Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.)

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Dynamic menu of original Southern Italian cuisine that dominates this welcome addition to Hell’s Kitchen. This addition is made even more welcome with the breathtaking beautiful transformation of a once historic space into a hip, fun, stop for dinner that any gourmand will savor.


Formerly, known as Film Center Cafe, Bocca Di Bacco boasts Italian cuisine from Puglia, Sicily, and Sardegna with the endless selection of wines from small vineyards in Italy. Exemplifying our policy of being “Farm to Table” operated, we use the healthiest ingredients from locally grown vendors. Located in the heart of the Theater District, this new modernized restaurant features innovative new recipes and the use of the Enomatic Wine Systems.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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DK
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They need more waiters! Slow to get someone to take our orders.
It was convenient to theater...menu was fine..food fine.

CT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lunch before theater. Great location in theatre district. Food very very good. Great service. Bloody Mary not so much. Would definitely try for dinner next tine

JB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a 5:45 reservation for a 7 PM show and were able to make it to the show in plenty of time. The food here is amazing! I had the pork chop, one friend had the chicken, and another had the squid-ink pasta with shrimp. We all agreed that the meal was the best we've had in a very long time. Our server was very sympathetic to our time constraints and allowed us to do separate checks (it was a work event). I would like to go back and try the other dishes -- only this time have some wine to go with it! I highly recommend this restaurant!

MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect
Staff was great

M
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have dined here 3 times and have always had very good meals. The Octopus appetizer is delicious and perfectly prepared and is big enough to share. We normally get the pasta dishes as they have been consistently excellent. The service is good, but not great, as we have had to make repeated requests for bread or water. The noise level when the restaurant is full can be very loud. That does not bother me that much, but others may find it objectionable. The high quality of the food overrides those minor quibbles.

s
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, however portions were small. Waiter was attentive.

GR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience4

The food was pretty good but our waiter seemed to have better things to do and having anaphylaxic food allergies I wanted to go to a true Italian restaurant to ensure the food would be safe (long story) but after asking about the food, it turns out, they use cheap alternatives in their ingredients, so it is not Italian cuisine...its upscale fast food with fillers. I tried to be generous with my rating and the stars because maybe everything else was an ‘off day’ but I don’t recommend this place to anyone. There are too many quality restaurants in the area that cost less and are ACTUALLY authentic.

G
New York Area
334 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

First time at boca was great. Downhill after that. Tried it 2 times more and found orders incorrect, service sketchy and good tasteless
Time to move on

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was AMAZING but we picked a pretty busy time to go so it was really loud and crowded. A bit pricy, but not too much of a budget breaker. Staff was helpful and friendly!

KD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best pasta I’ve had in a long time. Really good.

RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I ordered a fish entrée and when it arrived I immediately tasted the fish and knew it was bad. The server managed to get a replacement entrée to me, of a different sort, so that we could still make our show at 8 PM. We were grateful for that. The replacement entrée I ordered was the fillet mignon steak. Upon arrival it was clear that this was not a fillet mignon cut of steak, but rather was a different cut being passed off as filet mignon. We made no argument as we were under pressure for time. Still, both my wife and I were sick that night and the next day after eating this restaurant.

JK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mediocre food and FAR TOO NOISY. The restaurant was convenient for my purpose, but the din was ridiculous. Could barely hear the wait staff. Won't be returning.

PW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went pre theater with the teenage kids. They were able to accommodate our group of 5 at 5:15. All the dinners were very good -monkfish, gnocchis, rigatoni bolognese, pasta Le mar.

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Overall the food was good! We had the meatballs, Caesar salad, tortellini and ziti with pink sauce. The service wasn’t great, we had about 3 different waiters who were asking us the same questions... if we were ready to order, what’s our drink order, what’s our food order etc. they also took away our salad while we were still eating it. They must have messed up the timing of the pasta dishes because as soon as they took the salad away our pasta was brought to us. Very quick service if you are in a rush to see a show.

d
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food / service - everybody went above and beyond!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Restaurant lost our reservation even when confirmed with a phone call 5 hours before hand. When finally given a table, waited 10 min before the over worked bar tender could make their way over to us. The entree came out before the appetizer and the food was luke-warm at best. Bartender did best he could but gave one water for 2 people to share. Will not be going back.

G
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific all around. Will be back!

OT
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kind of expensive for food that was just ok. The servers were nice but the music was loud, awkward, and somewhat inappropriate. Good service was the highlight.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre theater lunch, Better than average Italian food and menu, courteous service

MA
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service even though it is in theater district and very, very busy around 6:00.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente service. Loved The food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Muy atentos los mozos, muy linda experiencia, y el salmon estaba muy rico!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!
Authentic Italian food.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful

a
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great pre theater dinner for the family. The staff was wonderful, good food recommendations, timely service and friendly too!

LG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall Good value.. but my biggest criticism was the calamari and branzini were too dry.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent service was fast tables are very close together

N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place! