Cafe Emilia

4.5
163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Cafe Emilia is conveniently located on Route 202 in Bridgewater New Jersey. Our cuisine represents the best of Italian dining, using fresh ingredients and preparing all dishes in our own kitchen daily. We pride ourselves in providing our many repeat customers a consistent quality dining experience. Whether coming in for a light refreshing lunch between business appointments or dining with family or friends in one of our private areas, Cafe Emilia will ensure every visit is a satisfying occasion.

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Sun 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM

What 163 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Excellent food and presentation. Very relaxing.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, great service, we really enjoyed our dinner here. They were willing to make dishes in vegetarian options. Will definitely be going again.

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FS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent but had to wait for 30 minutes for our table

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P
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Will be going back again

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food good service fair. Food took too long and very high noise level making it hard to hear

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cafe Emilia is consistently great food and always attentive service. It gets a little too noisy sometimes as the customers can talk loud. Otherwise a great place for a great well timed dinner or lunch

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MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner for my parents 61st Anniversary
Food was great and we felt very taken care of.
We will be back!

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EC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was exceptionally gracious given I had to change my reservation twice and ordered three dinners to go. Delicious veal Parm!

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TM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veryn nice dinner. Great service. Nice atmosphere.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service. Good value and good food. Nice not a byob

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered Special Rib Sirloin which was prepared just as ordered. A great experience. Mostly mature couples and groups. Did not see any children. Can be considered a romantic atmosphere in certain areas. Service was impressive. Would definitely come again.

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DL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed introducing this restaurant to friends. All of us enjoyed the evening ... great food and service.

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JO
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great service and food. The Cosmo's are the best! Love their Champagne sauce and every meal is perfectly made. Always delivers the greatest food and service.

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LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and accommodating! Loved the cozy atmosphere, timing of courses and wonderful staff. Truly enjoyable evening.

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F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here. Service and food were excellent. The noise level is very high as we had difficulty having a conversation at our own table as well as hearing the waiter at times. Overall, very good.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to say the food was excellent. I had my 4 grandchildren with my husband and I. No one took home a doggie bag. We all cleaned our plates from appetizers to dessert. Well worth the money.

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T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I recently had dinner to celebrate an anniversary and came away very dissatisfied. The food portions (ceasars salad and branzino marachiara) were not sufficient. I left the restaurant feeling like i was ripped off. The staff also seemed to be disinterested and did not make you feel comfortable. Overall, one of my worst dinner outings in quite some time.

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r
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Waited a long time for dinner to arrive. Felt like we were eating in a dungeon. Will never go back.

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GH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. This will be a place that I will return too.

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WB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only complaint is we ask for decaffeinate coffee and it was not because we were up all night.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had the shrimp linguine with pesto. Was pretty oily and not great

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and the wait staff is very accommodating. Great for a group or a get together with friends.

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KG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance. Good service. Excellent food.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Dined on a quiet Sunday night. Entree took over 90 minutes to arrive. Food plated poorly. No explanation. Gave us a free bottle of wine which nobody wanted. Bad night at a usually fine restaurant.

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do not offer many reviews but Café Emilia is so good I have to leave a note. Café Emilia is by far one of the best that we have had the pleasure of dinning at. From the appetizers to dinner, to desserts & drinks all are 5 star with service that is second to none. Thank you for all the wonderful dinners we have had over many years. We look forward to many more!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best Italian restaurant I have ever been too!!! Good service etc Beyond top notch

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NV
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in Bridgewater NJ. Had a fabulous Italian meal, great Caesar salad, good grilled octopus and then the piece de resistance, then paper thin bone in veal Parmesan. To die for!

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D
New England
48 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with friends. Food was all very good. Service was exceptional. I’d recommend it.

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DL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Café Emilia's celebrating my husbands birthday.... great service and great food.

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J
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and impeccable service!

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service by classy staff, careful timing for on food delivery and reliable, delicious food! We love Cafe E!

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LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We try to go at least once a week! Food is wonderful and the staff treat you like family!

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CD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinning experience. Great staff, great food!

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JO
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our Favorites, consistent and always good! Best cosmos in NJ and service is excellent.

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GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for her birthday. We've been here before and it's a favorite of hers when she's in the mood for really good Italian food and a nice evening out. I wholeheartedly recommend it for the food, service, and ambiance.

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AF
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife booked the private room for a small group to celebrate my 70th birthday.

I cannot say enough about the tremendous service, quality of food and how comfortable our guests were.

Nick, Andy and Tony as well as their servers were OUTSTANDING. I can’t say enough or thank them enough for their hospitality. The restaurant was extremely busy but they were all very attentive to our needs. We received many compliments regarding the quality and amount of food.

This is my favorite restaurant and last night my guests were blown away.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAY PERFECT.

Anthony and Cindy

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant, friendly, excellent service. Good food, great dessert

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Would never go back. The place was EXTREMELY noisy..we had to speak loudly to hear ourselves. The food was very salty and pricey.

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JE
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Made reservation on open table week in advance it was cancelled by restaurant saying not open that day ....no explanation ....not real happy about that...prior to this restaurant has been excellent

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