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Bocce Bar
Bocce Bar

Bocce Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocce-bar.com
  • Phone: (786) 245-6211
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday - 11:30am - 11pm
    Friday - Saturday - 11:30am - 12am
    Lunch - 11am - 5pm
    Aperitivo Hour - 4pm - 7pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Bocce Bar features the city's first official bocce court!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Midtown Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Garage, metered street and valet parking available.
A word from Bocce Bar
Bocce Bar - Eat. Drink. Play.
Located in Midtown Miami the restaurant features the city"s first official bocce court and a Mediterranean-style outdoor café. The menu features Italian fare with such highlights as an antipasti bar, house-made pastas and a selection of salumi and formaggi. Complementing the menu is a cutting-edge beverage program, offering artisanal cocktails, an extensive wine selection and house-made liqueurs. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We chose to celebrate my husband's birthday here having previewed the menu online. The [special] veggie terrine was as beautiful to eat as it was to look at. I had a taste for octopus and was pleased to find the Polipo alla Griglia exceeded my expectations. The cocktails and wine were delish and our server was able to answer specific questions to help us make optimal choices. Torta di Polenta al Pistachio Siciliano took my breath away- I don't think I've ever had a better dessert in a restaurant, the lovely birthday dessert they brought my spouse was tasty and beautiful. The service was really nice & we both appreciated how attentive everyone was. The restaurant ambiance was rustic & lovely."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It's a great places to have dinner, but as always I spect better services. They need some training in who they treat customers. Food is great and delicious, specially the cauliflowers and burrata."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I am sure Bocce has great things in the menu... but I am in love with the 2 or 3 things that I always order. Those platers make me wanna go again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We've been to Bocce Bar 3 times. Overall the food is good and I think the quality is very high. Each time I go I find the service incredibly frustrating. The bussers have no clue what is going on. We told them that my son had a dairy allergy so they offered to give him sorbet. What came out was actually ice cream which we did not figure out until he ate a few bites. Most of the dishes we had were very good, some were only OK. Particularly bad though was the baked artichoke. It was greasy and not seasoned well. I also find their food really heavy for some reason. That being said, it is a really nice atmosphere and they have a nice menu. I just find myself annoyed every time I go."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "If you would like to try the best non traditional Italian food in Miami, this is it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We would recommend Bocce Bar. The place was lively and fun. The food was EXCELLENT. Service was very good. No complaints - great Saturday night meal, wine and ambiance for us."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This has to be the best restaurant in Miami, certainly in Midtown."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great Restaurant, wonderful high energy atmosphere, wonderful food from a creative menu and great wine list. Come to party, and come with patience...once it gets full, the staff struggles just a bit to handle the crowds!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Atmosphere was great, very unique concept. Food was okay, not bad, but not as great as anticipated"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday at Bocce Bar. They happily accommodated my party of 10 and provided the best service. Our food was incredible, the glasses were constantly being refilled and they even gave me a complimentary glass of wine for my birthday. Amazing staff, food and environment. A new favorite spot in Miami."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was great. Great for friends night out. A little loud, not so good for romantic date."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "What an incredible kitchen! The food was amazing! Octopus was the best I've ever had and the cauliflower dish was divine. Flavorful all around! Well rounded menu, good prices. Design of the restaurant is attractive. Seats are a bit hard and the uneven floors, while visually nice, are difficult for someone in a walker to navigate and it's a long way in - definitely not senior or disabled friendly. In fact, not easy for a woman in heels to navigate either. The noise level is high. I sometimes wonder why men do not take these things into account when designing a restaurant."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Most dishes were good, but beet salad lacked ricotta salada and was tasteless. Pasta was excellent, but Bolognese was awful. Swordfish was excellent."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The antipasto was probably the highlight of the brunch. There was a wide variety and had good flavor. The chef's specialty dish that I had was the milk braised veal. It had great flavor and texture but I would have liked the portion to have been a little bigger. The desserts, especially the tiramisu pudding, were enjoyable. All in all, a good meal but nothing extraordinary. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I celebrares my 30th Birthday dinner there & ordered $48 botle of chianti that was moderatelt priced & delicious. The bolognese, lamb meatballs were delicious too! Very unique twist on small plates otslian cuisine with interesting exotic ingredients. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Keeping this one short and sweet. The food was spectacular, fresh flavors and interesting choices. Our service was great, our server was very informative and on point with his suggestions. We are definitely going back!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant in an up and coming part of Miami. Food was awesome! Bar was great and service too! No complaints! Definite repeat!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Not much bocce ball was going on but the food was good. small portions, decent taste, great decor."