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Bocca Cucina & Bar

4.6
1901 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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Jul 18 - Oct 31, 2020 · Sun 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Bring your family and friends for a fun brunch at Bocca Cucina and Bar !

$2 Oysters

Starting Aug 13, 2020 · Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Enjoy a $2 Oyster Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm Sunday through Thursday (offer valid while supply lasts )

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1901 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant, and the staff is outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was very bad and the salad we ordered as an appetizer came after the entree.

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vipAdamB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I reserved a standard table through OpenTable but the restaurant showed it as a request for outdoors. The restaurant accommodated us inside but only after repeatedly explaining that I must have been mistaken.

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barbaraf
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent! Can't wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and wonderful staff!

CL
CarynL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and overall great evening. Thanks!

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vipZach
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food

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vipMatt
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service but nothing spectacular.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great and ambiance was cozy. All amid Covid

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food have the shrimp with prosciutto, polipo and the eggplant.. also recommend the barolo. Incredibly well priced and very attentive staff. Very happy they are back open and also have outdoors. Once again very pleased that they are offering a full menu and not the typical ny weekend brunch cop-out so common nowadays and glad to see NY supporting their restaurants by allowing the on street dining. Hopefully they continue to...

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fabulous! The staff was lovely and very attentive. It was a brunch menu (don't look at menu here or at website) which was a diverse mix. The food was flavorful but not overdone. Presentation was beautiful. And we choose to sit outside but we will be back to sit indoors.

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vipWillD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My party and I ate outdoors and, given the current environment, the staff was incredibly accommodating - all servers wearing protective masks and providing sanitizer upon sitting down at our table. The food was amazing - the veal meatballs were delicious, as well as our pasta dishes. The Cacio e Pepe took me back to Rome, as did the Spaghetti with Guanciale. A delightful dinner al fresco!

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vipRichH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Excellent quality food with friendly and attentive service (shout out to Erik, who was wonderful!). Will absolutely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Staff is great there!

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LeoL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice staff, remember your name and all. Good COVID protocol definitely a great date spot.

BB
BonitaB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service. Small portions. Not a good value

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was expecting a bit more from the service and over-all experience, unfortunately we were rushed to be out of the table when I was still having my Vodka Martini and some were still finishing their wine. Nevertheless, food and wine were amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were impeccable. Amazing outdoor dining experience with excellent food. The staff could not be any more accommodating. Fun Friday night dinner!

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vipSUNHEEG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I liked the Appetizers more than the main dishes, but overall very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be going back... Nico is the best

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vipGerry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Thanks

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Carl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extra delicious this time. It was my friends' first time at the restaurant, and they loved it. Thanks Bocca!

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VictorR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Fresh ingredients and flavors. Portions were perfect - not too much, not too little. Staff was attentive. Given current conditions of covid. They still do their best to make it a pleasant outdoor dining experience. Would definitely return.

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vipMikkoh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Just great ambiance and vibe.

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vipHSP17
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb, the wine selections were excellent, and all the dishes we had were absolutely delicious. I’d definitely go back to Bocca Cucina soon! Side note: I run into my Italian friend who is very particular about Italian dishes! Seeing him here was a great compliment that I made a right choice to try Bocca.

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vipJulia
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As all restaurants are forced to do these days we felt quite rushed through our meal. Food was awesome and waiter was realLy nice!! Definitely recommend and will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The manager was beyond awesome! Nico is a greeeaat guy! And the food was awesome. We came right back the next day for dinner again.

MP
MarthaP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were superb as well as the staff.

DW
DinaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The social distanced set up is well organized and maintains that certain charm of the neighbourhood. The staff was so friendly and attentive, we even got to briefly chat with the owner Alessandro.
The food and the cocktails are delicious. Every single dish was amazing!

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IishaF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to come to bocca. From the friendly service to the delicious menu you’re always in for a treat!

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vipAlba
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, wine over priced for low quality wine

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Franceso
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was very good, but the outdoor dining service was chaotic. The staff seemed rushed and inattentive. It's been tough for restaurants to figure out how to go from indoors to outdoors. Also the ambience for outdoor dining during COVID is just awful most of the time.

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vipsarhino
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

1st time eating outdoors. Have eaten here many time before, inside, but I liked the outdoor experience better. Limited menu, but everything was great and the service could not have been better

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Both the food and service were excellent. We arrived 45 minutes earlier than our reservation and asked if we could be seated TJ have a drink. Initially we were told no but shortly after we were seated.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Unique atmosphere, fantastic service and superb food.

PF
vipPerriF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful night in NYC during Covid, feeling socially distant and safe in this outdoor setting...sipping Pinot Grigio and enjoying our cacio e pepe and veal Milanese.

MG
vipMGANYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner out - service was friendly and prompt, which was no small thing as the tables were set up on both sides of 19th Street and the staff has to walk many miles a night! We were on the far side of the street from the storefront/kitchen, so no muzak, extra quiet = wonderful. (I hate loud restaurants!) Except when the fire trucks went by...actually our fellow diners remarked about how restful it was to be eating on a side street and not an Avenue for just that reason. Food was good too as always.

GC
GiorgioC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My best experience in NYC every single time !
I would recommend it to anybody

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Steve360
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Other than being asked leave as we were sipping after dinner coffee so they could seat a larger party (really??) it was nice experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

For a Covid date, it was pretty solid. Both the food and cocktails were phenomenal. It’s just a tad expensive.

FAQs

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

Bocca Cucina & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1901 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.