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Focacceria Ristorante
Focacceria Ristorante

Focacceria Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.focacceria26.com/
  • Phone: (908) 604-2440
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;

    CLOSED Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Berisha
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering options are available. Please call the restaurant directly and ask to speak with Nicholas.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicholas Berisha (908) 604-2440

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Valley Rd
  • Public Transit: Train stops at Lyons Mall/Train Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in rear of building
A word from Focacceria Ristorante
Part of what makes a dining experience special is ambiance. Now is the perfect time to enjoy an amazing meal in our quaint and charming home-like atmosphere. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy a real gourmet Italian meal. Outside seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant is close to where we live. The food is excellent and presented well. They have a large outdoor patio which is great when the weather is fine, and it is well-staffed and service is well done even when the patio is crowded. There is a large party room upstairs and the service there is smooth there as well, but when crowded, that room can be a bit noisy. Keep in mind this restaurant is BYOB, common in this area. Certainly worth a visit!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "On the night we were there, the electricity went out with a pretty full restaurant. They were terrific, brought out candles, opened windows (no A/c but remained comfortable), attended to the tables. They were still able to deliver the delicious food. They served bruschetta first on the house. The sweet and spicy calamari and the grilled peach salad (special) was very good. The Three of us had the Tuscan seafood stew which was delicious. Another had the skirt steak which he liked a lot. The menu was reasonably priced except for the special which seemed too high for a NJ establishment. All in all a very nice night. We ate inside so it was very quiet because most of the guests were on the patio which looked lovely."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Dining at Focacceria is always a pleasure -- terrific menu, delicious food, very well presented, excellent service and outdoor seating always adds to the experience....a neighborhood favorite and I am already looking forward to my next dinner."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday a day early, at Focacceria Ristorante. Eggplant parm, caesar salads and mussels and clams appetizers were all fresh and delicious. The entrees of grilled salmon, seafood stew and the liver special, were all prepared to perfection. The waiter was able to add a little pasta to the stews, for us, to better take advantage of the savory broth. After cappuccinos and coffee, we enjoyed cannoli and a warm chocolate souffle cake. Food was great, service was attentive and we left happy campers! Oh yes, we brought several bottles of our favorite cabernets, as FR is a byob. Whether you dine inside or outside, you can be sure your dinner experience will be wonderful."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The sesame encrusted tuna "rare" was excellent. great outdoor area & ambiance"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food, well served and attentive wait staff. Will go back and hopefully to an outside table again because the atmosphere was really great. Also a BYOB so it makes it great value."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "From appetizer, entree, and dessert - truly superb. Do not miss the "best" veal chop in New Jersey."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This time of year, Focacceria is especially enjoyable on evenings when a leisurely, casual outdoor meal is the goal. The always-excellent menu features many items that are designed with the outdoor space in mind. The wide range of salads and starters works very well outdoors, and be sure to consider the daily specials which are almost always interesting and top-notch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Absolutely fabulous food and staff. We need to go more often!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Focacceria has been in liberty corner for 9 years but this was the first time we went there. We were blown away. The food was outstanding and the value terrific. The two owners were very personable and made sure guests were enjoying their experience. We're going back again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Focacceria Ristorante can truly rival even the best that NYC has. The food choices and quality are top-notch with excellent service as well. You don't mind spending more for food here because you don't need to pay for the wine margin charged elsewhere. In addition, eating outside on a beautiful day is a real treat. Reservations important - even on a Thursday evening at 8pm they were crowded! Enjoy."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We decided somewhat last minute to try Focacceria for sinner and we loved it - the food was outstanding. We tried many of the specials and they were all inventive and tasty - the fish was very fresh. We are looking forward to going back and we are all hoping the tuna tartare is on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We have been to lunch as well as dinner at Focacceria and have always been pleased. We recently had dinner there (dined outside) and our meals were delicious. I had soft shell crabs over pureed parsnips ...outstanding! I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This visit we enjoyed two appy specials, the stuffed zucchini flowers and roasted stuffed fig with proscuitto, both were seasonally great choices. Two of us had the mixed seafood special over cappellini (al dente pasta in a wonderful fra diavolo broth), the other person had the grilled salmon which was crispy on the edges and buttery soft inside. All entrees were perfectly cooked and the presented nicely. The service is always attentive and yet not intrusive. We are planning a visit back next week, with a party of 8, to celebrate a family birthday. I know we are in for a terrific evening."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have been here often and love it! On this particular occasion I made lunch reservations for 5 of us for a business lunch. We ate outdoors. It was a beautiful day. The service was great. We all had salads. They were all delicious. I noticed the waiter doing a lot to accommodate a large group who wanted the umbrellas re-arranged. The service there is top notch!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I have dined here several times before. It never disappoints! I had the grilled pear and spinach salad. It was a special. I will go again soon in hopes they have it again! I love the Tuscan Stew on the regular menu and the beet salad. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great food and attentive service at this BYOB with lovely outdoor dining option."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Service is very attentive, food is consistently wonderful. Appetizers of beet salad and hot and sweet sausage with broccoli rabe were wonderful. Pork loin special, stuffed with caramelized apples, was tender, sweet and savory. Squid ink linguini cooked al dente, with prawns in a fra diavolo sauce was cooked to perfection. We are so glad that we found this restaurant on Open Table. We can't wait to return and try different appetizers and entrees. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Focacceria is always a safe bet. This place never ceases to amaze me. The food is delicious and with the specials there are always different options to choose from. I had the seafood special... phenomenal! My friend had the filet mignon, also amazing. Service was excellent as usual!