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Bocca Cucina & Bar

4.6
2074 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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What 2074 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dishes. The Ahi Tuna was so unique in flavors, outstanding. Try the Branzino

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from soup to nuts. We were there two and a half hours and no one rushed us out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh pasta and very helpful service 👌

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AnneofGramercy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only quibble was that they were too aggressive about clearing the table when one person was still eating.

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EstherW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My chicken wasn’t cooked through. Waitress was too busy to respond appropriately , just took the plate away without a word.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! plus the ambiance and service 👌🏻

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was sub par. The clams in vongole pasta were borderline stale. Totally not what I expected based on all the rave reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the food and ambience and service

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vipn9alia
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent (especially the Cacio e Pepe) and staff was fantastic. Also a great atmosphere.

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vipdangrad
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They served no bread!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the food was good and the place was nicely decorated lights were very on tone to fit the vibe of the area, the service was good servers are very friendly and try to answer any questions you have to the best of their ability, the bathrooms are nice and decorated but they could use some soap

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stephanief
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place,I felt like I was in Italy having brunch

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vipmswolf
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New owners, new additions to the menu, but just as delicious as ever. So happy to see them open and busy. Octopus appetizer was outstanding. I had the squid ink gnocchi which was the best I have ever eaten. My husband had the paperdelle with lamb ragu which was his favorite for years and last night did not disappoint.

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vipSydneyY
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening! Food was fantastic.

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zazu
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Food, service, drinks from beginning to end. Very attentive from the minute we walked in, everyone acknowledged my daughter's birthday and made her feel so special. The fettuccine with the black truffle sauce was outstanding. Have already recommended this place to friends. We will definitely be gong back soon!

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EdS123
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good first time dinning here. Knowledgeable and attentive staff, very food food and value. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff tried hard, but clearly some newer people being trained and still learning the ropes. Quality of food was very average, so in total not a great value. Hope things improve as older reviews appear to be quite good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food~ we were all super happy with our dining experience at Bocca. We will definitely be back!

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RKamdar
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at Bocca! Food and service were awesome. Staff are so sweet and they look like they enjoy working there...which is a always nice to see. Will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent! Real Italian cooking style. High quality raw material. Maybe a bit too noisy place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arived a little bit earlier and asked for an outdoor table instead of an indoor. It wasn't a problem at all! That i highly appreciate! Amazing service!! Delicious food. You simply can't go wrong if asked for the recomendations (pasta and wine)

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vipgoodfood
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant! What Covid? It’s as if it never came! Fantastic food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta dishes in NYC!! And the service and atmosphere is so welcoming.

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vipEricB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basil gnocchi like no other with the hint of anise. Hail Ceasar!

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were absolutely wonderful the staff went out of their way to get us to table inside when we had inadvertently made our reservation for outside

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vipWineanddine
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Food was incredible and the staff amazing. beautiful night with my family that we have not seen for 3 years! Thank you. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good from start to finish

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JanisCastillo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying it. Definitely go! Everything was perfect, food was amazing and staff was very attentive and polite

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PaulM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious wines and pasta plates, reasonable prices for area

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vipDineannedash
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite neighborhood place for delectable pasta dishes, seafood and more. The caccio e pepe is not to be missed! Busy, buzzy on weekends, serene on weeknights. A valuable addition to the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience from top to bottom

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vipLouiseM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
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 on October 12, 2021
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 on October 9, 2021
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 on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good but the looped Muzak was distracting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
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
20 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
15 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.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 2074 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.