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La Cambusa

517 River Dr, Garfield, NJ 07026-3272
+1 973-272-8739
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
517 River Dr, Garfield, NJ 07026-3272
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Cambusa has become our "ah...dont feel like cooking tonight" hang out. Good southern Italian fare at a reasonable price with extensive wine selection and excellent service. Portions are moderate in size; start u off with bread and a couple tasty spreads. Not a fancy place......More

Thank outbroker
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Loved La Cambusa! On Sundays, they serve "Nonna's Sunday Dinner' which are platters of rigatoni pasta, meatballs, sausage, braciole and pork ribs (includes a house or Caesar salad also) for $22 per person. The "gravy" is outstanding, and the meats are absolutely, authentically delicious (we...More

Thank nyackgirl47
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Recently ate & ordered the mixed grilled seafood which was awesome and a great value as well; great tiramisu; large wine list ; the desserts and pasta are homemade

Thank Michael m
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

The service and food here was excellent. I chose the grilled polenta and fettuccine with Bolognese sauce. The fresh pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce was meaty enough but not so that it hid the flavor and texture of the sauce and pasta. I...More

Thank Bitpals
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Food is delicious Italian fare. They have a great wine and drink selection. Friendly, courteous staff. Great place to meet, eat and drink.

Thank James M
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I've been looking for a restaurant like this ever since returning from Italy years ago. Fantastic, simple, fresh Italian food made with great ingredients without breaking the bank. The homemade pasta and pork chops were out of this world. Can't wait to return.

Thank Carl D
Reviewed August 13, 2017

I am a frequent customer of this small italian restaurant. The food is always fresh and delicious. The desserts are amazing, my favorite is the Napoleon, its just out of this world. The drinks are as described and taste really well. All staff is friendly...More

Thank Miryam F
Reviewed August 6, 2017

I took my aunt this evening for her birthday at La Cambusa and found a very empty restaurant for a Sunday night. I thought the overall experience was very good. First, they mix a good drink. I was very impressed that the cocktails were flavorful...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Awesome food...great service... homemade pasta is scrumptious ... wine menu is a little light but you can bring your own

Thank Dan T
Reviewed April 11, 2017

delightful experience! service was impeccable considering we were a table of 10, waitress was very attentive. Food was delicious from appetizers to main course. Even the desserts looked scrumptious..however I did not try any. They have a full bar and the espresso martini was perfection!

Thank Mary S
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
You should make reservations on Friday and Saturday nights but on Sunday when I went, the place was practically empty. I would call first. By the way, the food and service are wonderful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 River Dr, Garfield, NJ 07026-3272
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Garfield
  • Phone Number: +1 973-272-8739
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