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Bocca Cucina & Bar

4.7
1973 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
With over a decade in business, Bocca Cucina & Bar is one of New York City’s top rated Italian restaurants in the Gramercy district. The space is bright and modern, marked by indigo blue leather banquettes and industrial-chic lighting. Large and upgraded bar area with exquisite marble countertops overseeing the dining room, offering an imaginative cocktail menu that seamlessly complements the all-Italian wine list seldom found anywhere else. International chef James Corona, a Batali and Bouley alum approaches Italian cuisine with a creative and modern edge to deliver soulful creations, inspired by Italian tradition and artfully plated dishes that stimulate the mind as much as the senses. Bocca takes a minimalist approach to the menu, respecting the intrinsic natural flavors of premiere local and Italian-imported products. Bocca highlights iconic Roman classics such as tonnarelli cacio e pepe and pappardelle al ragu di agnello.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

This year, give Mom a truly memorable Mother’s Day with Brunch or Dinner at Bocca Cucina & Bar and she'll receive her choice of a Mimosa or a Prosecco on us ! What better way to show mom some love than a delicious meal with friends and family at one of New York City’s favorite dining destinations.

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What 1973 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, and service were all phenomenal. Best Italian meal I’ve had in New York. And the ambiance was even nicer than in the pictures. Special shout out to our superb server, Manolo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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jenniferb
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

food was delicious! and to see Italians working there was so nice!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The waiters were very fun and friendly—super accommodating! I would go again!

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vip12Many
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and our waiter was very friendly and helpful with suggestions. But the place is expensive including cocktails that were $20 a glass. I will still probably return, but maybe I will order a bit more carefully next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was great. I will be booking them regularly.

AT
vipAddieT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I didn't like the outdoor seating arrangement. It was confining, with no visual exposure.

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VictorJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta dishes always pleasing. Cant wait til table side comes back into service.

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vipFriarbri
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found Bocca Cucina by chance and was pleasantly surprised by the great food and drinks. We sat outside and it was very pleasant and the service was great. I will go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Lovely, upbeat feel with beautiful decor and fun music.

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TiffanyJ
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I came here for my BFs bday and it was a lovely restaurant. Great ambiance, prompt service and our glasses were never empty. We were one of 4 tables and plenty of room for more. My only demerit is that I specified this was a birthday dinner and told them it was a birthday dinner and no mention or anything special after that. Not even an offer...🙁.

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Elena
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and friendly staff, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian and the drinks were well worth it.

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vipbmaguide
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Caccio e pepe was great as usual. Also the salmon entree and chocolate cake.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cacio Pepe was phenomenal, the service was friendly and professional and prompt. A terrific meal and experience. If I lived in the city this would be a go to spot regularly. Lovely.

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AndyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Food and staff were incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional wait staff, service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, service, and food!!!

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CatA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here! Everything we had was delicious. We especially loved the cacio e pepe. They didn't serve it to us in the cheese block as expected but it was extremely cheesy which I loved. The drinks were also so great. When I ordered a standard drink the bartender asked if I wanted to switch it up and I said sure and he made something incredible. Also top notch service from Manolo, we will certainly be returning!

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vipmisterb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wound up randomly coming here for dinner the other night and we're so glad we did. Really cute restaurant and nice ambiance. Our server, we forget his name but he was very sweet. The food was really, really good - super fresh and high quality ingredients. Food came out quickly and service was excellent. Our cocktails were excellent as well. We'll definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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APM9294
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! First time at this restaurant and will definitely return. Our server was very energetic and paced our dinner. He also recommended delicious entrees. Our favorites were the tuna tartare special, prosciutto & Buratta and the Black truffle fettuccine. The decor was charming and eclectic- perfect for a city vibe. Don’t think twice before booking! You will love it

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nikoleb
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasantly surprised! We stopped here on an 8 hour roadtrip so we were starving and cranky. The server was very pleasant and funny. He was very attentive to our party and helped us pick our meals. As apps we ordered the burrata and prosciutto, the veal meatballs, and a caesar salad. All so good! As our meals we got the cacio e pepe (SO GOOD!! Very simple yet incredibly delicious), the artichoke spaghetti, the rigatoni amatriciana and the fusilli. GET THE FUSILLI YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! So amazing, the smoked mozzarella really makes this dish.

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vipKristinM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Portions were perfect size. Had a nice ambience with some music playing in the background but not too loud.

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stms
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, lovely atmosphere and impeccable service

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vipedwinelover
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific dinner with friends. Nice reasonably priced bottle of Nebbiolo wine, good salads and focaccia for appetizers, and delicious pastas (fettuccini with wild mushroom, spaghetti with sausage in light sauce) and branzino. Pastas tasted homemade made and sauces complemented dishes well. Highly recommended.

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vipJulia
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food really unique dishes. Friendly staff. Comfortable outdoor dining for the winter temps. Really recommend!!!

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johannas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good food, good service. The waiters were very friendly and helpful with food ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and plenty of Covid precautions. Will definitely be coming here again.

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tara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, the employees were very respectful of covid restrictions-allowed us to change tables to a part of the restaurant we were more comfortable in, without question, and continued to be attentive to us throughout our meal. We felt really well taken care of -I was not sure what to expect with the reintroduction of indoor dining, but I’d come back here in a heartbeat. Wonderful brunch!

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vipDLNY
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have a great time here - I've been dining out and this place really did their work to the teeth. Take your temperature when you come in, spray sanitizer to your hand, contact tracing each table, contact less menu. We order grill octopus, arugula salad, pasta cacio d pepe, pappedelle, IPA and a glass of wine. Everything is great, from the starter to pasta, from the wine to the bread. Everyone is friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back!

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch experience. Not only was the food impeccable, the service was incredible. The staff were attentive, friendly, and a lot of fun. Great experience. I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a nice time! Thanks, Bocca!

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AnnabelS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cacio pepe was amazing! And such a great place to celebrate a birthday!

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Chris
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We went to Bocca for "limited capacity indoors" dinner. Unfortunately it was quite a disappointing experience.

Environment: It seemed much more than 25% capacity and it didn't feel safe.

Food: The salmon was nice. The special-of-the-day truffle risotto was trash. They forgot the truffle(!) then the waiter shaved truffle on top of it but it had zero taste. An utter waste.

Drinks: I tried one of the cocktails. It was alright.

Service was the only decent part. Not 5-star but definitely good.

Conclusion: For half the price, I would have given 4 stars. For the price, 2.5 stars are generous.

No intention of going back.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 24, 2021

Hi Chris, thank you for your feedback, they are very important to us and we appreciate them. First off, I'm sorry to hear about your negative experience however we would like to point a couple of things out. Bocca is taking all the necessary measures and is complying with the city regulations regarding COVID. About the truffle risotto, we didn't forget to put truffle in your dish when it came out of the kitchen. We serve and slice the fresh truffles table side on all of our truffle specials

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pancakes and bacon for brunch were great

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vipGiuseppe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian and great service!

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vipJocelynY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice experience dining at Bocca. Food was amazing and service was great.

MB
MelodyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice atmosphere. Service was excellent.

FAQs

Bocca Cucina & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bocca Cucina & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 387-1200.

Bocca Cucina & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1973 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.