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La Focaccia

374 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem (23)
  • Good for Birthdays (21)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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;
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Phone number
(908) 277-4006
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Bitici
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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.
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Cross street
Aubrey street
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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.
Banquet, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 374 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanB (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipWilliamL (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely delicious! Lovely atmosphere and a great staff too

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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 !

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  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!

vipROBIN (New York Area)
5.0  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.

WFUMom (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

Kajo (Cleveland)
4.0  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.

Happydiner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

Alyse (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

vipKatieK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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

Dinnerbell (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipBwall (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place, attentive service, interesting menu and BYOB.

vipdvb1819 (New York Area)
3.0  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!

vipMary (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

vipKepp (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious Italian BYO restaurant. Lovely ambiance, wonderful service.

Cinnabar (New York Area)
5.0  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.