Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.)

4.6
774 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
* We are following proper CDC guidelines now for our re-opening! Call with any questions you may have!*

Indoor and outdoor tables available. Requests are first come first serve.

Bocca Di Bacco is a New York City Restaurant Group establishment from dynamic restaurateur and New York native Robert Malta, who owns nearly a dozen restaurants throughout the city. “I’ve been in the business 25 years,” Malta says. “I opened the first Bocca Di Bacco in Hell’s Kitchen in 2007 and it quickly became a neighborhood favorite. The Chelsea location is an evolution of what we’ve been offering. There are new menu items, and a more refined look and feel, but it’s still a great spot for the neighborhood any night of the week.”
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 774 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kirsten
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was our second time at the restaurant but first time at the Chelsea location. Safe to safe it was disappointing. The food was probably the worse Italian food I’ve ever had , probably even the worse food I’ve ever had period. The spaghetti lobster pasta dish was so bland and lacking flavor I had to send it back( first time ever doing that at a restaurant) for the carbonara which was just as bad. Took three spoonfuls and left it on the table. Neither dish had any taste to it whatsoever except for the taste of unseasoned butter. The waiter comped our drinks which was nice and appreciated but never once did a manager stop by or come over. Didn’t even see one walk around or greet any other tables. Safe to say it was the most disappointing meal I’ve ever had. Don’t waste your time here when there are countless better options.

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JamesA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Other than attentive waitstaff, the food was average with some of our dishes being okay and others being disappointing. The zucchini frites were excellent and the calamari crispy. The focaccia that came in the bread basket was absolutely terrible, stale and lacking flavor. The three pasta dishes we tried were well seasoned and tasted fine, however the lamb shank and breaded pork lacked flavor.

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vipSueVanna
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to all the other locations but this one and let me tell you, this was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Our server (Mal) brought us over some delicious welcome drinks and he was very informative about the menu and offered some good recommendations. We loved the calamari and we had the fusilli and carbonara to share, very very good. Slight gripe was the bread but it didn't over shadow the experience.
Great atmosphere and great music. I'll be dining here many more times to come.

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vipDino
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

During the post pandemic we found this to be a good value and pleasant dining experience. Quality food and great service.

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SarahE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great and our waiters were kind and enthusiastic. The food was average to good so it was a little expensive for the value, but they had a good menu and fun drinks and their outdoor dining was a plus. Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful dinner food was awesome

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vipMinnieB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I shared the fried zucchini appetiser, she had the branzino with mixed veggies - nice big potion, well seared and seasoned. I had the short ribs with mashed potatoes- very tender and flavourful with fluffy buttery mashed. We each had a cocktail we enjoyed. The service was great- very attentive and accommodating. We will definitely be back as it never disappoints.

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NickD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was delicious and they sang beautifully for my friend’s birthday!

MR
vipMRNYC
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good food great location, amazing service, great bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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joyce
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food & very good service. Definitely will go back!

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CheyneyT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we were met with welcome shots and lovely staff. The music was perf and the vibes were great

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foodie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Would definitely dine here again!

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vipSueVanna
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I missed sitting at the bar and I'm so happy that this place has bar seating again. Just a great place to grab a drink after work and its not too loud so you feel like you can wind down after a work day. Food is just as good if not better and I will continue to visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipMichaelDNYC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, great food, and great service.

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DinaT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere inside and excellent service. Prices were reasonable and food was excellent. Overall would definitely return and plan to do so!! This review is for Chelsea location on 9th Avenue

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LAURENS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Will be going back very soon!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside and had a great dinner with really good food. We will continue to return.

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Becca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Bocca di Bacco! Food was yummy (the truffle fries are a yes) and the bottomless was fantastic — no need to ask for more as they leave the pitchers on the table (and are quick with the refills) and the staff are in no rush to hurry you out. Very attentive and accommodating service. And didn’t feel crowded with our lovely table outside. Will definitely be returning!

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dianaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for dinner and there was no wait. They provided a specialty shot on the house. Servers were attentive. All the food was delicious, as well as drinks.

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Jason
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food quality was excellent. Service was great with friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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vipSueVanna
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply love this place and its my second time back. Decided to dine inside and was so pleased to see the restaurant is taking the right steps to keep guests safe. Abigale was our server and she was very knowledgable about the menu and the drinks. Great vibe inside and cool music. They even brought out a sparkler for my boyfriends birthday. We'll be back next time we're in NYC.

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service , loved the environment, the food and cocktails.
I will definitely be coming back to this location.

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RCM1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outdoor dining was very well set up. The noise level is quite loud inside so having the outdoor option was most welcome.

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vipSueVanna
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience when my husband I dined here. Loved the welcome drinks and our pastas were delicious! Edison was our server and he was very attentive. Definitely be back.

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DG657
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was awful. Only time we saw our waiter was when he took our order. He never came back around to ask if we needed drinks or anything. We then noticed he was the only one serving the entire restaurant which was full. It also took forever to get his attention to ask for bill. We could have dine and ditched and no one would have noticed. Restaurant needs to hire more waiters or stop over booking. On top of it all, food was not worth its price. We had pasta carbonara which tasted bland and made with a watered down Alfredo sauce with bacon thrown on top. The chicken Paillard was also beyond bland. Never returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It’s a good place but they did not accommodate our party of 5 very well so it was a bit upsetting

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relly10
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I actually wrote a great review for this place on Yelp so I recommend checking that out, but this place was fantastic. Great value and fun lively atmosphere.

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SerenaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the restaurant and the way they treated my mom and I for her birthday!!

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Moon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing, will definitely be going back. Service however, was a bit lacking my group and I felt more like a bother than diners.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Great service!

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vipSueVanna
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my second time to this restaurant and I really can't say enough good things about the food, service and the staff. Always so welcoming and its just a nice relaxing atmosphere to be in when having an early dinner. Darwin was our server this time and he was very attentive. Last thing we noticed is that the chef makes fresh bread here daily and its delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was trash.

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vipnyc10
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Got really good pasta and bloody Mary’s

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I made a reservation for my boyfriend and I and we were nicely seated right away, but unfortunately in between three big birthday parties, so it was really loud our whole time. The welcome shot was delicious, drinks were super cool, but the food was very expensive for such small portions. Absolutely delicious, I just wish I would've had some more for the price we paid. Service was very nice and everybody was helpful. Overall, great place, good service and food, but its pretty packed and there is just not enough food on each dish for its cost.

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vipSueVanna
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time here again for brunch and felt like I had to write this review. Can’t beat the $25 bottomless drinks and we loved the sangria. Burger was also delicious! Friendly and attentive staff. Defo a great brunch spot in NYC.

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vipAshleyN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were super attentive, and the ambiance was nice. The food was delicious and they have a great wine selection .

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vipSueVanna
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot! Nice vibe and cool music. I tried the Mint Condition cocktail and it was delicious. Great service, very attentive and the staff know their stuff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We absolutely LOVE this restaurant! We were so happy to return.
Everything was delicious and the staff was wonderful!
One small request, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back the mushroom bruschetta!! I dreamt about it for a year and when it was no longer on the menu I was heartbroken!
Otherwise A+ love the place!

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