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Caffe Navona

4.7
4.7
353 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Salsiccia Positano$10.95

    Grilled Italian fennel and pork sausage served over a bed of escarole and beans, sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with garlic and fresh plum tomatoes

    • Palinni Di Melenzane$10.95

      A Navona exclusive fresh eggplant fritters topped with a warm honey and raisin lemon garlic sauce

      • Spiedinni Alla NaVona$10.95

        Fresh prosciutto and mozzarella pressed in Italian crostinni dipped in egg batter pan fried and topped with a parmesan cream sauce

        • Vongole Marichiara$10.95

          Fresh little neck clams poached in a plum tomato seafood broth accented with fresh basil

          • Calamari$12.95

            Fresh calamari served in your choice of grilled balsamic, traditional fried and tossed in a balsamic glaze or fried and tossed in Carolina's sweet and spicy habanero jelly

            • Gamberi Alla Monica$14.95

              Four jumbo shrimp wrapped with parma prosciutto dipped in a basil pesto, grilled and served over wilted spinach

              • Capesante Volpi$14.95

                Fresh dry sea scallops pan seered and served over a champagne cream sauce and port wine reduction

                • Carpaccio$14.95

                  Thinly sliced raw filet mignon accented with a confetti of bermuda onions, capers and hard boiled egg served over arugula tossed in a sweet balsamic reduction and shaved reggiano cheese

                  Salad

                  • NaVona House Salad$2.95

                    Mixed greens tossed in a balsamic vinagrette dressing

                    • Mescalina$10.95

                      Mixed fields greens tossed in a little raspberry vinagrette dressing accented with gorgonzola cheese and caramelized walnuts

                      • Cesare$10.95

                        Traditional ceasar salad tossed in our made to order dressing accented with shaved reggiano cheese and garlic croutons

                        • Arugula$10.95

                          Diced tomatoes, onions, basil, extra virgin olive oil, and shaved reggiano cheese

                          • Tropicale$12.95

                            Hearts of palm vine ripened tomato bermuda onions and fresh basil over butter lettuce tossed in extra virgin olive oil and a kiss of lemon

                            Sides

                            • Broccoli Rabe Agli Olio$6.00

                              • Garlic Crostinni$4.50

                                • Italian Fries with Peppers and Onions$6.00

                                  • Mascarpone Scallop Potato$6.00

                                    • Grilled Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto$8.00

                                      Le Pizze

                                      • Margherita NaVona$9.95

                                        Fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, roasted garlic & plum tomatoes

                                        • Alla Genovese$12.95

                                          Pesto, mushrooms, and mozzarella

                                          • Rustica$12.95

                                            Sausage meatballs, peppers, onions, mozzarella, tomato sauce

                                            • New Jersey Classic$9.95

                                              Trenton tomato pie, mozzarella topped with plum tomatoes

                                              • Felice Capra$12.95

                                                Mushrooms, balsamic onions, goat cheese, tomato sauce

                                                Pastas & Risotto

                                                We offer whole wheat and gluten free pasta

                                                • Pollo Con Prosciutto e Piselli$21.95

                                                  Diced Chicken Tenderloins, slivered prosciutto, onions and peas sauteed in a vodka cream sauce served over mini rigatoni pasta

                                                  • Rigatoni Amatriciana$18.95

                                                    Plum tomato basil sauce accented with pancetta, onions and a kiss of red pepper

                                                    • Papardelle Alla Bolognese Napolitano$21.95

                                                      Fresh wide ribbon pasta tossed in our delicious slow cooked meat sauce topped with shaved reggiano cheese

                                                      • Orrechiette con Salsiccia e Rabbe$21.95

                                                        Grilled sweet sausage served with broccoli rabbe tossed in our delicious slow cooked meat sauce topped with shaved reggiano cheese

                                                        • Gnocchi Della Casa$24.95

                                                          Fresh homemade potato dumplings served with your choice of marinara, parmigiano cream with bolognese

                                                          • Gamberi Alla Bolshevik$24.95

                                                            Jumbo shrimp sauteed in a vodka cream sauce accented with fresh dill and served over angel hair pasta

                                                            • Lasagna Romana$22.95

                                                              Homemade ground beef, ricotta and spinach lasagna baked in our fresh marinara sauce

                                                              • Sunday Sauce/Gravy$24.95

                                                                My mother's recipe of meatballs, rolled beef (braciola) and fennel sausage, slow cooked in a San Marzano tomato sauce served over your choice of pasta

                                                                • Risotto con Asparagi e Gamberi$24.95

                                                                  Arborio rice accented with asparagus tips and jumbo shrimp in a lemon butter scampi sauce

