Caffe Navona

4.8
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334 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
You are cordially invited to dine at Caffé NaVona, voted the best Italian restaurant in Morris County NJ. Many places may claim to be called the best Italian restaurant in Morris county New Jersey, but few can back it up. We are excited to announce that Caffé Navona was voted the best Morris County New Jersey Italian restaurant by Morris/Essex Health and Life in 2015 as part of their Best of Morris 2015 awards.
What 334 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks. The music is very good for a nice relaxing evening.

D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, great drinks and great service. Can’t ask for anything more.

JK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Don’t miss the Pork Chop. Wow was it good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service will be back without a doubt

MH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and an accommodating kitchen for special menu changes. Food is outstanding.

F
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was my first return since nearly three years. The food is always great.

D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Again the perfect mean and atmosphere. No other place compares

LD
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Caffe Navona many many times. We have never had a meal that wasn't outstanding where we were completely satisfied and happy with everything.

D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect. Fantastic ambiance drinks and food.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was a first time visit for us as we are new to the area. The service from the moment we walked in until we left was great! The table came with bread and bruschetta on the table which was amazing. All of our menu choices were delicious except the lasagna which was over cooked and a bit dry.

JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Why would anyone enjoy sitting in kitchen doors view-not a pretty site for this restaurant
Food ok not worth the price should have went to LA Strada for the price and better atmosphere

CS
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is no surprise they were rated #1 Italian restaurant in Morris County! Can't say enough about this place just love it!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food. Attentive owner

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner with old friends. Food was excellent! The owner dame by twice to ensure we had everything we needed.

JD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service, as usual.
Always enjoy Caffe Navona!

TF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a very nice experience to eat at Caffe Navona! Food is great, wait staff is helpful and accommodating and Marco the owner is always a pleasure to talk to.

D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is amazing but Navona keeps getting better and better. Also I keep finding new favorite dishes. But I have a simple pleasure, my wife and I sit down with a drink. Have some amazing thin slices garlic bread. Then we order the house salad. I get is with anchovies. This time I had NJs best Chicken Parmigiana. Writing this is making me hungry. I think I will repeat this Saturday night. Thanks Marco

Your friend Mark

JD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Always a great dinner!

l
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Will always be a favorite for my husband and I. Love the maite d as well as the piano playing in the background. Not to mention the food is always amazing, The service was a bit slower than normal for some reason but since that's not the norm we will be back as usual.

MM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food, atmosphere and overall experience was great. The manager or owner welcomed us right when we walked in. I was surprised that they had such a nice bar area as well as a dining area. My boyfriend got the veal and I got the gnocchi VERY good. outstanding. The wine list was nice too, we got a bottle of wine. Wish they had more dessert options but other than that it was great. We will be back for sure!

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Business Lunch on Veterans Day. It was my first time there, I chose the restaurant for its location. Facility was nice, right on Rt 46 in NJ, easy to find. Wait staff was friendly and efficient, however it was the first day for our waitress and she failed to tell me that the Arugula Salad I ordered as an appetizer, was exactly the same as the salad that came on my Entre. Small mistake but I wish I had known, I would have tried something else.

D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always perfect. food, service, parking, and pat the guitar player all make this place 5 star, thanks for having me.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, excellent food and an owner who cares about his guests!

D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always

JM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pleasant staff, outstanding food, nice interior and relaxing live piano music. I had the steak which was tastefully prepared and honestly steak doesn’t get any better. Others had three different pasta dishes which they loved. Desserts are worth the calories.

EJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great Date night location fairly quiet with background piano music. Food and service were excellent. The cost was slightly high for the value of the food but there are limited option in the area so would return and recommend to friends.

D
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We wondered why we haven’t been there in awhile!!! Just great. Food, service and drinks were great. Italian bread was great ( maybe warmed ) but really fresh. Had the lamb which we are still raving about. That’s why they have been there for years. Great place. If the owner is reading this, thank you for a great night

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Marco and his team worked well together in providing a wonderful time. Great food, great atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always had a excellent dinner at Cafe Navona. The staff is always polite and courteous.

N
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. There was a professional piano player that made the ambiance so wonderful.

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always wonderful service and delicious food.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a special find! We sat outside and it was delightful. Wonderful service! They even suggested a few things not in the menus based upon our preferences and everything was delicious

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful anniversary dinner. first time here and will definitely return. food was outstanding and service was very friendly. nice bar to have a drink before dinner. really a great place.

BM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Been there a few times. Went with a party of six, two were newcomers. Everyone was very pleased with the appetizers and especially the entrees. Prices are very reasonable for the high quality of food. I don't live close so, we go there whenever we are in the area and we are looking for a dinner place. Can't wait to go back.

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was excellent however the service was terrible. The waiter didn't return from our initial order to our table until I was done with dinner. He didn't ask if we needed a refill on our drinks, until my husband pointed out my glass was empty, but at that point we were done with dinner. The waiter seemed to pay much more attention and stop back more often at the tables that had more people. Maybe it was just an off night where they were short staffed, but for our first experience there we probably wouldn't go back.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dinner I've had in a long time. Food was amazing, great service in a comfortable environment.
Live music was a great addition.

TD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marco and his team were fabulous. Food was excellent and portions were right on. Couldn’t find anything wrong with this place and our experience. Will be back plenty. .

JF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service - thank you!!

DL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I have always had a wonderful meal at Caffe Navona's.
We have been here many times and will be back again :)

LC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Food was excellent. Unfortunately the atmosphere poor. Too noisy. Impossible to have a conversation at the table. Would not go again