Great dinner place
Went here after seeing a show and celebrated my mother's birthday. It had exactly the ambiance and class we were looking for and the food was just as good. The service was great and it was an overall nice experience. Would definitely come back when in the area.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would recommend this place highly for pre-theater crowd. Walking distance from the district, but not touristy, nor a chain, the food here was excellent from the pasta to the seafood and the appetizers. The service staff was attentive and knowledgable, and the management was on top of details and customer service. Check out the menu and go.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came back a week later
We came back a week later after enjoying the first time. It was even better; food very good, and service by Gustavo was excellent. Ordered same interesting wine and apparently it was without the same freshness, body and flavor. They immediately apologized and opened a new bottle at the table (so we would see they were actually doing it); it was great wine, tasted terrific and a body that was not dull or flat. The management are welcoming, warm and seek to serve the clientel to ensure our enjoyment. Highly recommend to all.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Monday night
The staff were amazing! Attentive, friendly and had a real sense of pride in their work. The food was deliciously homely was served quickly, smoothly and piping hot. I just can't believe that I have lived so close to this restaurant for 7 months and never been in. Well all that will change from now on, Bocca di Bacco has just become my new local. Great experience!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time dining at Bocca. The wine list is extensive and the food amazing. We had the muscles appetizer - if I could, I would have drank the leftover broth, it was SO good. The pastas are all fresh and delicious. I had the gnocchi and my mother had the fish special and thought it was great. The best part of our night was that we were heading to a broadway show - our waiter was so accommodating about getting our food out to us.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were 4 girls attending
We were 4 girls attending a reasonably early dinner before a Broadway show. They were aware of our time commitment and kept us on schedule which we really appreciated. Server was great when we saw him but we often had to ask another waiter or bus person to help us because we could never get his attention (another fork, another round of drinks etc....) Bus staff definitely made up for the service - they were wonderful. Food was outstanding - everyone loved their appetizers and main dishes. We also enjoyed the wonderfully creative cocktails. The decor is really great and definitely added to our overall experience. We would go back no question!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant went far beyond my expectations. I love italian food and wasn't expecting much except to get my pasta fix but I was pleasantly surprised. We started with the Crostini Misti and Grilled Octopus. The crostini misti came with about 5 giant crostini's with cheese and bruschetta and prosciutto. For the entree I had the spinach and ricotta tortellini with a butter sage sauce. It was possibly the best pasta dish I ever had. I will definitely be back! I think I found my new favorite restaurant!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food made up for rude hostess
We had 9:30pm reservations for 6 people. During our 40 minute wait, it was made clear to us that we were in the hostess's way. There was no place for us to go; no place at bar, etc. There was no communication with us as to the status of the wait unless we inquired and when we did inquire we were an obvious annoyance. We would have solved the hostess's problem if we would have just left but we had no where else to go and it was late. Our teenage daughter overheard the hostess complain to her co-workers about us. The hostess didn't realize our she was part of our party. That said, to make up for the long wait the restaurant gave us wonderful complimentary appetizers and desserts. The food was some of the best I've eaten in New York City.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Looking for a place to go before a Terminal 5 show, I turned to Open Table for ideas. B Di B looked inviting, both the menu and location. While the ihostess seemed unhappy
to be there, the overall atmosphere was lively and charming. The remainder of the staff were, for the most part, attentive and pleasant. The food was the real star. My guest and I both delighted in a wonderful pumpkin ravioli, beautifully presented. Getting the attentionof our server for the check was a challenge, though. I'll happily return, but overall service could be improved to match food and ambience.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had come here once before
I had come here once before just to have wine and appetizers and decided to try dinner with my out of town friends. Our entrees weren't spectacular, but everything was very, very good. The bartender gave me great wine suggestions and our server was really friendly and efficient. But after my few times here, I would have to say that my perfect meal here would be wine, the grilled octopus (incredible!) and the ricotta cheese cake...a perfect pre-show meal!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food, service and reasonable prices. we have dinner all the time when we are in nyc.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice food and cool environment
I really enjoyed the food and the environment was nice. We went in a group of 6 people, the only down side was that it was really noisy. We couldn't hear each other very well.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super experience with imaginative and delicious sophisticated Italian fare. A must . Will put this on my list as a favorite.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived a bit earlier than our reservation, and were promptly seated. Service was attentive and not rushed. Food was great and we left happy after a few appetizers, a couple of entrees, and some great wine.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place...Great service
Love this place...Great service starting with great wine suggestions. Carpaccio and frommati mistri were delicious starters. The lamb shank entree was divine as were my dining companion's short ribs. No complaints except the room temperature was a little warmer than one would expect.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and cosy
Good food and good service. The saffron arancini was delicious, gorgonzola pasta aswell. Only downside was the temperature, a bit to chilly and there was no way to face the AC into another direction (although we were offered to change table).
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you love pasta then this is a great place to go. Never disappointed.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - atmospheric
This place has a great feel to it and very good food to go with the whole package.
Food quality is very good and service to equal to match.
Very much recommended
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place was awesome. Very attentive server. Shook his hand before leaving which I never feel obligated to do before coming here. Food was good. Never felt rushed. Decor was very nice for the neighborhood-was very good family/very close friends feel type of place- compared to those in the area that try but end up going over the top.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous from start to finish...
Service was great...food n drinks top notch...nice variety...ambiance very intimate...will be back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the beaten post-Theater path
This place was a great find.....roomy enough so you don't have that on-top-of-everyone-else feeling. Great ambience with attention to detail....not an ounce of cheesiness like so many touristy places in the 'hood. The prices are just right---pasta ought to be priced in the $15-20 range. I had the penne w gorgonzola....yummy. A friend got an artfully prepared filet mignon. Other companions were pleased with their pastas. Maybe things needed more salt? No big deal. Perfectly good.
