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Review of Millie's Old World Meatballs and Pizza

Millie's Old World Meatballs and Pizza
Ranked #12 of 155 Restaurants in Morristown
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Evoking memories of bountiful “Sunday Suppers” where families gathered around the table to share recipes passed down from generation to generation, Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza is bringing that same convivial feeling of a close knit Italian family to everyone. Millie’s is a restaurant rooted in one family’s commitment to preserving the “Old World” in terms of recipes and traditions but steps into the “New World” with modern ambiance and décor.Named after their grandmother Millie, the restaurant is the brainchild of two brothers seeking to share their passion for Italian food and celebration of the Italian culture of their heritage. “We were fortunate to grow up in a family that respects Italian traditions and by opening Millie’s, we want to share our love of culinary classics like meatballs and pizza” note the Brothers.The team behind Millie’s is passionate about pizza, both the coal-fired and the Neapolitan styles. Thanks to “dueling ovens”, pies from both varieties are offered. Inspired by childhood visits to Totonno’s, the legendary Coney Island pizzeria, the coal oven burns over 1,000 degrees and can produce pies in five minutes. The signature Millie’s pie combines sautéed tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and a sprinkling of parmesan. The Neapolitan wood oven, hand built by Italy’s celebrated Ferrara family, and imported from Naples, cooks pizzas, such as the Margherita, in just 90 seconds thanks to the intense 800 degree heat.Fried meatballs were a holiday tradition with family members waiting all day for the beef balls to come out of the frying pan. Fortunately, customers at Millie’s can order from the Fried Meatball station and Cheese bar at any time. Drawing upon Grandma Millie’s recipe, guests can choose to have their meatballs on platters, heroes (with fresh Italian Bread) or even in takeaway “Bag of Balls.” No matter the method, one constant is the side of marinara sauce for dipping. Just as baked meatballs are considered unacceptable at Millie’s, so is the mixing of balls and sauce. Each order of meatballs will be accompanied by a bowl of ricotta and marinara sauce for dipping.While the food is firmly rooted in the traditional, the décor will be modern. One wall of the 4200 square foot space will be exposed brick while mosaics of grey and black tiles decorate the surrounding surface. Red accents and dim lighting contribute to the sleek, lounge like ambiance. Guests can grab a booth while they sip a beverage of their choice (the restaurant will be BYOB). In warm weather, outdoor seating will be on offer.Neapolitan Wood Fired Oven PizzaMillie’s Old World features a Stefano Ferrara oven which was built by hand in Italy and shipped by sea. The oven is made from volcanic stones from Mount Vesuvius. This 100% wood fired oven allows us to cook pizza in 90 seconds due to its constant 900 degree temperature. Our pizza is made with only soft grain Caputo flour “00”, water, all natural fresh yeast, sea salt, the finest tomatoes, and our home made fresh mozzarella prepared each morning. Our flour is imported from Italy and is world renowned for being able to produce an extremely light elastic chewy crust. Unlike flours used in most “American pizza,” our flour is free of malts and preservatives. The wheat grains go through 21 milling processes to give it a unique silky smooth texture. Our tomatoes are much less acidic and have a fresher taste then paste “tomato sauce.” In order to ensure Millie’s masters the art of this specialty type of pizza, our family and head chef has been trained and certified by one of the most respected Pizzaiolo’s in the world.Coal Fired PizzaMillie’s Old World Coal Fired Mosaic Oven gives the pizza a unique smoky flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible with gas, convention, or a wood oven. As a family, knowing the coal fired oven is a unique art, we wanted to ensure that future generations will be able to experience this distinct pizza we enjoyed growing up in Brooklyn and Staten Island. This oven requires an exceptional amount of commitment and skill. A coal fire is much more challenging to start and is more difficult to manage than a wood fire or gas burner. Coal has roughly twice the heat/energy potential of wood so accessing and managing its potential energy when and where you need it can be challenging. Unlike a wood fire, a coalfire will not let you stir its fire or move it around without consequence. Balancing the open flame of a coal fire with the intensity of the coal bed becomes the daily challenge. As a family we have specialized for years on producing some of the best gourmet pies we believe are the best in the world.
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“best pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

They have the best pizza! I love the crust/bread....it's chewy and just the best crust on a pizza. I'm not much of a meatball fan but I have to admit their meatballs are really good also. The place is loud and crowded because the pizza is that good! Best pizza in NJ I think...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
“Good food. Very noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great ambience but way too noisy. Compounding the noise of patrons, which is to be expected, is loud music which is superfluous to the experience. I suggest they eliminate the music because the sound of loud voices is noise enough. We were a table of four and everyone was of the same opinion. We asked the waiter if the the music could have been turned down but he stated that we were not the first people to complain and the management said it could not be done!!
Other than that, the food was very good.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Denise I
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Beijing, China
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Good wood fired pizza & meatball sandwich ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Came here a week back with friends. Then again tonight on my own.
Place gets busy, when the weather is nice they open the big roller doors that make up the front wall of the place, the outdoor seating or front end area is the best but fills up really early. Last time we were lucky but not tonight.
Tonight I sat inside. Quite noisy and this section is only half full. Plus the music is turned up a bit loud for my taste.
Had one wood fired and one coal fired pizza last visit along with an appetizer of meatballs, preferred the marinara sauce over the vodka sauce but both were tasty.
Tonight I tried the Meatball Parmesan sandwich. Good yes, great? Not for me but everyone has their own taste I suppose because I overhear the guy at the next table saying his, exactly the same sandwich as mine, was the best he'd ever had so there you go.
Anyway it's a nice place for dinner alone or with friends.
I will stick with the pizza next visit. And yes I will visit again

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Thank Bob C
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Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Crazy Good Meatballs...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stopped in on our way out of town to pick up a meal for our 4+ hour trip home. We chanced onto the place through our gps. There is a pizza place across the street so we figured one of them might stand out. They have two ovens - wood fired and coal fired - which convinced us we were probably ok here. While waiting for our pizza that we planned to eat in the car, we tried an order of meatballs, and they were fantastic.

The pizza was also great, the service very friendly. This is a bring your own restaurant so you can save a few bucks on drinks which is always a bonus. I can't think of anything bad to say about the place. We returned again this week during another trip to the area and were blown away once again.

It's a casual setting and everyone there is helpful and seem to be excited about the meals they're putting out. The bread is great too. This is a definite stop for us the next time we're in town.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bill C
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Yulan, New York
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19 reviews
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“Had me some wood fired pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were in town for a Moody Blues concert and tried Millie's before the show. Only a block and a half from the venue and well worth the walk. We started with some meatball with cheese and a wood fired Margaritta pie. We were thrilled with both and can't say enough good about our wonderful waitress. Hope to return real soon.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rick H
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