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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
South Orange, NJ 07079
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Off-Premise Catering available - please inquire about menus
Municipal Parking in back of Restaurant
South Orange NJ Train Station one block away
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Boccone South Ratings and Reviews
Went on Valentine's Day for which they had a "special" menu. It was overpriced, taking advantage of the larger than usual crowd that might show up on a Wednesday evening. The meal was nothing special. What appeared to be a veteran waiter chastised a new, young waiter in front of us. Bad form, and embarrassing for the young man.
You can tell the place makes it a priority to have great specials with fresh ingredients. We had the octopus appetizer, chicken dinner special and parpadelle funghi pasta. Finished with the cooked to order custard dessert. Really special. All dishes were delicious.
Close your eyes, scroll your finger on the menu and pick a plate : it’s going to be amazing!
Just one tip for dessert : ask for the home made Savayone,
Silvio will make it in front of you.
Silvio’s kindness and humor, as well as his team will make you have a wonderful time in the best Italian restaurant in South Orange / Maplewood!!!
The reservation time was respected and the service was amazing! Food was prepared to perfection including our dessert which was made right in front of us! The only downfall was there isn’t enough advertisements to say it is a BYOB and the noise level was very high.
The food presentation and service are stellar. The menu variety is fantastic as are the daily specials. Nicole knows us very well and can usually anticipate which special would interest us.
The restaurant is well run and the staff are friendly and more than accommodating for any reasonable request. Boccone's is our go to Italian restaurant in New Jersey. All of our friends and family always request Boccone's when they visit us. Bravo
We were really underwhelmed and I'm surprised more people aren't.
I will say that I am a chef and moved to the area a few months ago. We went because of all the high reviews.
The server was new and although nice, didn't match the price points of the menu to me.
The "rock" shrimp app special was not rock shrimp. I think most people wouldn't know the difference, hence the lie.
The ribeye was ordered medium rare and came out medium at best. There was little follow-up to see if it was cooked properly.
The seafood pasta special was okay.
I put in the reservation that it was someone's birthday and "Happy Birthday ...." in the special instructions. At the end of the meal we were brought a free bread pudding because we were "first time" guests. But, no mention of the birthday and at that point we had enough.
There are not enough nice things that I can say about this restaurant. Silvio always greets us as if we are close relatives, with a loud "Nice to see you".He now knows our taste ,so well,that he makes suggestion to suit our palate. I no longer need the menu since I listen to what he suggest. Its as if he is my personal chef. I keep coming back so often because I know what to expect and why bother looking anywhere else?
Once again, our dining experience was a TOTAL DELIGHT!!!
This is why we dine here regularly.
My wife's monk fish special(prepared to her liking) and my capellini with seafood from the regular menu were just absolutely delicious.
AND, the tiramisu I had for desert with my double espresso was absolutely the BEST I've ever had anywhere.
Wonderful ambience , terrific service and reasonable prices assure that you'l l walk out the door with a smile.
Silvio and Michelle run this place the way a restaurant should be.
I've been a few times recently and really enjoyed it but New Years Eve 2017 really solidified this as a wonderful local spot for me and my family. It's Italian and honestly I felt like we were in Italy. The owner was working the room and did a wonderful job describing the specials - which we thoroughly enjoyed. Everything was wonderful. Great way to spend the last night of the year.
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.
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.
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