Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)

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$30 and under
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Italian

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An Italian wine bar with 45 bottles by the glass and over 500 wines by the bottle.

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D
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So friendly and cozy. The squid ink pasta with seafood was devine...spent a few hours enjoying the food wine & company and it felt like minutes...the server was helpful & nice...can't wait to go back!!!

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch, friendly and excellent service

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome, great food, great drinks and even better service and music! We will definitely be back I miss it already!

G
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Just get rid of the background music. Heavy bass all through dinner.

GE
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday, but we’ve been there on a non-special occasion and it was just as delightful, service and food.

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so incredibly happy with our choice to dine at Bocca. My roommate’s mother and aunt were visiting from Australia. It was their first night in NYC and we wanted to impress them. Success! The service was perfect. Nunzio even made us feel super special, like we were his only table (on a bustling Friday night at 8pm) and the food was wonderful. I had the salmon cooked medium. It was perfect. The caramelized onions were sooooo good. Others had the seafood special, linguini with squid ink and seafood. The only miss was the claw of the lobster was underdone. Perhaps the claw was sticking out of the pot while boiling. It didn’t stop us and the flavors were terrific! The noise was a bit loud, but as we sat down we were fine at the table. The noise became and energy and best of the busyness of the restaurant. They were all so happy with our restaurant choice after their long 24 hours of travel. And NYC made a great impression on them instantly! We will return. Thank you!

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Of the 3 Bocca locations, this one is the least appealing ambiance-wise. I’ve had spectacular salads both at the Chelsea and 45th st location. My selection here disappointed. The pasta was delicious, and the service outstanding.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, the service, & the setting. Recommend.

DF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, amazing service. Loud, jarring music is a turnoff.

MR
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we had at Bocca di Bacca was absolutely scrumptious - Carpaccio, Sea Bass, Sweet & Spicy Sausage Pasta, Kale Salad & Tiramisu. Tables are a bit on top of each other but that didn’t detract from our enjoyment. I highly recommended! FYI, I’m a food(ie) snob.

SM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We took a long walk on a very cold day to reach Bocca di Bacco and in the end it was really a very mediocre meal. I guess if you are in the neighborhood, that wouldn't bee such a bad place to have not such a great meal, but I certainly will not go out of my way again to eat there.

FE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and it was just delightful! The food was great and the service was fabulous. The ambiance is lovely. Overall, it was a great brunch experience.

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

$60 / head with drinks, appetizers, desserts and special dinner menu, and tips

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Awful attendent

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CA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and first class service

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place (location specific) is quite the gem. One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC with amazing food and service. The pastas are all divine.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome neighborhood spot for great Italian food. Perfect noise level too!

D
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is fabulous. The wait staff goes above & beyond to make you feel comfortable & at home. The food was good I had the steak panini, but prefer the pasta. The brunch was beyond what was expected

F
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ! we live in Fl And come backevery 2 years- our third time dinig here and each time food gets better !

SP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The risotto special was amazing and portions overall are a healthy size. Great neighborhood spot!

EM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. We meet our son frequently for dinner and the food is always excellent. The people who work there are exceptionally pleasant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THIS PLACE! Great food and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Valentine’s Day meals I’ve ever had. Special Valentine’s Day menu was incredible- wasn’t just a small selection of their normal menu or lower quality options compared to their normal menu like I’ve experienced in the past at other restaurants. Their special menu for the day was filled with different, delicious options that included high-quality proteins (e.g. filet mignon, lobster tail, and octopus). The portions were generous, the food was fresh, and everything was cooked to perfection. Not to mention, the 3-course meal was reasonably priced!

The service was also incredible - although it was insanely busy, they never missed a step!

I’ve always been a fan of this restaurant and have dined there multiple times, but yesterday’s meal/service truly impressed me - above and beyond my expectations! Thank you!

R
New England
483 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great find. Relaxed but excellent food. Plenty of space and not expensive. Great afternoon hang out.

CA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A fantastic dining experience

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious; service was attentive but not overbearing and gave us space needed to talk with old friends. Good choice near theaters

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a NYC tourist from TX, And a second time visitor to Bocco, we were not disappointed! Lively, welcoming and great food. So many neighborhood folks made us feel welcome. Maybe next time il wear my cowboy hat!

PN
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a friend/former colleague visiting from Germany and we came in for pre-theatre dinner. The food was excellent as always and our waiter was quirky, funny and charming giving us a few rounds of a smoothie shot after dinner. The only issue at that location is the noise level, which is quite high at 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday.

V
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere and service were excellent. Food was very good as well. Delicious shot was offered at end of meal, pleasant surprise. Only thing that could be improved is the amount of seafood in the linguini special; it was mostly pasta with literally 5 small pieces of calamari & 4 teeny bites of lobster. Server also said shrimp would be included, there were none at all, so that was disappointing.

HS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pre-matinee lunch.

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a treat. We got 6 dishes and all were excellent. The waiter was just right -- interested, knowledgeable, and non-intrusive. We'll be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was too pushy to order the food, after that we didn’t see the waiter for a long time, when we wanted to ask for something else.

D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I found the food to be very middle of the road in terms of quality. Nothing memorable but nothing extraordinary. Service is attentive.

K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We love the interior decor and ambience, and the wine list was solid. Two minor issues with our dishes - my fiancée’s pasta was overcooked and the texture was too soft/saggy, and my monk fish dish good texture but you could still taste the fish was not that fresh as it was hidden behind heavy seasoning.

For the price - it’s a decent neighborhood restaurant, but not recommended for foodies.

M
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The dishes we ordered were nicely plated and food was prepared deliciously. I specially liked the squid ink pasta which was flavorful and blended nicely with the tomato sauce. I will definitely return to this restaurant soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

OT
1 review