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Gourmet Cafe Restaurant

136 Baldwin Rd, On the Corner of Rt 46 W, Walgreens/Baldwin Plaza, Parsippany, NJ 07054-2099
+1 973-316-0088
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
136 Baldwin Rd, On the Corner of Rt 46 W, Walgreens/Baldwin Plaza, Parsippany, NJ 07054-2099
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Tried this small Italian restaurant for the first time and was happy I did. Very good food, reasonable prices (and BYO), and attentive service. Owner/chef came out to chat with diners, which was a nice personal touch. I look forward to returning.

Thank unicorn3
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

unicorn3, So happy you tried us. I appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts on the restaurant. Look forward to your next visit! Thank you Chef Matthew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Gourmet Café a few days ago for lunch. I can still report that owner/chief Matthew Pierine is still at the top of his game. The menu is not extremely large with about 12 entrees offered. I had the braised beef ravioli ($14)...More

Thank duck8to
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had been to the Gourmet Cafe several years ago and loved it. We were very happy to be in the area again so we could once again enjoy this fabulous little restaurant. We were seated quickly and the waitress opened our...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Simple and unassuming place. Always have a good meal here. Solid menu and great daily specials. Pastas are excellent. Service is friendly and the owner could not be nicer. Good sized portions at reasonable prices and BYOB. Amazing local find.

Thank rhonda512
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Three of us enjoyed our Monday lunch at the almost full "G.Cafe R." A clean friendly atmosphere and the locals love it. (BYOB) Only 2 soups were available, and no pasta fagoli (my favorite way to rate an Italian restaurant) The flounder was fresh and...More

Thank Mr H
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Chef Matthew and his crew make this establishment a special gem first-rate in busy Parsippany. I had heard of this restaurant through a good friend of mine, not realizing what a cool place existed right near my apartment. Gourmet Cafe is located in a small...More

Thank foodman1981
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Went for dinner tonight and was pleasantly surprised as to the appearance and quality of the service. The food was good and the atmosphere better than you expect for a strip mall. The appetizers we ordered were very good and the entrees were good. Price...More

Thank Harry S
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Harry, Thank you for trying us. I am glad you liked the service, atmosphere and food! We appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts. Chef Matthew

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have been to the gourmet cafe many times and always have had a great meal. The restaurant has the atmosphere and quality of a high end restaurant but the prices are very reasonable (most entrees between $19-$25) and the attitude of the staff is...More

Thank Andrew A
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to share this. I appreciate your continued support! We look forward to your next visit. Chef Matthew

Reviewed 3 October 2017

It has been a while since I was there but, I've been there more than a couple of times for gatherings for special occasions and every time the food and service has been excellent. I would not hesitate to go back for a party, lunch...More

Thank Gail C
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Gail, Nice to have you visit with us again. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the recommendation! Chef Matthew

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

A friend and I met here for dinner. From the outside it did not look like much, but I am glad we decided to go in! The restaurant is small, and when I entered (we went on a Wednesday night) I noticed most tables had...More

Thank myersmar369
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

I am glad you found us and gave us a chance to serve you. So happy to hear that the food and service were to your liking! Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts. we hope to see you again real soon....More

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Kathryn L
2 August 2017|
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Response from Chef_Matthew_Pierone | Property representative |
Hi Kathryn I just saw this, yes we are! we can accommodate a party of 16 depending on availability but not on Friday or Saturday.
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pjdeech
6 May 2016|
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Response from njbchbum | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no liquor at all is served. BYOB Bring Your Own Booze. Bring any liquor you desire!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Baldwin Rd, On the Corner of Rt 46 W, Walgreens/Baldwin Plaza, Parsippany, NJ 07054-2099 (Formerly Gourmet Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Parsippany
  • Phone Number: +1 973-316-0088
  • E-mail
Description
We are a small 48 seat BYOB restaurant. Chef/Owner Matthew Pierone has been named to Best chefs America (BCA) list since 2013. He specializes in fresh, creative Italian cuisine and is known for his Pork chops, fish and bread pudding. Outstanding customer service is a main focus at the Gourmet Cafe.
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