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Provesi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.provesinj.com
  • Phone: (973) 993-1944
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Dinner: Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vinchenzo Literno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available. Pick-up only.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A limited private parking lot is available
A word from Provesi
Provesi Restorante serves traditional Italian cuisine. Our chef was born and raised in Italy and has been with us for the last twenty years.
Our service staff is very friendly and will accommodate all your needs.
We look forward to serving you.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Provesi is a classy and delightful restaurant with a certain vibe!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I did not like that I had to use cash to pay for dinner. My rating of three stars would have been four stars if credit card machine was working."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Provesi is a 3+ STARS restaurant! A nice, little, local spot that appreciates their customers! They take reservations and are mindful of patrons attending a show at the MAYO theatre. It's a BYOB and the Staff tries VERY HARD to please! Food was good, entree portions a little small but very tasty. Bill for four including salads and tip approximately $150 It's our third visit there and we'll return again!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Provesi has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. Food has never disappointed and the BYOB policy had always made it affordable. Using Open Table was a great enhancement."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Great byob option."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Staff goes out of their way to make it easy and comfortable for their guests and food is always good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was pleased that our request for a "quieter table" was honored, and our party of 4 was seated adjacent to a front window. Lots of folks were seated outdoors, so this likely also added to the quieter atmosphere. The wait staff was pleasant, and they were timely with bread and salads; however, the entrees were noticeably delayed, and we had to request refills on water. Others in our party said their meals were good. For me, my salad was fine (tri-color), but my entree off the special menu was disappointing (rigatoni w/ pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and scallops). It was very heavy on the cream and light on the pesto, which took away from what could have been a nice meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had a small group of 5 people and we were taken care of very well, our server was very attentive. The food as always was delicious! The only complaint was that some of the diners were not a fan of the stuffed mushroom appetizer. Everything else was hot and wonderful, as I've never had a bad meal there. Did not feel rushed when the meal was over. Prices were reasonable, about $45 per person with tip, and we had appetizers and a special. Will come back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our 32nd anniversary. The food and service was fabulous. The best part was that we were not rushed! It was a wonderful, relaxing evening!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the go to place for a great Italian meal. Whenever I visit NJ this is my first stop for an authentic Italian experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "recently dined with a party of 6 - byob which is a plus - food to me was okay - came served as lukewarm / felt rushed after we were all done as they were trying to close earlier since we were the last table there - went outside and were soon removed from that table as well"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This past weekend, I dined for the third time at Provesi, and my experience this time was just as good as the first two. The service was superb, and considering it was a show night down at the Mayo, the whole restaurant ran like a well-oiled machine. The food was fantastic, as always, and the ambiance was quite nice considering how busy it was. Our server was polite, patient, and knowledgeable in explaining all of the menu items. The dinner specials are always the best, in my view, and don't miss the carrot cake, which is some of the best I've ever had. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Disappointing visit for dinner after great time for lunch. Our table was across from kitchen & we spent entire time listening to dishes crashing and staff shouting at each other. Not what we wanted for our daughter's graduation. Server was non-existent after greeting us. We had to get manager to take our order. Shame because food is always good. I will think twice before going back"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was the second time we went to this restaurant and it was as good as the first time. If we lived closer, we would frequent this restaurant much more often. Food was very good as well as the service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Team enjoyed lunch as celebration of meeting their milestone. Attentive service. Excellent fresh salads. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had dined at this restaurant last year and really enjoyed it but just got pizza because we were in a hurry so I wanted to eat there again without a rush. After searching Yelp to remember the restaurant name, I almost decided not to go because of the reviews. However, reviews here were good. Most of the bad reviews on both sites were poor service. Our service was absolutely fine. Even when I questioned that the special I ordered did not have the scallops it should have, he did not make excuses. He went and talked to the chef and came back with a separate plate of scallops for me l. I must say that 3 of them tasted delicious but the others had a not spoiled, but weird taste. The rest of the food was very good with good portions. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Very friendly service and good food. Breadsticks that come with the drinks are fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "i thought it would be nice based on the recommendation my friend gave the restaurant, but I did not expect it to be as good as it was. Plenty of very good food for not that much money. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We have been here a few times and is wonderful everytime. great atmosphere and service which is trumped only by the food. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Service and food were excellent as usual. Specific requests to modify dishes from menu description were easily accommodated. No problem changing the pasta/seafood special from a pesto to a white wine and garlic sauce. Veal Provesi is even better when they add melted mozzarella cheese on top. Fausto is a great server. Always right there with a big smile when you need him. Moe runs the restaurant like the professional he is. We highly recommend Provesi Ristorante."