Giovanni & Theresa’s Café Rustica

Cafe Rustica is a rustic Italian Restaurant & Bar in Basking Ridge, NJ. Ran by a lovely couple, Giovanni and Theresa who have offered their community a unique and authentic eatery for over 20 years!

Chef Giovanni takes lead in the kitchen while Theresa oversee’s all front of the house management.

This dynamic duo provides simplicity in their establishment without compromising the authenticity and flavor of their Italian influence. At Cafe Rustica you can also enjoy your meal while enjoying a rewarding glass of wine or a tall glass of your favorite beer thanks to its full bar making this eatery a locals go to spot.

With creations like their wonderfully sized Linguine Giulio, Giovanni & Theresa are all about providing casual comforting Italian cooking. You’ll want to try this dish which includes sautéd Spicy Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Pepper and pasta completely covered in a lustrous olive oil garlic white wine sauce.

Veal Milanese

Veal Scallopini lightly fried and topped with fresh Bruschetta, Mozzarella, Arugula and a Balsamic drizzle.

Congratulations to Cafe Rustica on their continued success and if you haven’t yet, visit them to experience the hype.

Click here to preview Cafe Rustica’s Wine List


Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm


3188 Valley Road Basking Ridge NJ since 1998.

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