The Montclair Food & Wine Festival featured food purveyors from outside of Montclair. One of them was Millie’s Old World of Morristown. I discovered their table after more than a few people recommended their delicious meatballs. Last week, we made the trip over and tasted a whole lot more.
Millie’s Old World has a bold, modern decor, but the menu has old school favorites, some reimagined, as well as big portions you would find at a family-style Italian. It also has two ovens — coal and wood — allowing for fans of both to dine united. The latter can produce pies in 90 seconds thanks to 800+ degree heat. Certain pizza toppings are more suited to either coal or wood, and Millie’s menu reflects that.
What we liked (pictured): The meatballs — available in either marinara or a vodka sauce — were both excellent. Our favorite pizza from the coal oven — the best White Clam pie we’ve ever had. From the wood oven — the Arugula Pie — featuring goat cheese and fig spread on the crust, homemade mozzarella, and topped with prosciutto, arugula and shaved parmigianno reggiano. Also worth mentioning — the Arcadian Salad, with mized greens, candied walnuts, crumbled gorgonzola, apricot vinaigrette, red onion and slabs of applewood smoked bacon.
Millie’s is casual, BYOB and has a small outdoor dining area out front.
Millie’s Old World, 60 South St Morristown, 973-267-9616, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
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