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About Boccone South

Welcome to Boccone South! We bring a Modern Mediterranean flare to South Orange, NJ's hottest new old fashion Italian restaurant. Host: Silvio Caruso

59 S Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian

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

Cross Street:
Scottland Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 378-9222

Catering:
Off-Premise Catering available - please inquire about menus

Parking Details:
Municioal Parking in back of Restaurant

Public Transit:
South Orange NJ Train Station one block away

Executive Chef:
Carlo Carbonaro

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Boccone South Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (21)
Good for Groups (21)
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Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Authentic (16)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (12)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Romantic (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

This is our go to Italian restaurant. Food and service are always exceptional. Nicole are server tonight took great care of us anticipated all our needs. The specials were fantastic, the cowboy rib eye was great as well as the stuffed yellow pepper. Bravo!!! Always a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

A great restaurant. Silvio and staff are rock stars

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food and service. Truly an authentic feel. Great specials. Would highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious dinner and excellent service before an early curtain at SOPAC— we’ll happily return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful! Bravo!!!
The food is delicious - so homemade and fresh
Owner is a special person and it is reflected in every aspect of his restaurant .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely people and amazing food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great neighborhood spot turning out bigtime flavors. Seafood salad is a great appetizer and the parppadelle funghi is an incredible pasta dish. Don’t overlook the ribeye Boccone with roasted garlic, capers and peppers.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Went to Boccone South on Thursday before a SOPAC show. We shared a Caesar salad and eggplant special for appetizers. They were tasty. I enjoyed a pasta special,which had generous portions. Silvio is a gracious and attentive host who gave us a terrific bread pudding for our dessert. A great spot for good food and warm service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fabulous service. Nicole, our server, should train every server, at every restaurant. She just made the evening 5 stars. It was our first time there. We're already making plans to go back. And the food was delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Another totally wonderful dinner. Whether it's fish, beef, veal, pasta, seafood, pork , it's always delicious.
We just love this place and will continue dining here forever!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food and service here are consistently wonderful. You always feel like you are family when you come here.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We've been here for dinner 3 times in the past six months and have loved it each time. Delicious food, especially fish and pasta, yummie desserts, and warm service. Love this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This local favorite never disappoints with its consistently freshly prepared food. The owner and his staff seem to go out of there way to make sure that you are happy with your meal. There is definitely pride in ownership in this establishment!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was helpful friendly and welcoming and restaurant has a lovely ambience. Food was delicious especially the chicken franchese. Live quite a distance away as was here for a concert but would definitely stop by again when in the area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We really enjoy this restaurant and the owner is very personable and upbeat. The food is very good and they always have terrific specials along with the regular menu items.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Silvio the owner was so friendly and the food was top notch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The staff was friendly.
The food was fair to good.
Pricing was fair.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of my local go-to great Italian dining. The food is never disappointing and you can always expect great quality. Service is always excellent and the server Nicole is always helpful with recommending an entree.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

great, friendly, fantastic and attentive service, from Silvio, the owner, to Mike, Nicole and all the staff. We have been going regularly for months. The specials are built around great fresh ingredients and are usually all we need to hear!
Mike

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love the Snapper and the boar Osso Bucco.. Thanks Sylvia & Staff!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Boccone South always promises a first-rate dining experience. Sylvio and his staff go out of their way to ensure that all of their patrons have a wonderful dining experience. It's by far my favorite place to dine, and I highly recommend it whenever I'm asked for a restaurant recommendation!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall a good choice- the group of 6 of us all enjoyed our meals- service was a little slow but when we asked for something - they were accommodating
I would go again if we are in the area

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The kitchen messed up our order and prepared the wrong type of fish for 2 of us that we hadn’t ordered. They corrected it but it took a long time for our entrees to arrive as a result, and we had to rush through our entree and forego desserts and coffee to make it to a show at SOPAC on time. When the fish arrived at the table it was over cooked and the risotto it was sitting over was gummy rather than creamy. Very disappointing. Our waitress was very nice, it wasn’t her fault. She seemed overworked with too many tables. The host seemed ready to blame her but it wasn’t her fault. We will not be back. Don’t understand the rave reviews of this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Whether for date night, a special occasion, or just a weeknight out, this is the perfect local spot. The food is authentic, and there is something for everyone. If you prefer, pasta, meat, chicken, or fish, you will find something delicious!

