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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
Special Occasion (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Business Meals (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Authentic (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·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 18, 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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·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 29, 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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was out 3rd visit to La Foccacia. The food was delicious. Two of us had the special which was veal Osso Bucco with Risotto. The portions were very big but the good thing is that it was awesome in flavor. The veal was tender and moist and did not even need a knife to cut through it. The sauce was excellent and the risotto was great. For apps, 4 of us shared the fried artichokes, grilled vegetables, and a sampler with 4 oysters, 4 clams, and lump crab meat. On a bit of a negative note, my husband had the black linguine with seafood and although the sauce was delicious and the calamari tender, the shrimp were very small and spongey. They reminded us of the watery shrimp cocktail rings that can be purchased at the grocery store. However, we would still return to this restaurant because we've had many delicious meals there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of our favorite NJ restaurants hands down. We have been enjoying this place for many years and Brian and his staff do everything they can to make everyone feel at home. As a BYO, they have nothing to present but the food and they surely do that right. The standard menu is outstanding and the daily specials take things up a notch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. It was great to see that after 24 years of service to the public, Bryan and his Staff have maintained a consistent level of excellence. Joseph and I enjoyed our dinner immensely. Thank you!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Organic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This evening was perfect with great service and wonderful food. Our friends were trying this restaurant for the first time and they were wowed. The pork osso bucco was fork tender and flavorful. The risotto was also spot on. Two entrees of liver and onions brought back many great memories of grandmas comfort dinners. I peeked at another patron's plate of veal chop Parmesan and knew that I had to try it. It was most definitely a winner, with a rich tomato sauce and just enough cheese. Decadent desserts with coffees, espressos and cappuccinos rounded out a memorable evening. We always look forward to dining at LF.

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

Returned after multiple years hiatus because the prices far exceeded the quality of food and the wait staff was arrogant and unfriendly. Not much has changed although the wait staff was a bit friendlier. Still overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and service outstanding , as usual . I have never been disappointed with a meal here !!!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We've been coming to LaFocaccia since the very beginning...going on 25 years now. The food is consistently good, and the service is wonderful. Must be because many of the same wait staff has been there all this time. Their experience shows! Fun for a special family dinner, date night, or a girls night out. Since it's BYO, the bill never gets out of hand. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We've been going to La Focaccia for 20+ years. While we had young kids, we stopped as they didn't take reservations at that time. Now that we've re-discovered it, we're delighted to reserve our place and just walk in without waiting for great food.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood fixture! Excellent food, impeccable service, and very good value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

As always excellent..a staple in our dining out, always great, never disappoints in food or service.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Consistently great food, service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Delicious fried artichokes, rack of lamb, risotto with peas and scallops. My only coMplaint was we had no room for dessert. Excellent service. Gets a bit loud

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Improved decor with food and service as good as ever.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was fantastic! Hadn't been here in a few years and can't wait to go back. Already have planned a night with family.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

With 6 for a birthday dinner, we had a nice round table and except for the noise level, we would have been able to converse easily across the table and incude everyone. The excellent rack of lamb was the hands down choice, but the filet mignon and the veal stew were also prepared just right. The arugula salad with the pecan-crusted goat cheese was outstanding as was the lobster salad. The singe serving of tiramisu with a candle in it served all of us for dessert to go with our cappuccinos - a bite each was all we needed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have been coming here for years and are never disappointed

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This is the best Restaurant in Summit with friendly staff and great food. Highly recommended. Just gets better every year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We have been coming here for many years and have always enjoyed the restaurant. They always have a friendly greeting, the food and service are really nice and the restaurant is very pretty. You do have to remember to bring your own wine, beer or whatever you drink. I always recommend La Focaccia.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food is terrific albeit a bit pricy, especially the appetizers. We had a round table which was great for our group and helped as it can glbe a bit loud. That said, we keep coming back as it is lovely, we weren't rushed and the options, specials and menu items plentiful and yummy

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Took my wife here for her birthday. Great food, will go back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday with family. This was their first visit to LF and the kids really enjoyed the food. Fried calamari was crispy and tender with a generous side of marinara. Gluten free pasta dish was excellent as was the sauteed calves liver and caramelized onions. The grilled shrimp over white bean puree was light and flavorful. and the rigatoni with olives, capers and pignoli nuts was cooked perfectly al dente and offered up some great flavors. The service is thoughtful, water and wine glasses were tended to. A great evening had by all.

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

Another great evening. We enjoyed the seafood sampler and baby artichoke salad for starters. Entrees of ahi tuna grilled rare and calves liver smothered in caramelized onions were both fantastic. The service was thoughtful and accommodating, water and wine glasses were always filled. Bring your best wine and enjoy a care free dining experience.

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

Consistently outstanding food.

Ability to bring your own wine makes eating here very affordable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was excellent! VERY noisy...won't go back home

Tags: Good for Groups
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