La Focaccia

4.7
529 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

La Focaccia will be open on Father's Day starting at 4:00. We are serving our regular menu. Would you rather have a burnt barbecued hot dog or a freshly pounded veal parmesan with homemade marinara and fluffy mozzarella!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 529 People Are Saying
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MD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Would definitely go there again!

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CG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was alright. Our Server was tentative and polite! Need to clean and/or renovate the Men’s Room!!!

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the greatest gems in the summit area. The food is always delicious.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Love that its BYOB. You feel like your part of the family.

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

In order of arrival: Parking is a challenge. Street spots or small lot up and across the street. It was at night, so the school lot was available. Check in: Awkward- there is a hostess, but she directs you around the corner to the Maître d’. All I can gather from her being there is she seems to be doing the CC processing and entering orders from the wait staff. Had an 8pm res, got seated at 8:25. Very friendly waiter, extensive menu selections, bread and water immediately upon seating. Noise level was a 10 though. Difficult to have a conversation and it was just the 2 of us (they need some soft surfaces to absorb the noise). Apps came out in less then 10 mins. Shrimp were small for $4 a piece, but fresh enough. Entrees: Winners!!! Veal chop chicken parm was a 10 and wifey had the Bronzino and she loved it. Dessert menu was appetizing, but we passed. Check: $125 for two people which I thought was a bit steep given no alcohol. Will def return though, it’s worth the trip.

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

Everything was excellent except for the noise level, which was higher than energetic, it was extremely difficult to hear across the table. Look forward to going back at a quieter time, but they shoud really take a look at changing the acoustics.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the best. Service is great and food excellent. Love this place.

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RG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clean, nice waiters, excellent food, and good prices. We take guests there and have most of our company luncheons there. Everyone loves the bread and raves about the pasta. Their grilled shrimp salad is perfect for salad lovers.

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V
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food will be going again

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is consistently fantastic. Flavorful, fresh and perfectly cooked. I have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. I was surprised by the (small) size of my ($14) goat cheese salad recently, and wonder whether they have reduced their portion size recently (my companion also thought his favorite tuna tartare appetizer was on the small size). I got past it because it was so delicious, but hope this is not a trend because $14 for a tiny salad will eventually turn me away.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall wonderful experience. We had a large party and the restaurant was accommodating and generally wonderful. However there was 1 waiter who was clearly disgruntled to be serving a large party with kids. He repeatedly made comments such as "I would if I had 8 hands" in response to mere requests like asking for club soda.. We always asked politely and were patient and understanding as we knew we were a big table. This particular waiter made multiple comments about not being up for the task of serving so many requests and frankly made us uncomfortable to have more requests. He was definitely not representative of the rest of the staff however. The other servers were kind, accommodating, friendly and really helpful.

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

We’ve been Dining and La Foccacia for years, for any and all occasions or just a week day date night. The restaurant staff is outstanding and the food and service are consistently great! One of our all time favorites.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Always great service and high caliber food!

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a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

16th Anniversary

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JC
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always. The bean soup was very nice. The linguini with clams was a little hard and needed one more minute to al dente.

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. The most consistently exceptional restaurant in Summit. The food, the service and the ambiance never fails to impress.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service and incredible food! What more do you want! This place is fantastic.

Waiters are the best and hostess knew me as soon as I walked in the door........haven't been there in years.

I also could hear my guest. Many restaurants are so loud. This one is nice and quiet with a great ambiance.

Go - you will love it.

Maryalice

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went on a Sunday afternoon, service was amazing, food was really good (had pasta and my wife chicken). Perfect spot for an early dinner and the best part is a BYOB with a wine store across the street. Will definitely come back.

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

Always a great meal and service. Parking is challenging, especially for meeting out-of-towners. We will be back!

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FM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We loved being in the small more private room, so we could talk.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a wonderful experience at La Focaccia. We have been there many times and it remains consistently delicious!

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The one improvement the could
Make is some noise cancelling items. It is always very loud and hard to hear people at your own table.

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SM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here for 20 years and it has always been a great spot. Dinner this week was not as good as usual, and unfortunately I was not asked how everything was. Just an off night I hope.

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

Food was great but parking was hard to find. Was not pleased when the waiter poured Pinot Grigio into a glass containing champagne.

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FD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service!!!

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c
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious...never disappoints. Last night was the fifth or sixth time I’ve been there with family or friends. I recommend it to everyone....inviting decor, attentive wait staff, interesting daily additions to the menu besides their excellent staples.

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GW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, great variety on menu. Service was impeccable.

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JS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good. Went on a Friday night, so it was hopping. I had read about it being a BYO, so we got a bottle of wine from across the street. We were seated quickly in a side room, so the noise wasn't too bad. Food was excellent and the service was very good as well.

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d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall great

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m
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hadn't been to this restaurant in quite a while. Service was much friendlier than it used to be! The food was very good. Two of us had veal milanese and one had the housemade lasagna. We all enjoyed our meals. Pricey due to it being BYO, so that part isn't so great. I would say it makes a solid evening out. Very enjoyable.

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n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have always loved La Focaccia. It is one of our “go-to” restaurants in Summit. Food and atmosphere are great but the biggest asset is the staff. They treat you like family. It’s been that way for 20+ years.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The oysters were tasteless and the sauce provided was terrible. What looked like horse radish on top of ketchup was unbelievably bitter. My wife's rack of lamb was very good, but mine was mediocre.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always, from the appetizers to the desserts.
Staff are all very friendly and very helpful and add to the overall experience.
I would highly recommend la focaccia and we are looking forward to our next visit. Whenever we bring friends or family, they ask when we can dine there again.

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JT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner with friends, and all agreed that the menu and food was outstanding. Fresh ingredients and interesting choices. Brussels sprouts, hot peppers, meatballs were terrific appetizer choices. We haven’t been here in at least 10 years and we wondered why we didn’t come back sooner???? Our mistake!!! We will definitely return shortly!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice experience. Restaurant was a little more crowded than usual and wait staff busier than usual.

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b
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Dinner was served with in 5 min of ordering. It was fair. We had to ask for olive oil and that was the beginning.

The noise level was unbearable and as a twosome , we were seated between a table of 6 and a table of 8. The restaurant was not filled so that is inexcusable

The water for our tea was lukewarm and we had to return it to a waiter who all evening was haughty and found every request to be annoying

We will never be going back

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place all around !! Quality food and great service !

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and good value. We always get an excellent meal here.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It was just awful. They put us into this tiny corner room with four other tables, our food didn’t even come out good.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is plentiful and delicious. The service is top notch and entertaining. Ambiance is nice, dim lighting, tight but comfortable with a lot of activity.
Zucchini straws, tuna tartare with avocado and veal Milanese were the top choices of the evening. The warm blueberry pie with crumbled topping was perfection. Again and again we will return and bring friends.

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