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: 2122658828
  • 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
80 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (34)notable wine list (29)romantic (22)vibrant bar scene (17)good for groups (15)special occasion (13)late-night find (10)hot spot (10)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • 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.
  • Uninspiring
    AlexaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was just ok. Edible- yes. Memorable-no. With so many excellent Italian restaurants in this city, I see no reason to return to this one.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a surprise
    SebastianVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Thought since they had a few locations this would be more like a chain, but it was great. Sat at the bar, had great conversation with the staff and my friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Funday Brunch!!!!!
    Drinksatdinnerareamust
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Found this place on open table for a girls trip to Manhattan for a friends birthday. Wanted great food and great drinks for brunch. The reviews were spot on- amazing Salmon eggs Benedict, and everyone loved what they. Got. and the pitchers of mimosas were perfection! Not too much on, not too much champagne, like that would be possible. No one there when. We got there at noon. Tables are cool and rustic, and there's a 2 sided bar that's great for casual group seating. Highly recommended, and in a great neighborhood! Right Blythe park and a couple blocks from5th ave a little bit of a hike from our. Hotel in midtown. The only real drawback was there was no outdoor seating, and what's better in the summer than eating outside?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cookie45
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Once again, excellent food and service - perfect for pre theater
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • itpelawVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Bocca di Bacco is one of (if not the very) best "moderate" priced restaurants in the theater district. All 4 of us were extremely pleased with our meals. Try to save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good choice. Good flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    All four of us had a great dinner. Service was excellent. Great pasta. Fresh fish. Good flavors on every plate. Wine by the grass are well preserved so you can try different wines easily. Must try it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SLOWEST SERVICE IN NYC - A Record
    GothamFoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    From the time we ordered to arrival of first appetiser, it was nearly 90 MINUTES/ONE & A HALF HOURS (we timed it). Had a reservation, was sat at a table, waited ~20 mins before waiter took our order, willing to give in that due to the prime time crowd. He brought bread & dip and didn't come back to us for more than an hour (not even a bread refill-yes, it was empty, we were hungry, we had been waiting MORE THAN AN HOUR). Finally, at the 1 HOUR 1O MINUTE point, the waiter came to tell us he didn't know what was going on, so not even an explanation. About 15 mins later appetisers came. Total wait time TWO HOURS. Octopus was ok, quail not up to snuff, entrees were bland to ok. Comp'd dessert but unreasonable wait. Won't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not happening
    NotaCleanFreakVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Noisy - food was okay - a million waiters but not seem to help unless you flag them down - will not go again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Racergirl
    Racergirl
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a chance, so happy we did.
    Kristin0203
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I went to Bocca di Bacco after reading a couple reviews. The restaurant is beautiful and rustic, and we were greeted enthusiastically as we entered. Our server was fantastic and we trusted her opinion on every wine and dish we asked about. We started with the special of the day, a seafood platter with lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, octopus, and calamari. Everything was cooked to perfection and had great flavor. We also ordered a salad with thinly sliced cured meat which was phenomenal. For the main course, we ordered burnt wheat pasta with sausage and mushrooms. The flavor was spectacular and the pasta was fresh and homemade. The pricing was very reasonable and I definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Paolo
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great food and friendly efficient service. Menu not changed for months but why should it. Plenty of variety and different specials each night. Big wine list and knowledgeable wait staff to advise. Will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great/food soso
    KristenS
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The service was really fantastic. We were seated right away and everyone was attentive and friendly. The food dishes however were a little bland. Didn't offer much flavor at all. Based on that, chances are I will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Spot - Bad Place
    nycdater980
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    They were so quick to get people in-and-out. I realize they have to turn over tables but we didn't even have the menus for 45 seconds before they started rushing us for orders. Waitress also made a snide remark about they couldn't bring out bread until we ordered. We didn't know they offered bread, so there was no reason to volunteer that. Much better places in Hells Kitchen that aren't in a rush to get you out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate