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Bocca Cucina & Bar

4.5
2058 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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  • 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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 2058 people are saying
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vipLouiseM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful hosts, very welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious and the wine very good. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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vipKNY1
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a colleague out for dinner as a group of 5 and had a wonderful time at Bocca. The drinks and food were spot on. We ordered a variety of apps, pastas and desserts to share and everyone loved the meal. Really enjoyed their cocktails too. Service was friendly and professional. Just the right amount of attention.

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RenataD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The outdoors area needs some sprucing up. There was garbage on the sidewalk, so not very appealing when your are eating next to it.

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta I’ve had in Manhattan. The waitstaff was incredibly attentive and welcoming. We never had to ask for water or signal to a waiter for anything.

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noname
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good but the looped Muzak was distracting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Cocktails, salads, pastas, entrees, affordable wine list. Can’t believe we’ve never been here before.

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HeidiC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the basil gimlet was great, overall loved dining here. Staff was wonderful and attentive. Like everywhere else they’re short-staffed, but you wouldn’t know it by how efficiently the place runs.

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MannyM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Antonio ( I don't know his name) was really friendly and polite and he notice that I had my Italian mask on and he realized that I was from Italy but I wasn't my parents were! He was really fast bringing food to the table! The table was nice outside!

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vipEricB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magic at the bar, the pasta and shrimp and the eggplant timbale were both stars.
Warm and professional atmosphere.

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Will
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bocca is amazing. Highly recommend for any occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with this restaurant! Service great and food was delicious

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delicious food; great service. Nice ambience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh delicious pasta with several options to please everyone. The wine was fantastic, the food was great. The service was exceptional.

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Becky
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Italian Food, lovely wait staff. Brought me the wrong cocktail and upcharged me but besides that, a truly beautiful place for a delicious meal.

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vipJennM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and very nice outdoor space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Felt like the waiter was doing us a favor y being our waiter. Saw a bug as it happens sitting outside, but we’re unaccommodating about it.

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AnnMarieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent all around ! Food is amazing, Fusili with sausage and eggplant was off the charts !

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KyrissaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual !

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing! Will definitely go again

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MattB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside in their very nicely appointed seating area. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent. Perfect portion sizes

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This restaurant ruined my whole night. Was absolute trash. Don’t waste your time or money

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AnnaH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Started with fennel and blood orange salad which was crisp, light and zingy.
The spaghetti con guanciale e carciofi was densely rich and satisfying. My dinner mate was equally happy with her insalata d' spinaci and it's sweet tidbits of watermelon and her tonnarelli cacio e pepe. We drank a truly lovely bottle of Nebbiolo with it all. We will return.

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Guddu
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Too pricey for an average food joint.

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food and service in NYC! Highly recommend.

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JuliaS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff here was fantastic - very attentive, helpful, and funny! We didn't know it was restaurant week and ended up ordering from that menu. Zucchini blossoms to start, cacio e pepe for entree, and warm espresso chocolate cake. Zucchini blossoms and and the cake were very good, but the cacio e Pepe was one of the best I've ever had! We had a delicious red wine from Piedmont. Great service, great night, can't wait to come back here again.

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UESider
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A winner in every way - will definitely go back for more!

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SandraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner/chef was extremely kind and accommodating when it turned out that I had misread the information about restaurant week.
The ambiance, food, and service were all outstanding.
I hope to visit again soon for a special occasion.

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robyng
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my 30th birthday dinner and had a fabulous meal! Food was delicious, cocktails were fantastic, and service was excellent and fun.

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vipmaz100
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Italian food was delicious and hearty. Desserts were delicious. We went for restaurant week in the summer. Pasta dishes were filling, steak from the salad was done right. Service was good overall considering how busy it was. Drinks were amazing!

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vipjbbb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow and when the food came it had been under heat lamps long enough to dry out on top. Overpriced, only fair food. Had to ask 3x for a bottle of wine we ordered.

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nyc123
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

So... everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. We waited for 45 minutes after ordering (appetizers and entrees) and finally asked where our food was-- apparently they lost the ticket so they had to start from scratch. We ended up eating 1.25 hours into our meal. There was a huge group (15 people) next to us that was so loud we could barely hear each other talk. One guy at a neighboring table got so annoyed that he literally yelled across the restaurant "WOULD YOU SHUT THE F**K UP???" We had to ask for our check several times... it was just a disaster. The pasta on the cacio was also overcooked and there was so much pepper I had to drink water every few bites (has never been a problem for me before).

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MarisaF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing spot, authentic food, can't wait to come back!

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vipDinner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very overpriced for the quality of food. We all got stomach aches after dinner. I would never go back.

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FestaR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. Food is incredible and the staff is really great!

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Shebz2fly
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! My favorite restaurant!!

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Pratt
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great service and ambience but just average food - super average for what it costs.

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Phil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The $39 restaurant week deal is worth it. Such a good deal and amazing pastas. I definitely was full when I was done.

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HollyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is only my second time being here and I’ve made it a priority to go here as a birthday tradition… I was very excited to have all my friends share this special day with me and unfortunately service was not as amazing as it was for my first visit… during my first visit the manager personally took care of us and was beyond polite since the party was only a 2 person party we only spent around $120. For my second visit which was just 2 days ago on 7/20, our waitress was decent, but seemed a bit snobby; this time around I reserved a table of 5 and we spent over $300, being a waitress you’d think she’d get excited about the tipping situation right? We told her she could keep the change, and she gave us our change back regardless. When my friend tried to give her the change and say “no this is your tip” she said “I don’t need it” as if our money isn’t good enough for her and we’re too poor to tip… i’ve never felt so disrespected in my life. Honestly this place is amazing, so if you go make sure you ask the host for a table that isn’t serviced by the one female waiter

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Foodies555
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Outstanding appetizers grilled octopus and caprese and pasta. But the entrees left much to be desired. Very salty salmon and not fresh branzino (fishy smell) left the dish hard to eat!

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that the two main dishes were not as outstanding as the rest of the meal. While the salty salmon could have been the chef mistake, we pride ourselves in ensuring that our ingredients are of the highest quality and freshness Please come back with your lovely family and let us make it right

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter showed exceptional knowledge about the wine list and food menu. Service was prompt and accurate. Food was cooked to perfection and the spices were perfect!

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Bocca Cucina & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.5 stars by 2058 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.