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Permanently Closed - Bocce - Permanently Closed

4.4
287 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. With regionally inspired Italian cuisine and an innovative beverage program, Bocce brings a jovial, old-school Italian vibe to Miami. Named the “Best Restaurant in Midtown” by the Miami New Times, Bocce is dedicated to producing and sourcing the best ingredients available reminiscent of classic markets throughout Italy.

The menu features a mix of contemporary and classic dishes, like braised beef short rib with horseradish crust and house-made beet-and goat-cheese-filled ravioli. Behind the bar, mixologists craft artisanal cocktails concocted with an array of house-made liqueurs. Stop by for a sun-drenched brunch or sultry romantic dinner!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday - 11:30am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday - 11:30am - 12am
Brunch (Sunday) - 11:30am - 4pm
Aperitivo Hour (Daily) - 4pm - 7pm

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Phone number
(786) 245-6211
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Midtown Blvd.
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Parking details
Garage, metered street and valet parking available.
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Entertainment
Bocce features the city's first official bocce court!
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Special events & promotions
APERITIVO HOUR
Featuring artisanal cocktails, vini al bicchiere, Italian beer and bar bites from 4pm - 7pm, daily. Salute!

SUNDAY BRUNCH
Enjoy our Sunday Brunch prix-fixe, featuring never-ending pastries, an antipasti table, omelet station, and choice of entree for only $34 per adult ($15 per child). Add unlimited Prosecco for $15.
Additional
Bar Dining, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Second or third time we have gone for Mother's Day Brunch. Always a great dinning experience. Service is awesome and you will not leave feeling hungry.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Amazing and delicious, everything we had was perfect, you can never go wrong with this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Went to celebrate a friend's birthday. Bocce is a favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

One of the few places where you just can't stop eating!! Service is good, food is good, ambience is good. I enjoy it every time.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2017

Todo bien solo que hacia un poco de frio

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Overall food and service was good, ambiance was also good.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Amazing food and GREAT staff! Wonderful evening.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Very enjoyable and food was good. Pasta was delish.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Good food - Brussels sprouts sides are worth the charge.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Over the last couple of years, my family and I have enjoyed dinners at Bocce very much. I reviewed our previous dinner on March 5, which was spectacular. We decided to have a late night Sunday dinner, March 19 at around 10pm. Once again dinner was absolutely spectacular ---actually flawless and we so enjoyed our meal with Emiliano serving us. We enjoyed Tallegio (a soft nice cheese) with honey and walnuts as a starter while we shared the arugula salad and beet salad. We each had a slice of the mushroom pizza which was just yummy. Then we each had a small helping of taglietelle (pasta with meat sauce) which was better than ever and a rigatoni platter as well. Then after these small decilious tastes, Emiliano served the branzino, a whole fish with clams and mussels as garnishments. In addition, we ordered a special --- a porterhouse steak, which was carved for us by the maitre d -- separating the filet mignon and strip steak. All six of us shared and smacked our lips as the meat was very tender, perfectly cooked and amazingly seasoned. Absolutely perfection. I had to put my weight loss program on hold for dessert when an incredible nutella pizza, cheesecake, and the Bocce Bombe (similar to sugar powdered doughnut centers with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces ....OMG!!! I believe that life is very short ...and next time I may just start with desserts first!! LOL.

I've written many of these reviews because my family and I love Bocce, their team and executive manager Dana. We feel so at home in this special cozy and casual restaurant. But what I really want to share with those who read my review is that Sunday nights at Bocce is a wonderful time to enjoy an amazing meal there. It's quiet...the staff is very, very attentive and the food is out of this world. Take it from a foodie and a family with particular tastes...Bocce is one of the best. Hey, let's fill up the restaurant next Sunday night. Cya there!!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Always enjoy the brunch! It is delicious, great food, service and ambiance.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2017

The food was salty. The service was incredibly slow even though it was a relatively calm night. I was embarrassed that I'd recommend it to friends and brought them here. My husband and I definitely won't be back. I was so hopeful for at least decent food and service. Coffee was good, though...probably the only bright side.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2017

I have been to Bocce a couple of times. The first time it was a vibrant bar scene, great food and great ambience. The food is still great, but the crowd seems to have moved somewhere else. Last times I've been here the place is empty and cold. Should work to attract people.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Extraordinary service coupled with excellent food, a must visit for any Italian food lover!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2017

I've been going to Bocce for 3 years. Authentic Italian food. Love it!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

Last night at Bocce was the most extraordinary overall dining experience our family of six has had in years despite eating at some of the best restaurants in south Florida. We started with the arugula salad and beet salad along with tallegio cheese, honey and walnuts all of which were just perfect. Then two pastas--tagliatelle and fruiti di mare were perfectly prepared and presented. The pastas were augmented by margarita and mushroom pizzas, followed by the mahi mahi special and the branzino di furno fish entrees which were delicious. Dessert for our 18 year old grandson's birthday was the best and quite different tiramisu ever, nutella pizza, the Bocce Bomb, and an assortment of delicate pastries in addition to the staff singing Happy Birthday. If the food wasn't enough to make this the best culinary experience in many years, our server Emiliano, was by far, the most attentive, pleasant and charming Italiano, and skilled as he served with perfect portions of every dish to each of our party of six. Bocce was great when we dined there before, but a new head chef, and more experienced and attentive servers, makes Bocce one of the best meals in all of south Florida all the while in a comfortable casual family-like atmosphere with Bocelli's music in the background. Last night was unforgettable. Don't miss this one!!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

Excellent service !!! Made us feel welcome and catered to. The food was delicious - authentic Italian cuisine. I'd highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

one of our local favorites in the neighborhood. great dinner. lunch specials. brunch is excellent and really a great value for a high end place. We love it. will be back many more times.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2017

This was a return visit for us and we were not very happy. The service was mediocre, and the food was tasty, but the entrees came out only warm, nothing was hot and then finding a waiter to help was pretty impossible.
The manager seemed very busy entertaining, but nobody really came by to ask if things were OK, or were we satisfied, and it was also a very long meal for something that should have been of average length.
An eternity later, we were finally to get our waiter to bring the check.
Not sure we will hurry back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

RE-SCHEDULED FOR UP-COMING WEEK, REQUEST SAME SERVER-EMILIANO

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Great food,great service,great place. It was my first time here.I can't wait to return.The salmon and cauliflower were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Perfect! Thanks!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Late business lunch for 4 . Excellent, prompt service, solid business, express and full lunch menu. Outdoor option in Midtown Miami - but with an attractive street barrier.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2017

This place was AWESOME . It's near the arena and the food was great. Had short rib pasta. Recommend it

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was wonderful. Drinks were great, Excellent for a birthday!

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2017

my pizza and lasagna was so good! great ambiance, decor, energy

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

First time for Sunday Brunch and it was a great experience. Marcelo the manager took pride in making sure our experience was excellent. The antipasto and dolce bar were phenomenal. A big thumbs up and high recommendation for those of you who are looking for a fun Sunday Brunch!

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

The servers didn't seem to paying us attention. We order a first course and for ordering the main course, it took at least 20 min more

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Place was amazing, sat on patio with a large group. Service was fun and on point, manager went out of his way to accommodate one guest that was cold. Would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Pre-show dinner

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2017

Great authentic Italian food with fresh pasta. They have a lovely outdoor patio that was quiet. Server was great and knowledgeable

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2017

Great food, excellent atmosphere, and amazing service. Would come back here again in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

We really had a great time with our 5 year old. The open air atmosphere allowed us to enjoy midtown and the restaurant interior was warm and inviting. The staff made us feel like part of their italian family! Our son got to watch the pizza being made in the kitchen... and the food!! The food reminded me of being back in Italy. Thank you Bocce for the wonderful evening!!

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2017

Bocce is always terrific! I love having brunch here.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2017

Great service from our server. Very accommodating. Food was excellent. Will return.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2017

This resultant was recommended to me and I'm so glad i went. The food was delicious and authentic Italian food. The Chef and staff were super knowledgeable and engaging.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2017

Me and my wife decided to go out for some comfort food, Italian. What we found was less than we imagined, her spaghetti with meat sauce, really had no meat and my Lasagna was two noodle high with meat in the middle with cheese on top.
This was not what we expected from Bocce.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Dinner before attending a play at the Arsht. Food was yummy. Meatball appetizer was delicious. Will return

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Great hospitality and the best pasta

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