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RoCCA - Glen Rock

4.6
703 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(201) 670-4945
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Craig Levy
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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.
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Private party contact
Stacy or Craig Levy : (201) 670-4945
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Glen Avenue
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Parking details
Behind the building (off Glen Avenue) is plenty of parking. Street parking is also readily available in the evening.
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Public transit
Bergen and Main Line (New Jersey Transit Trains) within 2 blocks in either direction. Bus service also available.
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Special events & promotions
Pasta Tasting each Thursday: 5 course tasting includes dessert, different showcase of housemade pastas each week. $29.95

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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Stay tuned! Menu, hours and pricing yet to be finalized as of April 2nd.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 703 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and wonderful service. Unique crab cake appetizer we all loved

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Extraordinary meal with three friends all of whom enjoyed their food (appetizers and entrees).
HIGHLY recommend for quality and service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Mussels appetizer was delicious plenty for two. The crusted halibut was moist and flavorful

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Table for 4 and we were well received. Servers were very good and meal served in an orderly fashion. Food was very good to excellent with diversity. Only negative is restaurant is in need of an overall in terms of decor, tables and rug.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Decided to try this restaurant for the first time in many years-we were happy we did. Server was very attentive helpful and friendly. Menu has many different options-pasta was really fresh as was the seafood. Also had some very nice salad greens. Because we had not been here recently we tried several many items and were pleased with them all. Would happily return!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

They are very kind. Food was very good! Many excellent Italian choices. I loved the Salmon. Excellent pasta.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was amazing and it’s a byob! Will even make things not on the menu. Definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

So incredibly fresh, delicious and such a great variety. Something for everyone. Kids eat free on Sundays and Wednesdays so that’s one reason we came in on a Sunday. Loved the homemade potato chips with blue cheese fondue, basil farfalle homemade pasta, meatball sliders (like grandma’s on a bun), beet salad, pork chop Milanese (which was huge and enough for lunch tomorrow), and awesome desserts (ginger creme brûlée and carrot cake were the standouts). This may be our new Sunday night family dinner place! Can’t wait to get back there and we just left.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was excellent, service was a bit on the slower side for not many tables sitting. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food is excellent. The chef sources locally where possible and uses the ingredients in creative combinations. The pasta is made fresh and the sauces are executed with perfection.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Outstanding food. Good service.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Took my sister to lunch. We’re from out of town and Rocca was a lucky find! We enjoyed a lovely leisurely meal. I prefer plain food so the waiter arranged for me to have grilled chicken breast, without any sauces, and steamed veggies. My partner and sister ordered regular, fancier entrees and cleaned their plates. All the dishes featured fresh local ingredients. Desserts were amazing as well. This place is a gem!!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was excellent as usual and the server was outstanding - disappointed gnocchi was not on the menu - scallops were perfect with some interesting flavors I never had with scallops - tuna tower was great - fresh crispy spicy - they also need to provide some Sam on the house with your espresso : - )

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Totally enjoyed. We were 4 friends having dinner. We shared the appetizers. The meatball sliders were excellent. Mussels fresh and plump and the homemade potato chips with blue cheese were great. We asked for the blue cheese dip on the side. Our main dishes were excellent. I had the pork milanese and it was so tender and pounded thin that you didn't need a knife. The other dishes were all fish and all given high compliments. The chocolate lava cake was perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Still the best and the most innovative too.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always wonderful. Our favorite place!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was not good Service was not good. Xxxxxxxxccxxxxxxxxxxxxxxccccccccccccccccccccccccccccvvvvvvvvvvvvv

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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