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About Focacceria Ristorante
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 establishment.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering options are available. Please call the restaurant directly and ask to speak with Nicholas.
Parking located in rear of building.
Train stops at Lyons Mall/Train Station
Roy Marin & Alejandro Guaman
Private Party Contact:
Nicholas Berisha: (908) 604-2440
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Focacceria Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Focacceria consistently delivers fresh, delicious dishes whether it is the beet and goat cheese salad or mussels as appetizers or the specials of the day which are excellent additions to the normal menu. All of our dishes were very good. Service was a bit off - on a cold Sunday night - but the ambiance is cozy and the value very good.
Went there for my 25 year old daughter's birthday. There were four of us in the group. We all ordered something different, and we all agreed that our food was very good. The service was great as the entire staff was very attentive. Would definitely go again and cannot wait to go again.
Food was prepared well and tasted fantastic. Sweet and spicy calamari was really tasty. We had the Salmon with carrot puree which was good, and also the wild boar osso bucco with a vegetable ragu which was outstanding. Great service too. We were there on a Saturday night that had a small but loud private party going on which made the noise level a little too loud, but the food and service made up for the inconvenience.
Delicious food but we find that the restaurant’s lack of transparency in pricing is causing us to reconsider future visits. They have a printed specials list with prices slightly higher than the regular menu items, which is fine, but then have additional, unprinted, specials with prices significantly higher. Also, they charged each couple over 4% for a credit card surcharge. They didn’t publicize this. It was just on the bill. I haven’t seen other restaurants do this and I’m displeased by it.
One of our favorite restaurants. Nick and his staff are always polite, friendly and attentive. Food is always great.
Cozy atmosphere compliments the food. Best of all it’s a byob so you get to bring your favorite beverage and local store prices.
Try it you’ll love it!
I have visited here before and always enjoyed my dinner. This time was not the case. I started with a Caesar salad that was nice fresh lettuce but very lemony tasting. It just tasted like a creamy lemon vinaigrette. Wasn’t awful but probably wouldn’t order again. I then had the fettuccini bolognese. This was nothing but clumped mushy pasta over sauced in what should have been a thick Ragu type of sauce. Barely any meat to be found. Pasta seemed fresh but was all stuck together in a big lump. We passed on dessert and coffee. Very disappointing evening . Hope it was just an off night. The eggplant lasagna was very good.
We have eaten here a bunch of times, both lunch and dinner, so we wonder what went wrong last night. We started with the crispy oyster app which was excellent. Our waiter steered us very, very hard on our entrees. I had the veal chop which was tasty but way under-cooked, at least 10 degrees maybe more: it was still raw on the very inside despite the request for medium. It was a lovely thick chop, so that could explain it. Where it went badly was the strip steak special which the waiter insisted - I would actually say aggressively pushed - my husband to have instead of the veal funghi. The steak was awful: thin, tasteless and extremely tough. The interesting bit was the adjacent table, who arrived about 45 mins after us, were not offered the steak special; there was a gnocchi special in its place. What this tells me is someone was told or decided to push the last portion of an awful special. To end the meal, we made the mistake of listening to the waiter again on the dessert: we split the carrot cake which could best be described as gummy; it tasted like it had been sitting uncovered in the fridge for three days. A shame. We are hoping this is an aberration but want to put the restaurant and diners on notice: this was not a typical meal for us here...I hope!
Service was very slow. 2.5 hours before we got our meal. I am accustomed to exceptional service from Foccacceria. I think this Saurday, warm night in Oct, they were overwhelmed with partons and didn't have the staff to support. Still a favorite! Food was still very good.
We will be back, but think twice about a Saturday night. Maybe this winter they will become the neighbor gem the are knowed for.
I's all about the terrific food at this restaurant. Beautifully presented and delicious! Service was good, but hampered somewhat by very close quarters. That's the only complaint--small indoor space and tables very close together. That said, they have a wonderful patio setup for outdoor dining. That's the way to go!
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