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Bocca Cucina & Bar

4.6
2087 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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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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KaraE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! I would come back again! Loved that there was a coat rack so you aren’t surrounded by your coats while eating.

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SPaul
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very quiet night but the food was excellent and the service was terrific. The staff was also extremely friendly and helpful.

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vipPJC15
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service and delicious food and drink! The best espresso martini I’ve ever had - frisée salad w butternut squash and pancetta to die for ! My friend and I both had house made pasta dishes, decent portions - I had the classic cacio e pepe which was so delicious and I love that they prepare it table side! One downside is the price points are a bit high - $25 for my dish, but I understand prices everywhere have shot up and I’m happy to support NYC neighborhood restaurants during this tough time.

Focaccia bread for the table w sun dried tomato & olive oil dip was so fresh and delish!

Wait staff super friendly and helpful - I really hope they survive through Covid (we were the only table the entire 2 hrs we dined) bc it’s such a neighborhood gem and I can’t wait to return!

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vipAntonietaC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I'll be back as often as I can. Love it
The Cacio e pepe is to die for

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vipEats4fun
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! We had the radicchio salad, artichoke antipasto, house Negronis, and two homemade pastas (fettuccine and pappardelle). Everything was truly fantastic! It was a great start to the New Year’s celebrations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food, ambiance and service. They serve amazing martinis as well. A must the next time you’re in New York.

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JulieV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food was delicious. Had the prosciutto and burrata, rigatoni all amatriciana and the branzino. Highly recommend.

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Luigi
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real Italian food. Everybody was nice and welcoming. I recommend this restaurant to everyone who wants great Italian food in a quiet and cozy place

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vipJuppstar
Seattle
447 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful holiday dinner. The place is tastefully decorated for the holidays. Service was outstanding. We started with the steak tartare special. It was excellent. Like the mixed in avocados. We both had the branzino entree and loved it. Fish cooked perfectly with crunch to the skin. The bed of kale and chickpeas was also very nice. Will return.

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MarcA
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food was outstanding
Service was great.
Drinks at bar was great as well.

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vipRainaa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! They accommodated us for a friends surprise birthday party and even took our group’s photos and gave us no hassle about storing the cake. They even recommended places to go after to enjoy the rest of our night, it was overall a wonderful experience and the food was delicious so we’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had the time of my life with Safi.

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Kate
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely lunch at Bocca Cucina and will definitely be back! The cauliflower appetizer was AMAZING! And the drinks were fantastic too! I opted for the butternut squash soup special for my appetizer as I didn’t want anything heavy for lunch and it was just okay. Not bad, but not amazing. My husband got a gnocchi special and he liked his a lot. We will definitely be back, but getting the cacio e Pepe next time for sure!

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MichaelH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It's aight. Service was lovely. Food decent. Not inexpensive.

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vipBeverlyT
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and server very attentive. Bartender made a delicious mojito and ambience was nice for a small restaurant.

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vipPicky
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pasta dishes were excellent. Not sure about the lemon sorbet with the tuna :(

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vipJoeStevensNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quick and delicious brunch.

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blrhode
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world and staff is friendly!!

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Momofthree
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food! Fun ambiance! Service was great too!! Will definitely go back!!

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RodneyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bocca has always been home away from home, a place where everyone is invited. Service is unmatched by any other place. The best part is the bartender Erik he’s Electrifying and personality matches his drinks and his service

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GiseleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious, from appetizers right down to the scrumptious deserts. An absolute jewel of a spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was tasty but the service was not great. It took about 15 minutes for a waiter to come and take our drink order once we were seated. It was difficult to get someones attention throughout the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
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 on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh pasta and very helpful service 👌

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AnneofGramercy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
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
36 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening! Food was fantastic.

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zazu
New York Area
7 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.

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 2087 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.