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Cafe Emilia

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705 US Highway 202, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2510
+1 908-429-1410
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Hopewell, New Jersey, United States
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really authentic southern Italian cuisine. All dishes were made and served with obvious love and pride. From the starters (OMG the fired shrimp all but floated off the plate) all the way through an almost perfect cannoli (there is no perfect one!) and a brilliant cappuccino. I can't recommend this gem enough.

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Thank ZenGolfGuy
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasant enough welcome. Oysters lacked flavour, not sure about putting smoked salmon on them. Scaloppine with mushrooms and lobster meat nice enough though the lobster added little (except expense!). Claggy cheescake. Overall not actively bad, but not inspiring. Good wine list for a business dinner, good range of upscale Italian and Californian reds, less choice of whites.

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Thank MarkSarah75
Long Valley, New Jersey
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111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We always meet another couple here and start with a drink at the bar before dinner. The Manhattans are made perfectly! Rack of lamb, oysters with salmon and double veal chop were fantastic. Cheesecake was homemade and a fabulous way to end the evening.

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Thank buffylane
Scottsdale, Arizona
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171 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Had been a number of months since was last here and business associates suggested it. Arugula salad was good. Clam appetizer was overcooked. Veal Marsala was good although it could have been more tender. Clams over pasta were not washed so pasta was full of sand. We passed on dessert. Wine list is limited and honestly over-priced. Convenient location, however... More 

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Thank Mark C
Somerville, New Jersey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Having been meaning to try this for years we were not disappointed. Despite it being our first visit we were treated as regulars. The specials were great additions, including on this visit the frisee salad and the soft shell crab Francesca (also available in fra diablo !). Great crusty bread that paired exceptionally well with the leftover white wine butter... More 

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Thank dmblakeley
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

cool service.......not very welcoming the food was basic but made to sound great. Not worth the $$ overall.

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Thank Duncan V
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great little place. Tried it for the first time after living here 15 years. Very good Italian food and great service.

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Thank JPSheldon
Montclair, New Jersey
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Loud and proud Jersey style upscale Italian ristorante. Service was spot on and the food was really good. The scallop appetizer was ridiculously good and my rack of lamb was dam good. The wine list is deep, but like the food expensive. We were treated really well by the captain and his staff.

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Thank Botte515
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had dinner here last night, i suggest going early! after 7pm there is a wait. i made reservations, and started off with wine. They do have a full bar, mixed drinks are around $10, as is the house wine. Bread and bruschetta brought to the table. The service was a bit weird, it seemed like there was at least 5... More 

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Thank njanimallover8
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Went with a large group on Saturday night. Reservation was lost, and had to wait an half hour to be seated. Parking was tight as snow occupies threes spaces, don't know why they have not cleared the snow by now. Was very crowded and service was poor. One appetizer was forgotten then when meals came out one person was told... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 US Highway 202, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2510
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bridgewater
  • Phone Number: +1 908-429-1410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?