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Boca Pizzeria
Boca Pizzeria

Boca Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocapizzeria.com
  • Phone: (415) 883-2302
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ignacio Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Boca Pizzeria
Boca Pizzeria is an Italian inspired Pizzeria utilizing the abundance of Northern California's seasonal ingredients, while showcasing local micro breweries and wine country's boutique varietals. Boca Pizzeria has always been our little neighborhood gem we had in mind for years, where we can dine with our friends, family and loved ones.
Our pizzas are authentic Neapolitan style certified by "Verace Pizza Napolitana" Each pizza, which cooks for no more than 2 minutes in a 900 degree Italian wood burning oven, is made from double milled 00 Caputo flour. Our sauce is made of the finest San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy. We make house-made mozzarella cheese daily.
We support local farmers in an effort to bring you the freshest ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and wonderful service. We come here on a regular basis for take out and fine in."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Simply the best! Delightful, friendly, comfortable and delicious. Service is perfect and the staff is so welcoming!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Boca Steak House now Boca Tavern has been a staple for my family and was hesitant about going to a Pizzeria, however, with the same owner, we figured we would give it a shot. We are now excited to return there for many more great dining experiences, with Great Food and Fabulous Service! The Pizza was done to perfection as well as the dinners we all enjoyed! Desserts were also a bonus!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places to grab a glass of wine and appetizer/light dinner with a friend. Its always comfortable, casual, friendly with great food and a reasonable wine list. In the summer time, the outdoor space is really lovely."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The best pizza ever but several other delicious entrees are available. The salmon entree is very good. Some in our group enjoyed the short ribs, but they didn't come with an veggies only mashed potatoes. Good wine list and casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I've been to Boca many times. The pizza/food is really good but the service we received this last time was not. We had a reservation for Sat and requested to sit outside as it was a nice evening. The side patio was empty/not yet open & there were several 2-tops & one 4-top (supposedly 'reserved') in the front patio area open. The staff seemed totally dismissive & unconcerned about our request. If it had been busy and full, we would have understood. However, it was still early and the 4-top (and 2-tops) out front remained empty for at least another 45 mins, by which time, the side patio was open & at least one other 4-top in front was available to accomodate that 'reservation'. In addition, the service we experienced was slow overall."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed pizza with the kiddos outdoors! The short ribs were scrumptious!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We ate outside on a warm night and had a wonderful dinner. Their pizza has the thin crispy crust, just like in Italy. Try the Farmers Pizza...I know, a fried egg on a pizza sounds strange, but you have to try it. Amazing! And the beet salad is incredible!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Never thought their short ribs would be that excellent... I actually don't like their pizza so much (even though they are pizzeria), but their entrees, salads and sandwiches are really good. Can't stop going back! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We had a reservation for five at 5:30 PM and we were taken to our table without delay. Our server was excellent! The food was very yummy (the braised short-ribs are to die-for!) And the desserts--wow! Will definitely be back to Boca Pizzeria in the future. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Something for everybody from omnivore to finicky. Great service; even made me an iced coffee and refilled it. She brought extra glass of ice without being asked. Everyone in our party raved about the food. We selected from every section of the menu- all beautifully seasoned and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My husband and I love Boca Pizzeria in Novato, and we go here all the time. The food is very good (although it's a fairly small menu if you can't eat pizza or pasta -- there are only a couple of gluten-free items). The service is always excellent. And we can bring the kids here without bothering anyone. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food overall was very yummy (chocolate decadence dessert was a little dry, per my husband) but the flies are extremely annoying. It's gotten so that I ask for extra napkins as soon as we sit down, to cover our food and drinks. Maybe some fly sticky strips way up in the ceiling would help?"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place, which was always crowded, was so empty when we arrived that we should have had a clue something had changed. Terrible service, obviously now run by amateurs--we ordered our drinks and appetizers which came relatively quickly. We then ordered our salads and entrees which arrived before we were half way through our starters. Sent the entrees back because we didn't go there to rush through dinner. When they did serve the entrees they were terrible --reheated but cold. If I wanted reheated pizza I would have done take out! We sent the pizza back--it was inedible. I NEVER send food back but this was so disappointing. None of the food was as good as it used to be. Too bad. We used to go there frequently but will not return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We met family here (with kids) for a quick bite the other night. The place was packed on a Thursday night. Some of the dish's we ordered were the Organic Roasted Beets with organic baby mixed greens, roasted hazelnuts & sheep's feta with a creamy citrus dressing ($10) This salad was very fresh and flavorful. The Chicken Piccata, chicken breast with lemon caper butter sauce, mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables ($17) we had asked for no potatoes (no problem), this dish was good and the vegetables fresh. Their pizza is an Authentic Neapolitan Style, made in a wood fired oven. Roasted Mushroom Pizza with Fontina, thyme and Taleggio Cheese ($15) The kids said it was fantastic and would order it again. If you're in Novato, this is quick & easy."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "An overall okay place to dine. We dined mid-day and it was quiet. We sat in the bar booth area and service was okay... not especially attentive. I will not be rushing back to dine there."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food and service was good. However, just as a suggestion......if you have a kids menu (which Boca does), you should also provide the kids with a drawing and crayons to keep them occupied. Instead, I spent my entire meal watching kids run around outside and in the outdoor dining area. Makes the ambience a bit chaotic."