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great place and great food. Unfortunately we had to wait one hour to get our table and had to spend extra money at the bar. Besides that, the food was very good and so was the service and the ambience"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Went here expecting a nice ambiance, decent service and just 'ok' food (considering Yelp reviews). I was very misled by yelp on the food part, we had a great time and all the food was amazing. Guessing because they opened during Art Basel (which is an insane week to open a new restaurant and work out the kinks) they probably were put through a crazy stress test and disappointed a few clients early on. Regardless, I went on a quiet Wednesday night recently, the food, drinks, ambiance and service were amazing, I would definitely recommend to a friend. I didn't get a chance to play bocce ball, but a few people seemed to be really enjoying it."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! The food is amazing and the service is superb. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I always have a great experience and taste food. Services is getting better and I'm in love of this places. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Love this place. It looks like a Tuscan farmhouse, but very cool. The food is great, though tends a little towards the rich side on the pasta and desserts, which are best to share. The panna cotta with passion fruit is outstanding, and the gelato is great. Everyone is very nice, in a natural way. Fun scene - everyone is welcome."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I am falling in love with this place. Great service, food, location, feel..."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Easter brunch with friends was spectacular. The hostess went out of her way to accommodate our last minute request to change our reservation from 3 people to seven. The service was beyond attentive and the food was authentic, Italian with amazing attention to detail. Every bite was was beyond describable. The only way to communicate the experience is to experience it for yourself. I recommend Bocce Bar with a 500 star rating!!!!!!! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Brunch was exceptional. Two Adults and two children under 5. Beautiful family atmosphere. We were greeted by everyone including the owner and we felt like family. Well done. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I say on the prior and the music was way to loud. The food was just ok."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I really enjoyed lunch here. The service was great and so was the food!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "FOOD IS AMAZING, SERVICE GETS A LITTLE BUSY AND NOISY TO TALK, BUT OVERALL ITS GOOD!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The "oriental look" girl in the entrance send us to the bar to wait and we saw how she seat a couple first than us. We had reservations and we wait more than 20 minutes. Also the same girl insist to leave open the door that go to the terraces even we tall them that where super windy and we where cold and uncomfortable, she was rude and no friendly at all. I love this place but every time that I go from now on and I see this girl, the experiences won't be pleasant, in fact I will uncomfortable. The Services Girl, was another story and she knows how to take care of the people she is serving. She was really go and I happy to come back, because of her and the food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The hostess was very sweet, the place was nicely decorated. We ordered lamb meatballs which was very tasty. Unfortunately the good times ended there. I ordered the pasta special and my husband ordered a pizza also on the specials list. My pasta consisted of maybe 5 mini tortellini sized bites. The sauce was watery and included frozen peas which were tasteless. I am really not joking about the 5 bites. My husband's pizza had a lot of sauce and barely any cheese, more than 2/3 of the pizza had no cheese at all only sauce. Since we were still hungry we made the mistake of ordering a chocolate desert. It was nothing special. A $170 bill for a disappointing lunch means we will not be coming back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our second visit to Bocce Bar was as good as the first one. We had a roasted beet salad and the carote al forno. This time the carrots were a bit mushy but still good. The swordfish was perfectly cooked. The ravioli di melanzane were simple but good. As walways, the desserts are divine. Again, we had the cannoli and also a millefeuille. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was our second visit. A friend brought us here a couple of weeks ago and we had a great meal, so when our daughter came home for spring break with six friends, Bocce was our top choice for showing off Miami's exciting dining scene. We made a good choice. Everyone raved about the food, and one guest proclaimed that it was the best meal she's ever had. Some of our favorites: all of the cheeses, kale Caesar, pasta bolognese, chicken, lamb shank and carrots. (I'm sure the beef short rib would have made the list, too, but it was 86'd.) For dessert, we had the panna cotta (excellent), Nutella sundae (even better) and the cannoli (out of this world, and nothing like a traditional cannoli, of which I'm not a fan). Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We were there early on a Sunday evening prior to a performance at the Arsht, so it was pretty quiet, but the food was really delicious. The pastas and the vegetables were amazing and reminded me of being in Italy. Many options for vegetarians/pescatarians. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Really surprised by the varied menu and everything we had was delicious. The restaurant is a bit loud and wish the cocktail menu was more varied - seemed to be all prosecco and campari. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food, many delicious choices. Booth was beautiful and comfortable. Service outstanding. Ambiance is just right, fun but not overly noisy. Easy parking. A classy place and a real find!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went for first time and was very pleased. The food was very good and service as well, Was a little loud so wound not go here if you are looking For a romantic place but very fun!! Good for groups.;) Nice bar as well"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great Food, the only thing is that on Friday, the the 21st we experienced a two-hr wait for a mere table."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was a nice environment. The staff was really nice. Pricing is a bit expensive but not bad for special occasions. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First impression - buzzy ambiance, uncomfortable chairs, martini in really small glass. We waited some time for our starters and when they came we were struck by the unbelievably measly size of the prosciutto and burrata antipasti. Mains however were very good, branzino and pastas, but the side dish of cauliflower, though delicious, was a joke for $10. Desserts were back to miniscule. These portions are not European or italian, they are Lilliputian! A great shame because the food was actually very good, but I think the management seems to really rethink their portion policy......"
    Dined on 2/27/2014