Bocca Cucina & Bar

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$30 and under
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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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Bocca Brunch Fun !!

Bring your family and friends to Bocca for Brunch and receive a free bottle of Prosecco or the Instagram-worthy Lambrusco
( offer limited to party of 6 or more )

$1 OYSTERS

Enjoy $1 OYSTERS everyday at the bar from 5pm to 7pm and from 9pm till closing

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vipRonaldM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for amazing authentic Italian food, you must try Bocca. As soon as you walk through the door, you are greeted warmly by the awesome maitre d' Nico who makes sure you and your friends are comfortable and well taken care of. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive and the appetizers, entrees and desserts are delicious. Besides the amazing food, the bar and restaurant have a very cool industrial vibe. I have taken many friends here and they all agree - this is a hidden gem. I've become a regular and consider it my go-to Italian restaurant in Manhattan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Bar closes at 11:20! Our reservations were for 11:30....

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate it. Next time, please make sure to check our hours of operation. As stated both on Opentable, Google and our own website, on Friday, we are open for lunch from 12pm to 3pm and for dinner from 5pm to 10:45pm..... We hope to see you again soon!

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vipJulia
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time here. Really enjoyed the food and would definitely come back. They have a few interesting choices that you don’t find everywhere!

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Julia, Thank you for your positive review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipRich
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal. I always make a point of dining here when I’m back in NYC. This time I had my team in town with me, and they were amazed!

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi Rich, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for dinner. The place is well decorated, manager attentive, and food was savory. It got a bit loud as the place filled up and the music was a notch too loud but overall great experience.

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RafaelaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meeting restaurants, business meetings, and the food is delicious.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 24, 2020

Rafaela, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Shanya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good service. Clean. We were a group of 4 for Brunch on Sunday. Nice selection of meals for Brunch.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Shanya, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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CLee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was slow but friendly, and portions were on the smaller end of average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday brunch. Delicious food, quiet and attentive

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great time. My girlfriend and I sat at the bar and had drinks & dinner. The bartender was one of the best bartenders I’ve ever had! Very accommodating and a nice man, I would go back for his Mexicano ! The food was also outstanding the squid ink gnocchi was so perfect I couldn’t have asked for more in a dish, only thing I could say is I wanted more of it! Thank you for the wonderful time at your restaurant.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Sophie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small menu with huge flavors. They also have a happy hour at the bar. The waitstaff is very friendly and the manager suggested after dinner drinks to pair with our dessert. My 3rd visit my husband's 1st.. We will definitely be back!

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Sophie, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta!!! And great wine suggestion service was amazing

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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NestorN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service, adequate price, cozy and nice ambience.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for your great rating. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

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vipLizA
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, authentic, friendly

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 10, 2020

Liza, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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RoseannP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

From the moment we entered the door the service was outstanding. We were 6 people and placed in a quiet table in the back and I had requested a nice table in my reservation. The other tables did seem close together but we had the back corner all to ourselves. The food was good and the pasta served out of the cheese wheel was delicious. Waiters continually filled water glasses and were very attentive.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipdocals
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food well prepared and presented. Pleasant ambiance. Welcoming and helpful General Manager Nicolo. Waiting staff attentive and congenial.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. I don’t normally right reviews but it was very much so worth it. Highly recommended.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 10, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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viprmbpearson
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here the first time and loved loved loved everything. The food, the service, the ambience. It's as close to perfect as you can get. Will definitely return.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Richard
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. Authentic Italian cuisine. Great pastas.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 10, 2020

Richard, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipDDean
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten in Bocca several times and most recently during Restaurant Week. My recent meal was outstanding! I ordered the crab cake, spaghetti with shrimp in lemon and bread pudding. Delicious! Service was wonderful. I love this place!

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 10, 2020

Dean, thank you for being a loyal costumer. We greatly appreciate it We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Empty at 12:30pm

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your great rating and for the constructive and informative review !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! High quality!

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

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AButta
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was very prompt. Host was friendly.

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 5, 2020

A, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

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LizaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for restaurant week with a few freinds - server was attentive but not pushy, AMAZING food, chill ambience. Funny bathroom signs! Desserts offered were a bit lackluster, but overall amazing experience! Will 100% come back!

Bocca Cucina & Bar
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi Liza, Thank you for your five-star review. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review