Focacceria Ristorante

4.5
700 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
When choosing this location in 2005, we instantly fell in love with the charm and history that the building offered. Walking up the front steps you hear the creak of the original floor boards, and as you enter through the large Colonial doors you may find yourself twisting the old fashioned hand crank doorbell. Every detail of the building is historical, and every picture hanging on the wall gives you a glimpse of what life was like in the 1800’s.
Along with our passion for keeping history alive, we also have an even greater passion for food. We only use the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients when crafting our dishes. Not only are we preserving the history of Liberty Corner, we are becoming part of the history too.
Voted one of the Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in the Country by OpenTable in 2015. Offering four separate dining rooms, you are sure to enjoy the atmosphere, along with your delicious meal. We look forward to being with you soon. We are a BYOB establ

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Sun 11:30AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 11:30AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

What 700 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Our favorite go to place. Cheech and Nick always engaging and accommodating.

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N
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always treated very well when we frequent our local Italian restaurant. Their Italian food is delicious and so is the fish and salads.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service , great food and atmosphere. Eat inside romantic or alfresco option with music, fantastic pastas, sea food and fresh.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

always nice to sit outside, but thw quality of the food has sropped off a bit.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding as always. superb food, service and ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

A bit rushed and not accommodating to create a simple pasta and vegetable dish for my friend.
My chicken Madeira was a hockey puck. And artichoke salad was awful -tasted like artichoke from a jar over some greens.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cece and his chef and staff are the best in the area. Incredible food and experience. Can’t wait to get back. 10 STARS!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu selections. Food is always outstanding.

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SW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went with another couple just for a Saturday night dinner. They originally seated us in a room which was outrageously noisy and we asked if they had a quieter table and they moved us to another room apologizing that all of the diners in the first room were there for a wedding reception. This other room was pretty quiet and we could easily talk and hear each other. The service was very efficient and everyone was very friendly. The food was better than just good, though it wasn’t exceptional we all agreed it was good enough that we would go back again. It’s a lovely setting in an old home on two floors and was very comfortable seating.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is amazing and service is even better

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JH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time eating at this restaurant. Good and service were great. Definitely adding to our list of regulars.

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OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food & service. Some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had.

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D
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Like it here a lot. Lamb shank was good but was disappointed in eggplant lasagna. My bad, thought that the noodles were replaced with eggplant slices for a low calorie treat but it was regular lasagne noodles with chunks of eggplant. Not what I was looking for....next time I will ask!

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LE
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great local restaurant!! Food and service have been consistently good each time we have dined here. The fact it is a BYO is also a plus!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love the outdoor space at this restaurant but their service leaves a lot to be desired.

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RB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful patio to linger- we savored our dinners: Bucatini with anchovy and sausage, and the Chilean Sea Bass. We always bring two bottles, and the staff doesn't rush us. Service is very good, many different servers come to your table through the course of you meal. It gets a little confusing towards the end when you want to ask for the check and you are not sure who to ask.

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BE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was meeting a friend for dinner. This was the first time she was eating here. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome. My husband & I have been here several times one of the owners who was there that night mentioned my husband and welcomed us. My friend was so impressed she added this to one of her favorites.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food !

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience here... cozy ambience, great knowledgeable and friendly staff and interesting menu.... yummy dinner!

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, good service and pleasant ambiance.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, delicious food, and charming atmosphere! It was a perfect dining experience- so glad we went!

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IJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, beautiful presentation, generous portions. Desserts were awesome, but a bit pricey. Well worth a visit!

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RB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this restaurant. The owners are exceptional people and the staff is great

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D
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - the crispy oyster appetizer is yummy. Love sitting on their patio! And it’s a byob which we always like. The owner is very hands on making sure everything runs smoothly. Definitely recommend!

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JW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to spot for a quiet, delicious dinner. The food is excellent with homemade pasta and interesting specials. The owner is present and attentive. The atmosphere is quaint and clean. Highly recommend.

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The food was refreshing and can't wait to come back during the summer.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I can always find 3 or 4 unique appetizers and entree's. Always great food.

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AV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Nice wait staff.

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k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best Italian restaurant in the area.

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a business lunch on a cool Friday and sat inside. It was not crowded, but it is located in an quaint converted house so may have been louder if more people were there. Had the Caesar salad and cavatelli with sausage and broccoli rabe special and it was excellent. A bit pricey; my colleague had a salad and the snapper special and total without drinks was $86. My portion was big enough to take home and have again for dinner. Yum!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I'm going back to use the open table points card they were unable to process but it was slow, crowded, very very noisy and the food was just ok.

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were both outstanding. The sweet & spicy calamari is tender inside, crispy outside and full of flavor. Shrimp w/Black Linguini is the best Fra Diavlo I’ve ever tasted. Consistently high quality food and service define this restaurant.

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GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place -- food is wonderful, the owner is very friendly. Highly recommend!

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H
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the best Italian restaurant in the area. In my opinion no one comes close!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best salmon dish I’ve had in a long time!! No rush with our dinner we were able sit and chat to finish our wine which was very nice!! Would go there again!!

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g
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Focacceria is a hidden gem in Liberty Corner! The restaurant is located in a lovely historic house with a wonderful patio out front for dining al fresco in warmer weather. The interior decor is tasteful and understated. I recently visited for a weekday lunch with a colleague. We were promptly greeted and shown to our table. The service we received was outstanding: our server was very attentive, refilling water glasses, clearing plates promptly, and checking back in with us periodically.
The complimentary focaccia-style bread is a treat (dense and chewy with nice flavors of rosemary though a little too heavy on the coarse-ground salt) and made fresh in-house daily. Our entrees were nicely plated and very tasty. Dessert was also delicious. Be sure to try the Affogato (an ice cream and espresso shake) - it is incredibly rich and decadent. The owner is very personable and chatted with us for a while at the end of our meal.
In terms of mobility accessibility, note that the front entrance has multiple steps from the ground level up to the porch so obviously this does not work for anyone using a mobility device such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. However, there is a wooden ramp at the back of the building which leads through the kitchen to the downstairs dining room. When making a reservation, be sure to let them know that you require a table downstairs otherwise on busy evenings there may only be seating available in the upstairs dining area (there is no elevator, just a flight of stairs).

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KB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can not get a better meal in this area, the food and service were outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with yummy food 😋

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a home-run. Consistently great!

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm never disappointed with Foccareria. Food was excellent (sweet and sour calamari is a must for an appetizer). Service was great with the owners taking time to check and talk with our table. A great dining experience.

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