Caffe Navona

4.7
260 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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D
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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LW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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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!

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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...

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LW
New York Area
3 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!!

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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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Staff was very pleasant and attentive

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OT
Las Vegas
16 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!

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

Pleasantly surprised. Owner Marco so nice. Will return.

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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

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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.

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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

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MF
New York Area
5 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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JS
Portland
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and drink menu. Very friendly and welcoming staff!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent as well as the service. The food was nicely prepared and come out hot and tasty. The waitress was very attentive and made sure that we enjoyed our meal. The homemade tiramisu was fantastic

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D
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect as usual. The staff is exceptional. Special thanks that evening for Jill, Marco, Daria, Alyson And the rest of the team. That’s what make Navona one of my favorite places on the planet. This week I think I’ll go twice.

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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant!! Great atmosphere and wonderful service!

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

great place. food is excellent. very open and loud. good service. we will be back!!

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BN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delightful and we hope to return soon. The food was excellent and the service was great also. The noise level was not a factor even though our table was near the bar.

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ND
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. Owner is very personable and accommodating.

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MB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing. It's a friendly atmosphere. You can choose to be near the piano player, or in a more quiet room. The owner, Marco, checks in with each table to make sure all is A-OK.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fan tastic traditional Italian food!

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BD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food NEVER disappoints!! The service is attentive without being overbearing. Marco is amazing and makes everyone feel special. If you’re looking for great food and a friendly atmosphere - look no further than Caffe Navonna!!

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BM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Day before Valentine's, excellent food, apps and desert. Service was not as good as it should be for this level of establishment. Have been here before and will return again!

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JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food as alwao

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KM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is always fresh and tastes amazing! Make sure to book a reservation early!

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The meal was superb and the timing of the appetizers and main course was fine but the server failed to check to see if we were pleased and there was a long wait for the check.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I have absolutely nothing negative to say! I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner - every dish was delicious. We had the turbot special, the risotto with shrimp and the eggplant fritter appetizer, which the owner told us is his mother's recipe. Everything was wonderful and the tiramisu was heavenly! The ambience is cozy and warm, and despite how busy it was on Saturday night, the noise level wasn't too loud. The piano player in the bar area was excellent and the music was a nice backdrop in the restaurant without being overpowering. We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely go back.

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DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere piano player for mood music. Service was very good, food was very good and ample. Overall very nice experience for dinner

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JB
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Owner knows everyone by name and makes a point to come and say hello.
Food is fantastic every time!

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JN
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always food is delicious, staff is courteous, and you leave with a full belly and a memorable evening. Thanks Cafe Navona!

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ST
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

So happy that Tommy, the Chef from the now closed Harlequin in Wharton, is cooking here now. His food never disappoints. And Marco, the former owner of Harlequin and now the owner of Caffe Navonna, makes you feel so at home. All the food is good, but every time I eat here I order the eggplant appetizer. It's so tasty! Highly recommended.

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JT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious as always. Staff is courteous , friendly and experienced. Always an enjoyable meal.

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful food, the owner visited our table and made special arrangements for my daughters meal because she is lactose intolerant. Highly recommended, we had fish and poultry seasoned perfectly.

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S
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience at CN. Food is great and Marco is the best. Our server was great!

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HS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful environment! Great owner and welcoming staff. Everyone loved their meals!

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AD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Caffe Navona never disappoints. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Gamberi ala Monica and grilled calamari are tasty appetizers. Favorite entree dishes - Gamberi ala Bolshevik, Osso Bucco (when on their specials menu), and lasagne. They usually have a piano player on weekends to add to the ambiance. There are several options for bigger/private parties. Highly recommend!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite local restaurant- the food, ambiance, service just perfect.

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D
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far my favorite go to restaurant. My wife and I go every Saturday evening. My son and I go every Wednesday. If I have a business meal it’s usually on Mondays. There is no better place for me to go to for a guaranteed excellent meal. I highly recommend it. Everybody who I brought to this restaurant agrees that it’s exceptional and they quickly become regulars.

Thank you Caffe Navona for just being you.

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L
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

All around wonderful place to dine. Marco, the owner makes everyone feel at home and the food is always fresh and delicious. The restaurant is so pretty and there is a choice of 3 rooms to pick from. We come often and never has there been anything to complain about. The innovative menu has something for everyone and it is just such a happy place. We love it here.

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