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Cara Mia

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194 Essex Street, Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 379-8
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 were amazing- tender, flavorful & the sauce was nice & smooth. We saved room for... More 

Thank claimsgal
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535 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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
New Providence, New Jersey
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971 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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
Springfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Food is excellent in this place. It's BYOB too and the liquor store is right beside this restaurant.

1 Thank Ruby A
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535 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

we had some clams to start with, two NY strips, a chicken parmigiana, and a pasta dish. food was very good as usual, service was friendly, and efficient. atmosphere was relaxed, they get the lux, and music right. will return. recommended.

Thank BuddhistNYC
New Jersey
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

My wife and I went to try Cara Mia tonight. She had bought a Groupon and was a great opportunity to try something new. We had called to make a reservation and when we arrived and stated this the waiter who seated us barley paid any attention to what we were saying and offered us the choice of sitting at... More 

1 Thank 1stromboli
Edison, New Jersey
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

First time there. They took a reservation and honored it. Arrived at 5:30pm and seated inside in the corner (first ones). They also have outside seating. There were several children, who were very well behaved. Did not see a children's menu, but they were served small dishes. The restaurant was packed by 6 and several tables turned over while we... More 

Thank Gail A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

we had Caesar salad, veal, a strip steak, mushroom ravioli, tiramisu, and mango sorbet. the Caesar, mushroom ravioli, and veal were enjoyed. the quality of the strip wasn't there. it was cooked as requested, char grilled, med rare, but it was a tough piece of meat. more likely a procurement issue, than a kitchen one. the service as always, friendly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Essex Street, Millburn, NJ 07041
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Millburn
  • Phone Number: (973) 379-8

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?