Fare: Traditional Italian
Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Excellent selection of homemade pasta dishes.
Excellent value, reasonably priced
Tables are closely spaced, not for quiet conversation.
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared traditional (red sauce) Italian food served in large portions.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer modern Italian food in an upscale, trendy setting.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Cappellini with Shrimp, Toasted Garlic, Sicilian Green Olives, and Chunky Plum Tomato Sauce; The Rigatoni with Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Beans, Italian Sausage, and Sun-dried Tomatoes; and The Veal Scallopini with Marsala Mushroom Sauce, Croquette, and Seasonal Vegetables.
Liquor: BYOB, If you forgot your bottle, there is a liquor store just up the block
Theresa's, one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Westfield, is a good place to go for a good traditional Italian meal at a very reasonable price.
The decor though is a notch below the level of the food. The dining area is small, and dimly lit with tables set with linen coverings.
During the busy weekends, your apt to find it crowded and noisy.
The Pastas are made fresh on the premises and the red sauces are made with the finest ingredients. They are the reason many locals come here. They offer generous portions of well prepared dishes. Try the specials, they tend to be creative and well prepared.
Save room for dessert.
Theresas desserts are homemade and sumptuous. The recommended desserts are; The Banana Bread Pudding; The Warm Apple Crustada with Vanilla Gelato and Galliano Caramel; and The Orange Almond Cheesecake with Creme Anglaise and a Crispy Tuile.
Does not offer vegetarian options
The service at Theresa's is friendly and attentive.
(updated: August, 2015)
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