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Cafe Rustica

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3188 Valley Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-2641
+1 908-647-4240
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A warm comfortable place on a cold winter evening, and the meal was excellent tonight. We were originally headed to a "sandwich and salad" chain restaurant but it was crowded over there. So, we agreed to try Cafe Rustica again. We have not been here in a few years. Although we paid two times what we would have at the... More 

Thank Grognard72
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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154 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We sat at the Bar for a Beer and a Sandwich.The Taps we had were fresh and we chatted with the owner, Teresa, about her customers favorite dishes. We settled on a ....14" Personal Specialty Grilled Pizza #3 (grilled chicken, pesto, bruschetta tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano.) The crust was wonderful and we enjoyed a great lunch.

1 Thank Mr H
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Cafe Rustica is a traditional, family style Italian restaurant well suited to serving a good, honest meal. The dinner menu at Rustica features basic, traditional Italian appetizers, salads, soups and entrees including specialty pizzas. While none of the menu items are glamorous or uniquely innovative most are well prepared and tasty. The grilled spicy sausage appetizer, served with broccoli rabe... More 

2 Thank TeamElvis
basking ridge nj
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We recently had our daughters bridal shower at Cafe Rustica. By chance, we stopped in prior to the event and were surprised that they could host our special day. For a party of 30 people. we had the entire restaurant to ourselves on a Saturday afternoon before the restaurant opened for the evening. The staff was MOST accommodating, and had... More 

Thank dewalck
Westfield, New Jersey
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is a super pizza place. The only thing I would change are the prices, but you are paying for high-quality pizza that tastes great.

Thank kearbear1616
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I went there with my friend. I'm Italian and I asked for a risotto with mushrooms. They put everything they weren't supposed to put in. I really didn't like it. My friend got a slice of lasagna, I wasn't a big fan. Last time here.

Thank Greta B
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202 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

A friend highly recommend Cafe Rustica, so we were anxious to try it. We were very skeptical as we approached the entrance because there was trash and a general litter all around the door. Plus, we had to walk through the smoke cloud from the smoking area right at the entrance. Our meal and service were terrific, as we were... More 

Thank Morog
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Café Rustica is nearby, and I meet friends there several times a year. Nice atmosphere and I'm never disappointed in their consistently good food.

Thank Mary Jane W
Frenchtown, New Jersey
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here today and finally remembered to write a review. I've eaten here for business lunches, family meals and dinner for just the two of us and it's always great. Specials are always interesting and the menu has plenty to choose from. Everything is tasty from appetizer though main course to dessert...and don't forget to check out the wine... More 

Thank Dave F
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

excellent place for lunch good choices and friendly staff. Everything we had was very food. Try it you'll like it

Thank Judy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3188 Valley Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-2641
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Basking Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 908-647-4240

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