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Bocce 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!
  • Special Events & Promotions:
    Journey to Italy during happy hour, featuring antipasti, cocktail, beer and wine specials from 4pm - 7pm, daily!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Midtown Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Garage, metered street and valet parking available.
A word from Bocce
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Way too loud. Impossible to keep a conversation in a table of four."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "It is a very nice restaurante with delicious Italian food and very good service. I 'll be back with my family."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "Everything was great at this restaurant from dinner to dessert. This is a good place to go for good food in a nice local atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/3/2014
  • "Great addition to our food scene. Best miami spice menu in town."
    Dined on 9/2/2014
  • "The food and service are excellent. The wine list has a nice assortment of good wines, especially whites. The corkage fee of $45 per bottle is obscene. Our party of five brought three reds from our personal cellars that would best any of the wines on their list. In addition, we ordered two bottles of white from the wine list. Still got charged for corkage. They should rethink this cost. They are certainly entitled to a corkage fee but $45 is crazy."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The food was magnificent. I just cannot describe how wonderful it is to live so close to this gem of a restaurant, I could eat there everyday and not get tired. The service was wonderful, friendly, attentive and charming. The atmosphere is comfortable and I felt as if I was in a villiage in Tuscany. At dinner the sound volume is a bit loud as is all Miami resturants, lunch is quiet and relaxed."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "I have been there twice and the food is very good. Definitely I will come back."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Nothing special. Wait staff was very opinionated and not very attentive. Service was ok not great. Food presentation was great, but flavor was average at best. Ambiance is really what they have going for them. Wouldn't recommend...probably won't be back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "premium food products with the mastery of chef tommaso deliver a very special culinary experience. friendly staff! simple but elegant atmosphere! the strength is original italian food!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "If you like truffles its a great place to go. Seemed like most dishes had truffles ir truffle oil - maybe they are in season! Next time I would skip dessert - they need To come up with better options."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went on a Friday night, part of my party arrived a little after 8pm and we were promptly seated although the rest of our party had not yet arrived. We got the table by the patio door, it was really hot when that door opened. The waiter was friendly and helpful, especially when it came to splitting the check. Drinks were delicious!! My favorite was there namesake Bocce ball, but I'll go back to try others."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A must try; we will definitely be going back. We were blown away with the quality of the food and on-point service. The duck ravioli special was superb, as was the ricotta cheese appetizer (very unique and refreshing take on a classic). Never taster carrots so adequately prepared; who would have thought carrots could be so good. The dessert cannoli was also a great way to finish off the meal. The server and the whole team were on point with replacement plates, utensils, and refilling our water when needed. She wasn't too versed on the wine list, but promptly brought someone over who could assist with our selection (we aren't too familiar with Italian wines). It was a great experience overall, and can't wait to go back and try more."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Beautiful italian place, very well served and great food. I love the setting, the italian waitress/er , the italian music, etc I felt like in an italian movie."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Even Bocce Bar just changed chefs the food remains as good as it has been--wonderful. 3 of us split the best carrots served anywhere, octopus (perfect) and the burrata. Two of us had the artichoke ravioli and one had the beet ravioli and both drew rave reviews. we had a good Negroni to start and had a bottle of the Hafstatter Pinot Noir. Topped off the evening with a very good Affogata. The place is very good looking and the service was professional and friendly. This was our 5th visit and we will keep coming back."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Next door to Sugarcane, and owned by the same company, Bocce Bar is a delighful modern take on a rustic Italian Trattoria. We tried the Miami Spice lunch for our first visit, an excellent selection. We enjoyed the roasted vegetrable terrine with whipped goat cheese, the lamb meatballs, wild mushroom, marscapone, fontina pizza, the pistacchio dark chocolate panna cotta and banana mille foglie for dessert. The wine selection is concise but well designed with many good selections by the glass or bottle. There is even an enomatic mahine. Our waiter was from Italy, Treviso. The staff is well trained and knowledgable. Many pastas, chesses and salumi are made in house. We enjoyed the food and experience and will return."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Everything in our meal was delicious from the octopus to the tuna tartar and the delicious branzino. Will definitely come back for more!!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent, I wish it would have different set up as far as seating, it feels too crowded and the noise level is very high. We were seating against the wall and eventhough we were only one couple we felt we were having dinner with the four people seating next to us on both sides, in other words the tables are just too close together."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I was not expecting this place to be as outstanding as it turned out to be...from the moment you walk in everyone there is warm and friendly making sure to cater to your every need. The wine list is decent but the food is truly where it's at. The antipasto and homemade pasta make my mouth water just writing about it now. Ask for Marco as your server and you will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I really enjoying back to Bocce Bar. The services was exceptional and we receive a lot of detail from the team and the Kitchen. I went with my parents and it was the first night in Miami, they had the best experience ever. Thanks to Bocce Bar team and outstanding services. If you are visiting Miami, go to Bocce Bar in Midtown Miami, out of the crazy south beach and try Cauliflower, Burrata Cheese and Fry Codfish."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Most every Saturday, my wife and I drive from Fort Lauderdale to meet our daughter and her family for a late night dinner at Bocce Bar. This Saturday night was just another exemplary food experience like every other one. Since Bocce Bar recently changed their menu, we've tasted and loved the lamb meatballs and sauce as well as the heirloom tomatoes and the pastas especially the ravioli filled with beets, which is amazing. The vibe and the people at Bocce Bar are just great. Each time we leave, on our drive home we try to rank each of the appetizers and main dishes for what we enjoyed most. We struggle to rank one above the other -- they are all just lip smacking delicious. We can't wait til next Saturday night. We love Bocce Bar! Yum!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Bocce Bar and Grill offers a feel.good atmosphere with absolutely delicious Italian food. My family.enjoys this special restaurant almost.every weekend. We're made to feel lime family while we.smack our lips from several appetizers or the pastas. Saturday nights only at 11pm the chef makes a special pizza they call "11 at 11" that is always extraordinary. The tortino or nutella sundae desserts end a perfect meal. I cant recommend Bocce Bar enough if you want an extraordinary food experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Just visited Bocce Bar and was very impressed. The place is beautiful and cool. Perfect for a celebration or a any night out. The food was great especially the octopus, burrata, but the Orecchiette was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Atmosphere was great, very unique concept. Food was okay, not bad, but not as great as anticipated"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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