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About Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.)

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.”

169 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm;

Thursday- Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am,

Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
W 20th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 989-8400

Website:
http://nycrg.com/bocca-di-bacco/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Private Dining

Bocca Di Bacco's Executive Chef and Food Network Judge, Kristin Sollenne's restaurant can host an event up to 100 guests. For a more intimate setting, we offer a private room of 30 guests in the private room.

Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.) Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (17)
Casual (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Good for a Date (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Romantic (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to this restaurant pre-theatre. It was a very cold night and we were seated by the window. The staff was very nice and moved us to a warmer location when we asked. Two of the four of us felt that our pasta dishes were lacking in flavor and we added salt to make up for it. One person liked her pasta. No one was really super impressed but neither was it a bad experience. Will probably not return because it was not special in any particular way. The prices were reasonable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Dined here this evening. The restaurant was pretty quiet but the cozy atmosphere was delightful. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the $1 Oysters, which were delicious. They also have a decent happy hour. Overall great experience and will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The restaurant was nearly empty for a Saturday brunch but shouldn’t be. The service was excellent and the food very good. It has a nice Chelsea ambience with an Italian twist.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Loud and pricey for what it is. Calamari Fritti was mostly zucchini. Small portions so the prices are a bit deceiving. Service was slow. Nothing was bad but there are so many better options in NYC.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Warm, cozy and inviting. This place served great Italian food with a nice flair. It had great variations on classic dishes. The squid ink pasta was amazing as was the Sea bass which was perfectly prepared. Very reasonable pricing given the quality of the food and the location. Three of us ate extremely well (appetizers, Entree, salads , bottle of wine, espresso etc.) and came in right around $ 200.

If you are looking for non traditional Italian fare with excellent service and a very fare price this is excellent.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very accommodating and attentive staff. Decent good. Had a great time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food is good, but not worth it when having to deal with the bad service. Definitely won't be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our experience was marred by the fact that my date had allergies which she clearly communicated to both staff and the manager. The food was delivered with ingredients that she was clearly allergic to and told the staff same. That wasn't good. She was upset. And me, paying for it, was upset. They offered a free dessert but after delivering food that made my date sick, it should have been delivered for free. This restaurant is a PASS

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing Calamari

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Has brunch there with a large group. Food was good, service was good, drinks were good and they accommodated the fluctuations in the total amount of people and quickly addressed a food issue that one person wasn't happy with. We will be back! Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great dinner. Food was delicious, the ambiance excellent and the service on point. We will definitely come back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was mediocre and the service was the worst I’ve ever experience. I Will never go back to this restaurant..

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was beyond amazing!!!! I would recommend everyone to go there. Beautiful place for a date.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. The food is fresh, delicious and authentic. Portions are generous and the wait staff is phenomenal. We had a wonderful time and will be back for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Second time here. Service was great and the food was delicious. Can’t ask for much more than that. Excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Came here with a friend for dinner on Sunday night. We were greeted by the hostess who was very friendly a seated us on the booth couch. Our server Denice was very friendly and was very helpful when it came to guiding us through the menu. The addition of the specials menu was also a nice touch. I ordered the special Sea Bass which was beyond delicious and very well presented, just perfect! My friend ordered the Caprese salad (which we shared) and then the Fusili pasta dish. Both were excellent and it was nice to have something that reminded me of great comfort food. Overall we had a really nice experience and would definitely come back. Music was great and the ambiance was cozy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Tasty food but quite expensive. We had only few time to look at the menu, which was stressing us a bit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We met friends who were visiting from DC for an early Sunday brunch. We all had a GR8 time...the service was excellent, everyone really enjoyed their meals and the prices very reasonable. We drove our car from the UES and had no problem getting parking on the street. Definitely will return to this restaurant!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I went to Bocca for the 2nd time. The food and service was excellent. The manager was very gently with giving us a nice table. I would love to go back.!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Stopped in for dinner after a show. First time. Great menu selection. Ample portions. Wines seemed overpriced but the entrees were delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I passed the restaurant on two occasions and thought I should try it one time.
We had dinner with our friends. I had a great salad bresaola with pear. We shared a Calamari fritti which was very crispy.
We all ordered a pasta and these were excellent. I looked over at another table and noticed a yummy huge steak that smelled great. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was cosy and relaxed. We really liked the pricing of the menu, very reasonable. I think you get great value for your money. I will definitly go back!
I told other friend to try this place too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of our favorite neighbor spots. Predictably good food, great for brunch, especially if you like mimosas.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Neighborhood place that we've been returning to more and more. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Lindo lugar agradable

