Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)
Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)

Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boccadibacconyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 265-8828
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 54th and 55th Avenues
  • Parking: No
A word from Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)
An Italian wine bar with 45 bottles by the glass and over 500 wines by the bottle.
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Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.) reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (37)notable wine list (33)good for groups (19)romantic (18)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (14)special occasion (14)late-night find (7)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My daughter and I had a pre-theater dinner at Bocca di Bacco. The service was great and we loved our dinners - I had the tortellini and my daughter had the Seafood Ravioli. The staff was attentive - anticipating when to fill our wine glasses, as well as asking whether we were ready for our main course before putting the order in. This was our first time at this restaurant and we will be back when we visit NYC again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We went to the restaurant with a reservation for 2. There was an open table in the narrow aisle and 2 other tables on the side that were empty and sat 3. We asked for one of those tables as we knew we would be constantly bumped by wait staff and guests. The host could not make the decision and we had to wait until the manager arrived back, he had just stepped out. They would not make the accommodation, again, the other tables were empty. We left as we knew our dinner would be disruptive. Food rating not accurate as we didn't have dinner there
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always warm and inviting
    Babsy
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We have eaten at Bocca di Bacco a few times and after a weekend matinee or the start of an evening it is always a wonderful spot for lots of chatter around the easily shared appetizers with wide range of tastes and textures. The entree selections are equally interesting with specials offered all the time. The staff is extremely warm and helpful with choices and portion estimates. It has nice vibe and as the early evening goes late the whole restaurant is a congenial party of happy diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Two of us had dinner here on Thursday. Entree's were a great grilled black cod and a simple fettuccine di bolognese - great execution of both. We also had the cheese selection for an appetizer - nice presentation with fig jam and honey. Delicious classic desserts - tiramisu and ricotta cheesecake! Will return on next visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good with attention to details.
    foodivore
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I'll begin by saying I love food. But for me, eating out is a total experience which should include a menu with a mix of thoughtful, creative items, some standards, wines by the glass and bottle that cover the range of palates, and prices that are wallet friendly. Also, the decor, whether classic or modern, should be appealing but not overwhelming. After all, I'm there to eat and enjoy my company and food. The wait staff should be attentive and personable, the noise level should not force me to speak louder than what is considered normal, and I want a comfortable amount of room between myself and my neighbor. Bocca di Bacco on 9th between 54th and 55th hits all these notes. So, if you want a restaurant that is sophisticated but relaxed with a menu that appeals to the discerning, discriminating palate, prices that won't make you wince, and a wait staff that is eager to please, Bocca di Bacco is a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and ambiance
    Mike
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went with the family. food was top notch, top to bottom, nice wine list, excellent service and just a nice find not far outside midtown, but without the touristy vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and great service
    Justjoe
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I don't even know what to recommend - the risotto, the steak, the lamb, the bass, the lamb ragu. It was all excellent and quick. And we received complimentary wine with our Cabaret ticket stubs. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot near times square
    Outstanding
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was outstanding. If you enjoy fresh food and high quality you will enjoy this place. Nice spot. Hidden gem and out waiter was very knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    lovesfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food is absolutely wonderful and the service is always friendly and prompt. They are very accommodating. I have been there for a bday celebration and they gave us a very nice table and the food was just wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Theresa
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Cannot wait to return - fantastic food, ambiance and wine list. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Italian in NYC
    YogaFanVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I almost did not want to write a review because it was so good that I wanted to keep it to myself. We started with aranchia and then both had salads. Divine and perfect. We could have been in Italy. I had the braesola for my entree and my friend had the squid ink pasta with sea food. Both were flavorful fresh and beautifully presented. Our server Igor was fantastic. He was attentive and helpful with selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect but for the bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The atmosphere was great, the food delicious, but the bread was burned. When I pointed this out to a waiter, he told me that this was done on purpose, and I felt a bit uncool that I hadn't realized that....it was all rather silly really. Still I would go again. Great little place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romano
    Frenchie40
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Nice and laud back diner. I will come back (really to noisy...)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Easy meeting place w/ good food.
    MJWSRVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My daughter chose this place for a family birthday dinner as it was convenient for our guests, close to the train and she had a good time at the bar previously. I found the menu to have a nice mix of apps and entrees. Especially enjoyed the bruschetta. The wine by the glass menu was very nice with many choices. All were fresh that we tried. My only comment that could be less than positive was that we were seated near the front door and when the door opened we were hit by the cold air. All in all however, we were all pleased with our experience and would recommend folks give it a try.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice
    pjao
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A really enjoyable dinning experience. The food and wine were delicious and the service was professional and friendly. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They are thieves
    vitatenogoVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had dinner and then drinks at the bar last night. They rudely asked us to leave the table and then over-charged us by a significant amount at the bar for our wine. Total thieves. I would not recommend Bocca di Bacco to anyone at all. This is not the first time I have been there but it is the last.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The wine by the glass is great and the server was wonderful to our 2 year old granddaughter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Italian Restaurant
    Chelsea
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Such good food & wine. I went with my family (including one child under age 10) and everyone loved it. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    FIFI
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Neighborhood favorite. Good food. Good service. Good wine. Great ambiance. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early dinner pre-theater
    Beau
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Met friends here. Our first visit. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was excellent. Some of the best grilled octopus I have ever had. Will go again next time I am in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Please Surprise
    Staten
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Wanted an upbeat Italian restaurant with innovated good food and found it at Bocca di Bacco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Silvagrl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was good although it would have been if the bread were warm since they serve a cold red sauce... or both could have been warm. Drinks extensive with nice list but a tad too pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Atmosphere, Menus Needs Update
    torchwoodVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love Bocca di Bacco. I always return here b/c it has a great atmosphere & good ambiance. I wish the menu would get an update though. There are too many options that are always the same options. A smaller menu that changes more frequently would be nice. Nevertheless, I LOVE coming here. Have recently had a few times that I've just had a glass of wine at their bar & I'd much rather have a glass there than some of the other places nearby. The restaurant's materials seem higher quality & looks better than others in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girlsnightout
    Pochechka
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Came to this Bocca location on 9/13/14 for a quick dinner before the 8pm show with a group of 5 ladies. We had a 6:30pm reservation and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Our server was very attentive and very efficient getting the dishes we ordered out fast as he knew we couldn't stay for a lengthy dinner. We ordered a variety of appetizers and every single one of them was really tasty. Good food/great service/nice ambiance/ reasonable prices - we were all happy with the way our night begun! Will definitely come back again and do recommend as a nice place to grab dinner before the show 😊
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    Diner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Friendly neighborhood restaurant with consistently good service and food. Reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    too expensive, poor food, few options, tables too small, waiters bring everything ordered wrong
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, very very loud.
    Jimbo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Saturday reservation for 7:00pm promptly seated but table was in bar area very congested spot. Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The food is good with reasonably priced menu items and specials (similar to Puttanesca, which has closed?) and half orders of pasta available. Our courses arrived in a timely manner. The noise level was so loud that it was difficult to talk and hear the other diners at our table.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local Italian!
    NycjennVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Brought some guests from out of town here for authentic NYC Italian! Everything was delicious- so great in fact they went back the next day as well! It's definitely a great neighborhood place and the food is always consistent and the service always friendly. It can get crowded so make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A true neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love this place - be it for brunch, lunch, afternoon vino, or dinner. It is our go-to place in the neighborhood. The bar area also has a large TV, and we come here sometimes to watch sports in a relaxed atmosphere. Food is great too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good
    BillinNewYork
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    First date with a new friend. Terrific place. Warm atmosphere, welcoming staff, great bartender (Allan), superb food, a great mood overall. On the way to a new husband!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Really good food & great service spoiled by the ridiculous amount of noise
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Popular and good
    Andresnyc11
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    All the food and service were very good. Woth the slightly higher price to pay in the typical 9th avenue neighborhood restaurant scene excellent special of pappardelle with scallops and mushrooms. I look forward to trying their other locations for consistency.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Meal but Spotty Service
    HKBoy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had 9:00pm reservations, but our table was not quite ready. We were invited to sit at the bar. The bartender did not acknowledge us; we moved to different bar stools right in front of him. He still ignored us. He then asked what he could get us to drink just as the hostess came to get us when our table was ready. We were seated at our table for nearly 10 minutes before the waitress approached us. However, the service improved from this point and was attentive for the rest of our meal. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious; dessert was outstanding. Overall, I enjoyed it, despite the spotty service at the beginning. Great wine list!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a Little bit of Italy
    debidlt
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our food was absolutey delicious! It reminded us of the freshness and tastiness of the food we have eaten in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I went here for dinner before a seeing Cabaret for our 3rd anniversary. Great atmosphere. The staff was friendly. The food was delicious. I later heard from a friend that they have 2 other locations in the city. Definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    5Hands
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Dinner was great. The service was outstanding but very unobtrusive. Atmostphere really nice and noice level very acceptable. I am definitely adding this to my list of "go to" places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible meal/outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Pre-theater meal was timely but not rushed. Waitress assisted in choosing a bottle of wine In out price range, and it was incredible! Food was delicious, well sized, but not overwhelming. I'd go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good but nothing exceptional
    DutchieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was decent, but the creme brulee was delicious and the bread was good. Didn't like the wine, but my brother who ordered it did like it. Our waitress was nice but a bit too much, over the top. I think there are many better restaurants in this fun neighborhood. This place was really loud, it was barely possible to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 690 reviews are from the Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.) reviews archive.
  • Delicious
    FromOC2NYCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've eaten here a few times with my girlfriend and have always walked away having a great experience! This is a great neighborhood gem that is listed as a wine bar but the food is delicious as well! Looking forward to going back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a great waiter, and the food was outstanding, ambience was great...hostess could use some pointers on being friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.