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Focacceria Ristorante, Basking Ridge, NJ

Focacceria Ristorante

4.8
4.8
264 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (908) 604-2440
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Private events up to 40 people in our second floor
  • Neighborhood
    Basking Ridge
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
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What 264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Somerset

    Great for outdoor dining

264 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Service very good food good but upstairs area very noisy

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  2. VazFam

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I met for a delicious dinner at Focacceria Ristorante. The service was wonderful, and the restaurant was amenable to making dishes off the menu. We were not at all rushed through our meal, which was I was a little worried about after reading some reviews. I would highly recommend this restaurant and hope to visit again soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and portions are very generous. Staff is so nice and friendly.

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  4. stephaneb

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Having dinner wit friends and family is an happening. The time taken with them is precious. Being rush to order and be done with the meal is totally antagonistic. The noise level was unacceptable…

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  5. MeisterNJ

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food as always. Top notch service. One of our favorites.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here! Food, service, and atmosphere is all fabulous.

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  7. backdoc

    New York City

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent as always! food just seems to get better and better! Niti a great host

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  8. instantkarma

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never had a bad meal here. A truly reliable BYO WITH DELICIOUS Italian fare and outdoor seating in warmer weather. Indoors seating is chilly given it’s an old colonial home serving the restaurant. It’s tight in the vestibule and the stairs but not uncomfortable once you’re seated. What gets to you is the noise level. Of you have the misfortune of being seated near our next to a loud group, as happened to us yesterday, just enjoy the wine and the (neighbors’) conversation. There’s really no noise mitigation in the dining rooms - acoustic tile, wall coverings, or carpeting (which I know can get icky, so maybe better off without). Even on the outdoor patio, the newly installed speakers can be loud at times, competing with already loud guests. Still a totally worthwhile visit. The food is that good.

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  9. JBroadway

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Focaccaria is consistently good food. I had the fusilli special with sausage and broccoli rabe, it was excellent. My wife had the mustard crusted salmon. It was very good. The tiramisu was very good as well

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  10. NancyP

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff Super Accommodating! Food Large Portions an Delicious BYOB

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Always delicious food and generous portions. Service is always fantastic.

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  12. Mickey

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good salads and seafood but the veal and chicken Milanese were rather bland with little taste. Decent restaurant but there are better choices within 10 miles.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was tasty and plentiful. Both pasta dishes were enough to bring home leftovers. The prices have risen quite a bit since the last time we had dined there. I was surprised how quickly our entrees came given how busy the dining room was, so I’m guessing some items were pre-cooked. Overall, it was a good dining experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place. The food is always excellent, if your going to come here you have to try the gelato! The customer service is fantastic every single time as well! Overall amazing experience every time I’ve been here.

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  15. Brittany

    New York City

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy Saturday night but we had excellent service. The food was enjoyed by our party of 4 with 2 friends who had not been before (and I’m very particular about what I eat). Thumbs up on another great meal

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  16. JodyS

    New York City

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service was friendly attentive and knowledgeable!

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  17. DinnerOutWithFriends

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are consistently excellent, with the same wait and support staff working there on a regular basis. The staff make an effort to get to know their patrons, and it shows in their service delivery. They even go out of their way to extend surprises; a scoop on gelato on a piece of cake. One comment, given the fact that winter season breeds germs. If you are concerned about germs being shared order a separate bottle of water. The staff literally put the lip of the water pitcher into everyone's water glass until full, thus sharing germs with everyone dining in the restaurant.

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  18. AdrienneS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing. I highly recommend !

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here during the summer months and enjoyed the outdoor garden environment. The food is always superb, and the service is incomparable!! New Years Eve indoors was no different. The fruit de mare was outstanding, the 5-cheese ravioli was mouthwateringly delicious!! The apps of burrata and crispy calamari were fabulous and the dessert--no words. Pistachio gelato and chocolate mousse cake!! Divine!!! THERE IS NOT A BETTER PLACE IN THIS AREA! BEST FOOD & BEST SERVICE!!

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  20. jojo

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine there…service is impeccable! Highly recommend.

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  21. GlennS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were exceptional!! The staff is friendly and attentive. There were 6 in our party and we all had different meals. Each one was delicious. Portions are sizeable, you won’t be disappointed!!

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  22. backdoc

    New York City

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great meal there-this particular time the strip steak was a bit undercooked, but it was Christmas Eve and everything tasted great. We go often.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent experience for Christmas Eve ! I stopped going there for quite a few years but decided to give them another try. All new staff , a pleasant surprise! Can’t wait to go back

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  24. JillB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I went there for our first time. Everything was delicious. Everyone was awesome. The place was decorated beautifully!! We highly recommend this to anyone who wants to go. They made our Christmas Eve. Thank you!

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  25. Ejane

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great find, enjoyed the food very much, nice menu selection and specials, attentive service. Wished I read the web better as it is a BYOB. Nonetheless less still enjoyable.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service First class, food was great. I would recommend.

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  27. HappyGirl

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zucchini blossoms to die for as an app. Their special pasta and lobster, a new favorite. If you order the seared Tuna, wow, amazing presentation and a delicious dish. Save room for the gelato.

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  28. Brittany

    New York City

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been here in far too long. We, and the couple we invited, were extremely happy with absolutely everything. From the attentive servers to the incredible food and cozy atmosphere. We won’t stay away so long again.

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  29. PatM

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine! Great food and service! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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  30. AyakoF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic cuisines with great services! I am a big fan of mushroom risotto!! illumination was also gorgeous and I spent precious time with my friend. Definitively I will visit again!!!

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  31. Katie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Charming wait staff. Will return. Good value.

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  32. JaniceG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was maybe too good. Ordered food came out very quickly and little time between each servings.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very pleasant dinner. Great service, good food and very cozy ambiance. Well , what else is new- specials are specially priced and not published. Beautifully decorated for the Holidays

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  34. johnp

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly, competent staff. Very nice food. My guests and I were very pleased with our experience at Focacceria.

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  35. jeffreyh

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. Staff was very attentive. Calamari was one of the best that I have ever had.

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  36. HDuo

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the cozy room off the upstairs area. Service was reasonably attentive. Very accommodating for requests. It’s ideal for date nights and a calm place to have conversation.

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  37. Denicec

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and I will Definitely be back! Excellent everything!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Great core menu and outstanding specials. The service is always with just the right amount of attention without being intrusive.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate indoors on the first floor and their was a loud party of about 7 men. They moved our table which was helpful but the first floor is very small.

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  40. NikkiD

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly reccommend! Dinner and service was excellent.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Focacceria Ristorante using the Order Online button.

Focacceria Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Focacceria Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Focacceria Ristorante

26 Church St, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Basking Ridge
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (908) 604-2440
  • Private party facilities
    Private events up to 40 people in our second floor
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