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Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.)
Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.)

Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://nycrg.com/bocca-di-bacco/
  • Email: info@boccadibacconyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 262-2525
  • Hours of Operation: Week days 12pm-4pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm
    Dinner:
    Sun-Mon 4pm-11pm (Bar til 12am)
    Tue-Thur 4pm-12pm (Bar til 1am)
    Fri-Sat 4pm-1am (Bar til 2am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kristin Sollenne
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for Mother's day brunch
    Unlimited Bloody Mary and Mimosa for $18 (2 hour limit)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bewteen 44th & 45th Streets
  • Public Transit: E train to 42nd street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: free parking after 11 pm Monday to Saturday on 9th avenue.
    Many public parking available all around the neighborhood.
A word from Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.)
Dynamic menu of original Southern Italian cuisine that dominates this welcome addition to Hell’s Kitchen. This addition is made even more welcome with the breathtaking beautiful transformation of a once historic space into a hip, fun, stop for dinner that any gourmand will savor.


Formerly, known as Film Center Cafe, Bocca Di Bacco boasts Italian cuisine from Puglia, Sicily, and Sardegna with the endless selection of wines from small vineyards in Italy. Exemplifying our policy of being “Farm to Table” operated, we use the healthiest ingredients from locally grown vendors. Located in the heart of the Theater District, this new modernized restaurant features innovative new recipes and the use of the Enomatic Wine Systems.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Perfect pre-theatre matinee spot, super clean and friendly vibe. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Carpaccio di Manzo excellent, albeit a little chintzy with the beef; I asked for olive oil and pepper instead of the yellowy sauce. Bread crusty, Italian and delicious. I had the Branzino special with roasted veg and it was first rate. Really good. John at the bar gave me a taste or two of some excellent wines, including an Italian Riesling that was dry and refreshing."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Good spot for quick dinner before a show. Nice entree of Salmon and a seafood risotto special. Tables very close together and loud but good food at a reasonable price"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Menu looked great, lively atmosphere, interesting wines. Just didn't pan out. Food was just so-so. Grilled octopus had all the right elements, but in a sauce - just plain weird for a dish like that. Sausage stuffed quail was far more sausage than quail. Service definitely needed work. Found myself snagging silverware for the next table over. Certainly convenient, reasonable prices and large portions, but definitely not worth going back to."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Bocca di Bacco, conveniently located in the theater district is true treasure. Sleek, black accented décor; beige wallpaper with Italian quotes throughout gives the feel of an authentic modern Italian bar/restaurant. Starting with a house bruschetta, an ample menu with something for everyone is presented, moderately priced. Warning: don’t overload on the appetizers, less you’re too full to enjoy the main course. (We did, the Eggplant Rolotini is almost a meal in itself.) Settling on the Taglierini Con Grancho (Homemade Squid Ink Pasta, jumbo lump crabmeat, baby arugula, fresh tomato), was perfection. There are also many daily specials. Too full for dessert, will have to do that in next visit, which will be soon. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My wife and if went there based on OT reviews and we were not disappointed! Nice convenient location on 9th ave within 10 or 15 minutes walk from the Book of Mormon and even closer to other shows. Great wine list by the glass. No special pre-theater menu which would have been nice, but the entrees were reasonable by NY standards. They had some interesting appetizers and entrees that I had not seen before and we tried them. Both were awesome. I would go back."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We had a great night at Bocco Di Bacco. After seeing a show it was a reasonable walk to the restaurant. The food was so fresh and delicious. I would definitely have dinner there again. The wine list was great too!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "When I first arrived the hostess was busy on her phone texting and didn't look up for a full minute. She then went to the back of the restaurant to help another customer. While I was waiting a couple arrived after me and the manager seated them first. Completely ignoring and bypassing us. The food was good. And, I can say I have had much better Italian food in other restaurants. The music in the dining room was so loud it was like being in a disco. I couldn't hear the waiter when he talked nor could I hear my dining companion. I will not be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed our pre-theater dinner Saturday night; burrata special appetizer and swordfish special entree were great; gnocchi was good, as was the chocolate cake for dessert; service was perfect, our waiter was always there when needed; all the tables were packed and everyone looked like they were having a fun time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Beet salad was a perfect compliment to the wonderful pasta dishes. Lamb ragu was tender & tasty, Black linguine with crabmeat was fresh and delicious. Fun atmosphere & attentive, warm service."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Use to love this place for late saturday dinner. Last saturday was I think our last night there. The place was more night club then restaurant. Too bad since food is very good"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good basic Italian, moderately priced, in the theatre distrcit."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Late night dinner after the theatre. Food good--nothing to rave about but no complaints. Staff was fabulous. Friendly and efficient so it made it a great evening."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Very close to the theaters. No rush before the show. Nice wine list, but quite a few of the bottles weren't available that night. What we did have was very good and reasonably priced. Food was quite good and portions were nicely sized. Would do again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Ate previously at Bocca's Hells' Kitchen location. Had a wonderful meal at that location and hoped for the same at their Theatre District location. We were not disappointed! The rice balls were excellent as well as the beet and bresaola salads. We both had pasta for dinner, including pasta with crabmeat and a special pasta of spinach fettuccine with veal ragu and mushrooms that was so rich - both were quite delicious! All pasta, except for the penne, is homemade. Most wines on the wine list are from Italy with many unusual finds at reasonable prices. Overall, Bocca is a great restaurant at very reasonable prices. Looking forward to going back soon!