This chef is fabulous. 10
This chef is fabulous. 10 of us went for my anniversary and the food was outstanding, as always. We are going back with our whole office. Love the food. Also love that it is a BYOB.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
A "notable" note!
This was a second visit to RoCCA. The first visit the evening was so-so, average food, wait staff doing their job but not outstanding. We were there with a group of eight at that time but during the week.Food preparation OK but not notable. This was several months ago.
This evening was an entirely different experience. Food excellent.Choices varied with a "specials" selection by the day of the week. Seafood done properly with good accompaniments. Chicken tender and flavorful. Wait staff solicitous but not overly so. This was a a mid-week dinner with three people. The dining room had people at all tables but not packed.
This restaurant deserves a repeat - a very nice dining experience!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Local farm to table .... Delicious!
This was our first time at Rocca's but will definitely be back .... Especially since the menu changes regularly. Love the whole local farm to table concept. We tried one if the homemade pasta dishes as an appetizer and it was amazing.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rocca -Great choice for great lunch
Excellent lunch. Service was friendly, fast and attentive. Acoustics are not very good it's a bit noisy. Food was excellent. Plenty of parking. Excellent choices were pre-fix tuna, 1/2 sandwich with soup and chicken. Prices are reasonable. I'd like to see a few more entrée choices. Like that it's a BYOB. Recommend for new diners.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were made to feel very
We were made to feel very welcomed. The food presentation was excellent as was the taste. We will definitely return to try other dishes that looked sounded and looked appealing.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always come here for special
We always come here for special occasions from Morris County because we love RoCCA so much!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service a mite slow and the "student" was treated by the "teacher" as less than
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food great, service OK
I have been to Rocca's many times and have always enjoyed the food. This time the food as usual was first rate but the service was OK but not exceptional. We were seated at a small table in a side room which was fine but during our dinner the people at the table next to us were asked to switch tables so a larger party could be seated in that space. During the setup of the other table a couple of items standing in a corner were knocked down and finally our ice bucket with our opened bottle of wine was also knocked over. I did not appreciate the commotion or the loss of some of our wine that spilled out on the floor. I think a little more care should have been taken to insure that we were not disturbed by the moving of the tables.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent local restaurant
We had a very enjoyable Mother's Day dinner. Rocca did an excellent job foodwise and servicewise. Have always avoided dinner on Mother's Day because of the crowds, but Rocca did a fine job of juggling everything perfectly. They offered a special Mother's Day menu which likely helped them keep things in control. Have been there on other occasions and have always had a nice experience.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A favorite go-to
Fresh, local ingredients; a friendly, attentive staff; ample , convenient parking all make this a dependable choice. The pasta is homemade and accompanied by imaginative sauces--but don't miss the to-die-for seafood salad!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistantly good, fresh food
We have been to RoCCA many times and it is always very good. The menu changes every Friday so there is always something new to try.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Rocca is always
The food at Rocca is always good. Salads are enough to share. We shared the seafood salad, which was very good. I had the Tuna for an entree and enjoyed it. My wife had the salmon, also good. we were placed next to a large graduation party table but they accommodated our request to be moved to the other room.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was outstandin
The food and service was outstanding. It seemed like everyone that was there were regulars.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing as always!! I finally took my best friend after raving about how delicious everything is and am happy to say Rocca did not make me a lire. We started off with the gnocchi for our appetizer and they melted in your mouth i do not remember what sauce was on them but it was light. Our entrees we just as delicious I had the Ahi Tuna with Soba noodles that was cooked to perfection, my friend had the pappardelle bolognese and both of our forks did not go back on the plate until we were done. after all of that we still had to have desert, we had to cheese cake and strawberry rhubarb pie, needless to say nothing was left on our plates again. Everything has that homemade feel. The entire staff is wonderful you feel welcomed at all times.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful local restaurant. Good food, friendly service and very kid friendly.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Surprise for First Visit
