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About RoCCA - Glen Rock

Named in homage to the town of Glen Rock and the building in which it is located, Rocca is the Italian translation of ‘rock fortress.’ Opened in 2004, Rocca features an innovative Farm-to-Table menu and a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for lunch, dinner and private parties.

Beginning in 2011, Chef Levy spearheaded the Farm-to-Table movement in Northern New Jersey. While he has always procured seasonally fresh, high quality ingredients, he routinely sources local farms for produce, cheese and grass fed meats. Housemade pastas, focaccia, mozzarella, pastries and ice cream remain staples. Favorite "Rocca Classic" dishes are still represented while he injects unique New American cuisine with locally sourced flair.

Come and taste what New Jersey diners have been experiencing for over 13 years!

203 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Glen Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 670-4945

Website:
http://www.roccanj.com/

Catering:
We are pleased to offer upscale catering for any event from our full off-premise catering menu. Gluten free and organic options are available. Whether you are planning a formal dinner party, casual get together, or corporate luncheon, ROCCA can handle all of the particulars to ensure that your next engagement will be truly distinctive and memorable.

Parking Details:
Behind the building (off Glen Avenue) is plenty of parking. Street parking is also readily available in the evening.

Public Transit:
Bergen and Main Line (New Jersey Transit Trains) within 2 blocks in either direction. Bus service also available.

Executive Chef:
Craig Levy

Private Party Facilities:
From large formal gatherings to an intimate, casual luncheon, host your next special event at Rocca. Our large dining area seats ~65-70 depending on layout.
We offer three base party menus and are happy to tailor the menu to meet your needs. You can choose from a pre-set menu or personalize a menu with the chef. Your guests will choose their appetizer, entree and dessert from a menu printed just for your event.
All party menus include family style bruschetta, and coffee & tea. Espresso and cappuccino are available upon request. Email roccaNJevents@gmail.com.

Private Party Contact:
Stacy or Craig Levy : (201) 670-4945

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Pasta Tasting each Thursday: 5 course tasting includes dessert, different showcase of housemade pastas each week. $29.95

RoCCA - Glen Rock Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.6

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4.3

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (4)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My family and I went there for dinner for the first time last week. We were all very happy with our meals, with our service and love that it is a BYOB! Everyone can find something they like on their creative and delicious menu. You will not be disappointed! We are all looking forward to returning soon for another fantastic meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Met a friend there for lunch. I had never been there. Had salmon and it was delicious. It was comfortable and no one pushed us out. Very enjoyable and will be back and will recommend frinds.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Still the best and the most innovative too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We dine out often and are thrilled to have found Rocca. It's BYOB, nestled in suburban Glen Rock. Farm to table, everything tasted fresh and delicious. Homemade Pappardelle bolognese and mussels apps were tasty, we dipped the crusty bread in the sauces after so you know it was good! Tried salmon, scallops swordfish and short rib entrees - every one was a hit, nice portions and perfectly prepared. A definite winner, we'll be back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Really had a great experience at RoCCA, 8 of us. Food was exceptional, we all enjoyed our meals and it was a great value. Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

1st time here. Will definitely come back. Food was really good. With BYOB it becomes a great value. My wife had the Swordfish and I had the Chicken

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved everything about this place! Delicious food for reasonable prices, great attentive staff & a byob!

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

I had a very delicious dinner. The appetizers and salads were unusual flavor combinations and quite tasty.

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

Rocca was recommended by a good friend, and true to her word, it was excellent. The service was superb, and the food was delicious. My friend and I both enjoyed our entrees, and would definitely come back with family and friends. My only recommendation would be a touch more ambiance with some special touches. Other than that Rocca truly ROCKED.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always wonderful. Our favorite place!

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

My first visit to the establishment. Very nice, cozy and romantic restaurant. Very nice menu.
Highly recommend. Will be patronizing again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was delicious! Great, friendly service. Limited menu, but lots of interesting choices. Loved the short ribs and gnocchi.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server, Anthony, was excellent and we have no complaints about our entrees...food is very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dinner! We had a large group but they were super accommodating and speedy. The food was excellent. It was a great way to spend dinner with friends on New Years Eve!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A great dinner we had. We shared the crispy olive salad and the kabocha squash soup, both yummy. For our entrees, we had the red snapper, salmon, and the bolognese, all delicious. For desserts, we had the chocolate cake and zeppoles with coffees. The service was gracious and had a nice evening. Thank you very much.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was not good Service was not good. Xxxxxxxxccxxxxxxxxxxxxxxccccccccccccccccccccccccccccvvvvvvvvvvvvv