                                                                  • Risotto Torinese$22.95

                                                                    Arborio rice cooked in gorgonzola cheese cream sauce accented with mushrooms and served over strained marinara sauce and grilled zucchinni strips

                                                                    • Zuppa di Pesce$38.95

                                                                      A medley of fresh shrimp, scallops, clams, calamari, muscles and lobster tail cooked in your choice of red or white sauce served over pasta or risotto

                                                                      Main Course

                                                                      • Pollo Spada Verde$19.95

                                                                        Chicken Tenderloin and parma prosciutto wrapped around asparagus spears dipped in a lite egg batter and sauteed in a lemon sauce

                                                                        • Pollo Briana$24.95

                                                                          Boneless chicken breast topped with a pignoli and pistachio encrusted brie cheese and accented with a pesto sauce with sundried tomatoes

                                                                          • Vitello Saltimboca$26.95

                                                                            Medallions of veal topped with parma prosciutto and mozzarella cheese in a sage demiglaze sauce served over sauteed spinach

                                                                            • Lombata Di Maiale$26.95

                                                                              Thick cut seasoned Kansas cut pork chop grilled and topped with frying peppers onions and garlic in a white wine vinegar and balsamic demiglaze sauce served over Italian fries

                                                                              • Maiale alla NaVona$26.95

                                                                                Pork tenderloin coated with cracked black peppercorns, pan seared and served in a cognac cream sauce accented with mushrooms

                                                                                • Bistecca Montebianco$28.95

                                                                                  Grilled center cut New York strip steak, topped with caramelized onions, gorgonzol cheese and sweet balsamic reduction

                                                                                  • Filet Mignon Sangiovese$38.95

                                                                                    Grilled prime cut 10oz filet mignon served over a sangiovese wine demiglaze sauce

                                                                                    • Lombata Di Agniello$35.95

                                                                                      New Zealand lamb chops coated with dijon mustard and dusted with herbed bread crumbs and served over a roasted garlic demiglaze sauce

                                                                                      • Salmone Arlecchino$24.95

                                                                                        Grilled north atlantic salmon, served over a leek cream sauce, accented with hearts of palm

                                                                                        • Tilapia alla Fiorentina$24.95

                                                                                          Tilapia dipped in a lite egg batter and sauteed in a lemon butter sauce diced plum tomatoes and served over wilted spinach

                                                                                          Last updated: February 5, 2020

                                                                                          What 353 people are saying

                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                          4.7
                                                                                          4.7 based on all time ratings
                                                                                          • 4.7Food
                                                                                          • 4.6Service
                                                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                          • 4.5Value

                                                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                                                          94% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                          1. AZ

                                                                                            ArleneZ

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We always enjoy eating at Cafe Navona. Food, service, and atmosphere always superb. A friendly atmosphere.

                                                                                          2. TR

                                                                                            TomR

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Always great service and great food. This was our last indoor dinning before Covid hit.

                                                                                          3. LL

                                                                                            LeifL

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            My fiance and I enjoyed a most delicious meal here. Ambiance was warm, waiters were very pleasant and attentive. Piano music was a lovely touch. It was a totally enjoyable dining experience!

                                                                                          4. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                            Anniversary dinner .... everything was amazing !!! highly recommend and definitely will be back !!

                                                                                          5. CD

                                                                                            ChrisD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            Excellent as always!

                                                                                          6. JN

                                                                                            JoeN

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            Great night out! Food & service were outstanding!

                                                                                          7. MK

                                                                                            MorrisKnows

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Absolutely a great place to go - a lot - as it is a neighborhood friendly place with great food and they poor a good drink too!

                                                                                          8. D

                                                                                            Drmrosen

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Again and again. It is the consistency of the food and wonderful staff. Marco, Alyson, Jill, Francesco, Geseppa, Juan and others. Awesome staff.

                                                                                          9. CC

                                                                                            CynthiaC

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Dinner was awesome. Food and service were excellent!!

                                                                                          10. AC

                                                                                            AnthonyC

                                                                                            Atlantic City

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                            Nice place for a romantic dinner. The Valentines day menu was diverse- good choices for all tastes.

                                                                                          11. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                            overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                                                            Was extremely loud; took over an hour to get our food

                                                                                          12. BF

                                                                                            BryantF

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great food, lovely aesthetic, music fits the ambience. I’ve never felt like I’m being pushed out and this place provides true authentic Italian dining with just this.

                                                                                          13. JK

                                                                                            JosephK

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            Hard to get dinner reservations on St. Valentine's Day anywhere, but Mid afternoon worked for us here. Food was excellent (as always). Service was perfectly timed. House wines are a cut above others.

