Millie's Old World on the Z100 Elvis Duran & The Morning Show

DId you catch Millie's Old World on the Z100 Elvis Duran & The Morning Show this morning? It was a pleasure serving everyone at the radio station… What an amazing group of fun people! Thank you for having us on… Special thanks to Ben & Kamal and Nate for making it happen.

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Millie's Old World Featured in the Daily Record

A gift of meatballs at Millie's Old World in Morristown

ANGELA SPARANDERA, Correspondent3:54 a.m. EST December 17, 2014

(Photo: Photo courtesy of Millie’s Old World Meatballs)


In the spirit of original gift giving this season, Millie's Old World Meatballs and Pizza in Morristown has an idea; give the gift of meatballs.

Their returning holiday treat, "Pot-of-Balls," includes a stainless steel pot filled with quarter-pound homemade meatballs and imported cheeses. Gift-givers have a choice of 12 meatballs and two pounds of pasta ($53 marinara/$57 vodka sauce) or 24 meatballs and four pounds of pasta ($78 marinara/$82 vodka sauce). The pots can be ordered online, in-store or through the Millie's mobile app. Delivery is also available and refills of each pot are offered at a reduced price.

For the past two years, Millie's Old World on South Street has served traditional Italian recipes, but the inside is anything but old. A brightly red-tiled wood- and coal-fired oven sits behind a counter of chairs, all rich brown; a mosaic of black and white tiles decorates the back wall and wine-colored bricks trim the sides.

Owners and brothers, Vince and Brandon Carrabba grew up sharing Sunday dinners in Brooklyn and Staten Island with family where recipes were passed down from generation to generation. The restaurant is named after their grandmother, Millie, the originator of their famous meatball recipe.

"My brother and I watched my grandmother and mother cook, and as soon as the food came out, it was gone," said Vince. "She was a strong woman who raised a family of four after my grandfather passed. She stressed family values from our early childhood and has left an everlasting impression on us. We loved her food and recipes and figured this would be the best way to keep her legacy alive."

The menu at Millie's is creative and fun, filled with meatballs (made with top sirloin and fine imported cheeses), pizza pies and calzones.

Vodka Meatballs served at Millie’s Old World Meatballs and Pizza in Morristown.(Photo: Photos courtesy of Millie’s Old World Meatballs)

Their Pistachio Pesto Pie (mild or spicy, $19) is made with fresh pistachio pesto, Italian sausage, homemade mozzarella, basil, parmigiano reggiano and extra virgin olive oil.

Millie's also offers a brunch and catering menu which includes salads and cheese platters, pasta, meatballs and Millie's signature Coal Pie with peeled tomatoes, garlic, a special blend of seasonings, homemade mozzarella, basil and pecorino romano cheese ($17).

Customer favorites include Millie's Meatballs, homemade mozzarella and the Meatball Wood-Fired Pie, made with fresh peeled tomatoes, garlic, seasonings, homemade mozzarella, meatballs, fresh basil and pecorino romano cheese (small $19, large $22).

Millie's is also known for its ovens. The dual coal- and wood-fired oven is one of the reasons everything on Millie's menu has a little smoky flavor.

"The wood-fired oven is traditional Neapolitan style pizza, the ash wood and Stefano Ferrara oven give the pizza a soft, light and airy crust with charred marks and a distinct flavor," said Vince. "The coal-oven (and secret pizza dough) gives the pizza an amazing crisp crust and we also sauté all of the toppings that go into our coal pies to enhance the flavor."

Homemade mozzarella with basil and prosciutto, drizzled with olive oil at Millie’s Old World Meatballs and Pizza in Morristown.(Photo: Courtesy of Millie’s Old World Meatballs)

Millie's also offers a Sunday "BYOC" brunch, where customers are encouraged to bring their own champagne. The brunch menu features Millie's Wood-Fired Brunch Pizza, made with fresh mozzarella, parmesan reggiano, homemade home fries and scrambled eggs. Each comes with choice of meats and Millie's "Italian" French toast with berries and Vermont maple syrup. Brunch is served on Sunday's from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food is one of their passions, Vince said, and they always had a desire to own a restaurant, but the best part of owning Millie's is "being able to eat the meatballs we grew up on all the time and being able to share it with our customers."

Nutella pie(Photo: Photo courtesy of Millie’s Old World Meatballs)

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Address: 60 South Street, Morristown

Tel.: 973-267-9616

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday to Wednesday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday to Saturday

Owner: Vince and Brandon Carrabba

Cuisine: Italian

Prices: Meatballs $10.50 to $11.50; sandwiches $12.75 to $13.75; salads $10 to $14; cheese platters and calzones $10 to $14.95; pizza $16 to $25

Reservations: No

Order online: Yes

Catering: Yes

Vibe: Traditional menu, modern family-style decor

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Give the Gift of Meatballs: Millie's Is Offering A "Pot O Balls" For The Holidays

TAP into Morristown Staff

Monday, December 15, 2014 • 4:52pm


MORRISTOWN, NJ - Millie's Old World Meatballs & Pizza in Morristown has more than a pot-full of ideas for gift giving and celebrating the holidays this year.


The home-style Italian restaurant will once again offer their famous "Pot-of-Balls," a stainless-steel pot stuffed with their quarter-pound meatballs made with top grade sirloin and the finest imported cheeses. Choose between 12 meatballs and 2 lbs. of pasta ($53 marinara/$57 vodka sauce) or 24 meatballs and 4 lbs. of pasta ($78 marinara/$82 vodka sauce).


The pots may be ordered online, in-store or through the Millie's app; delivery is available. Keep the pots and get refills at a reduced price! Complete the meal with the best add-on ever: 2 balls of housemade fresh mozzarella and a tub of ricotta ($10).


Catering & Gift Cards


Located just blocks from the historic Green in Morristown, Millie's Old World offers a handsome and convenient location for your holiday party. There's a private room which can accommodate 24 guests; larger parties of 100 or more will fit perfectly in the main dining room. Millie's also offers off-premise catering at your home or office.


Fans of Millie's -- home to New Jersey's only "dueling coal- and wood-fired pizza ovens" -- would love nothing more than a gift card for great food inspired by Grandma Millie's recipes. They're available in any amount; call to order or stop by.


The restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve; also New Year's Day. Closed on Christmas Day. 


About Millie's Old World Meatballs & Pizza


Named for their grandmother Millie, the restaurant is the brainchild of brothers Vince and Brandon Carrabba, who love artisanal pizza (and their grandmother's amazing meatballs!). 


Millie's is home to NJ's only "dueling ovens" -- side-by-side coal-and Neapolitan wood-fired ovens -- and Chef Peter Martinez is obsessed with which combinations go in each. White Clam or Mashed Potato Pie? Definitely coal. Spicy Marinara or Pepperoni & Olive? Those go in the wood-burning oven. 


Preparing 700 lbs. of fresh mozzarella each week and known for concocting special pizzas on the fly (such as using a large harvest of Jersey cherry tomatoes brought in by a regular customer), the kitchen team at Millie's is here to serve! 


Millie's also knows how to give back, whether it's an annual customer appreciation party (complimentary food and spirits flow for hours!), supporting local Little League teams or committing to training and hiring U.S. veterans. 


Giving Back-My 7th Annual Christmas Fundraiser at Millies Old World

Foodie HappeningsThe DishThe Potpourri | December 12, 2014 | By Missy Somers

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When I was little my Mom started a Christmas tradition that was truly wonderful. Once I graduated from college and started living on my own I carried on the tradition by myself. Now it’s 7 years later and this annual event has become an anticipated occasion among family and friends who know me. 


Now that you are all wondering what this holiday ritual is…I’ll share (If you didn’t already infer from the title).  Every year I host a Christmas fundraiser and all the proceeds go to a local charity. When I was growing up my family would “adopt” another family through an organization called Project Connect in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  We had the very rewarding experience of hand delivering these gifts to our families each year. When I decided to continue this tradition on my own I continued working with the same foundation for the first two years.  All of my friends would bring a gift to donate to our annual chosen family. But, once I settled into Morris County I wanted to give back to my new community. I discovered the local not-for-profit organization, Arms Around Morris County. During Christmas-time they do gift-card collections to provide to single mothers in need within the Morristown area. The recipients use these donations to buy their families gifts for the holidays. For the past five years my event has benefited this organization.

Each year my annual Christmas fundraiser has continued to grow. It started with a few friends coming over for a wine and cheese night and it has worked its way up to a full blown event at a local restaurant with wine tastings and a 4 course menu. I should have also prefaced that this fundraiser has always been paired with a TON of food and wine. It wouldn’t be my signature event without some focus around food!

This year was no exception. With my guest list exponentially increasing each year, as more people want to get involved, I realized that having it at my house was no longer an option. I wanted to keep it local and benefit more community businesses so I worked with a local PR firm, Diaz Schloss. I asked if Millies Old World Meatballs and Pizza would be interested in hosting my event. They were gracious enough to accept my proposal and give us ample space during one of their busy Thursday nights! I also enlisted the help of my favorite wine shop, Cambridge Wines (also a Morristown establishment) to do a wine tasting for all of the guests.

The ask for my guests was to pay a small fee for a very generous 4 course family style (and delicious I might add) meal as well as a donation for the charity. The turnout was tremendous and the event went off without a hitch.  We were able to raise $800 that night with promises of more to come later.

In the days after the event I received an overwhelming response from everyone who attended for the great food and a fantastic time. I also encountered many who want to get involved. My Crossfit gym (13 Stars Crossfit) went above and beyond to donate to the cause (They were only minorly insulted that I didn’t extend the invites out to everyone there. Sorry guys –next year I promise!). I have been receiving mail for a few days now from others who wanted to be a part of it. We handed in over $1100 in donations and I could not be more enthusiastic.

The Christmas season has always been about giving for me. I think I mentioned in an earlier post this month that whether it’s providing to those in need or picking the perfect gift for a loved one I’ve always found the most joy in giving.

For those of you who are local and want to get involved, Arms Around Morris County does year round initiatives. You can take a look at their Facebook page  or their website

I encourage you all to start your own annual soiree. It’s an amazing excuse to get together with all your best friends for a great cause. Whether it’s 3 of you or a 100 giving to a local charity, every little bit helps! Oh and by the way it’s a very satisfying feeling to know you were a part of something good.

I wish you all the happiest of holidays!

…all for the love of the dish