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This is a great family place with a good atmosphere that borders on fine dining. The menu offer more than good pizza so the parents can indulge a bit. Prices are low to moderate again making it attractive to families. There is a full bar and good service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the day *before* Valentine's Day, but service was very slow. Didn't see a waitress for many minutes after we sat Dow. Our drink order took forever. But food was really good as usual."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Experienced a very good lunch, with friends. Easy access... Good service... Table was prepared in advance... Good menu options... Food was very good."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Consistently good. Very nice food, cozy. Never disappoints."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Boca pizza is a neighborhood gem. Atmosphere is comfortable , service excellent, and the food fresh hot and tasty."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a very pleasant lunch. The food was much better than anyone expected! The waiters were very good. Will go back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "With several ordinary pizza joints, Marin was in dire need of a more gourmet option for pizza. A place where you could get more authentic Neapolitan pies, and Boca fits the bill. Nice thin crusts (though I could even go for a little thinner), fresh toppings, good flavors - I'll be back."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Cons: noise level really got up there, but it was Friday night. Waiter was nice and attentive, but tried to take away our plates before we were done. Think he wanted us to move faster. Pros: Our Open Table reservation was waiting, and they seated us right away, in front of a few groups begging to get an unreserved table. Beet salad and the salad with the lemon/mint dressing are both remarkable. Roasted artichoke: extremely tasty. Fennel Sausage pizza is awesomely good, better than the salami pizza by far. Pumpkin budino dessert was delish. We let the young people at our table order the wine, and they chose by the label name, it wasn't great. All in all, food is very good here, just don't order the "Wild Thing" wine."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We find that Boca has the best pizza in town and their beet salad is unique and delicious."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "Service was great, from the hostess to the waiters. The wait staff were very accommodating.We all had different pizzas & shared a salad. Everything came to the table quickly, the presentation was nice on everything.The food was good. The pizzas were tasty but they were small. An individual pizza (about 6") was approximately $15 each. That price for that size pizza needed something to justify it, like ingredients, flavor etc & it did not. The crust was thin & nice but very average in taste. The chicken salad was tasty but also just not outstanding for the price. Overall, it was a nice experience but I found nothing there that would encourage me to come back or to recommend it to others with so many other nice restaurants to try in Novato.."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We love this place. Eat there often. My only request is the pizza crust. When they first opened the crust was thin and crispy. Now it's thick with a sweet taste. Please go back to the original!!!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Excellent pizza, good wine, and our dog was allowed on the patio. All this made for a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Always hot dishes with fresh vegetables and good service. Chicken Piccata with generous portions is a great choice, served on a hot plate with mash and the freshest vegetables."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "Boca has bee a solid go-to, but this menu is stale and really needs a refresh. Lunch server was curt. Looking forward to new items."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "The reason I come here are the Neapolitan Pizzas, BUT this time they were utterly disappointing! None of the crust had the trademark puffiness of a Neapolitan. They were rather flat and flaccid. The Margherita Pizza was slathered with cheese that resembled the generic "cheese pizza" from most chain pizza restaurants designed to caters to finicky children who refuses to be caught dead munching on a topping that slightly resembles a vegetable. The Sausage-pepperoni Pizza was not any better, resembling a one made at a Pizza Hut as opposed to a "Certified" Napolitana Pizzeria. At least the appetizers of the burrata and the flatbread did not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Innovative pizza menu, menu offers something for everyone, desserts are limited but delicious!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Amazing Neapolitan pizzas. I especially loved the Margherita pizza. The pizza is however on the smaller size and is for one person only."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "This was a last minute family dinner and we had a great relaxing time. We dined a bit later (9:00) and it was fabulous food and our waitress was attentive, not pushing us out. Our out of town guests loved it and they will be back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "Recently went for family dinner. Outside dining is great for families with children. Always great service and consistently great food. We are particularly fond of the Rustico salad that my husband and I share. Other favorites are the pizza and the short ribs. Cheese cake and banana pudding for dessert. Yum!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "It was my first time going there and the food was amazing, service was great!!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2013
  • "The certified from Naples pizza that I was served bore little relationship to Pizza in Naples and equivalently little relationship to the pizza shown in their pictures (which do look like real Napolitana pie) No bubbles in the crust (thats a two thumbs downer) no olive oil (modified for skinny california girls) hardly garlic and the dough had better texture than flavor and the texture was bad. I have half a notion to report these people to whomever does the certification. They must have been on special good behavior that week. I doubt very much they use the best hi gluten flour, or properly proof the dough or anything. What a dismal disappointment that was. I want to go back and I'm bringing my camera. If you ever had pizza margar"
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "A local favorite! Great salads and the pizza is to die for! Entree offerings are local and fresh, and always delicious. We have never had a bad meal here. One of our favorite local dining choices."
    Dined on 2/9/2013
  • "Our dining experience on 1/2/12 wasn't as good and welcoming as usual. Generally we enjoy this restaurant in Novato, they have my very favorite wine, kudos for that. Our service on this visit was nearly non existent. Our waitress came to our table maybe twice. Mind you this was not a busy night. Food also took a very long time to reach our table. But we will be back, we love this place and their thin crusted pizza is delicious."
    Dined on 1/2/2013