Silvio, the owner, and the entire staff will make you feel like family. You can't help but notice there a lots of "regulars"...it's that good!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love this restaurant. Silvio, the owner/chef, is always welcoming and friendly as is the entire staff at Boccone. We enjoy it with frineds or just my husband and myself. It's BYOB, so plan on aspecial bottle to accompany the amazing food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This restaurant is a real find. The owners and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Plus, it's BYOB

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Been a number of times and it just gets better each time. Silvio is a fantastic host and quite a chef as well !! Goes out of his way to make it a great dining experience. From appetizers to desserts, fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Chef Silvio is a master at integrating flavors and offering authentic high quality ingredients. Squisito!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Boccone's is our go to Italian restaurant. Our friends from south Jersey came up for dinner on Friday and only wanted to go to Boccone's. The service and attention to details is great, not a missed beat. The special of the day are fantastic as is the regular menu. The pepper crushed tuna special was great. The tuna was sushi quality and was prepared very rare, perfect. Out of 5 people, 3 had the tuna. Our server Nicole not only took care of all requests, but anticipated our needs. BROVO

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Silvio the owner is the best. Best Italian restaurant with the best service anywhere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Yet again I was blown away by the service given by Silvio and his team. It was date night, and I wanted to surprise my girl with the nicest restaurant in South Orange. I was not expecting the insane amount of attention we were given. The food came out timely and fresh. The arincini was absolutely delicious, and I had to fight my partner's fork over the last one! The borata was great as always, but it was our first time with the carbonara and vinaro. It was so good that it didn't even looked like there was any on my plate after I ate! The bread pudding and gelato was absolutely amazing, and now it looks like date night is going to be at Boccone again! Thanks to Nicole, the maître d', who the wonderful hospitality, Fernando and the wonder table service, and Silvio for his restaurant and beautiful food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Even though we had the time, the absence of a wait staff created some discomfort in the amount of time to take the order, prepare the food and serve it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Owner was wonderful. Recommended dishes were great and had a great time celebrating a special birthday. Will visit again, soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Once again, we had a totally enjoyable meal-great fish dish and a terrific steak.
Can't wait until we return---------

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Silvio and staff are excellent, food is 5-star, and always creative and tasty specials. Top restaurant in MAPSO.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Silvio and staff do not disappoint had the Manicotti and gnocchi with meatballs the absolute best homemade pasta and meatballs in northern nj

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food. Waitstaff attentive, almost intrusive. Tons of specials...almost too many. I quit listening halfway through. Chef/owner very accommodating...willing to make a dish not on the menu for my friend. Came out great.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My wife and I have been to Boccone South no less than 50 times. We have had no less than 50 wonderful epicurean experiences. Silvio, the owner, along with Michael, the head waiter have such a warmth to their approach that it truly feels like we are members of the family. We are so fortunate to have a gem of a restaurant within walking distance from our home. We consider ourselves foodies. I am actually in the high end catering business, so I have a true understanding of what quality food is all about. I do not believe we have ever ordered off the menu. The specials are always spot on. Items like potato wrapped barramundi over seafood risotto or veal osso bucco over potato and cauliflower puree are just two of the many dishes that just make your mouth water as you order let alone placed in front of you. The Italian bread pudding with any flavor of gelato or the berries sabayon is about the best I have ever had anywhere. If you are interested in a fantastic restaurant experience for any type of occasion whether its a celebratory event or just a date night, I suggest marking your calendars as soon as possible. You will not be sorry. Way to go Silvio and your team of professionals.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

My favorite go to restaurant . Always outstanding welcome and food. Silvio ,the owner, takes a very personal interest and greets everyone as a welcome guest. We no longer need the menu.we just ask Silvio and he finds the right food for us. It's like having a personal chef ,at home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious food served impeccably by a gracious and knowing server, but the 30+ person group celebrating a birthday at 2 long tables in our room made conversation impossible

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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