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We celebrated our 36 anniversary here with our family. The food was excellent and we were all happy with our meals. We shared calamari and the burrata apps. The fried olive and artichoke frisée salad was delicious. We had pasta, fish and short ribs and everything was cooked to order. Service with a smile and quiet atmosphere enabled us all to talk and enjoy the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve so many came without reservations. We had reservations but still had to wait because the people arriving before us (without reservations) were given our table. I believe they were short a server, because service as a bit slow from the start. The wines were poured right away, but the designated driver waited an awfully long time for the iced tea! The scallops and the braised ribs were terrific as well as the salmon!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was very disappointed . Service was AWFUL had to wait ten minutes just for a menu. Had to ask for bread. Selection was not good why on Christmas Eve so many items with meat?! No one even asked how our food was also we ordered two apps for three people, they gave us two pieces of ricotta toast for three people. Overpriced for what it was and honestly the fish dish my boyfriend ordered had a slight smell. We will not be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The best Christmas Eve dinner enjoyed at Rocca..always a wonderful meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was perfect and our meal was creative and delicious. We would definitely recommend to others and we will be back again soon. Great local BYOB.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food at Rocca usually does not disappoint. They have their classic staples that have remained like the mushroom tagliatelle or were put back on the menu popular demand, such as the PEI mussels. The service, however, it's always a disappointment. Ever since they got rid of their old maître d' and seasoned wait staff about seven years ago, it has not been the same. The waiters are aloof and not particularly willing to make accommodations. When they see a mixed a table of adults and children, they do not sweep in and ask if they could put the children's food in first. They seem more interested in chatting with each other than checking in with the guests. There is one bus person who has been there for many years and is always helpful with a great personality and a good memory for repeat guests!

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Enjoyed this location, food was very good, nice place, while very attentive to you, wish some more space

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always good food, good atmosphere. Have been here many times and plan to continue coming back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at a Rocca. New menu, entrees somewhat limited, but they added more starters and small plates. My husband had the cavatelli with spicy meatballs and I had halibut with butternut squash risotto. Both were delicious! Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

the small plates of pasta are the best pasta dishes in North jersey

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We booked a 5pm reservation to bring our 5 month old and avoid ruining the experience for other diners. We were the first table of the evening and our little one mercifully slept the whole time. The service was friendly and helpful and the food was absolutely delicious. We had the calamari with hot peppers (perfectly light and crispy), seared tuna and an A+++ mushroom & truffle bolognese pasta with our BYOB cabernet and ricotta fritters with jam for dessert. All of their pastas are homemade and the chef regularly updates the dinner menu. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was real good but being more aware of eating healthy, I would have liked if they had some green veggies on the menu or at least as a side dish to order. Other than that, everything was good except the gnocchi. Good but VERY little gnocchi in the dish.

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

Rocca is an upscale Italian restaurant featuring a very creative chef\owner Craig Levy. The menu changes seasonally and is always excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

WE HAD A GROUP OF 3 COUPLES THAT HAD BEEN TRYING TO GET TOGETHER FOR QUITE SOME TIME. WE DECIDED TO GO TO ROCCA SINCE WE HAD NOT BEEN THERE IN A WHILE. WE ALL ENJOYED THE FOOD, 4 OF US GOT THE SHORT RIBS, ONE HAD TUNA AND ONE HALIBUT. WE TRIED THE CRAB CAKE APPETIZER AND SOME SALADS. EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD AND THE DESSERTS WERE OUTSTANDING, DON'T MISS THE CANNOLI GELATO! SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD. WE WILL BE BACK.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is amazing. Our friends couldn’t stop talking about it. Thank you for such a lovely dinner!!!

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

What a great find. I love the fact that they offer half and full orders on many of the dishes. It allowed us to try more of their selections rather than having to choose between them. The halibut could not have been whiter or tastier. The pear ravioli was delicious. A nice twist on an old flavor. Pan fried gnocchi with butternut squash, and warm buttercup Brie. Could not have been any better.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We have dined on a number of occasions at Rocca and it was one of our favorites. However on this visit we were disappointed. The restaurant had decided to drastically change (limit) the menu, apparently the day before we dined there. Although we were told that the chef could make some of the items that had been on previous menus (and were shown on the Rocca website that same day) we ordered from the new menu. My wife had halibut, which came with brussel sprouts and couscous. My wife (and another diner at a nearby table) asked if they could get something other than brussel sprouts and were told spinach. The only things that I found to my liking were the pastas and egg plant parmigiana, which is what I had. No longer does Rocca offer daily specials, which for years on Wednesday was chicken marsala. To make a long story short, the meals were very good but very skimpy. I believe Rocca will lose a lot of business with this limited menu, no specials and smaller portions. There are many other good Italian restaurants in Bergen County and Rocca is off our list.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The most amazing appetizers I’ve ever had, the seasonal toast and risotto cake are amazing! We will be coming back for sure.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing, our first time and lived up to our expectations and beyond. Can’t wait to return, the food was unique—this is not really an Italian restaurant. We’ll be back with more friends ASAP. Thanks to your gracious staff, always two steps ahead of our needs. Carrot cake was also “awesome.”

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a delicious dinner with great service. It's a wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Organic, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always a delicious meal at Rocca. Fine ingredients

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Again; my wife and I had an exceptionally delicious meal. Just when I thought my previous tuna dish was simply the best imaginable,, Chef Greg came up with a new prep. which I dreamt about for our next visit.

If you like a really fresh seafood salad, this dish is a great starter.

My wife had a seafood corn chowder soup and sauteed pignoli crusted halibut as her main.

Rocca is a must go if you appreciate fine dining without NYC prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Staff was great food was amazing already going back next week.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food is always fresh/well prepared and most important tastes great !

Tags: Quick Bite
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