We all enjoyed this wonderful restaurant following a friend's recommendation. Food preparation and presentation were done perfectly and all ingredients tasted fresh. Service was good and atmosphere allowed conversation to be heard across the table. Will definitely return.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I have an amazing
My friend and I have an amazing girls night. The food was absolutely delicious! The chef gave us a special order of the gnocchi. Our waiter who's name I unfortunately didn't get was perfect. I will definitely be coming back again and will be suggesting it to my other friends.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends took me to RoCCA for dinner for my birthday. Three of us had never been to the restaurant before. We were very impressed with the food and the service. We like that it is a BYOB. Our dinners were great....the Tuna was perfectly cooked, the Gnocchi were outstanding and the Farfalle with Bolognese Sauce was very good. We shared the Italian Cheesecake with lemon sorbet and though it was small it was perfect after such a great meal.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Compliments to the Chef
We were greeted by an annoyed Host who pointed us to our table. We seated ourselves with no menus. After waiting, I went to collect menus for my table. The insulted Host returned, saying “I was going to do that”! Our waitress joined him, but she restrained any comments. Her disposition improved as the evening progressed. The kitchen staff served us with a smile – the food was beautiful and delicious. We cleaned our plates and stayed for dessert. I commend RoCCa for their quality food and talented kitchen staff. However, the front end needs a lesson in customer service. I recommend RoCCa if you are looking for fresh organic fare, with tasty gluten free options. I suggest you arrive on time, request a menu at the door, and remember to byob!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommended farm-to-table!
We were blown away by this caliber and quality of dining right here in our backyard (we love in Ramsey). The mango salad was so refreshing, the fish cooked to perfection. So imaginative and an added bonus that much of the menu is organic and from local farms. The prices were justified based on the quality of their offerings. We will definitely be back for more and more.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening at Rocca
Good food, good company and a very pleasant evening spent at Rocca's. We will definitely be back again!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls night out
Took a friend for birthday dinner. The food was delicious. The staff was attentive to all our needs. Nice night out.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food as always was excellent. Menu is varied and creative.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Rocca
It doesn't get fresher than this. We always enjoy the innovative menu, selection of fresh fish and their house made pastas. Rocca is not to be missed!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Meal at Rocca
I find that the food here is consistently good. I had the pasta for a change and it was fresh and homemade with a nice meat sauce. My wife had the scallops, which were great. Starter was a chopped salad that we shared. It was plenty to food.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having not been to Rocca for
Having not been to Rocca for a while, we ordered our favorite dish - whatever scallops are on the menu.
They did not disappoint. These are the best cooked scallops around. Crispy sear on outside and soft, perfectly cooked
on the inside. The prep changes weekly so you
never get bored with the menu and we appreciate the variety of choices at this friendly BYO
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satisfied is only one part of the experience. Pleased is the entire experience. The severs were knowledgeable and pleasant. The menu, which changes weekly, had a nice offering. Our selections were fresh, clean layered flavors that allowed the true flavors to be enjoyed. We were visitors from another state who are originally from the area. In our past years of visits, we have experienced heavy, old menus, garlic abd sauced drown. Not here!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rocca is such a gem that I almost don't want to tell the world about it for fear that I'll have to wait for a table someday!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the Drive
We generally do not drive more than ten minutes away from our house unless we go into New York City for dinner. However, Rocca is worth the drive. The service is always polite, informative and welcoming if not always attentive. The dining room is comfortable and the noise level does not impede conversation. Most importantly, the food is fresh, hot and consistently delicious.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleased to Find Much Improved
Years ago we were frequentl diners at Rocco, but always we felt the quality of the food and service to be quite variable. The entree portion sizes were also typically quite small - once I had to have a sandwich afterwards at home - and I am not a big eater. As a result, we had not visited Rocca for about a year. But we were very pleased to find at our recent visit that the service, food quality (and portion size) were very much improved.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm / Table
Wonderful regional selection of food, well prepared and presentation was excellent.
PEI mussels were best ever, corn soup outstanding and both entrees were perfect
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now that's pasta!
