565 Gorge Road, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 | Tel. 201-313-0802 | Reservations@RusticaLounge.com



    I am passionate about creating an exceptional dining experience where my guests can feel at home in an elegant and cozy environment. Our Founder

    Tan Gur

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    The Ultimate Italian-American Fine-Dining Experience in Artistic and Cozy Elegance
    At Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant, we treat our guests to a unique fine-dining experience where our chef’s flavorful Italian-American dishes are made with fresh, prime-quality and locally sourced ingredients and served in a refined environment dedicated to comfort and entertainment.

    Relax with a cocktail in our cozy lounge or bar during Happy Hour or indulge in one of our chef’s exquisite creations during dinner, or celebrate a special event.


    Week of 6/10-6/16 5% discount
    About Dance with Me

    Dance With Me (DWM)
    is an internationally recognized dance company home to Maks & Val Chmerkovskiy from Dancing With the Stars.


    Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant accommodates 165 persons and offers a party room for 50 (seated) or 75 (standing), and a lounge for 35.

    Dear customers, we will not be serving brunch on Sunday, May 26, and will be closed until 5 p.m. for a private event. Thank you for your understanding.

    Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    Monday CLOSED
    Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Friday 3 pm – 2 a.m.
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

    Happy Hour Monday and Tuesday ALL DAY; Wednesday- Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Brunch is served on Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Please note our Full-service kitchen closes at 10 p.m. Sun – Thur | Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. with Bar Menu until 1 am


    New Menu from Chef Michelino “Mike” Vastola

    Rustica’s first anniversary is this June, and we are delighted to start the celebration early.

    As a young Italian-American restaurant, located in the heart of the New Jersey Gold Coast, we feel fortunate to have a growing number of diners, sharing invaluable feedback with us and recommending our restaurant to family and friends.

    In gratitude, we are delighted to announce Rustica’s new menu, thoughtfully created by Chef Michelino “Mike” Bastola, a native of Salerno, Italy.

    Bastola, who recently was promoted to Chef, designed the menu as a tribute to his Italian heritage and in recognition of the distinguished tastes of our diverse community.

    We invite you to rethink an Italian-American cuisine, created with you in mind.


    Rustica'sLoyalty Rewards Program

    You are invited to join our free loyalty program to earn points toward discounts and special offers personalized for you. See details here.