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Gourmet Cafe Restaurant

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136 Baldwin Rd, On the Corner of Rt 46 W, Walgreens/Baldwin Plaza, Parsippany, NJ 07054-2099 (Formerly Gourmet Cafe)
+1 973-316-0088
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17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Pittsburgh
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town on business and relied on Tripadvisor reviews to select Gourmet Cafe.. The best decision we could have made. The staff and the food exceeded our expectations. Our waiter started by telling us that any dishes could be customized to our liking and accomodated our rather picky requests perfectly. We'll be back whenever our travels take us... More 

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Thank dorset47
Valparaiso, Indiana
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Came here based on TA reviews on trip advisor while heading back from Connecticut. The meal the people the service was all top-notch five stars across-the-board I would recommend this place to anyone in the area. Scallops with crab meat, chicken piccata, butterscotch bread pudding are all home runs!!!!!

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Thank valpoinsurance
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We selected this restaurant based on prior Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. It is a BYOB, but I believe that resulted in excellent service. Our reservation was for 8:30 p.m. and we got our check at 9:15. We will be back!

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Thank Cissy713
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Cissy713, I'm glad we lived up to all the reviews you read that brought you to us. I hope we can continue to give you a pleasant dining experience next time you visit. Thank you! Chef Matthew More 

NYC
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Delicious food, warm (but not overbearing) service, big portions. Couldn't be better for a casual Italian dinner.

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Thank jeff6
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Jeff6, Thank you for posting your thoughts. I sincerely appreciate the feedback. It helps remind us we are keeping our guests happy, which is my most important goal. Chef Matthew More 

Livingston, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The atmosphere is pleasant, but not fancy! The staff is very pleasant & the owner /chef tries to meet the guests! It's a BYOB!

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Thank BillyVn
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

BillyVn, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback for us. It really makes a difference. I hope we have the pleasure of serving you again. Chef Matthew More 

Bloomfield Township, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This Italian restaurant has something on the menu to satisfy everyone's taste. Don't be fooled by the strip mall setting. What's inside is a homey and delicious experience carefully cultivated by Chef Matt. If you are very lucky (and we were first-time visitors!), he will visit your table with shots of his homemade limoncello. A perfect ending to a lovely... More 

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Thank Janette F
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Janette, I really appreciate your kind words. I just finished my Pumpkin-cello for the Fall season, so next time you're in, I'd be happy to serve you a little of that. Looking forward to your next visit! Chef Matthew More 

Parsippany, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent food - great service - friendly ambiance! The regular menu has a wide variety of choices. The specials are always diverse and prepared to perfection.

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Thank Deanna C
MatthewP P, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Deanna C, It's always a pleasure to see you. Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. See you soon! Chef Matthew More 

Parsippany, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have been there 3 times. I truthfully do not remember what I ate. All 4 of us enjoyed the food. The restaurant is small so I suggest you make reservations. It is BYOB. The owner is lovely and always comes out to meet us. He also gave us a shot if something to top off the dinner. Definitely would... More 

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Thank Janet K
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Janet K, I'm glad you've been enjoying your visits as well as the after dinner drinks. It's been my pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon. Chef Matthew More 

Marietta, Georgia
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Passing through NJ en route to Cape Cod from Georgia and were just looking for a good dinner spot near our hotel. Read all the glowing reviews and happy to report they were all accurate. This is a lovely little place managed by nice people and featuring great food. Between us we had Pork Chop Diane and Chicken Giambotta after... More 

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Thank PaulieGA
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

PaulieGA, I'm happy we were able to get you in so you can enjoy a nice dinner during your long trip to Cape Cod. Thank you for posting your thoughts. If we don't see you on your way back, have a very safe trip! Chef Matthew More 

Belle Mead, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was looking to meet up with some friends who life in North Jersey as I live in Central Jersey for dinner. Gourmet Café was equidistant from where we live. In checking various restaurants in the Parsippany area I decided to try Gourmet for our Sunday evening get together. It did not disappoint. There was a lot on the menu... More 

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Thank Mitch-Kar
Chef_Matthew_Pierone, Owner at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Mitch-Kar, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Reading reviews like this continues to reassure us that we are doing everything we can in the best interest of our customers. Sorry about the mussels! In an effort to keep everything as fresh as I can, I never over-buy. We must've just sold a ton of mussels that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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
Description
We are a small 48 seat BYOB restaurant. Chef/Owner Matthew Pierone has been named to Best chefs America (BCA) list 3 years running. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?