We had dinner on a quiet Tuesday
We had dinner on a quiet Tuesday night. Service was very attentive and prompt. Food was good with healthy portions.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always delicious. The chicken
Always delicious. The chicken meatballs are a treat,but so is everything on the menu. Plus friendly service. BYOB.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was wonderful
The restaurant was wonderful and the food was even better than that. We all enjoyed ourselves and had a really great time. We sat at a round table which made talking to everyone easy.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food; byob; lovely
Delicious food; byob; lovely Italian scenery; friendly wait staff.
Loved the tiramisu and he focaccia bread with cheese!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found a Neighborhood Gem, Wahoo!!
Great food, great service and a wonderful hostess in Carolyn. Went back a second time to check consistency and it was there in all aspects. If you are a fan of the Mom's Sunday Gravy meal, try it here.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exceptionally delicious; however, the special that I ordered was not hot. In fact it was cold. The service was very fast. Our group of 4 were done with dinner, appetizers and entrees in less than an hour.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice new find
My husband and I enjoyed a nice and quiet Mother's Day dinner at this new spot in our neighborhood. Well appointed, spotless clean and brand new decor. Enjoyable food and good service. We'll visit again.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
took a shot, got lucky
found this place on open table and had great reviews. took a shot for a first date restaurant and was not disappointed. food was great. only reason it's not a 5/5 is they ran out of the Tiramisu which we were looking forward too. will be back
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice find in Millburn
Recommended by a friend, we tried Cucina. I have to say, in a town of many choices of Italian restaurants, Cucina stands out. Excellent foccacia, and generous delicious portions. Also, their fra diablo sauce was outstanding. Try this place- you'll be glad you did!!
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first visit to La Cucina. The hostess was very friendly and offered us complimentary delicious focaccia bread as first time customers. Our waitress was friendly and efficient, splitting our salad in the kitchen without being asked. Our entrees, balsamic chicken and pasta primavera were excellent. A very good experience, and we will be back soon
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was really very good & it could be romantic in the back tables. Wish they had given us warning they were closing the pizza oven as the Nutella Pizza for desert would have been a great ending. If they dimmed the lights this place could be the next hit of the area.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly, helpful wait staff. Food was awesome and menu variations were easily and professionally handled. The whole concept of al fresco dining (while inside) is different and very cool. Authentic, delicious and reasonably priced food makes this a great regular spot.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal
I chose this restaurant to catch up with friends I had not seen in awhile who were from out of town. The food was (as usual) absolutely outstanding, the service was top notch.....very attentive but not intrusive. Risotto with lobster, eggplant parmigiana, grilled salmon, white chocolate truffle cheesecake....this is a restaurant where you will never be disappointed with your meal.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistency is important and
Consistency is important and the food preparation and nice presentation is repeated with each visit. Most importantly the good food is repeated each time as well. We usually have the pasta dishes and they are very good, bordering on exceptional, but not quite there. Sometimes the servers get a little confused as to who is doing what, but the attention is sufficient that it all works out.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had tickets for a show a the Papermill Playhouse and the place we normally go for dinner was booked. I happened to see La Cucina di Clemenza on Opentable so decided to give them a try. I am so glad we did! My husband and I loved it. The staff was friendly and the service was spot on. The food was excellent and served at a very good pace. We did not feel rushed nor did we have to wait for anything. As season Papermill Playhouse ticket holders, this will be where we come before the show. I don't think however, we will be able to wait that long (between shows) to come here. I expect they will see us sooner. :) Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again and again we return. Good to great service and very good food. Nothing fancy, just properly prepared Italian food on a very high level.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
New in Millburn
A very nice new spot that an easily become a favorite. The menu is extensive and food portions are size able. Quality and preparation was delicious. Give it a try. bYOB
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little place
Saw this place when dining at another location in the area and decided to come back and try it. My meal was very good, though some in the party said it wasn't what they expected. Everyone stated that the food was good, some things just weren't prepared to expectations. I would certainly return as the atmosphere was great.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third time eating