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our choice of Focacceria was perfect for dinner with another couple. The table we were given allowed us to converse without the feeling like the customers at next table were part of our group. (Most of the other tables are closer together though.)The service was very attentive and the atmosphere perfect...not too noisy nor too quiet. The food was fabulous (as always)! If I were to be critical it would only be that the bread must be cut in the morning and then when it is served with dinner it isn't as fresh as I would like it. However, all in all, we all enjoyed our time at Focacceria and will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This place is a great find. You wouldn't recognize it if you weren't looking. Its in a house, but once inside you'll see a beautiful quaint restaurant greeted by smiles and wonderfully delicious Italian food."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Hadn't realized it was there and by now I've eaten there four times in the last 3mos. Each time was as excellent as the times before. The menu is amazing but order the specials. BYOB definitely makes this great restaurant affordable. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The service is considerate and attentive. The staff is engaging and informative regarding the standard menu and daily specials. We have dined at FR 4 times in 2 months and have absolutely enjoyed everything we have tried on the menu. We look forward to bringing all of our friends to experience this gem of a restaurant. I can't wait to dine there "al fresco" when the weather permits. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Tucked away in a charming house in Liberty Corner, this restaurant is a delicious addition to the area. Great food but a bit noisy unless you ask for a "quiet table". They can find you one!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Focacceria. I can't wait to go back in the nice weather and dine outside...the space looks wonderful!!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was our third visit and certainly not our last. We enjoyed the steamed mussel and clams brodetto with thyme (great bread for dipping the broth) and caesar salad appetizers. The eggplant parmesan appetizer was so good the last time, we ordered it again. Both veal dishes, the Milanese and Funghi were both flavorful and tender to the fork. The salmon entree was prepared to perfection. My husband and I made reservations here for dinner for next week and we are bringing a first time guest. Our guests enjoyed the food so much that they asked if they could join us again this coming Saturday and immediately went to the maitre d' to up our reservation to 5. By the way, our server was fantastic and he described every entree with such passion."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I can always count on a great experience at Focacceria! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Scrumptious - only word to describe it. Been there twice. They outdid themselves. Lamb chops melted in your mouth. Crispy oysters were amazing "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We often take friends and family here. This restaurant never disappoints! The food is excellent, the dessert selections are lovely and the staff is very friendly and attentive. For what it's worth, the eggplant lasagne is out of this world!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We brought our friends to experience this wonderful restaurant. After ordering 1 Caesar salad, 2 seafood salads and an eggplant parm appetizer, our friends were enchanted with the food. One friend stated it was the best Caesar salad that he has had out. My eggplant was light, bright and flavorful. Both seafood salads were tender, dressed perfectly and presented beautifully. When our entrees of (2) ahi tuna, seared rare, and (2) seafood stews arrived, there was a deafening silence. Everyone was so engrossed in their meals that hardly a word was uttered. After the meal, it was decided that this is was a superb restaurant with outstanding service and a quiet ambiance. FR is a BYOB so we brought 2 elegant cabernets to enjoy with our dinner. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My friend and I had lunch on a Tuesday. The place was clean and quiet. My bean and escarole soup was okay, I wouldn't call it great, and the salad I had was fine. I liked the dressing although the salmon was dry. The service was very good. I would go there again."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Eggplant appetizer with fresh, well seasoned tomato sauce, was delicious as was the sausage and broccoli rabe. Seafood stew with assorted shellfish, calamari and crabmeat had a light and savory broth. Both home made pastas, lobster ravioli and fettuccini bolognese were outstanding. We were able to bring our favorite cabernet, as FR is a BYOB, and that is always a plus. The service was attentive and accommodating for each request. I recommend trying this little gem for a different dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I can't say enough about this place. I love it. The specials are always amazing and the staff is so attentive! Its a BYOB which is great. I love the Linguine with white clam sauce. When the weather turns nice, they have outdoor dining which is really nice. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always great! Don't take my table:) Eggplant is killer!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had dinner here for the first time and found the food to be creative and delicious. In addition, the service was excellent. We'll definitely go back again- soon."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Although small, and cozy, meaning you have to speak loudly to your date, the place never fails in terms food and service. A GREAT neighborhood restaurant worth a 20 mile drive by anyone."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place as I went there for my birthday celebration. Love how taking time not to rush the service."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great standard menu, had a problem choosing main course, no settling, everything good. Specials and extra specials made it very difficult to choose. The appertizers were the same way and so were the deserts. No losers. Moderate pricing and on a Tuesday night the cliental was mixed, Business people couples and families with younger children. BYO makes it also affordable. Service was great and not intrusive. Yes I recommend it. For GPS use Bernands or Baskin Ridge. Liberty Corners does not exist."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We were friends who had not seen each other for years. We took an early reservation and had a lovely, long, delicious meal from salad to dessert on a Friday night. We were cared for attentively, but not obtrusively. The place was almost full as we left -- the couple in the entry way probably got the table we vacated. It had been some time since I had been here, but it was as good as that first time - a birthday club celebration. Reasonable choices, still a little too upscale for my regulars list, but certainly hope it succeeds so there for the special times."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food with both the regular menu items and the daily specials offering a wide selection of creative offerings. Everything is fresh and beautifully presented with generous portions. The ambiance is wonderful whether you are there for a romantic, private meal or a "catch-up" meeting with friends. Everyone from the knowledgeable wait staff to the owners are attentive and friendly, making sure that your dining experience is a positive one. I highly recommend Focacceria!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014