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About La Cucina di Clemenza

La Cucina di Clemenza Ristorante is a family owned Italian restaurant located in downtown Millburn, just a short distance from The Papermill Playhouse. 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.

382 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thurdsday 11:30 am -9:00 pm

Friday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday - 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 379-6700

Website:
http://www.lacucinadiclemenza.com/

Catering:
Stop in for our full service catering and event menu options.

Parking Details:
Private parking lot behind restaurant as well as street parking.

Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant features an exquisite inside dining experience along with first floor banquet room. From a party of 15 to 130 people call us to see how we can host your next event.

Private Party Contact:
Michelle or Carolyn: (973) 379-6700

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Private Room, Takeout

Special Events & Promotions:
Let us host your next special event, meeting, anniversary, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or more.

La Cucina di Clemenza Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

we were given a table in the back near the kitchen very noisy. we were told that open table told them to give us this table. hopefully not true. we had to go to papermill theatre and did not leave. it was snowing. I would never allow booking at this restaurant. hopefully you can correct this for others . CHASAL

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The appetizers and meals were all very good. We were here after a matinee theatre show and it is very convenient to the Papermill playhouse. Best Italian food in the area

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We went to La Cucina di Clemenza on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant was pretty full and service was a little slow. The food was good and the restaurant folded the men’s into a tuxedo and folded the women’s napkin into a rose, which was cute.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner on Valentine's Day. The food is always outstanding. My husband and I especially enjoy the Veal Milanese and my Mother-In-Law's favorite is the Eggplant Parmesan. A very nice touch on Valentine's Day was his and hers napkins in the shape of a tuxedo and a rose. This is our favorite go to restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely BYOB with delicious food and attentive staff. Great place to dine before going to a show at the Papermill Playhouse.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were seated close to door and every time the door opened we froze. I have allergies and initially was told they could not make me a meal. They were not knowledgeable about what ingredients were in the dishes and thought potatoes and vegetables contained gluten/wheat and argued with me.
My husband asked for his leftovers to be placed in a doggie bag and they were thrown out.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Been coming here for several years, usually after a performance at the Papermill Playhouse and the food is consistently excellent. Service and staff is friendly and efficient!! Highly recommended!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was good besides feeling a little rushed by the servers and cleaning the floors before we left

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Hadn't been hear for quite a while because parking in Millburn can be a problem, however, the food was very good as well as the service. Will try it again! Often prefer BYOB restarants!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Slow. Slow. Slow. An hour wait, what a disappointment.
Chicken meatballs cold, sauce hot(temperature) . Calamari cold, sauce hot(temperature). Entree's good. Server likes to talk but not listen. That was the root cause of the problem. Lack of management is a concern and lack of any interaction doesn't help either. Adding that 30 minutes after ordering, we were told no Brussel Sprouts, poor organization ... Bottom line apathetic server killed the meal....No sure a third chance is warranted! Take your chances.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoyed the dinner and the friendly/helpful wait staff. Loved the theme!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was ok. Service was slow and part of the order got lost in the kitchen. It’s fine, not great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Really pleased we finally stopped in here--we've been enjoying their pizza next door for years. Our waiter Marcello was very attentive, and we told him we wanted to take our time with ordering. Started off with the meatballs--very good and huge portion. Only wish they were seasoned a bit more and not so smooth inside (someone really mashed the meat together). Continued with both a clams and asparagus appetizers--delicious! We ended up splitting the eggplant parm dinner which was amazing. Great place and people, will be back and not just on weekends.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very enjoyable. The food was good. The matre’d was very efficient and nice. The coffee and dessert delicious. We will come again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had dinner and enjoyed
The food was great and the service was good also.
Will absolutely come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love love love this place never had a bad meal and never had bad service. Everyone is friendly the food is delicious and consistent. Will go again and again!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was tasty and the portions were a generous size. Love that it is BYOB but Jersey wines are also available to purchase.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

From salad to gnocchi to chicken, totally delicious! We also enjoyed the York (NJ) wine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

had an excellent meal at clemenza's. The foccaccia to start was outstanding, my chicken franchese over linguini was perfect and the service very nice and hospitable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We tried this restaurant for Christmas Eve. The owners had difficulty locating our reservation and were generally rude to us. When we were finally seated and it took 10-15 mins for someone to come to our table to acknowledge us. Then it took about 10 mins more to get water and bread and have our wine opened. The food was only okay ... definitely not worth coming back for. The only bright spot was the owners’ son who ended up looking after our table. He was pleasant and attentive. He apologized for the under-staffing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious dinner on Christmas Eve. I highly recommend the meatballs. Love that it's BYOB. The atmosphere is special - the interior decor is lovely. Service was slow, that's my only feedback of where to improve - but likely because of the holiday business. Spring for dessert - the homemade tiramisu, and banana cheesecake, is worth it!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Pre-play dinner with family. Excellent Italian-American Classic food. Timely service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

New York style small restaurant. Close to Lincoln Center for before or after performance meals. Exellent food and service. Crowded tables but not excessively noisy. A little pricy but considering location and food was a good value.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I've been here twice in the last few months. Clamenza's never disappoints! I usually get the same thing each time, the braciole and the GIANT meatball appetizer, but I get the meatballs with the meal and split up among the table. This time we got the rice ball appetizer and it was awesome! Great food, great atmosphere and the staff is genuinely kind and friendly - I have told many to go there and no one ever says they had a bad time/meal!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food-nothing pretentious but good,solid, fairly priced dinner. Attentive, quality service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food is always very good here. The service took awhile to get started. We were seated on time and the hostess said she would be right back with menus but she never showed up. We finally got our server to bring us menus. He was very attentive as was the other staff. We like this place and won’t let this one slip up keep us from coming again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Been going here for years. It’s a great value and the food is super good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very pleased with the service and attention to details. Water was refilled without calling the waitress The food was presented well.
I am bringing new friends here for dinner next week.

Wish there were more choices on the wine list or acceptance of BYO

Tags: Late-night Find, Seasonal
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very nice when you walk in... service was good when you first walk in once you order don't see anyone. We just got done eating salad and food came out super fast. Which we did not like food was undercook very small portions.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Have always enjoyed the food and ambiance at Clemenza's

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

What a great find! I looked on Open Table for a restaurant near the Papermill Playhouse and Cucina came up. Delicious food, charming service (if a bit slow), and interesting decor. Show your subscription card from PP and you get 20% off. Mangia!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved that it was family owned and operated. Great food & atmosphere. And their cappuccino was fabulous!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had dinner Saturday night. The food is always good. We enjoyed ourselves

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We walked to the restaurant from the Papermill Play house following a matinee. 4PM reservation and the restaurant was ours for the first 30 min or so. Food was awesome and the service was friendly. We were there as a party of 4 and even when the house filled around 5 PM, conversation was easy. Ambiance is very nice and gives a European outdoor restaurant feel in doors. Would definitely go again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went to restaurant after seeing show a few blocks away. It was my second time eating there. It was a Sunday afternoon so I ordered the “Sunday Gravy.” This entree was wonderful, in fact all the entrees at the table were good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Consistently great food; very reasonable, friendly staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Ambiance and decor were very nice, however, the service and food was very mediocre. The service was not on top of things, took very long to get a menu as well as order the food. Ordered appetizers, before we knew it, dinner was already served. Wouldn't go back, definitely some other spots in Millburn that are much better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good food and friendly service. Had dinner with family. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

One of our absolute favorites <3 food is consistent and always good. We know we will always have a great dinner here

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Solid local Italian restaurant. Food is always good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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