Pavesi Ristorante

4.5
419 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the heart of Morristown NJ Pavesi offers an elegantly charming dining experience that keeps guests coming back again and again. Our large menu of Italian pastas, meats and fishes is rounded out by a selection of salads, soups, and decadent desserts.
Serving Lunch Menu Tuesday TO Friday

It’s our goal to make every guest that walks through the door feel like family. At Pavesi, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 419 People Are Saying
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Karen
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The gnocchi were very good, but please bring back the home made ones you served several years back - those were spectacular! The violinist made the whole evening, she was awesome! Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipTTKB
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food flavor was excellent, enjoyed the live violinist on Friday night; ambiance was enjoyable and BYOB was fun to do. My branzino entree portion was small, however, as were it’s accompaniments. Another in our party of four also ordered the branzino and their portion was only marginally larger and the accompaniments were still sparse. The other two entrees were modest sized but acceptable. Service was good but would have liked to have seen them refill our wine glasses periodically as many other restaurants do—-maybe it has something to do with Covid. In any event, the servers looked too busy to take note of that. Would still recommend, however, based on food taste, preparation, ambiance and music.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent menu, ambiance, and staff, including the Owner.
Food was delicious. Would certainly recommend to others and go back myself.

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Pete
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Menu has a lot of great choices. Excellent portion size. Great sauce (which is key for authentic Italian food). BYOB.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good. We will definitely go again. The special entree was delicious but a bit pricey and we felt a little rushed but we liked it very much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music! Joyful to be back out in the world.

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PamellaL
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Zucchini flowers, crab cakes, scallops & shrimp oreganata all were excellent.

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JamesM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was slow. The music was much too loud. Would I come back - definitely - for the food. I am glad that we went.

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vipTremont12
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the violin music outside. Would have preferred the violin over the singing but live entertainment is awesome! Food great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Reservation was not honored. Thank goodness for lovely hostess despite having called earlier in day to request table inside due to rain.

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Diner117
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a nice greeting at the door and a very crowded restaurant.
it was great to be able to sit and eat and spend time over a very good meal.
lots of good choices.

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vipKepp
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious FOOD and BYOB !! Great before you see a show at MAYO CENTER.

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tastygal
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good experience! Love pre-show dinners here, and always look forward to seeing familiar faces!

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RayR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food very good, I would suggest outside to inside weather permitting.

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Chris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Very conveniently located near the Mayo Theatre. Despite the fact that we had reservations we were not greeted by the hostess until 10 minutes after we arrived. The Stuffed Mushroom appetizer featured very small mushroom caps and was not really even that appetizing. The Caprese appetizer had a very small amount of thin-sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese but it was served over arugula which was not mentioned on the menu. The Pavesi Veal dish was very tasty but had far too much melted cheese in it to make it an enjoyable experience. Still worth a return trip.

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Tommy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant has always had good food and atmosphere during the several times I have eaten there. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a nice dinner in lovely Morristown.

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Pavesi often. The owner and staff are always very welcoming and gracious. The food is great and the service is too.

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vipChar
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint! Crab Cake appetizer and Scallops with lobster sauce risotto are my favorites! Not only is this restaurant a BYOB but the live entertainment (Dawn you are amazing on the violin) makes this restaurant a perfect choice for a nice, relaxed, enjoyable dinner!

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viplvfd
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service was just ok
Had to look for my waiter a few times.
Dessert was so il prepared was sent back
Was charged for it anyway
They did offer to replace
Attending Show near by so had to leave

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SummerPalace
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Arrived and preferred outdoor seating, but none available, so we settled for indoor dining. Then, unexpectedly after dinner completed, manager approached us and invited us to enjoy dessert outside with the live music and ambiance… they could have left us inside but knew we really wanted to be outside from the get-go. Wonderful they remembered and even encouraged us to transition there to gain a great perspective on the atmosphere that they are known to have. Surprise!!! Thank you!

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tastygal
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pavesi always provides a great pre-theater dinner experience!

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vipNancyH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends they’re first time loved it will return again

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vipNancyH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous wait staff wonderful booking again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a great option authentic Italian food with great service and ambiance. Everything we ordered came out timely and was perfect in seasoning and flavor. The service was great and there was live music that made the night perfect. We had the fried zucchini blossoms as an appetizer. For entrees, we got the tortellini pavesi but switched the sauce to vodka (amazing), the broccoli rabe and sausage, and the veal saltimbocca. Will definitely want coming back!

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Mmmmmmm
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food& entertainment great🙏🏽👍🏼
Will return again May become a favorite after I check out other menu choices & specials‼️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dood was excellent. I would highly recommend Pavesi! The wait staff is friendly and accommodating. We sat outside which was lovely and they usually have someone playing music such as a guitar player which provides such a nice background to dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! Best place in town for Italian food and great patio outside. Service is the best

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vipLgreen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great early dinner we took our young kids to. Yummy delicious pastas and the special branzino was incredible.

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Tommy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place! I highly recommend it if you're in Morristown.

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vipChar
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food- great entertainment!
What more can you ask for!

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vipTremont12
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as Always. Delicious food. Welcoming environment. Courteous and efficient staff. Well timed course delivery. Our go to dining establishment. Solid performance every time!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive service. I highly recommend Pavesi Ristorante and we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. Everything I had was fresh. The waiters are polite and nice. The owner makes the rounds and makes sure you are happy!

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MeganF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was delicious. We had a wonderful experience here. It was clean and everything was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The energy is back! Food was great. Always great. But the room was alive and we loved being out

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TanyaP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pavesi is a go to favorite in Morristown!
Mo, the owner, is fantastic! He gives his customers attention and makes sure things are running smoothly for his guests. The service is great and the food is always delicious. The garlic knots and rolls alone are worth the trip. We dined outside this past weekend and there was live music.
Wonderful evening out!

AK
AudreyK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They refused to seat us because they said they were closed even though I had this scheduled reservation. People were seated inside eating and it was not closed. It was our anniversary dinner, I felt very upset and will never give Pavesi my business. We had to eat frozen chicken tikka masala for our anniversary at home :(

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vipMattR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place great food - Moe the owner is the best of the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve come to Pavesi 3 times, it’s been great every time (outside a long wait the second time, they’re popular!). Food has been excellent, environment is excellent, our favorite Italian food in town!

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PS2021
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I felt that our table was too close to the table next to us. Very crowded

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pavesi Ristorante using the Order Online button. Pavesi Ristorante also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 993-1944.

Pavesi Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.