This was my third time eating here and I enjoy the food very much. Everything I order is better then the next, you can seem to go wrong with what you choose. The service the past few time I was there was great. This last time, although all the servers were very friendly, my husband and I felt a bit rushed. It was busy but there were open tables so not sure why this happened. It won't prevent us from going back since this was the first time it happened. Everyone is allowed an off night.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
good except for prices of specials
We really enjoyed the restaurant but were shocked by the cost of the specials when the bill came. So just watch out for that. But we will definitely go again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time dining at this restaurant. A friend recommended it to us and we were thrilled to see it on opentable. Everything was absolutely perfect! The riceballs were phenomenal as well as the steak giambotta and zuppa de pesce. The restaurant is decorated beautifully and the staff is wonderful. We even got complimentary focaccia bread because it was our first time dining through opentable! Our expectations were exceeded and we cannot wait to return! Highly recommended.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with friends
We went to La Cucina di Clemenza with 2 other couples and I speak for all of us in this review. When we get together we like to try new restaurants, none of us had been at Clemenza's before but we will be back. Everything we ordered from the appetizers (Calamari & Portobello mushrooms) to each dinner (veal, chicken & pasta) to the desserts (cake, tartufo & cheesecake) everything was excellent. The prices are reasonable & it's BYOB so that made it even more affordable.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has a very homey familiar vibe. It's BYOB so don't forget your chianti! The food is good and the seems to have a lot of regulars.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Sunday Gravy
We have eaten at Clemenzas about 6 times and keep bringing back other folks and they all love it. It's really beautiful inside and the food has been consistently very good. The meatballs are to die for. Since I am an Italian foodie and cook I hesitate to order anything with red sauce out of the house but at Clemenzas I can. Let me tell you thier sauce is reminicent of my Grandmothers Sicilian Family recipie. I hope they stay consistant with their quality and service, it would be nice to have them around for years to come.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for Paper Mill dining
We were very pleased with the food. Two things to know: no liquor license (yet) and the restaurant is a hike to Paper Mill
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The woman seating people said she never received my reservation but would seat us in a table that people had canceled. This couldn't be because I forwarded the verification with the map from open table to people we went with. However the other person seating people said she had it and finally we had a great time. The food was delicious:-)
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
give it a try!
good italian food & fresh seafood- try it if you are in the area
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian done right
What a pleasure it was to dine at La Cucina. From the moment we entered , we experienced a warm and genuine welcome. Since the three of us dining grew up on Italian cuisine, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality and variety of entree choices. The portions are generous and very satisfying to an experienced Italian palette. Be sure to ask for the house focaccia. It was delicious. And try the the skillfully prepared artichoke hearts as an appetizer. You won't be disappointed. Can't wait to return!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were introduced to La Cucina
We were introduced to La Cucina di Clemenza a while ago by a food writer friend of mine. She called it "the meatball place." Once I tried the spaghetti and meatballs there I knew why--it's an outstanding dish! I've been back a few times but always order the same dish and it's always wonderful. Salads are good too and quite large. Service is good and it's a byob.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing Food and Service
Everything we ordered was absolutely amazing. The meatballs are to die for - better than my Nana's!!! Best I've ever had!! This is my new favorite go to place!!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Restaurant
Stopped in after Theater at Paper Mill Playhouse and was not disappointed. Service was excellent and all three dishes and appetizers we ordered were superb. Pasta with Tiapia, articokes, sauted spinache was perfection, as was a whole wheat pasta done in olive oil and garlic. Would recommend to anyone atneding a Paper Mill event, or who happens to be in the Millburn area and has a hankering for some really wonderful Italian dining. The restaurant also had a great ambience and was not noisy when we were there at all.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great place for friends to meet a
La Cucina di clemenza offers great food with big portions and a nice menu. It is spacious and has a nice ambience. We found it to be a nice place where we could meet with old friends, with a nice meal and a pleasant staff. We were not rushed out of the restaurant. I would definitely recommend this fine restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We keep driving by this restaurant
We keep driving by this restaurant and finally decided to try it. The food was delicious and very nicely presented. The service couldn't have been more gracious. Try the green bean salad (so fresh) and the salmon--fabulous.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We absolutely loved the restaurant.
We absolutely loved the restaurant. Would highly recommend it.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM