Boccone South

4.8
766 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Boccone South! We bring a Modern Mediterranean flare to South Orange, NJ's hottest new old fashion Italian restaurant. Host: Silvio Caruso
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
Monday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday - Friday noon - 9:30pm
Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Sunday Lunch for Private Events only
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Phone number
(973) 378-9222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carlo Carbonaro
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Catering
Off-Premise Catering available - please inquire about menus
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Scottland Road
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Parking details
Municipal Parking in back of Restaurant
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Public transit
South Orange NJ Train Station one block away
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

The Christmas Eve menu will have limited menu items.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

The New Year's Eve menu will have limited menu items.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 766 People Are Saying
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PH
New York Area
291 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another terrific meal! Great food and service with reasonable pricing. That's why we have been dining here regularly since Silvio opened up.

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JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food and service!

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KS
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best waitress ever

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B
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A quiet well-prepared lunch with colleagues. We'll be returning.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful...food and service!! Will definitely be going back!

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OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is excellent and Boccone is always a delight of food and friendly ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place!!

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always excellent food. The ambiance is cozy and owner and waitstaff are welcoming

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RS
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sylvio is the best along with his food!!

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Owner is amazing & so is his staff

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

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s
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A long time friend was visiting from Florida and I wanted her to experience Jersey’s most noted cuisine so decided that we’d try Boccone South based on the many positive recommendations it had gotten on SOMa Lounge, a community Facebook group for South Orange and Maplewood. The Recommendations were absolutely spot on as Boccone South was a magical combination of hospitality, food, service and ambiance. Every single bite of our salads, apps and main courses was overwhelmingly delicious and the host and waiters were charming. We enjoyed ourselves so much my friend wants to come back in the Spring to dine at Boccone South again. My girlfriend and I will be back, several times, before then.

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten at Boccone many times over the last several years. It continues to be my favorite area restaurant. The food is excellent,the service attentive and the host, Silvio, warm and welcoming. I always enjoy his colorful recitation of the daily specials.It is like theater.

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G
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent as always. Boccone’s is our go to restaurant. Being going there for 4 years. The food and staff never disappoint. Our friends and family that Do not live in our town always insist on going to Boccone’s and we’re more than happy to accommodate the requests. BRAVO

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KG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughter and her fiancées birthdays ! Mike treated us like family!! It was a memorable evening!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are looking for great food and service, this is the place to go in South Orange. Will definitely come back!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and fresh ;imported pasta is amazing bread pudding dessert is to die for

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R
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we are in the area, we make a point to eat at Boconne. The owner takes great care to describe the food in delicious detail. Everyone is welcomed as family. Hubby enjoyed the spaghetti carbonera and I liked the eggplant roll-ups.

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NJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. The owner is awesome. My daughter has food allergies and the owner was so kind and patient and figured out something wonderful for him to cook for her. She loved it.
The portions are very generous. The price is a bit higher than other places but you get high quality made-to-order food.
Also, it is byob so that is a nice way to save money on your dinner bill.

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RV
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baccone South is excellent. A local find in South Orange and our new go-to for great service and even better food! Silvio know's how to cook and how to treat his diners. It is BYOB - make note of the local wine store 8 minutes down the street.

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Y
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as usual. We have been coming to Boccone for almost five years and never disappointed. Nicole is just amazing, the place is great in great part because of her. Food is really good and fresh but service with her is unique

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What can I say , but this is Old School !
Every dish is delicious , and creative ! Not to be missed is the desserts ! Never have I had a bread pudding this delicious !

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem in South Orange!!! We absolutely loved this restaurant! We had the eggplant rollatini and a salad special appetizer. Both were delicious! For entrees we had the veal shank over risotto with Brussels sprouts and the homemade strozzapreti pasta with shrimp and eggplant in a vodka sauce. The veal fell off the bone the veal shank! It was so tender, and the brown sauce it came with was excellent! The strozzapreti was excellent too, and the vodka sauce it came in was the best we ever had! For dessert definitely order the bread pudding! It was fantastic! We also had the peanut butter cup sundae with chocolate gelato. Everything was just so good here! I highly recommend dining here!

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G
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Stuffed Artichoke and Stuffed Burrata were Great!

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Great neighborhood spot, great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Some of the freshest and best prepared cuisine with abundant portions. Nicole is probably the best server we have ever experienced anywhere, from the most exclusive restaurants to everyday comfort food.

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JS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, and the pasta fagioli soup was delicious

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CC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Food was fabulous. Service excellent. Will definitely be back.

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KS
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food and the selections are always amazing

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another fabulous meal at our favorite restaurant!

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SQ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My fish special was o.k., but cost in the mid $30's. There were lots of specials mentioned, but no prices at all were given, and our bill was very uneven to be split fairly. Our server was lovely and took good care of us, and the food was good, but not calling for these prices.

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G
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure, Thanks to all the staff

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SF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I have ever had, hands down. The place was quiet with a casual romantic setting, and all of the staff were very friendly and attentive.

We had Nicole as our waitress and somehow she knew exactly what I would like. She listed the specials with detail and enthusiasm and gave her recommendations. My boyfriend and I both ended up ordering specials (which we typically don’t do) based on her confidence in her recommendations...and she couldn’t have been more spot on.

Rarely do we find ourselves saying “this is the best thing I’ve ever tasted” with every single thing we tried.

We will definitely be back!

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the service and the food was exceptional. Have been there before and would definitely return again.

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p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it was amazing! We went with friends prior to a SOPAC show and Sylvio, the owner, was the best entertainment ever...........and he's so genuine. Our meals were all spectacular: the freshest fish and veggies. And my husband raved about his veal chop. Sylvio's specials are always so creative that I rarely open the menu...........though menu items have always been equally delicious.

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JY
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband's birthday, before going to a show at the SOPAC. The food was great and the service was excellent. For dessert our server made strawberries with zabaglione in front of our table....delicious and fun to watch :) It's great that it's BYOB, as well. Overall a great experience, and we will definitely be going back.

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G
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to Italian restaurant. Great service and special. Nicole are waitress knows our likes and usually know what we’ll order before we do. Been going to Boccone’s for four years. We’ve introduced many family and friends to Boccone’s and they also love the restaurant and its become their to go Italian.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I are regulars at Boccone South also known at least to us, as "Silvios" as we like to call it. Silvio, the owner, for those of you who don't know is an incredibly warm, charm filled gracious host. He always welcomes us with a warm smile and a hug. Silvio makes you feel like you are the only customer's in what is normally a very active restaurant enviornment. The food continues to be spot on. I have written reviews before. I normally do not write multiple reviews on any restaurant. That said, Boccone South deserves a five star review every time we go simply because that is what it deserves. My wife and I are big fans of the specials, which are different each and every time we go. We cannot remember the last time we ordered off the menu. If you are looking for a quality meal and a gastronomic experience, make a reservation at Boccone South as soon as possible. You will not regret it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has a nice traditonal Italian vibe and excellent specials

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LT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fantastic! Very large portions! Gelato and cannoli were amazing.

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