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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.

26 Church St.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

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

Cross Street:
Valley Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 604-2440

Website:
http://www.focacceria26.com/

Catering:
Catering options are available. Please call the restaurant directly and ask to speak with Nicholas.

Parking Details:
Parking located in rear of building.

Public Transit:
Train stops at Lyons Mall/Train Station

Executive Chef:
Roy Marin & Alejandro Guaman

Private Party Contact:
Nicholas Berisha: (908) 604-2440

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Focacceria Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for a Date (14)
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Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Authentic (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Seasonal (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

great food, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent as always!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Exceptional service and food quality. This has to be one of the top restaurants in NJ.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Won't be back. Won't be back. Won't be back. Won't be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been dining at Focacceria for over 10 years and the quality of food and great service makes it one of the best restaurants in the area. A true pleasure!

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Another delicious dinner at Focacceria. We are local residents and love the fact that there is a great Italian restatso ckose by. Staff is always very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As always Focacceria over delivered. The staff goes out of their way to ensure customers are happy. Not a bad item on the menu.
I recommend the octopus , baratta, figs. Every entree is outstanding

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good service and good food. We went early so it wasn't noisy.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Waited 40 mins for one appetizer ... was extremely upset that the waiter did not even realize and make a point of saying he was aware and apologize for it!! So disappointed we left!!! But we will be back and hopefully will get a different waiter!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Not a great meal. My pasta was undercooked and the service was slow. Also, it was very loud. And there was a charge to use a credit card.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Consistently great food, consistently great service.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service are exemplary! I have eaten here many times and I have never been disappointed. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great quality food. Outstanding service.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I cannot say enough about the food here. The service is also excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

always a lovely evening or lunch with great food and warm atmosphere

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We always enjoy coming here. Small but is cozy. Food is reliable and good. Always crowded for dinner. Love it for lunch year round but summer outside dining is fun

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food is always good and the noise level is low.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always consistent. No disappointments, a nice local restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great food and service! Very few restaurants in our area have been able to deliver this consistent experience.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent Bucatini!!!!
Great find with an outside patio area! Meatball appetizer and heirloom salad were great! The Bucatini dish was outstanding! One of the best!
BYOB restaurant...I'll be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a great night out

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Loved the food and service here. They had a gent playing guitar who did not take one single break. It was distracting and very hard to hear conversations. Besides that, our outdoor dinner experience was fab.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent meal and service. The patio is a joy even as the weather gets chilly. Jet heaters keep you cozy. And it's BYOB, which I love.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent !!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My 5-Star rating says it all. Very comfortable recommending Foccaceria!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Loved the menu items. Owner extremely gracious. Beautiful setting. Wonderful first time experience. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great as always. Love the salmon with hazlenut crust! Can always count on a delicious meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great consistency, great food, and great value. Specials are always fresh and seasonal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This was a milestone in my life and Focaccia was a fantastic restaurant to celebrate it there...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Crazy busy but the service, food, wait staff were all excellent! Wonderful evening.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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