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Cafe Picasso

81 West Main St, Somerville, NJ
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Ranked #5 of 66 restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
brooklyn, ny
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Someone had recommended this restaurant to us , so we decided to try it. We had very high hopes when we walked in. It had a bit of an eclectic feel. We were seated in an alcove of sorts which at first we thought it was quaint, but when the wait staff kept passing by and then one of the... More

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Park City, Utah
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My wife and I joined friends at Cafe Picasso for espresso and dessert a few months ago, and we insisted on returning for dinner on our next trip to NJ. An incredibly extensive, varied menu...I feel we could return a dozen times and enjoy something different on each occasion. The portions are large... one appetizer was ample for our table... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Cafe Picasso is a perfect venue for parties of about 50 people. The food quality is terrific and the wait staff work very efficiently. They have a private room in the back that is very comfortable for your guests.

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new jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

one of the best restaurants in somerville, we went on a tues night with reservations and it was crowded. you get some large portions, the veal chop was great, lots of different pastas and specials, bring your own.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

For a state with so many choices for a good italian meal, Cafe Picasso is not such a good choice. Dingy chairs and tables outside and the inside is tiny and dark. It is short staffed so the waiters are always running around like chickens without heads. For better food at better prices go to Alfonso's.

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Somerville, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A cozy but great restaurant located in downtown Somerville. It's a BYOB, which helps keeps the cost of your meal down even more. Great mid-week pasta and entree specials! Servers are courteous and food is authentic and high quality - excellent!

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If the food cost half as much, it would be tolerable. But honestly, for these prices - the quality is unacceptable. The veal was dry as a bone, the shrimp were rubber, the lasagna was a mushy pile. The decor is extremely kitschy. Just bad. Many of the food runners do not speak any English and the owner is an... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is our second trip to Cafe Picasso. We live in the area but almost forgot about it. That won't happen again. Our lunch was excellent. Two veal dishes with good sauce and nice veggies. Very good service and also a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Café Picasso was recommended by friend as place for us to meet for lunch. It was delightful. Food was very good, service was excellent. The restaurant is also very attractive and was a nice place to spend some time and catch up with friends.

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We have been to Café Picasso now twice and both times I had to bring home a doggie bag...however my husband ate all of his. You really get a big plate of food even the appetizers which I was surprised. A lot of places charge you a lot and you get a tiny appetizer place. My husband and I were... More

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