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About La Focaccia

La Focaccia is a traditional Italian BYO restaurant owned by Chef Owner Joe Bitici. La Foccacia's menu offers a wide variety of options ranging from homemade pastas and fresh game to seasonal specials.

523 Morris Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;

Cross Street:
Aubrey street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 277-4006

Website:
http://www.lafocaccianj.com/

Catering:
La Focaccia is happy to make its entire menu available for catering. Please call us or refer to our website for catering menu and prices.

Parking Details:
La Focaccia's parking lot is located in the corner of LaFayette Avenue across from the Lakeland Bank. Should that lot be full, customers can also park in the Washington School parking lot across from the bank.

Executive Chef:
Joe Bitici

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

La Focaccia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Special Occasion (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We met friends for dinner at La Focaccia. Our meal was absolutely delicious. My appetizer was a warm goat cheese salad with arugula, which was fresh and wonderful. My entrée was the branzino with mashed potatoes and vegetables, and it was superb. All of us were members of the "clean plate club" with our entrees. I fed my chocolate craving with a wonderful sundae consisting of a chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, served in a parfait glass. Our friends shared the key lime pie, which they loved. The only negative to the evening was that it was a Saturday night, the place was packed, and it was extremely noisy.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

LaFocaccia is the most consistent restaurant I have ever patronized. And I should know...I have been dining there essentially since the day it opened, twenty five years or so ago. There are never any surprises. Many of the wait staff are the same people who served me decades ago. Don't tell me that experience isn't valuable. It's worth is re enforced every time I walk through the door. If you seek an outstanding dining experience each time you show up, become a regular at La Focaccia. It is a uniquely fine restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Oysters & veal parm. Both Were very good. I will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely delicious! Lovely atmosphere and a great staff too

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved my game hen entree - my husband little disappointed in pasta special - had it a week before and raved - this time felt mushrooms weren’t as fresh. Service was wonderful - we ll go back again !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent! The freshness and overall presentation was spot on. The different unique flavors and textures of the dishes really worked!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Another great BYO with endless options for pasta, seafood, chicken and veal. We tried a grilled antipasto misto that was fabulous, as well as a Caesar salad. We enjoyed the pounded veal chop Parmesan which was a plentiful dish with just enough pasta, as a side, to satisfy. The dish was enough to share and so we did. Our other entree was the sauteed calves liver with onions. Growing up with liver on the menu for dinner, this was a comfort food and it did not disappoint. Always a great meal, with servers who are no nonsense. They are ever present and make sure your dining experience is memorable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of our favorite spots, where the food is consistently good, the service is professional and polite, and the dinner specials are great additions to the already very strong menu. We shared two starters: the fired artichokes which were fantastic--light and crispy, not heavy and greasy, and the tuna tartare. My husband ordered a pasta special and I had the grilled shrimp with white bean puree (my standard order!). The staff treats the guests like family and it is always a pleasure to return to La Focaccia.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My daughters and I have been celebrating my wife's birthday at La Foccacia for a number of years.
In addition to the delicious food, we always interact with the wait staff. Even though we don't dine there as often as we'd like, they always remember us. It makes for a very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This is a great restaurant. This is a restaurant where I frequently dine with my husband and friends. On this particular night, we were three women looking for a relaxing dinner. From the very beginning, I felt very rushed. I felt the staff was hovering to take our plates away the minute they thought we were done with our meal. When asked to see a dessert menu immediately after dinner, I informed the waiter that we wanted to relax for a bit before ordering dessert. The waiter seemed annoyed by my request. This was during the week where the restaurant was not at all busy, therefore, I felt there was no need to rush us through our dinner. All in all, the food is very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was good and there were a number of items on the menu which I would have been happy to order. Pasta's were fresh and flavorful. Salads were interesting, tasty and not over dressed. Soup was delicious. Waiters were unsmiling and surly. Restaurant was louder than necessary making conversation a bit difficult. Overall I would return due to the paucity of equivalent food quality in the area. Given the prices ($30/entree; $20/pastas; $14 /salad) the if the wait staff was more welcoming, warmer while serving and more helpful I would be running back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The appetizers were beyond small and we found hair in the food. Wouldn’t go back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always good, great food, fresh, authentic and well presented.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Family tradition to eat at La Focaccia for New Year’s Eve. Excellent food, ambiance, and service. Always a pleasant experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great for families early in the evening. BYOB and great food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place, attentive service, interesting menu and BYOB.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious. The overall experience just average. Service a bit abrupt, efficient, but not pleasant. I asked to switch out one vegetable for another and was told that they couldn't do it. The door kept opening and it was very cold!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food, great service. Looking forward to visiting again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious Italian BYO restaurant. Lovely ambiance, wonderful service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Been coming for many years. Still my favorite Italian restaurant in New Jersey. Bring a bottle of your best Italian wine to enjoy with great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is our favorite Summit restaurant. So much on the menu and added daily specials to choose from and always fantastic food. The service is tops. Love this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Servers are great, attentive, and often times were trying to pull plates off our table a bit too quickly during the main course. This got a bit annoying.