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great choice. Thank you for your consistency!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing food, amazing cocktails. Perfect level of noise for conversation, perfect cozy ambiance. Would go there again anytime

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food came late and it was cold. It was surprising given there were only 5 people in the whole restaurant at the time. The service was poor and the food was not good.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Me and my friend had a dinner, the food and service was excellent. The atmosphere inside the restaurant very welcoming. I would love to come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was terrific, the service was businesslike and the ambience was fine, but a bit loud given a large table next to us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Only so-so. We were seated quickly. Waiter was polite but pretty inattentive. The wine was only okay, was pretty weak. The bruschetta was delicious, but the main entrees were only okay. Mine just tasted like normal pasta you could get from a diner with some delicious bacon in it. My partner hated his dish. We paid with a voucher and cash to cover the difference, but the manager on duty didn't give us our change? We told the waiter that his tip was the with the check, but the lack of acknowledgement was really weird. Wouldn't come back here.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Although we were the last table seated, our servers didn't make us feel rushed. The food was prepared quickly and perfectly. Will absolutely return. Beautifully decorated too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I can't begin to tell you how great this location of Bocca di Bacco is. Not only are they not as busy as the other ones, but the staff is extremely accomodating and helpful. They bend over backwards to accomodate you when something goes wrong and they are very friendly in their service as well. Your water never fully goes down, they are constantly checking if everything is alright and are always nearby. They explain the menu at your request and the waiter we had seemed very knowledgeable. Brunch here is amazing. We ran the gamut of ordering pastas to chicken dishes to paninis to eggs and bacon. They were all awesome and tastes great that I even ordered an extra dish on top of what I had already had, all because I wanted to keep trying the menu. Their pitcher of drinks is also great if you're with a group, as it satisfies the need of all without ordering individual drinks. I can't wait to go back to try their dinner drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

They started closing early, even though our party and another one were still eating. We asked for a last round of drinks before the check and were told that the bar was closed. We asked why no one said anything about last call, and they said, "Sorry." We will never go there again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

While the food ordered was good, We were very disappointed in the unavailability of certain dishes. You would think that for an early (7PM) dinner, they would not have run out of at least three main entrees and four desserts (that we had asked for). The waitress informed us that they had a heavy Thursday night, but this was Saturday. There is no excuse for this.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was OK but not quite as good as before, a year ago. Floor was gooey dirty at my seat, spinach side was bland and too much, potatoes not cooked enough. Staff confusion about wine "tasting" size and a taste of a wine under consideration. Disappointing visit.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Gnocchi was not great - weird chewy texture. I had the pasta with peas and walnuts with gorgonzola and it was strangely lacking in flavor! Not great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food very good but service awful. They don't have a lunch special any more so place is a little expensive for lunch

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I really enjoyed the food. I would say they need to find a hostess with a more pleasant attitude. Other than her, the waiter was extremely friendly and personable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food, as in the other branches, was very good. The service, however, wax a bit lackadaisical, particularly when it came time to give us the check. It deserves a return visit, as we adore the 2 uptown branches.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Eat here many times, always hoping the service will get better. Never does. You can sit forever waiting for water. We were waiting for one of our party, and our waiter did not come to us for a drink order "because he was waiting for the other diner". Not his call!! Waited again after plates had been cleared. Finally asked for dessert menu. It was not crowded!! No excuse.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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