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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Boccone South

4.6
638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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
What 638 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarbaraK 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food is truly excellent, and the staff couldn't be nicer! Nicole was our server, and she was amazing! I can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant.

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Skipper (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Silvio was a wonderful host! The bread pudding dessert was amazing.

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vipLandRon (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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Dofra (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is pretty good Italian/Mediterranean. Service is friendly but the front of house staff is a bit disorganized.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a good time and excellent meal, Silvio takes care of everything! Our favorite local spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I would have given 5 stars across the board, as the food and service here are amazing, however we waited 45 mins to sit for our 7:15 reservation.

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viprobbi (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely atmosphere; excellent food; good service. Reasonably priced. A great neighborhood restaurant!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place, outstanding staff, food was excellent! Very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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!!!

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MAGB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The food from apps to dessert was amazing.
The service was even better!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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vipGizar (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipJOELYBOY (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Silvio the owner is always personable and welcoming. A wonderful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food and EXCELLENT service from Nicole!!

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