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Help! Need an Italian Restaurant for tmw night in Northern NJ!

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lovessushi Jun 18, 2011 09:18 AM

Looking for a "red-sauce" type Italian restaurant in the Morristown/Livingston areas. We will be a party of 7 for Father's day. Ideally would be casual, awesome food, not too pricey.

We usually wind up at Godfather's in E. Hanover but I'm a little sick of the noise level there...

Thanks!!

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    bropaul RE: lovessushi Jun 18, 2011 09:49 AM

    I've never been, but friends swear by Il Villaggio on Rt.10 E in Parsippany, but it's a BYO. I was going to recommend Nonna's in Florham Park, but that's pretty noisy too.

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    Il Villaggio Restaurant
    State Route 10, Parsippany, NJ 07054

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      fourunder RE: lovessushi Jun 18, 2011 10:18 AM

      I've never been....but you could consider Ricci's

      http://www.ricciscatering.com/dinner_...

      btw...just don't order the veal......

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      Ricci's
      498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039

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        lovessushi RE: fourunder Jun 18, 2011 12:34 PM

        Thanks - il villagio sounds ok - can't seem to find any pics on the internet - but Rt 10 is close to everyone, and the menu looks like it would suit him. Nonna's sounds nice as well - is it really that noisy?

        I was told Ricci's wasn't great when I lived in the area...maybe it's changed? I don't eat veal...but...what's wrong with the veal there? I'm afraid to ask...

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        Ricci's
        498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039

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          bropaul RE: lovessushi Jun 18, 2011 05:14 PM

          That's funny, there are no pics on the Il Villaggio website. I'd swear I've seen them somewhere . . .Anyway, I know it's not a dive. Nonna's - well, I used to go there often with Dad before he passed and it was always a little tough, because he was hard of hearing - he loved the food though! We always went at lunch time and there were always a lot of office workers there. Maybe it's different on Sundays. Hopefully someone else will weigh in.

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          Il Villaggio Restaurant
          State Route 10, Parsippany, NJ 07054

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            lovessushi RE: bropaul Jun 18, 2011 05:43 PM

            Nonna's sounds nice - thanks for the feedback. Sounds very sweet with your dad :)

            Probably leaning to just going back to Godfather's with the fam and trying Nonna's on our own. Family is amazingly inflexible - lol

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        foodbooze RE: lovessushi Jun 18, 2011 01:24 PM

        Libretti's in orange.

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          lovessushi RE: foodbooze Jun 18, 2011 05:58 PM

          Looks really good - but family would never go there...thanks though..

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            foodbooze RE: lovessushi Jun 18, 2011 06:16 PM

            Why? You prefer non-descript, subpar NNJ stripmall Italian food?

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              lovessushi RE: foodbooze Jun 18, 2011 08:55 PM

              No, i don"t-but sadly they do

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