Great Addition to Town
Restaurant Civile is a wonderful asset to route 10. Great food in a comfortable setting. Definitely worth the trip and worth telling your friends.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the salmon with the horseradish crust.....the best I ever had. The endive salad was good. My husband had the Bolognese pasta which he enjoyed. You feel like you are dining at a friend's house. Can't wait to go back.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Finally Finally Finally
My wife and I regularly eat out all over morris county, If you want to visit this new restaurant it should be soon because when word gets out it Will be one of morris countys top dinning experiences. Everything in the restaurant has been hand picked by Tom Civile owner/chef. Everything in the restaurant ,paintings, tables, linnens, The Great bar he set up if you have to wait for a table you can enjoy your own B.Y.O. instead of sitting in chairs in a hallway; Restaurant Civile will be our new go to regular Restaurant;
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is amazing, the dishes are just perfect in size and I was as impressed this time as I was the first time.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Restaurant was very nice.
The Restaurant was very nice. The food and service was really good for just opening a week ago.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a wonderful addition
What a wonderful addition to our local dining scene and beyond. A pretty space, the decor is clean yet warm and inviting. The owner, Tom, is very personable and clearly has an interest in every diners experience.
Menu choices are interesting, more Northern Italian rather than NJ red sauce Italian. We have completely enjoyed each dish in our two visits so far, ordering from both the menu and list of specials. Moderately high priced but fair considering the wonderful choices and quality.
The service is still finding it's stride but considering they are open only 2-3 weeks it is more than acceptable. They are BYO with nice glassware and a professional approach to wine service.
I know we will be "regulars" and encourage you to give them a try.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
A well-needed addition to the area
Don't let the strip mall location of Civile fool you. As you approach the lovely patio surrounded by planters you will quickly forget where you are. Very nice outdoor dining and the interior is stunning. It is obvious the owner has a good eye for style, let alone the food. The menu is varied and reasonably priced. The burrata mozzarella appetizer is not to be missed. It is as authentic as you can find in Italy. The scallops entree is outstanding and nicely presented. Nice mix of pasta dishes that are not your typical Italian restaurant menu. The mushroom ravioli with white truffle sauce was excellent. And the best espresso I've had in a long time in a restaurant.
This will become a favorite if you live in the area. Go there soon!
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great new restaurant
My husband and I went here for our wedding anniversary. The buffalo mozzarella app is outstanding! The entree and desserts were also very good. Love that it is a boy and cannot wait to try new things on the menu next time.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great New Morris Plains Restaurant
Had a delightful dinner at Ristorante Civile with my wife and mother on Saturday. The food was well and freshly prepared. I highly recommend the Osso Bucco - tender, flavorful, and simply delicious. My wife had ravioli and my mother the pork chop. All meals were delicious. The owners, servers and runners were friendly and helpful. The restaurant just opened and you can see they are still working out their processes, but they handled themselves professionally and courteously. An appetizer, entree, dessert, coffee and tip will cost you about $60. The food is well worth the price. I'll be going back.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our second time at the restaurant. Our first visit was on a weekday night and it was very quiet, but it is a new restaurant. This time we went on a Friday with reservations and were seated immediately. The restaurant was busier but the food and service were still excellent. This will be a regular on our list.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will be back
New experience Great service and attention by all staff though still new
Food very diverse and excellent quality
Clam appy unique spice Salmon and oscobucco excellent
Owner did special job with decor. Tuscany feel
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was very good. Food
Service was very good. Food was good but small portions.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to our area!
For years, my husband and I frequented Civile's on the Hudson in Haverstraw, NY. What a nice surprise to see Ristorante Civile open up near our home in NJ! The old Jonathan's Deli has been transformed into an elegant establishment! The food was wonderful and It's BYOB which is great. I don't have any real complaints, only a couple of suggestions. The wait staff could use a little more training: memorizing the few specials shouldn't be that difficult and they need to be careful when pouring the wine - one server poured a different wine into my wine glass. It may be too late, but it got pretty loud in the dining room - some sound proofing may help. Overall it's a great place!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Chef with new ideas
The chef came out to the table at our request and was young, vibrant and full of fresh concept of how food should be combined to bring out a melding of flavors. We will return --- since everyone from the moment we walked in was gracious especially the owner, Mr. Civille.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dining experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Our carpaccio appetizers (beet & beef) were delicious, as were our shrimp and salmon entrees.
Save some room for the marscapone cheese cake.
It's great to have Tom Civile back in New Jersey!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
A welcome recent addition
A welcome recent addition to Morris Plains with a genuine Italian cuisine and an owner determined to bring a smile to his guests.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This recently opened BYOB is fabulous. Three of us shared two appetizers, our entrees consisted of a fish, a veal and a pasta dish, each one a generous proportion, perfectly prepared. We were full, but couldn't resist trying dessert which tasted homemade and delicious. Even the decaf cappuccino was wonderful.
Tom Civile is a fantastic host who made us feel welcome when we arrived, well-fed when we left, and excited to return and enjoy his hospitality again soon!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
So many restaurants have occupied this store front space but none has been this successful. This one is a keeper. It is very elegant and beautifully furnished. The service was attentive and above all, the food was fabulous. My husband's favorite dish is veal parmesan but this "veal chop parmesan" was so large, it hung off the plate and was very savory. The portions are nicely sized. I was so impressed, I returned with a group of my girlfriends who equally loved it. Do yourself a favor and visit Tom at Civile. You will not be disappointed!!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant Sunday afternoon dinner.
The Mrs & I dined at Ristorante Civile this past Sunday. We were very pleased with the quality of the food, the attentive service, and the dining room ambiance. The leisurely 2 + hour multi-course meal was a pleasure. We also learned that in the front counter area you can sit and order meat and cheese plates. We fully intend to sample that service with una bottiglia of our favorite vino italiano in tow. Buon Appetito!!!!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, big portions.
Great food, big portions. Two of the table had the salmon which was superb! I can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes. Décor is beautiful. Owner knows what he is doing.
Will definitely go back. Has become my favorite restaurant!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saw an article about the restaurant in a local magazine and thought we'd give it a try. The strip mall location gave us pause but we were pleasantly surprised by the decor and service. It's on the upscale side but the BYOB factor makes it affordable.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can't go wrong here. Great food and service. BYOB and they do a great job keeping your glass full. Busy on a recent Saturday evening but the staff was very attentive and made sure that we were well taken care of.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall good place few issues
Ate there on a Sat night. Decor is lovely and the bar is very nice. Main dining room was very noisy due to some big tables.
Food was very good. Salads were crisp and cold with right amount of dressing. Entrees were good, hot and the pasta was al dente.
Bread for the table was stale.
Had dessert and coffee in the bar area which was very pleasant and the owner was extremely nice and welcoming.
I will return again.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three times a charm
The decor at Ristorante Civile is always lovely, and was especially pretty and tastefully decorated for the holidays.The food served is of the highest quality, preparation is spot-on, and the presentation and service are outstanding.My family has dined here three times now and although we have our favorite menu selections, we can't wait to visit again to sample other dishes. Compliments to the very creative Chef who obviously takes pride in his cooking.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM