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La Focaccia

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523 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-1544 (Aubrey street)
+1 908-277-4006
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17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Summit, New Jersey
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90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

The food and service is excellent. I also like the fact it's BYOB. The down side is parking could be a problem but it's worth hassle. The Resturant is a but noisie.

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Thank lOU r
Summit, New Jersey
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

The relatively sophisticated ambience at this local restaurant belies the neighborhood where parking and navigating the crosswalk can be a challenge. The waitstaff are well-informed and professional. The pastas are homemade. The sauces, freshly prepared with quality ingredients. The many years that it has been in business are a testament to its success. The only minor quibble that my husband... More 

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Weston, Florida
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712 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

La Focaccia feels a bit more upscale than the typical suburban NJ Italian restaurant-comfortable ambiance, professional wait staff and excellent array of dishes nicely presented. The food is well prepared and presented and the BYO policy allows us to choose an upscale wine befitting the place without breaking the bank.

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Thank Larry R
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Great food, service, atmosphere. Wait staff patient with our group of 7 who preferred to share company and wine before placing our order despite all tables being full. Excellent salads, veal chop and veal Marsala. With a full restaurant it is noisy, and parking can be difficult. But don't let this deter you. A winner.

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Thank SVFirstEdition
NY/NJ
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Excellent wait staff. Spicy claims,fresh oysters, chicken liver with pene, Venecian style liver, shrimp and beans, veal chop, etc. Reservations on weekends.Usually a table available week nights after 8. BYOB. Great place to unwind.

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Thank BevBC
Summit, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

This is fine dining with traditional Italian specialties. Comfortable ambience. Not formal but not casual either. Very attentive knowledgeable staff. This is a BYOB so bring something that is deserving of the cuisine.

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Went here a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Went back recently and realized it's has truly gone downhill. Portions were tiny and the little bit you got was boring and uninspired. The waiter may have been the least interested person in the restaurant. Very ordinary food at fine dining prices. For these prices you can go to places... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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893 reviews
738 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 974 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Warm and welcoming atmosphere, knowledgeable senior staff. The menu is impressively long (and furthermore with many out-of-the-ordinary dishes). The raw items (oysters, clams) were very fresh. The pastas and entrées were good but none was brilliant, and the portions were extremely generous, making them a real challenge to finish. If I lived in the Summit area, I might come here... More 

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Thank Lam N
new jersey
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit to La Focaccia and both times the experience was extraordinary. Extraordi ary for the high level of professionalism in service, quality and breadth of menu and lack of any pretention. Each time was a '10' and I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation. BYOB makes the cost very reasonable as well. Try it and you... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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159 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The menu is imaginative, the food is wonderful, and the staff is very well-trained. The fact that you can bring your own wine is an added plus. We eat here a lot, and it is always satisfying.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-1544
    (Aubrey street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 908-277-4006

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?