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Cara Mia

194 Essex St, Millburn, NJ 07041-1601
(973) 379-8
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
194 Essex St, Millburn, NJ 07041-1601
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We've been there twice recently. One night we had tickets to nearby paper Mill Playhouse and they expedited the service and we made the show with time to spare. My wife had the salmon twice and loved it both times. I had veal sorrentio and...More

Thank JohnCG22
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is just right for a night for two...and small groups too! We sat outside which was even better. Food was delicious, staff was very professional and courteous.

Thank Mona B
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We have so many great restaurants in Millburn and this is one of the very best. Reasonably priced and great service.

Thank Pasi M
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with friends there before the Papermill and had such a relaxing and delicious meal and dessert! Service was great too and it's BYOB!

1  Thank Christine L
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here with our darling cousin early in December when we were in Milburn to see Annie at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Although we were very early for discussion nene, snow was pouring down and they let us in and served...More

Thank Parisfan072
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Cara Mia is a very good Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Millburn and in walking distance to the Papermill Playhouse. The menu has a nice variety and the staff is friendly and helpful although the service was quite slow.

Thank ckatmomi
Reviewed November 16, 2017

We visited this restaurant early in the evening and it wasn't too crowded, but as time went on, many diners came in. The service was excellent and the food delicious. It's BYO, but there's a liquor store a few doors away. they kindly divided the...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Have eaten here several times but most recent seemed that they had made improvements to the menu and the service was more attentive and more professional. Enjoyed the endive salad, and Shrimp Francese which was not on the menu but they graciously agreed to make...More

Thank 4onpark
Reviewed October 17, 2017

had a lovely light second dinner at this local hot spot thos evening. soup of the day, delicious, fresh, tasty asparagus. followed by chocolate cake, and a double espresso. service as always, friendly, professional, and attentive. relaxed atmoshphere. highly recommend. will return.

1  Thank BuddhistNYC
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Went to Cara Mia for a week night meal with two other couples. Didn't love it. The dinner did not start off well. The tuna tartar was rancid. Three of us had ordered it. It was taken back, but was not a great way to...More

Thank AmyC723
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April 18, 2016|
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Response from BuddhistNYC | Reviewed this property |
i'd contact them directly also, but pretty sure they do, steak, soup etc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Essex St, Millburn, NJ 07041-1601
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Millburn
  • Phone Number: (973) 379-8
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