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a great Northern Italian restaurant off the main beat of the West End. My wife and I were in NYC and decided to try this Italian restaurant. The menu was great; we had a tough time deciding. We did not try the pasta, but it looked wonderful based on what we heard and saw at the adjacent table. My wife had Rosemary Chicken that was fantastic. Juicy and flavorful. I had the Italian grill, with a sampling of Italian sausage, skirt steak, chicken and lamb chop. Everything was amazing, but the skirt steak was just the best I've had. The restaurant is small and nicely decorated, albeit a little bit on the dark side. The wine list was excellent and the prices were very reasonable for NYC. We would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We booked here with only having looked at reviews and took a chance and were pleasantly surprised. We started with the fried Calamari which was delicious. My daughter had the tortellini with ricotta and spinach which also had parmesan on the bottom. It was fresh and delicious. I had the salmon with grilled onions and green beans. There was a balsamic reduction sauce as well. All was very good. They had a good selection of wine. I would definitely recommend and we will go back again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have been dining at the 51st street location forever & love it, at this location same menu & great service. We were happy w/ the lunch pre-fix menu & the portions were very generous. The mussel app & the lamb ragu were our faves. My mom & sister were in town for a matinee & loved it. We were there on a Weds & it was not crowded at all so we didn't have to worry about getting served in time to walk over to our show. 51st location is still my favorite b/c i like the decor better, but would definitely come back here too."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner here on Saturday before a play. I had the pasta with lamb ragu, and my husband ordered the pasta with veal ossobucco sauce. Both were quite good. The service was a bit odd--it took our waitress several minutes to bring menus, several more minutes to take our drink orders, but once we ordered our meals, the food came immediately. The decor is cute. My only complaint: The music is way too loud!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed with the food or service."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food is just as good as other Boccas, but I like the decor here the best."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We went here before a show on a Friday night. Loved the rustic atmosphere and the food and service were both wonderful. Would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was a return trip food was excellent, a bit noisy but was able to get us out on time for show"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "What a great neighborhood restaurant that was perfect for a pre-theater dinner! Food was very good - everyone in our group enjoyed their meal! Service very good. Large selection of wine. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We had Broadway show do we wanted to be close to the theatre. We had a great meal with reasonably priced wine. The waiter let us sample a few before choosing."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "weird they were playing cheesy 90's hits and lighting and ambience set for a noce romantic evening. music spoiled entire effect . also loud noises coming from kitchen were annoying and uncomfortable"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This is the third time we have dined at Bocca di Bacco and LOVE the food. The atmosphere is casual chic and my daughter really enjoys it as well. I highly recommend this restaurant. The service is top notch as well. A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Good food, the wait staff was excellent. Would definitely go back when in town."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Very good option pre theatre. Moderate prices menu with excellent pasta. The pasta with crabmeat had very little crab however. Salads fresh and well composed."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was very good. Prix fix was also very good. Staff was accommodating to our need to be at the theater by 2PM. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Thought I'd check this place out. It was a solid 'good' brunch. Nothing spectacular, but really good. Service was OK and they were decent about keeping our drinks filled. They did seem to have some favorite tables that got more/better service than the rest of the restaurant. Love the ambiance and decor of this place -- feels very comfortable. This is a nice alternative for the neighborhood that isn't quite as busy as some of the other restaurants in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My pasta dish was supposed to have crab meat in it, but I literally would need a magnifying glass to find it and the portions in general were very small."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great Service, delicious food, and they staff is very accommodating. I will be back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "As a member of the neighborhood, it's a bit pricey for eating there regularly but good for special occasions. The food was excellent and the staff was lovely."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our first time at the 9th Ave at 45th Street location. The pasta was excellent , the octopus was some of the best. They know how to cook fish."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I love the relax feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I stumbled upon this place by accident with my girlfriend and we have been going back ever since for date night or with friends and family. The Papardelle with veal rouge and pasta with lamb rouge are all time favorites. However, there are many other great dishes such as the fava been soup and the zucchini chips. For those of you who love wine, the wine list is deep and affordable. The service is knowledgeable and friendly. If you have a chance definitely try this place you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good it was good it was good it was good it was good it was good"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Incredible list by the glass with knowledgeable staff. Good food selection. Great service. We definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The food was great, the service too. We will be back for sure"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Food was very good. I had the salmon, my date had the lobster risotto. Both were delicious. Service was good, waiter was very personable and fun. We went pre-theater around 6:00. By 7:00 it was getting pretty crowded!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014