Ordered two fried appetizers that came out mushy due to clearly low temperature frying oil. Wife had a pasta special she enjoyed, I tried and found the sauce didn't stick to the noodles the way I'd prefer but it was still properly cooked and had good flavor nonetheless.

I also had a special, the sweetbreads, that were horrible. They were accompanied by a diner style side of steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes. The sweetbreads had no sauce on them and were cooked to a mushy state.

It's a restaurant I'd probably give another shot to trying some other dishes due to the service and extensive menu, allowing me to avoid anything they require oil to cook.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very pleasant except that one in our party was quite disturbed by the noise keve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Fantastic Italian menu with great service and lively atmosphere where you can tell everyone is enjoying the place. Only negative in my opinion food was too salty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Venison was fantastic! The service is always tops! One of our frequent faves!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Every time we visit NJ we include a night of dining at our favorite all time restaurant in the US! Even though we haven’t been locals for six years, they greet us like old friends! The staff is friendly, helpful, attentive and professional. The food is always amazing no matter the season or the choices we make. They have the best oysters on the half shell! We always bring a lasagna dish with focaccia bread back to Virginia for our son who reminds us “he needs it!” Thanks to Brian and everyone there for another wonderful meal!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food is very good! Waiters are attentive, and friendly, along with the Maitre d !! Would recommend! Sometimes parking can be an issue but worth the little extra walk after dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food, specials and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The service was very attentive. The food was fresh & well prepared. It was a bit noisy, but the restaurant was full on a Sunday night, and that is always a good sign. We will definitely come back!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Impressive delivery for our table of 10 - everything was perfectly cooked, timed beautifully and not one issue. Delicious and great value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

La Focaccia ia a gem on Morris Avenue. Away from downtown Summit, it is worth the drive. Its namesake focaccia in the bread basket is delicious and tastes like you're in Tuscany. Appetizers and salads abound - the recent shaved Brussels sprouts and baby kale I had were outstanding - heathy and extavagant all in one dish. Their housemade pastas are tender, creative, and exciting. I also had the veal parmigiana special - it is sometimes deceptively challenging to make a simple dish taste so good. Desserts were tempting, but we were too full and completely satisfied to indulge this time. I love this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I went for her birthday. I indicated on Open Table that it was her birthday but didn’t request anything special and they still brought a lit candle with her dessert. It was very thoughtful and appreciated. Thank you La Focaccia for a memorable meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We brought CT friends here on a Saturday night - reservation required. They could not get over the overall experience, particularly that it was a BYOB. Would take too long to highlight all the ups (no downs). Just go if you want Italian food at its best.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and service. If you go ask to have Harry as your waiter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a delicious, relaxing lunch with dear friends. Food was excellent as was the service. Always a great place to go.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice place - good food - folks that eat their seem to be loud and not caring much about others -the area is one that has some demanding patrons - the staff wants to please - maybe that is why
demands are met -also - be prepared to look for a parking spot - sometimes not easy to find -

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We arrived late after a concert with our children (around 9). Our server seemed more interested in going home than in making it a good experience. Shrimp you can buy at shop rite labeled Jumbo Shrimp at $4 each were regular small shrimp you get in any shrimp cocktail. When I said something the server just shrugged and walked away. A black bass with artichokes dish came with plain broccoli, carrots and mashed potatoes (all things I don't eat-the dish was almost $40. The other food was very good and if he server had been any good, I could have actually ordered something I would like. A true sad disappointment on an evening we were supposed to celebrate my birthday and the concert. I couldn't wait to leave.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was great and the food was excellent! I had the Linguini with White Clam Sauce which was good but could have used a little more oil, browned garlic, and clam juice for dipping your bread. I guess I'm just used to the way we make it. Also the portion is good for a woman not a guy who loves pasta, so I was a little disappointed in the serving size. The appetizers and my wife's meal were more than generous in size and delicious.
Would recommend to anyone as far as the attention and food! Great Place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food, service and price were all excellent! Three of us went for a birthday dinner and we all loved our entrees. We will definitely return soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always great. Creative menu and fantastic food.

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