Bocelli Ristorante

4.6
237 reviews
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$30 and under
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For almost two decades, Bocelli Ristorante has been providing the most authentic Italian cuisine in Staten Island and New York City. Voted the Best Italian Restaurant in both 2014 and 2015, and named one of the 2017 Top 10 best Italian Restaurants in NYC, we pride ourselves on using the finest ingredients to make delicious dishes all served in an atmosphere that will place you on a sunny hillside in Italy. Whether seeking an intimate dinner with a loved one, a family get-together or a larger special occasion in our private party room, there are few restaurants that can cater to your senses like Bocelli Ristorante.
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What 237 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to dine at Bocelli for our 45th wedding anniversary and we're sure glad we did. The food was superb. Sheref our waiter was wonderful. We told him it was our anniversary and he was very accommodating taking our picture. To our surprise dessert was on the house, with a candle of course,and an after dinner drink .

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P
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great we tryed the specials We went on a Friday it's lent so we had fish it was delicious We will be returning again on a Saturday nite this time want to try some of the other foods on menu Look forward to dining here real soon

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KC
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy to read about this restaurant in Industry magazine, food, service, all excellent, don’t usually head over the bridge for restaurants but this was More than worth it!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, service and ambiance were outstanding. Freshness and quality are always important to the chef here. Service is excellent with the staff ensuring you have an excellent experience.

Love to come here for both special occasions and everyday dining.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bocelli's never fails...always delicious and terrific service! Highly recommend making reservations.

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C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there several times. Food is always great. Service was excellent. One of my favorite restaurants. Everyone who came with us loved everything. Will definitely go back

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going to this restaurant after it was recommended by a friend, my waiter was quick, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food was great! I recommend this place to any Italian food lover.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met family from New Jersey, wonderful lunch. Great food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a great meal here with family.

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DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Everyone was friendly. The waiter was exceptionally friendly and made you feel at home.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband had New Zealand black mussels and I had shrimp cocktail, we both had Short ribs on risotto. Delicious!

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Got seated right away, got or drinks, then 10 min later tried to order appetizers. The waiter said he couldnt do that, needed to orde apps and entree at the same time. 10 min later we ordered and one of the entrees off the menu they didnt have. This place has been hit or miss for me

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D
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Had reservations and waited over an hour to sit down. The hostess sat people who checked in after us before us and then lied when we asked why.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top Italian restaurants on the island, looking forward to going back.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant on Staten Island!

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love this place. Food great service great atmosphere great. Really just great lol

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LD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Been here many times over the years. The service, as always, was terrific. The bartender was sensational.
The food, with the exception of the appetizers, however wasn’t up to its usual standard. Three out of the four of us found it practically inedible.
Everyone is entitled to an occasional off night, but we could’ve spent the $450+ on better things.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully flavorful and bountiful food with friendly service. My favorite restaurant in S.I.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

When paying $55.00 for a veal chop they should have more space around table and more comfortable seating. Staff bunked me twice while eating. Women at table behind me said same thing.

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JF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Can’t wait to return! We enjoyed every aspect of the dinner.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place & food
Had 7pm reservations through open table but didn’t sit until 7:20

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JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here before concert at St. George Theatre. We had a 5:30 reservation and were seated promptly. We were never rushed. Very pleasant experience.

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NM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute decision to stop there and so glad we did. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent

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LW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my meal, as well as my girlfriends meal.

We had fast and comfortable service, wine glass was always full, food was delicious. I have nothing more to say.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebrating
Outstanding Experience!!

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PG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a great experience at Bocelli; our waiter gave us the best service I think I’ve ever had.
We arrived an hour early after my graduation but were accommodated. The drinks were great and our waiter spoke Italian AND Spanish. Great guy; better server. I wish I knew his name; he has glasses and is very Italian.
Food was very good, I just wish I’d picked something else. No complaints.
I’ll be back.

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BD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were top notch. Great place to have a drink and a good meal. Will be going back

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My husband and I been to this restaurant a lot of times and always happy with food and service!!! This time not so much the service was horrible the waiter didn’t even come to our table to see if we needed anything and we needed another round of drinks and finally when he saw we were half way done with our dinner. We never got our second appetizer which I was looking forward for and when we told the waiter he didn’t even say sorry . Our dinner was not so good my shrimp was rubber and my husband swordfish was horrible and didn’t taste right. Overall I was very disappointed!!! I always said great things about this restaurant and now I don’t know if I will go back.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was OK. Unfortunately, for a really great Italian dinner we have to go to Brooklyn. Not up to the family's standards.

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HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were first timers to venture to Bocelli"s. We are so glad we did. We will return and bring our friends again.

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. The food was fantastic and the waitstaff went above and beyond. Highly recommend it.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I always receive wonderful service and the food is always delicious. This is a great ace for a special occasion or just a nice night out with friends.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience.

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Boccelli's - the service could not have been better. Paolo was our waiter and he was so charming and friendly and attentive that he made the Birthday lunch a great success.

Great place for a welcome and wonderful lunch or dinner.

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k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

We have dined at Bocellis' many times and have always found the food to be exceptional...Unfortunately, they seemed to have overbooked this past Saturday night. The bar was packed, noisy, and truly unpleasant!!! We waited 45 minutes for our table, and needed to harass the hostess in order to get seated...Although, holiday season creates more crowds than usual, we would have appreciated being told that they had no room for our party of 4, rather than to take the reservation and hope for the best...We did book this restaurant for December 15th, but will be cancelling based on our unenjoyable experience this past weekend.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bocelli’s is my favorite Italian Restaurant. I live in Brooklyn and drive over the Verrazano Bridge often to go have dinner with my family. I always had excellent service & food. I will continue to go there with my family & friends. I do recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was okay. Have had better at this restaurant on previous visits. Service was great as always.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! After being brought to a table we were asked if we wanted to sit there or elsewhere without any questions or complaints. After being seated we were greeted and given the specials and drinks we asked for right away. Some of the best service on the island.

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent dining experience with great food and professional wait staff!

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

You have to be careful because they charged us for drinks we did not have;
We split the bill between two couples; one couple was charged on their American Express card
the full amount and the other couple charged 1/2....

Not good since this was our first time. Would we go back, jury is still out

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