Cucina 382 - formerly La Cucina di Clemenza

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350 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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La Cucina di Clemenza now Cucina 382 is still the same family owned Italian restaurant that you have grown to love. Cucina 382 is located in downtown Millburn, just a short distance from The Papermill Playhouse. Come experience our new menu and great staff. Our old world style Italian cuisine is prepared fresh to order, utilizing only the finest ingredients.
Bring in a bottle of your favorite wine and enjoy a night out feeling as if you are on the streets of old New York, complete with cobble stone, street lamps & a beautiful mural of the 1945 New York City skyline.

We look forward to having you very soon!

Reservations are not required for Lunch! Feel Free to Just Walk-In!
What 350 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.1
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vipHomeRN
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I read several reviews complaining about the service... on this site as well as Yelp
The service was excellent! Attentive, courteous and welcoming...
The food was very good especially the pear salad
If in the area again to go to the PlayHouse I would definitely return

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vipnoelle
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We ate at La Cucina for the first time before a show at the Papermill. The food was very good, needed a bit more sauce on the pasta with the chicken Francese. The service was also very good up until it was time for coffee and dessert. They were fairly busy, and the service slacked a bit. Overall, very good experience.

JM
JanetM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Everything was adequate except for dessert. I ordered orange sorbet and was served a hollowed-out orange with the sorbet inside. Nice, except this concoction was frozen solid! By frozen, I mean I was not able to chip off a bit of sorbet to eat. It took a half hour of trying to crack the thing. My husband ordered biscotti but the waiter came back to say they didn't have any. In an Italian restaurant? It also seemed the place was much less populated than it had been when it was Clemenza's.

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vipFran51
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Would have given a higher score but we had reservations, had to wait over 1/2 hr before being seated. Had to ask to have our wine opened and for wine glasses. Received our salad which was very good but then waited over an hour for our meal. I understand they were short a person but thought this was really slow. Might go back because the food was really good but it's not going to be for quite a while. Hope they get their staffing situation fixed.

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fredo616
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our reservation was at 5:15 so when we arrived it wasn't that busy, but by 6:00 the place was packed. Our waitperson, Jeffrey, was attentive, friendly and not afraid to have a conversation. He was knowledgeable about the menu and, even as it became very busy, still checked on us often to see to our needs. The food was excellent and our friends who joined us also raved about the food. It is a BYOB restaurant which we like. We will definitely go back and we highly recommend this place to anyone looking for some good Italian food just like Mamma used to make.

JS
vipJohnS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful little find!

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vipCetts
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience here. Solid Italian food. Excellent service. Never feel rushed.

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Delish
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable! Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy new year everything was wonderful thank you ❤️

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vipblackbeltdiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Changed menu not a plus. Wait staff needs a lot of work!

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lawrencef
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here before going to a show. Was pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food was excellent.onky complaint was a little sparse on the pasta.

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vipalso47
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food, great service, convenient location.

JS
JulieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and service! We shared many appetizers and everyone was extremely happy with their meals, too. We forgot to bring wine for byob, but the place down the street delivered in a flash. Lovely evening!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
270 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had dinner at Cucina 382. We noticed the menu changed and the food was still delicious with larger portions. There were more fish and healthier selections. We will be back.

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Damor
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place. Food was good. Will come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!

BC
BluCaddie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food and very attentive service! Ambiance is nice, and they have a coal fired pizzeria attached!

DK
DonnaK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to see a show at Papermill so wanted something near by. Great food, service and atmosphere. It was a Wednesday night so it wasn’t crowded so the noice level was fine!! Would definitely go again if going to another show!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This was a horrible experience. My husbands food had a large piece of plastic in it. It took an hour to be served. I would not recommend.

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Marmar
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Eh—-would not return, small portions,salty, nice decor-

AK
AmyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner was delicious. My server ‘Pre’ was friendly and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is better then expected. Price is reasonable. Bring a bottle of red and enjoy!

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njdiner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came for dinner before the theater. Seated immediately, the staff was attentive throughout, but we never felt rushed. We shared the Polpette appetizer which is two really large meatballs. They had a nice texture and the red sauce was slightly sweet which we liked. Both entrees lived up to our expectations. We will be going back again the next time we go to the theater.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for dinner at a reasonable price. BYOB also a plus if you plan ahead. Will definitely return...

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect :-) we took friends fir his birthday after going to see a game we were the only ones left and they didn’t rush us food was great as always

JM
JaneMG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Due to an unexpected death in the family I had to schedule a Mother’s Day dinner at the last minute, and they were so accommodating! Our waiter knew the menu well and had awesome recommendations, the food was fresh, classic, delicious, and hearty (Mom ate her take home leftovers!) the atmosphere was very warm & welcoming, family style! And everyone was happy. Recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Service was eh, waiter not too knowledgable about the menu. Three of four people ordered Veal Chop Milanese but it was not a pounded chop but pieces of very thin, overcooked veal cutlet with the salad on top. We ordered the meatball appetizer which was way too salty. The shrimp in garlic appetizer was just ok. It was very pretty inside but a little noisy. May give it another try, may not.

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StevenF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I did not see anything on the website about it being a BYOB restaurant. They have a beautiful bar and it is just there for show, If I had known ahead of time I would have made plans to bring my own. Not quite as upscale as I interpreted it from the website. It was a little loud for my liking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
270 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We had dinner at La Cucina di Clemenza and enjoyed ourselves. The service was excellent.

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VictorD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and good service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful every time. It’s our go to!

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viptad1232000
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Took a while to get them up and running after the street fair, but food was ok. Like to see a bit more personal touch and actually acknowledge that you are new to the resto.

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Jackfjp25
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food in Millburn. Love the "Sunday Gravy" and the salads are great too!! Alsois BYOB which is great!! Service always spot on and everyone is super friendly.

GJ
GinnyJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice ambiance and wait staff. Food was very tasty and fresh. We sat near the fountain, which was a little distracting. Will definitely go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always on point !

BG
vipBettyG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our favorite local places

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent. The salad the Pears was very hard. My meal I liked the spinach. I didn’t like the fish. It was sautéed with a thick coating. The desert tartufo was delicious. My husband enjoyed his meal. He had escarole soup. He also had Sunday Gravy.

RN
RobinN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

It was awful. The clams oreganita was all bread crumbs. Don’t think there were any clams in the shells. Food was okay. My pasta was swimming in sauce. Had to ask for cheese for pasta.

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CLSIMON
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Open Tabke took a reservation for 12:30 on Saturday. When I arrived I found that only the pizzeria was open, not the restaurant I had reserved. The manager told me that this has been a problem for awhile.
Very annoying-please work on your schedule

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shanalady
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

food was not that good, need to think of getting another chef

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Cucina 382 - formerly La Cucina di Clemenza offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 379-6700.

Cucina 382 - formerly La Cucina di Clemenza is rated 4.1 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.