Caffe Navona

4.7
287 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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 287 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CE
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was terrific, nice corner table, service for food and drinks was slow

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Salmon and Caeser salad were fantastic!

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service not particularly good and food mediocre. Also given check for another table.

JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Roberto was outstanding. So was Barbosa. Truly excellent service and fine food.

PT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service by the waitstaff was excellent. Kitchen was a bit slow, but the food was great. Asked for a quiet table, but the room we were in was noisy.

J
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met friends for nice dinner! Menu for the day specials is always great. Had a wonderful dinner experience. Great salad and entrees. Really like the place and service. Bonus is listening to their great piano player. Wonderful evening! Thanks Marco!

m
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great! Would recommend to those that are “foodies” like me!

J
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

If my rating was only based on the food this would easily be five stars. Every single item of food we ordered was absolutely fantastic. The sauce on the calamari was exquisite; the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. The house salad for $3.95 was a steal and my homemade pasta couldn't have been better. However, the service left a lot to be desired. When we showed up for our reservation, there was not a table ready and a six top had to be converted to be accommodate four. We waited roughly ten minutes for someone to take our drink order, had to ask for someone to bring bread (which was dropped on the floor), filled our own water, couldn't find our server for another round of drinks, and waited another 5-10 minutes with dirty dishes. I left this place satisfied (and over the moon about the food) and will absolutely go back to hopefully have a better experience with the service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great. Waitress was pleasant. The place was hot, but in their defense the weather is ridiculous. The piano player was WAY too loud.

FL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Doesn't get much better! Great place, great food and they treat you like family!

TF
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal in this Vero Italiano Ristorante. Marco the owner is always there to accommodate your every need.

TS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here several times over a number of years and it just keeps getting better and better.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always warm and friendly service and delicious food.

GC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Staff was very nice but there weren’t enough servers on duty for Father’s Day with a piano player and a basically packed house. Service was painfully slow and inattentive because they were clearly overwhelmed and overworked. Meal was very good but staffing issues definitely detracted from what could have been a lovely celebration.

V
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious- we had the arugula salad(huge) and spiedini to start. We all had different pasta dishes. We went on Fathers Day and service was very slow - everyone was very pleasant but I don’t think there was enough staff. Piano player was a nice touch. We would give it another try since the food was so good.

JR
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been going to Cafe Navona for many years. Actually from when Marco first bought, renovated and opened the former Gallagher's restaurant. We have had many celebrations there and were always more than satisfied!

JW
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as usual

KD
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have a great meal here with excellent service, and the owner makes it a point to greet us personally and make sure everything is perfect...Highly recommended!

KL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great! Always a nice place for me and my honey!

JW
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent !!

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MH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An excellent dining experience for a wedding anniversary dinner.
Greeting at the door was warm and the waitstaff was friendly and well-versed in the menu and specials.
Bartender makes a great martini. Dinner was superb and the key lime cheesecake mousse was divine. One of our favorite places.

o
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good. We enjoyed the piano player on Saturday night.

NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always have an awesome meal and wonderful service. Bar is great too! Piano player is a nice touch also.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very personable service. Food was very well prepared. No rush and piano music in the background created a romantic evening. We highly recommend this restaurant.

PM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we had was delicious! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

LG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! From drink at the bar to dinner in dining room. Thank you Marco for doing such a fine job and taking such pride in your establishment! You’re the best. Will be back soon! Highly recommended all around!

JW
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent!!

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D
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary, 31 years. We wanted to go to our favorite place so we went to Café Navona. Had a bottle per Seco and tremendous meal of stuff shells chicken Parmesan and amazing dessert. Thank you Caffe Navona

LW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night out with a friend!! Excellent scallop appetizer and famous dessert special!!

JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Owner is charming and really attentive to guests needs. Usually a 5 star experience - even 4 stars on Mother's Day!

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Made arrangements for mother's day via open table.. Walked in and maybe it was the bartender that wasn't so friendly and couldn't find our reservations.. Once the owner came over I couldn't have been more pleased ... He greeted us and couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful.. Took his time to make us feel at home and recommend some wine for us.. Food was excellent and the waitress couldn't have done any better of a job..

Lucky we found another gem...

LW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the piano player!! Service was fabulous and I can’t wait to go back again!!

BN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Caffe Navona. And we will return to experience their food again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Staff was very pleasant and attentive

DK
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have been hearing how good this place is for years. Finally had the opportunity to meet friends at a 'half way' location from their house. So glad we finally experienced the service and quality of this great restaurant.
Four entrees and each equally as delicious and well prepared. Each and every meat / protein was done exactly as requested. The sauces we're perfect compliments to each dish and let the flavor and quality of the main ingredient shine through.
The service was friendly and professional, just the way we like it. It's like going to a really good friend's house who loves to have people over and cooks.
We will definitely be back...and soon! Thanks to Marco for the warm welcome and accommodations at his fine establishment!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised. Owner Marco so nice. Will return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience
A little too noisy loud but it’s small open space by bar

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our family loved the welcoming family type atmosphere there!! The service was friendly and spot on. The pork Osso Bucco was outstanding!!! Overall it was a great experience for our family. The owner Marco visits all the tables in the restaurant to make everyone feel at home. We sure did.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great dining experience! Marco and his staff provide excellent service and fantastic food

MF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good and the service was excellent. The zuppa de peace was especially good and a large portion. We’ll be back.

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