Pavesi Ristorante

4.5
438 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the heart of Morristown NJ Pavesi offers an elegantly charming dining experience that keeps guests coming back again and again. Our large menu of Italian pastas, meats and fishes is rounded out by a selection of salads, soups, and decadent desserts.
Serving Lunch Menu Tuesday TO Friday

It’s our goal to make every guest that walks through the door feel like family. At Pavesi, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy!
Wright now we offer outdoor heaters for Your comfort

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 438 people are saying
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4.6
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MDK7341
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favorite restaurants ! Always a delicious meal

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fastgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional and real staff - to a person - everyone is attentive .

I noted especially the bus person - who kept his eye out on all of the patrons, ready to fill water , remove plates - just on top of it.

The owner was on site and spent a few minutes at my table. I loved that the soup (lentil) came very hot (just the way I liked it). I thoroughly enjoyed my chicken parm - the chicken was so moist and tender - and I was loving every bite. It suddenly hit me that the sauce was perfect for my tastes.

I had carrot cake and coffee to finish my meal - coffee was fresh , hot and a good strength. The cake was a good portion but I have had better - it had to follow a knock your socks off piece I had six weeks before.

The red wine , a Merlot, was not too bad - certainly not exquisite - Oh Wait ! Did I say that this is a BYOB?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was 5 star! Recommend stracciatella soup. Shrimp scampi is a must! Would return

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Pete
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice cozy restaurant. Good service. Food is very good. Recommend the lasagna - very authentic. Also had the pasta fagiole soup (which was a special) and that was excellent.

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JulietPB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pavesi is a wonderful restaurant with excellent service and typical Italian fare at a reasonable price. BYOB. Pavesi is consistently good with their offerings and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary We were welcomed with a smile. We quickly got seated. Our waitress was friendly and very attentive. Owner stopped at our table to welcome us Food was outstanding. Will definitely come back!

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polkajig
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Great food and large selection. Atmosphere pleasant and management was "hands-on."

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner and service was goid.

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ToastyC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exceptional. We sat in the back and were not rushed. Spent almost 2 1/2 hours there. Would definitely return

PB
PegB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four fabulous meals and the service was superb.
The music was so nice too!

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This place had great food and service. We will go back. We were a little disappointed that we had to sit in the lower level and not be able to hear the music. There were also two big parties and one of them dominated the room with noise and being up and out of their seats. We felt like we were in the middle or someones private room party.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. We had a reservation before a show and was surprised to be led down to the basement. It is a nice enough basement but nonetheless a reservation and getting a seat in the basement was very surprising. Would definitely go back but next time request not to be in the basement

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Fabulous
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the place. Will be coming again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had a show to go to and the waitress got us out on time. The atmosphere was perfect with a lot of chatter and the live music was amazing. We would definitely go back

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Attentive service. Inviting ambiance.

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chrism
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

All was okay but nothing was great. We were happy that they could accommodate outdoor seating with toasty warm heaters.

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MIKEZ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals, service and atmosphere. Will definately be back!

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vipSgengaro
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very solid consistent BYO.

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Fred
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The only thing worse than the food was the service

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Karen
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The gnocchi were very good, but please bring back the home made ones you served several years back - those were spectacular! The violinist made the whole evening, she was awesome! Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipTTKB
Baltimore
92 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food flavor was excellent, enjoyed the live violinist on Friday night; ambiance was enjoyable and BYOB was fun to do. My branzino entree portion was small, however, as were it’s accompaniments. Another in our party of four also ordered the branzino and their portion was only marginally larger and the accompaniments were still sparse. The other two entrees were modest sized but acceptable. Service was good but would have liked to have seen them refill our wine glasses periodically as many other restaurants do—-maybe it has something to do with Covid. In any event, the servers looked too busy to take note of that. Would still recommend, however, based on food taste, preparation, ambiance and music.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent menu, ambiance, and staff, including the Owner.
Food was delicious. Would certainly recommend to others and go back myself.

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Pete
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Menu has a lot of great choices. Excellent portion size. Great sauce (which is key for authentic Italian food). BYOB.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good. We will definitely go again. The special entree was delicious but a bit pricey and we felt a little rushed but we liked it very much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music! Joyful to be back out in the world.

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PamellaL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Zucchini flowers, crab cakes, scallops & shrimp oreganata all were excellent.

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JamesM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was slow. The music was much too loud. Would I come back - definitely - for the food. I am glad that we went.

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vipTremont12
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the violin music outside. Would have preferred the violin over the singing but live entertainment is awesome! Food great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Reservation was not honored. Thank goodness for lovely hostess despite having called earlier in day to request table inside due to rain.

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Diner117
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a nice greeting at the door and a very crowded restaurant.
it was great to be able to sit and eat and spend time over a very good meal.
lots of good choices.

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Kepp
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious FOOD and BYOB !! Great before you see a show at MAYO CENTER.

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tastygal
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good experience! Love pre-show dinners here, and always look forward to seeing familiar faces!

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RayR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food very good, I would suggest outside to inside weather permitting.

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Chris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Very conveniently located near the Mayo Theatre. Despite the fact that we had reservations we were not greeted by the hostess until 10 minutes after we arrived. The Stuffed Mushroom appetizer featured very small mushroom caps and was not really even that appetizing. The Caprese appetizer had a very small amount of thin-sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese but it was served over arugula which was not mentioned on the menu. The Pavesi Veal dish was very tasty but had far too much melted cheese in it to make it an enjoyable experience. Still worth a return trip.

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Tommy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant has always had good food and atmosphere during the several times I have eaten there. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a nice dinner in lovely Morristown.

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Pavesi often. The owner and staff are always very welcoming and gracious. The food is great and the service is too.

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vipChar
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint! Crab Cake appetizer and Scallops with lobster sauce risotto are my favorites! Not only is this restaurant a BYOB but the live entertainment (Dawn you are amazing on the violin) makes this restaurant a perfect choice for a nice, relaxed, enjoyable dinner!

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viplvfd
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service was just ok
Had to look for my waiter a few times.
Dessert was so il prepared was sent back
Was charged for it anyway
They did offer to replace
Attending Show near by so had to leave

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SummerPalace
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Arrived and preferred outdoor seating, but none available, so we settled for indoor dining. Then, unexpectedly after dinner completed, manager approached us and invited us to enjoy dessert outside with the live music and ambiance… they could have left us inside but knew we really wanted to be outside from the get-go. Wonderful they remembered and even encouraged us to transition there to gain a great perspective on the atmosphere that they are known to have. Surprise!!! Thank you!

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tastygal
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pavesi always provides a great pre-theater dinner experience!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pavesi Ristorante using the Order Online button. Pavesi Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 993-1944.

Pavesi Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.