The calamari appetizer was just OK. The vegetable chips that came with it are a nice idea, but they're small and get cold quickly. The warm vegetable salad was tasty & served in a parmesan shell----darned good.
The service was warm and amiable....nice job, Fabio : )
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Brunch
We had a table for 7 and had a marvelous meal. Fruit plate, bacon and eggs, steak and eggs, pancakes - all tasty and value priced! We chose this over others in the area because of the published prices and were not disappointed. We'll be back!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian Cuisine
Loved the restaurant. Great for lunch as well as dinner. Highly recommend .
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restuarant always delivers - great food an ambience every time!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. interesting
Food was very good. interesting menu. I had the seafood risotto which was excellent Started with the grilled octopus, also recommended. Was a bit noisy though.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great meal on our last night in New York. Will go again ext time we visit.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice autenthic Italian food
I'm Italian. Always skeptical about Italian restaurants.
No disappointment or complaints about Bocca di Bacco.
Great food, nice ambience.
I'm definitely going back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and Yummy
Visiting NYC from out of town with a couple of girlfriends. Chose Bocca di Bacco after reading the Open Table reviews. Glad we did. The service was excellent and attentive. One of my friends ordered the salmon which she said was wonderful, and my other friend and I split the pasta with lamb rague which we greatly enjoyed. Even splitting it, neither of us finished the pasta because we had ordered the cheese plate to share. And it was amazing with really unique cheese choices. My first impression of a restaurant is typically the quality of the bread. In this case, crusty on the outside and soft and warm in the middle. Just the way I like it.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food and service
The establishment is beautiful! Love the food and the service was fantastic. Certainly a great spot.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-theater dinner experience
Love this place for a larger group or a couple. Food is great, wine list adequate, service usually very attentive.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a date at this restaurant. The noise level was a bit loud where I was seated but otherwise the food and services we very good.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the best experience
This was the best experience as far as service was concerned. Our waiter was attentive and not overbearing. Good recommendations for wines. Food prepared and tasted delicious, as expected from Italian cuisine. Will definitely be back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a recommendation about
Had a recommendation about this place and we were not disappointed.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food,interesting ambiance
The food was lovely, very well prepared, and delicious. The service was acceptable but slow, he seemed indifferent, and cold. Beyond New York cold, rude cold. The music was all techno and far too loud. However, the food was so good I would certainly go back! (also, not great for a warm night, the AC is lacking)
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!!!
Atmosphere is wonderful, relaxing and informal. The food and service are terrific. The staff is friendly and attentive. Fabulous cocktail menu.
I have been here twice so far and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. Love the octopus, branzino and lamb chops. It is also priced well.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had family visiting from Brazil and wanted to take them to a nice dinner. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. I could not have been happier as we caught up over great wine, in such a nice place!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here to celebrate my friend's birthday. We all had a great time. Food was good and so were wines.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the unlimited brunch! $18 added to your bill for 2 hours of unlimited bloody Mary's, mimosas, or screwdrivers. The menu has great variety and while many diners are indulging, it's not too loud or crazy inside. Great spot.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem of a Restaurant
I brought some business clients for dinner and it was outstanding. The ambience is very rustic! The food was outstanding and service was excellent! Looking forward to returning soon !!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 6. Waitstaff was very attentive. No one had a complaint about any of the meals. Great neighborhood restaurant.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
we go out to dinner quite often while being from out of town and all the
many chooses of NYC restaurants sometimes its hard to chose and not be disappointed. We were out for the day and were very happy with Bocco ambiance and food. Service was good but catered to locals but this did not take away from a delightful experience. Everyone was extremely pleased with the food from appetitizers to main course.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time here. I've walked passed this place loads and looks great but now that I've been, this is a place I will definitely go back to. Service was quick and very friendly. The food was amazing and the wine list was long and delicious!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about Boca is fabulous
Everything about Boca is fabulous - espec the food. HOWEVER, the noise level is almost a deal-breaker for my group. We go early, or not at all. I love this place, but want to have a conversation, which is very difficult.... that's not fun!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spot for friends
Great food and wine. Terrific place to meet old friends and linger over a big bowl of pasta and some great wine.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as always
When I'm in the neighborhood and I'm the mood for excellent Italian Food and a cozy atmosphere, Bocca di Bacco is my go to spot. I have yet to be disappointed in a dish. The service is good. It's not a place I would recommend for groups larger than four or six.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian food snob!
Is what I am... and this place was amazing.
Perfect place to sit over a bottle of wine with friends. The veal shank was AMAZINGGGGGGGGG.
I had gnocci with buffala... sorrentina. Tasted like the gnocci I had, in Sorrento... Great spot for this neighborhood.
We would def return, we were too full for dessert! and the Limoncello sorbet and chocolate profiteroles looked very d-lish!
You should definitely try Bocca do Bacco!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bocca di Bacco Regular
I've been here many times and always enjoy the consistently good food and good service. Staff is very friendly with good knowledge of the wine list. The space is a bit small so be prepared to sit close to other tables, and the noise level gets high when its busy. But they don't rush you along, and they're always friendly.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good choice for pre-theater
We enjoyed this pre-theater dinner. The waitress was happy to accommodate our compressed schedule, and the food was very good.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience. It's
Excellent experience. It's on my list of restaurants to take guests (professional and personal) to.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my dad and his girlfriend to this place for dinner and drinks before a broadway show. They let us make a reservation for three at the last minute and we had amazing food, service and wine all for a great price. I will definitely be going back!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM