Boca Pizzeria
Boca Pizzeria

Boca Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocapizzeria.com/
  • Phone: 4158832302
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Boca Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)great for outdoor dining (26)great for lunch (19)kid-friendly (16)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (8)hot spot (3)special occasion (2)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • nice surprise
    gabberVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    very nice food in a neighborhood setting.Does not feel like a mall restaurant as is very well laid out.Service was outstanding.The food was quite good for a neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were there for the Music on the Once A Month Friday Night Performance and we had a great table outside. It was loud but we loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food nice ambiance
    Anma
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was very nice (as always.) service was very slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • opentablefanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Friendly for kids and families. We enjoyed a warm evening outside and loved being able to let the baby walk in and out. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and value
    leftcoastdining
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The wood fired pizzas were very good and the prices were reasonable. Nice wine by the glass list offered too. The service is good enough and the outdoor setting is great on a summer evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service at both Boca locations is outstanding. We usually dine with our children and grandchildren at the Novato location. Boca is exceptionally family friendly and the servers make every effort to accommodate all ages. In addition to our individual selections, we always order the mouth watering roasted vegetable sides to share. The Cauliflower with olive oil is lightly seasoned with lemon and garlic. Even if Brussels Sprouts aren't on your list of favorites, order them. Flavored with crispy Pancetta and Pecorino Romano cheese, they are mouth watering. My personal favorite is the Butternut squash glazed with sage butter. Roasting brings out the sweetness of all of the vegetables. We always know that Boca will please.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Food
    Name
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Calzone - good ingredients, all chicken breast, mushrooms, etc. Flavorful. The dough was just OK. Flatbread wrap - same, good ingredients and flavorful Caesar salad - I don't like having to cut my lettuce, esp when it's $10! It came with maybe 8 full leaves of Romain coated with dressing (which was a creamy dressing that maybe came from a bottle.) Def not what I expected, and def smaaal. Atmosphere - the place is cavernous, very loud, amplified by very loud piped in music. Very hard to hear conversations across the table. Service - Adequate, but not great. We had to ask for more tea and water.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good community pizza
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Many of the staff grew up in and around the community and are quite friendly. The pizza is excellent; even my picky preschooler loved it! The make it to order right there and it is SO good! It's the perfect place to take the family on a weeknight when meatloaf just won't cut it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food but too fast
    SuzieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We come here alot. The food is always delicious. The food was served way too fast. We were only in the restaurant for a total of 40 minutes which included a beer at the bar--too fast for me. This is not the first time this has happened, but if you want at little more out of your dining experience, wait to order until you are REALLY ready to eat. The restaurant was empty except one table finishing when we left at 9:00. We also need to be better about letting the servers know that we are not in a hurry, even though this night, I am not sure it would have mattered. I hope the staff will remember that the goal is to not end the night as fast as you can, but to have the customers come back for a dinner out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JudyGFVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The soft organic polenta with mushrooms is always great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood find
    eatout
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food and wonderful service. We come here on a regular basis for take out and fine in.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 85 reviews are from the Boca Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • Bocca Pizzeria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Simply the best! Delightful, friendly, comfortable and delicious. Service is perfect and the staff is so welcoming!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    PapaGCrabtreeVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual and Always Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KatK
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing visit
    KK94109
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining outdoors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Enjoyed pizza with the kiddos outdoors! The short ribs were scrumptious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Calkat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a winner
    fussyeater
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boca Pizzeria is Excellent
    Marinite
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    dancemomVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb food
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our dinner except for flies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We used to love coming here
    lvalleygirl
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CONVENIENT WITH GOOD FOOD & PRICES
    FoodiesGaloreVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • an okay place
    dotdotdot
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and service was good.
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Upper Crust Pizza Parlor
    Dave
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service was off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable lunch
    ADiner
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Experienced a very good lunch, with friends. Easy access... Good service... Table was prepared in advance... Good menu options... Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Anma
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Consistently good. Very nice food, cozy. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    eatout
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Boca pizza is a neighborhood gem. Atmosphere is comfortable , service excellent, and the food fresh hot and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very pleasant lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We had a very pleasant lunch. The food was much better than anyone expected! The waiters were very good. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We needed this in Marin
    MistereksVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fennel Sausage Pizza is a Smash!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza
    Lenny
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    We find that Boca has the best pizza in town and their beet salad is unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but nothing noteworthy
    Foodieforlife
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    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..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza Crust
    PattibeeVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Pizza!
    Bitzi
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Excellent pizza, good wine, and our dog was allowed on the patio. All this made for a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food at a Great Value
    frankm3VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.