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Cara Mia

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194 Essex St, Millburn, NJ 07041-1601
(973) 379-8
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bruschetta” (8 reviews)
“veal” (10 reviews)
“clams” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
194 Essex St, Millburn, NJ 07041-1601
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Reviewed February 20, 2017 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...More

Thank Giuseppe L
Reviewed December 23, 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...More

Thank mario522
Reviewed December 15, 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,...More

Thank BuddhistNYC
Reviewed December 6, 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...More

Thank Simonizzze
Reviewed December 3, 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
Reviewed November 17, 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...More

Thank claimsgal
Reviewed October 28, 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
Reviewed October 21, 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
Reviewed October 7, 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
Reviewed October 1, 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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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, 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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