Though I have never had a bad meal at Rocca, the pasta tasting is out of this world. Four small tastings of deliciaous pasta dishes and then a dessert is a must.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely neighborhood find
Rocco is a lovely restaurant with a very unique menu. The service was excellent, with a helpful and friendly staff. Very warm and charming atmosphere. We had a roasted fig risotto to die for! Very interesting pastas, and we were told the menu is always changing. Definitely going back to Rocco's!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a casual dinner
Very enjoyable place to relaxe and be with friends, and have a good meal
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must try
Everyone should try RoCCa at least once. The food was very good, efficient service & nice atmosphere to dine. The only downfall is the menu is very limited, I would have liked to see more choices. I would definitely go back but just a few times a year, maybe on special occasions.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad to have found RoCCA
Very happy to have happened upon RoCCA when searching for a "real food" restaurant in Bergen County. Seemed most of the items were organic or locally-sourced and house made. My husband and I were looking for a date night dinner close to home. RoCCA was perfect and we will visit again. Our only issue was choosing whether to bring a red or white along as RoCCA is BYOB. We will be back again!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Rocca is consistently
The food at Rocca is consistently delicious. Portions are abundant. I've been there a few times now with large groups and the service has always been great, too.
Rocca is a great local restaurant!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Fare Downtown
Menu is creative with interesting textures and combinations - locally grown ingredients - great homemade bread - very attentive service - and they take reservations online.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seasonal Fresh at Rocca
Great neighborhood restaurant with a seasonally changing menu. Pumpkin & Pear Risotto was outstanding. Service was professional and unrushed.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
BYOB feature is a cost saving
BYOB feature is a cost saving feature - a good wine of your choice combined with their great selection of very fine food makes for a great evening
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique sandwiches and other
Unique sandwiches and other entrees for lunch and great farm focused menu for dinner.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Rocca several times and have never been disappointed. Everything is delicious and the service is outstanding. We love going here on our own or when entertaining guests. The menu is basically Italian, but there is something for everyone. If you like mussels, be sure to try Rocca's. We have tried various preparations of fish, chicken and pasta and they are all excellent. I had the papardelle bolognese this time and the homemade pasta was perfect. If you do not want to take any home, a small order is probably enough for most people. I hope Rocca continues to be as good as it has been. It is one of the best restaurants in our area.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fantastic Find
A fantastic BYO recommended by a friend. Every dish - appetizer, main course, dessert - was delectable. An added bonus is Rocca's support of local farms and produce. The staff was so friendly and personable as well.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I like that Rocca continues
I like that Rocca continues to change their menu every few weeks - never the "same old thing". Food is always consistently good - never wished I ordered something else.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place, good food
I was part of a group of 8 who dined at Rocca on Saturday night. We were greeted warmly, seated promptly and our waitress was excellent. There are many interesting selections on the menu and every one of us was extremely pleased with our meal.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, especially innovative
Although the butternut squash soup was superb, and the calamari had a bite to it, the Cauliflower Flan was just over the top!! I would recommend this spot in Glen Rock. No liquor license so the night was delicious and inexpensive. The chef was outstanding.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife have been coming to Rocca for well over 10 years. The food is consistently outstanding...Farm to table seasonal menu is always changing. This is one restaurant which never disappoints, and we always look forward to our next visit.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent, very
Service was excellent, very attentive waitress. Everyone enjoyed dinner, scallops were delicious and filling.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant. The
Love this restaurant. The food is consistently good and purchased locally which is good for our economy and our health. Even though it's not summer, the tomatoes in the salad were delicious. The butternut squash soup and wild mushroom risotto were excellent.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid as a Rocca
The food was excellent. Presentation and taste were the stars. No disappointment. Some table locations not very appealing. Watch for the drafty door locales that overlook entry. Not very appealing. This restaurant will become a regular on our circuit. The waitress helpful and knowledgeable on the fare. Highly recommend!!!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM