Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.)
Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.)

Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://nycrg.com/bocca-di-bacco-chelsea/
  • Phone: (212) 989-8400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm,

    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm- 12:00am,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kristin Sollenne
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W 20th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.)
Bocca Di Bacco is a New York City Restaurant Group establishment from dynamic restaurateur and New York native Robert Malta, who owns nearly a dozen restaurants throughout the city. “I’ve been in the business 25 years,” Malta says. “I opened the first Bocca Di Bacco in Hell’s Kitchen in 2007 and it quickly became a neighborhood favorite. The Chelsea location is an evolution of what we’ve been offering. There are new menu items, and a more refined look and feel, but it’s still a great spot for the neighborhood any night of the week.”
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Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.) reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (15)notable wine list (15)romantic (10)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (7)special occasion (5)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Restaruant location good, food was good not great.
    DianneVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was ok but so many choices in NYC, ther are many restuarants with a more creative ktichen. Staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never fails to please
    timeflies1VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We shared the eggplants appetizer. It was delightful and light...sauce was just perfect. My date had the special seafood risotto and I had the spinach and cheese tortellini in butter sauce. Presentation and taste were awesome. This was our second time here and we're deifnitely coming back. It has become one of our favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit to old friend
    RegularsVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Have eaten at its sister location at 54th many times and the Chelsea location was as good, or maybe slightly better. Across the board Bocca does an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for lunch and seafood
    TheExplorerVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had a great business meeting with a nice selection for lunch. Enjoyed the soup and Bronzino with veggies. Course meal selection gives many choices to choose from. Very quiet for a Monday lunch which was nice too! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid neighborhood choice
    jeffgtiVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    i live in the neighborhood and would definitely go back to Bocca Di Bacco anytime i was in the mood for Italian food. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. the wine list was fairly extensive without being overbearing. three of us dined together and everyone liked their choices, especially the grilled bronzini.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Royalty Dines Here!!
    StarNY12
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This place is #1 in my book. The waiter always remembers me and is so professional. It is a please dining at the restaurant and its other locations. The wait staff treats you like you are someone special and there is so much to choose from on the menu. This is a great spot to dine alone, with a friend, or with someone from out of town. I highly recommned it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food for a reasonable price
    MLRJEG
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Had lunch with a friend. Booked off OpenTable with no advance knowledge. We were treated attentively. The food was presented well. I highly recommend the grilled octopus salad. A great place for a meal when attending a show at the Atlantic Theatre on 20th St between 8th & 9th.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    MadMax
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Simple, a bit slow on service at the start, But then they were flexible. Quiet, so one could speak and hear.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done
    Theatreman
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Especially considering the moderate prices, the food was very good. Fresh, well prepared and tasty. Excellent service from a waiter who was from Florence and made excellent food and wine suggestions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent bad authentic pasta
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Lots of choices and specials on top of that - a true pasta lover's nirvana. My Italian server was charming and helpful. Great value for money re portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rose624VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I went here for the first time and the food and service were both excellent. The waiter was very attentive. I would definitely to back and try some of their other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish most could only pray for
    DaveK225
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The monk fish and beet salad is phenomenal and with their delicious wine choices you will be happy you can to this location, a far less noisy sister to the 7th Avenue location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buonissimo
    GinaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dishes offered were quite delicious (burnt wheat pasta, fish, short ribs). Restaurant offers a modern Italian feel with a twist on traditional dishes- while still keeping good flavors. Only improvement would be to offer a better selection of desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • norm
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    extremely noisy-music was blasting so loudly it was impossible to converse or hear the waitstaff. when we asked to have the sound lowered a bit the manager said it was Friday night and that was it. will not return again because of their attitude
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bocca Di Bacco - A MUST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This restaurant was fantastic. The food was great and the service perfect. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Decent ambiance and food
    HungryDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I really go there for food mostly with one on one or small group. The fact that the place is never packed is always a bonus for us to enjoy some drinking and conversations. Their appetizers and pastas are very good. Order mussels and tomato based pasta and enjoy the delicious sauce that enhance the favors. The simpler, the better. I love the pasta with olive and bacon, the squid ink pasta was good but not impressed, risotto was done the way I want it, people with better appetite might complain the portion. But hey overall it's hitting the marks and I enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a chain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It's average at best. The service and food was nothing special, about what you'd expect from a hotel restaurant. Adequate, but priced like a real restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CathVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Consistently good food and service. Friendly waitstaff, a low-key neighborhood feeling with an upscale menu. perfect for a relaxed week night dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joely
    Joely
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed the food. Pasta cooked perfectly al dente. Everyone enjoyed their meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TMM
    FoodieTMM
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my second time here. The service was wonderful especially that of our server Giovanni. He gave us great recommendations for food/ drinks and was very pleasant and attentive. Over all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • local
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    first time ive ever not liked BdB. food was not good , service sucked
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good extensive wine list. Food ok.
    Yaay
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Good extensive wine list. Food okay. I did not try that many things on the menu so they may have other good items.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 97 reviews are from the Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.) reviews archive.
  • Bocca
    Baltimoreguy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Fine northern Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Great spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Popped in several times over the past few months. Menu is standard italian with creative touches, a notch up from other neighborhood italian restaurants. When the windows to the street are open the ambiance is great, good bustle without "scream-level" noise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • auntkate
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed dinner! Food was very good and plentyful. Service was excellent and knowledgeable. A bit noisy for conversation
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BobMarsh
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Having eaten in one of their other locations, I enjoyed the food just as much...I even ordered the same dish: Tagliereini Neri con Granchio (Jumbo Lump Crab over Black Squid Pasta). Excellent. My friend chose Branzino Grigliato. He was most satisfied. As always, the food, from the bruschetta at the start, to the Profiteroles for dessert was excellent. The service at this location was spotty & could have been better organized. And it was a bit loud - but it WAS a Saturday night. Would definitely recommend & revisit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian in Chelsea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food is hearty and delicious. $1 oysters at the bar was a fun way to start the meal with a nice glass of white
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • donnymikeVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    1st time there and looooved it! service and food were excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service and food prep
    rianyc
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Coffee instead of decaf, well done eggs Benedict, etc etc all came out after extremely long wait and we had to tell them to bring, knife, fork, black pepper.... every time something so essential on the table is missing. Extremely frustrating brunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • svc
    wc2141
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    very slow/spotty service.. solid food and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Option in Chelsea!
    TneckMOMVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I met a friend for brunch last Saturday, and what a nice find this place was! Tables and banquets not too crowded, varied menu for brunch or lunch, mimosas and Bloody Mary's for $5 each -- how could we go wrong? I had eggs benedict with salmon, a nice alternative, and it was delicious. My friend had another option on the menu, also excellent. The location and price was right, and we will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • David1500
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This can be a great place but the noise level and the stressed servers make detract from the experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The new Chelsea Bocca is a welcome addition to the neighborhood...just as good as the other stores.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pressed for time
    Jeanne
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I dined at your restaurant on Saturday April13,2014. We arrived at 5:30 and needed to walk out the door by 6:35 to catch a bus back to Ct. Patrick & Giovanni went over and above to accomodate our party of 4. Wine was great, food was even better, but the one thing that made the night most enjoyable was the music! Earth wind & Fire,Michael Jackson, and Marvin Gaye to name a few. Wonderful! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    EateateatVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food is fantastic and the interiors are very well designed. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Chelsea Gem
    JustUs2VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We are always looking for restaurants near the Joyce that are treats and this is certainly one of them. Have walked by before but when we decided to try something "new" - that is new for us - we chose Bocca. Well prepared and well presented food that is not only tasty but with a flair of taste. And the wine list - particularly those from Sicilia - are great We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening of straight-ahead food
    robinr
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Wouldn't rave about any inventiveness but the ambiance at Bocca Di Bacco makes it a great neighborhood spot . The mozzarella/tomato was spruced up with some marinated asparagus. Pork chops were large and tender with great selection of roasted veggies. Chicken rosemary a solid dish . My husband had the salmon which was a small portion and pretty bland. The desert and coffee were ok, not exceptional. Ambiance and service were lovely
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Italian in Chelsea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We've dined here 2or 3 times before, and this time were bringing (sometimes demanding) friends from WDC. A great relief: servers were on their toes, food was perfect. Three of us ordered the seafood pasta special, which was a generous portion and delicious. As in any popular Chelsea restaurant, they would like to turn the table. Set the pace yourself, and you will be rewarded with a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentine's Day!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My man and I spent a wonderful Valentine's Day here. The staff was attentive and sweet and the food was out of this world. I even got a rose at the end of the meal! My one complaint was the music — it would have been nice to have some light, simple music since it is an Italian restaurant, but instead they played odd '90s alternative. So I hope you enjoy your tortellini with a side of Radiohead!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Dinner
    DannyT
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My fiance and I had dinner here for Valentine's Day. Everything was excellent. Server was very attentive. The food is delicious! Great variety and generous plate size. I would definitely recommend it!!! (Especially for the fact it was Valentine's Day when restaurant usually lose quality because an unusual over abundance of customers all at the same time)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.