Tre Piani

A Princeton, NJ Restaurant Review

Tre Piani Restaurant


Tre Piani

Forrestal Village Shopping Ctr.
120 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Italian/Mediterranean

Price: Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

thumbs up Well prepared dishes using fresh, organic straight-from-the-farm ingredients. Pasta are fresh house made daily.

thumbs upDecor is upscale with a choice of either formal or casual dining room options

thumbs upGood spacing between table, good for quiet conversation

thumbs downLimited availability of menu items on Sundays

thumbs downFrequented by large groups, can be noisy if seated nearby.

Value: Good

Noise Level: High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy creative Italian food preparation with fresh farm to table ingredients in a casual, upscale setting.

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer traditional Italian food with heavy sauces served in large portions.

Recommended dishes:When available, The Osso buco with red wine sauce, four cheese risotto, sautéed mushrooms; The Homemade Silk Ravioli with lobster, spinach, and mascarpone cheese; and The Filet mignon with green peppercorn sauce sautéed button mushrooms, roasted garlic polenta and sautéed spinach

Liquor: Full service bar with a good selection of wines and cocktails using fresh house made juices, fruits and vegetables.


Restaurant Review

One of the top Italian restaurants in the Princeton area, Tre Piani offers fine Italian dining with a wide variety of menu selections using fresh ingredients.


During the weekdays, the restaurant is frequented by groups of business diners and Groupon coupon holders.


The decor, spread on three dining levels (Tre Piani), is attractive with the downstairs bistro adorned with plants around the bar, ceiling fans, and louvered shutters to create an elegant, open atmosphere.

Diners are immediately greeted by the friendly and attentive maitre d' who will escort you to your table either at the downstairs bistro or the more formal dining room upstairs.


Chef Jim Weaver, one of the early pioneers of the "slow food" process of cooking, uses wholesome, fresh, organic straight-from-the-farm ingredients. Pastas are fresh house made daily.


The downstairs bistro, while also serving up the full menu, also has more casual menu items which includes pizzas, pastas, and everything from sauteed crab cakes to beef shin osso buco, boneless pork chops with marsala cream sauce, and a mixed seafood grill.


At the more formal upstairs dining room, your dining experience will begin with well prepared bread with three selections and an accompanying dish of roasted garlic, olives and sun dried tomatoes offers a nice touch to begin the evening.


The Tre Bar, adjoining the dining area, is vibrant and casual with dining offered with a small plate tapas menu.


During the warmer months  there is outdoor dining on the patio.


Tre Piani is open seven days/week;
For Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:30pm & Sunday 4:00pm - 7:00pm and Brunch Sunday 12 noon - 4:00pm


(updated July, 2015)


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