Teresa's Cafe

4.6
412 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 412 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLizM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

Food was under-seasoned and way over priced. Service was great but would not return.

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vipmarlie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick , our server, was delightful and outstanding.

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MelissaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I dined outside with two companions, and it was a wonderful experience! The artichokes were amazing, as was the cheese plate (definitely try the triple cream!) and the eggplant entree! The beet salad was very good as well, though I would have preferred a bit less dressing. I asked for a custom drink, and they were wonderful in crafting something perfect! All in all, it was a lovely night out and we are already trying to plan a return trip!

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Ushuaian
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Airy with well separated booths inside, classic looking bar, excellent selection of draft beers (incl. RR Pliny the Elder this week), and a nice range of lunch selections (duck breast salad, BLT, and fries were all very good.) Sidewalk tables too hot for summer noontime (no umbrellas) but indoors is comfortable.

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vipnal1
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice neighborhood bar, good food, our server Nick was very attentive and personable.

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DavidW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was a little warm inside with a seat by the kitchen and the heat wave.

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vipGolferGirl
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was terrific...huge selection. Cocktails were great. My husband loved the whiskey selection and I liked the number of gins to choose from. We will definitely be back.

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Standrean
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really excellent lunch with a friend a Teresa Next Door. First time back since pandemic and it was as good as ever. Great team working there. Great food. Awesome drinks.

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vipandml
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A quick lunch at Teresa’s was good but difficult passing on the great beer options and sticking with water. Just an omelette order and an eggplant order, which were perfect.

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vipEsmeralda
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a neighborhood place where we always feel welcome, the food is predictably good and the staff is warm, informative and attentive.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The garlic bread was terrible. It was 2 rocks on a plate. I can't believe anyone would serve that. When we told the server about it, we thought maybe it would be removed form the bill. Nope. The rest of our food was good but the portions were small. Increase the portions if you are going to charge that much for dinner. Overall ok but we won't be rushing back.

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AMSB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Teresa's. Excellent staff, food and atmosphere.

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vipLeslie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really love the new partitions between booths! Felt private and cozy.

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CarolS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I was unimpressed with the Lobster roll. It had no flavor and was skimpy for $27.00. It tasted very watery.

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JoeK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server was great. Friendly and helpful with recommendations.
Mid week dinner crowd was fairly busy. Definitely would go back.

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Mabell
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We were out to dinner as a family for my birthday. The food was delicious. Both my husband and I wear hearing aides so it was tough to hear the waiter through his mask because he was a bit soft spoken and there was a very loud talker at the next table. Our waiter was pleasant and very patient with us as we didn’t make our mind up quickly when ordering dinner. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Theresa’s is one of our favorite places to eat. Great drinks and beer. Great food. Friendly wait staff.

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vipAnon
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time back since being allowed to eat inside. It was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
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
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 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 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipMelindaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 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 31 May 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 28 May 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
220 reviews
Dined on 27 May 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 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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vipbooboo
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on 23 May 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 23 May 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 22 May 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
85 reviews
Dined on 21 May 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 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
367 reviews
Dined on 20 May 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 16 May 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 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was cool. Sidewalk not that lit. Kinda busy

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vipLaFleur
Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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JudyT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 May 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 28 April 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
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 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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You can order delivery directly from Teresa's Cafe using the Order Online button. Teresa's Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 293-9909.

Teresa's Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 412 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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