread basket served with wonderful herbed olive oil - it is a treat. Dessert? their bread pudings are divine! Dinner reservations are recommended, especially on the weekends.

Thank Susan W
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Enjoy Teresa's when in Princeton ! Great pizzas, salads and wine list. Friendly service! Good choice for lunch !

Thank Suzanne H
Princeton, New Jersey
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a great choice for a nice dinner or date- the food is delicious, the wine is excellent (try the montepulciano!), and the atmosphere is fun and cozy. There is outdoor seating tucked away from the road, which is a lovely option for summertime. Be aware that the prices are high- think $18 for pasta (hence the 4 stars... More 

Thank Susannah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 48 Easton Ave, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-921-1974

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?