                                                                                          14. JD

                                                                                            JimD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Another wonderful dinner, great food and service! Absolutely recommend if you're looking for special italian dishes.

                                                                                          15. D

                                                                                            Drmrosen

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 11, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            This review is from dinner on Feb 11th. Fantastic dinner and drinks. So good that Lynne and I made reservations for Valentines Dinner. I am writing this on Feb 14th and looking forward to Dinner tonight.

                                                                                          16. SM

                                                                                            SafetyMan

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Cafe Navona is a special restaurant. From Marco’s welcome you are made to feel as if you’re family and this is a special gathering. The food is fantastic. There is a broad menu, and always several specials to entice you. The service is professional, yet friendly. There is great pride of the house, and once you’re done this will all be clear. Mangiare e fatta grossa!

                                                                                          17. NW

                                                                                            NancyW

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                            I was greeted very nicely by the hostess. The host seemed to know a lot of the costumers coming. Made us feel important

                                                                                          18. S

                                                                                            Sapphirenecklace

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                            Marco is so friendly, genuinely. Lovely dinner with piano music the entire time. We will be back for sure!

                                                                                          19. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on January 27, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Fantastic food and service!

                                                                                          20. DT

                                                                                            DanT

                                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great food and drinks. The music is very good for a nice relaxing evening.

                                                                                          21. D

                                                                                            Drmrosen

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great dinner, great drinks and great service. Can’t ask for anything more.

                                                                                          22. JK

                                                                                            JohnK

                                                                                            Baltimore

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Don’t miss the Pork Chop. Wow was it good.

                                                                                          23. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on January 21, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Very good food and service will be back without a doubt

                                                                                          24. MH

                                                                                            MartinH

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            Excellent service and an accommodating kitchen for special menu changes. Food is outstanding.

                                                                                          25. F

                                                                                            Fadda

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on January 16, 2020

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            This was my first return since nearly three years. The food is always great.

                                                                                          26. D

                                                                                            Drmrosen

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 13, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Again the perfect mean and atmosphere. No other place compares

                                                                                          27. LD

                                                                                            LydiaD

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on January 10, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We have been to Caffe Navona many many times. We have never had a meal that wasn't outstanding where we were completely satisfied and happy with everything.

                                                                                          28. D

                                                                                            Drmrosen

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 10, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Perfect. Fantastic ambiance drinks and food.

                                                                                          29. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New England

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 6, 2020

                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                            This was a first time visit for us as we are new to the area. The service from the moment we walked in until we left was great! The table came with bread and bruschetta on the table which was amazing. All of our menu choices were delicious except the lasagna which was over cooked and a bit dry.

                                                                                          30. JS

                                                                                            JacquelineS

                                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 5, 2020

                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                            Why would anyone enjoy sitting in kitchen doors view-not a pretty site for this restaurant Food ok not worth the price should have went to LA Strada for the price and better atmosphere

                                                                                          31. CS

                                                                                            ChrisS

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            It is no surprise they were rated #1 Italian restaurant in Morris County! Can't say enough about this place just love it!!

                                                                                          32. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                            Very good food. Attentive owner

                                                                                          33. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 26, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Fantastic dinner with old friends. Food was excellent! The owner dame by twice to ensure we had everything we needed.

                                                                                          34. JD

                                                                                            JimD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Wonderful dinner and service, as usual. Always enjoy Caffe Navona!

                                                                                          35. TF

                                                                                            TomF

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            It’s always a very nice experience to eat at Caffe Navona! Food is great, wait staff is helpful and accommodating and Marco the owner is always a pleasure to talk to.

                                                                                          36. D

                                                                                            Drmrosen

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            64 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            It is amazing but Navona keeps getting better and better. Also I keep finding new favorite dishes. But I have a simple pleasure, my wife and I sit down with a drink. Have some amazing thin slices garlic bread. Then we order the house salad. I get is with anchovies. This time I had NJs best Chicken Parmigiana. Writing this is making me hungry. I think I will repeat this Saturday night. Thanks Marco Your friend Mark

                                                                                          37. JD

                                                                                            JimD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on November 30, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Excellent food and service as usual. Always a great dinner!

                                                                                          38. l

                                                                                            luveatingout

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on November 30, 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.

                                                                                          39. MM

                                                                                            MichelleM

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on November 17, 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!

                                                                                          40. JK

                                                                                            JamesK

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on November 11, 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.

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                                                                                          Caffe Navona is rated 4.7 stars by 353 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                          This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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