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Evening started out fine. Although not on the menu I asked if they could make me shrimp franchise (chicken franchise was on the menu). My meal came and it looked like shrimp scampi. I told the waiter I ordered shrimp franchise and he said that is what I got. Clearly it was not. He kept arguing with me but finally said it was shrimp like scampi but in a franchise sauce. I explained that was not what I ordered. He kept arguing. I finally said "just go away". The manager came over he said "You are right; that is not shrimp franchise". Really!!! They offered nothing as compensation. Nothing except "sorry". After our "argument", the waiter never came back to our table. We had to ask another waiter for the check. They do not deserve my business. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "food was very good service could use slight improvement "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Visited Provesi for Mothers day dinner with the family. First time at this restaurant. A very pleasant experience. Nice and friendly service, and good and tasty food nicely presented. All four in our party commented on how good our dishes were. Two in our party tried the specials. One was a Tilapia special, and one was a chicken special. Both got excellent reviews. The other two ordered the Penne vodka, and the Tortelini Provesi. Both of these Pasta dishes was excellent. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Have come here a bunch of times. Even had my rehearsal dinner here 14 yrs ago. Always had very good food. This time, I had grilled salmon over broccoli rabe. It was excellent and the waitstaff was very helpful and attentive to my mother. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Just finished Mother's Day noon-time dinner and it was very good, as usual. We have been dining here many years, and it is consistently one of our favorite restaurants in Morristown, where there are many Italian restaurants to choose from. Three of us had the chicken breast special, Chicken Carciofi, and the boneless breast was very tender and not dry at all. The fourth asked for the special salad to be served with grilled chicken as her entree and it was provided with no hesitation. The service was prompt and friendly, the manager quietly solicitous. We will continue to dine there often."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were a table of six.Chris was our waiter.He was absolutely great.We were not rushed like some other places. The food was fantastic. Everyone got something different and we all tried it. One if the best parts is, it is a BYOB. That really brings the price down"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This is a nice small place in the heart of Morristown that serves great pastas and fish. We didnt try the pizza, but it looked great . Will go back again for sure. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Overall we were dissapointed with our meal at Provesi. The waiter would not take our appetizer order without our entire dinner order. Why? We just wanted a few extra minutes to decide on our entree's. The cold antipasto was delicious, but we barely finished it before our entree's were served. I ordered the shrimp scampi and was very dissapointed at the 5 small shrimp on my plate that were lost in a sea of pasta. When we asked for a dessert menu the waiter just rattled off what they had and we had to decide on the spot. The cannoli was delicious! We felt like we were on a time limit and not able to relax and enjoy our meal. Dissapointing to be so rushed when trying to enjoy a night out. Will pick a different place next time for sure."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Been here twice, both times excellent dishes served with nicely done vegetables. Staff is attentive & professional. Great before the theater."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "excellent service and food- both owner and waiter showed concern that everything was just right- bread sticks to die for !!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Easter Sunday at Provesi was great, we had a big party, but server Chris was on top of it. Great food, Great Service! Will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Good food served in a casual environment with resonably priced menu. BYOB is also a plus."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It as been a wonderful experience excellent food, very good service and affordable price"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Been there several times and look forward to returning. Blacken tuna excellent, the crab salad not always available is a number 10! The wait staff is excellent. The owners normally is there and this makes a difference as in most good restaurants. The.bread sticks could be a meal.this is one to go out of the way for."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Really liked it. Good, original Italian dishes. Plenty to choose from. The neon sign makes it look like a pizza place from the outside but it so much more, although we did have a brick oven pizza as an appetizer. Pasta dishes all around which we all enjoyed. No room for dessert. It was nice to walk right in on a crowded night with our "Open Table" reservations."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A group of six on a rainy Saturday night at 7:15PM. A line waiting for tables. Mentioned my reservation through Open Table and walked right in to our waiting table! The food was all very good, the server knowledgeable and friendly. It was a tad loud for my old ears, but not too bad at all. Would definitely return to Provesi."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "First visit. We went before a show at MAYO. The manager who greeted us was ready for us when we arrived. The restaurant was fairly crowded considering the early hour. It seemed a neighborhood spot for a good meal -- BYOB. The service was exceptional. Our waiter, Kyle, gave us timely attention, and he had a great sense of humor - he made us feel right at home. The mango salad was large, enough to split. The entrees were yummy; homemade lobster raviolis with scallops in vodka sauce (a special), the skirt steak special and the veal saltibocca. The rolls were homemade and yummy. Portions were reasonable - not too big, not too small. We were full, so we skipped dessert. The price was reasonable for sure; definitely worth going back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A bunch of us stopped here for dinner before a show at the Mayo on a Saturday night. We made reservations and were promptly seating upon arrival. The restaurant was clean, warm, inviting, and cozy. We were seated near the window overlooking downtown Morristown, and it was a really nice view. Our waiter was exceptional, prompt, and polite. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and accommodating to all of our requests. If he was aware of a possible delay, he stopped to let us know. Everything we had was delicious (and perhaps some of the best tilapia I've ever had). For the quality and amount of food we received, the prices were fair (but perhaps a smidge on the high side), but overall, we're very much looking forward to coming back soon!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "very long time for meal to be served ,not acceptable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food, great service and was an overall pleasant dining experience. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys quality, Italian cuisine. Love that it is BYOB. The only request would be to increase portion size, but the food was delicious."
    Dined on 3/19/2014