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Caffe Navona

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147 US Highway 46, Rockaway, NJ 07866-4018
+1 973-627-1606
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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All hours
Sun - Tue 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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672 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Caffe Navona. The strip steak with the onions and garganzola cheese was very good and the steak was prepared as ordered medium rare. Very good heart of palm salad to start.

Thank Dealmaker
Blairstown, New Jersey
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came back with wife to have dinner with daughter and boyfriend. Staff always receptive and friendly. The owner Marco is one of the best in the business in making everyone feel personally appreciated for being there and creating a great dining experience. Then there is that damn bread and the balsamic mix on the table. I can't stop eating this... More 

Thank LarrySchu
New Jersey
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90 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Recently dined here for a change of pace. It's best rated, and upscale for the area. Our food was good, but just that. Had a high end Pappardelle Bolognese in a red "gravy" meat sauce, with a fried calamari appetizer. Calamari tasted fresh, but the dipping sauce and outside breading needed seasoning. Pasta was less al dente then I like.... More 

Thank Elliott B
Denville, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately ,,,It gives me great pain a saying this about the Navona restaurant, as I have very high regards for the owner, he has worked very hard to build his business, and the food is fantastic, but his personnel are something to be desired. Still ,,,unbeknownst to myself, I still do not have no reason why I was escorted out... More 

Thank shmors
Mid-West, USA
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We arrived a little before 11:30 AM and although not yet officially open, the host graciously seated us, let us order drinks and brought bread. Everyone's meal was excellent, as were the desserts. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. This restaurant is a gem that deserves more patrons at lunch. We were the only guests, until about 12:45 PM.... More 

1 Thank Lord_Kevin
Rockaway, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very nice atmosphere. The food is delicious from appetizers to main courses. Selecting from the menu is difficult since everything looks enticing ....and it is. The bar looks like a hangout place for regulars but it is not big or noisy even when you dine in its vicinity. Occasional music is performed live in a non intrusive way.

1 Thank SATUL2013
Rockaway, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food and service are wonderful, love the bruschetta and bread to start! The Owner is there often and makes a point to stop by and say hello, always gracious to have you back. Definitely fine dining, with the options of a comfortable bar & booth area, dining room and pretty outside patio.

1 Thank AMrockaway
Rockaway, NJ
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Have been to Navona many times and never disappointed Food is well prepared and the service is good and friendly. Prices are upscale, but expected for food of this quality.

1 Thank Ken N
Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the "upscale" restaurant in our area. The food (and selection) is excellent and the service very good with the owner often visiting the tables to see how everything was. It is a bit pricey so it's perfect for special occasions. It is the best Italian restaurant in our area: that includes our as well as a lot of... More 

1 Thank Eva S
Rockaway, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Staff is attentive, food is amazing. I used to come here years ago when it was Gallaghers. Glad to see the building is being used. You won't be disappointed. Their homemade brushetta is yummy.

1 Thank Ronnie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 US Highway 46, Rockaway, NJ 07866-4018
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Rockaway
  • Phone Number: +1 973-627-1606

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