Caffe Navona

4.8
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317 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 317 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
New York Area
11 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
54 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
55 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
10 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
10 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

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing. Navona is my go-to restaurant. The food is amazing. The Owner Marco adds even more charm to the place. Ask for his special wine list. Great selection!!

EB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good and the service was wonderful . We would return!

OT
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

D
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is by far my favorite restaurant. I frequently go here for business or with a date, my wife. We like to sit in a booth near the bar but the dining area is fabulous as well. It's a friendly atmosphere with wonderful food and on some nights tremendous live background music. Introduce yourself to the waitstaff owner or bartender. That way when you come back you'll know who to say hello to.

EL
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine, creatively-conceived food, comfortable seating, and excellent hospitality by owner/manager Marco. This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for many years.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caffe Navona is a neighborhood gem. It's like going home every time we come here. We have never been disappointed.

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. The staff is friendly and the service is always consistent. It’s our go to place.

CE
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Salmon and Caeser salad were fantastic!

b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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

JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

PT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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
24 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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