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Cara Mia

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194 Essex Street, Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 379-8
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My fianceè and I decide to celebrate a late Valentine dinner at Cara Mia after we read many good reviews on the social media.. This was our first time. We felt welcomed from the beginning. The host was very pleasant and escort us to our table. We had a couple staff members attending our dining experience. Service was professionally executed... More 

Thank Giuseppe L
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

For beginners Trip advisor needs to improve this site. Service was good,so was food,but here chef could have been more creative I had pork chops.....something,It was OK but the meat was "flat tasting"maybe try to marinate it,maybe something else.Wife had an issue with her dish being overly spiced but all this is personal taste,walking a fine line here. No you... More 

Thank mario522
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421 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

we had linguine with clams, whit wine sauce, a house seafood pasta special, and a veal parm, followed by carrot cake, and espresso. every dish was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed, and vibrant. Mello always has the lux, and music just right. and the service, as always, was excellent. always enjoyed. will return. highly recommended.

Thank BuddhistNYC
New Jersey
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69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We went on a Monday night for dinner. There was no show at the Paper Mill Playhouse, so the place was empty. Service was excellent, the portions were large and delicious, and the atmosphere was very nice. Of course if you go on a theatre night, this place gets very busy.

Thank Simonizzze
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Cozy and intimate atmosphere. The salmon was great. It was quite busy before a show at the Paper Mill Playhouse down the street so check those times before you go. BYOB with a liquor store a few doors down. Very nice dining here.

Thank TopBloke999
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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Cara Mia on a Tuesday night to use a Groupon we had purchased. The service was great,- drinks were refilled without asking, parm cheese brought without asking & everyone was very pleasant . our meals( veal braccol filled with sausage) with gnocchi were amazing- tender, flavorful & the sauce was nice & smooth. We saved room for... More 

Thank claimsgal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

, and lotsHad a very enjoyable dinner. soup, veal shank, ice cream, carrot cake and some espresso. service, as always was professional, courteous, and friendly. atmosphere was relaxed, and enjoyed. the food was fresh, and tasty. will return. highly recommended.

Thank BuddhistNYC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Sat outside on a lovely September evening at this nice BYOB restaurant. We were greeted genuinely and all of the staff seemed very friendly and helpful. The food was very good (had the pasta special). I'd definitely recommend this quaint find!

Thank Sweetmelissa73
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a large family party at Cara Mia. The food was delicious - real Italian flavors, well prepared. The service was excellent, especially considering the size of our party. This is definitely one of our local favorites!

Thank MichelleVitt
New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on a Wednesday. The restaurant is very cute and cozy and wss not over crowded. Everything we ordered was delicious. We had the veal, pasta with seafood, pasta with meatballs and the salad special. The service was very good.

Thank Ramadama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Essex Street, Millburn, NJ 07041
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Millburn
  • Phone Number: (973) 379-8

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?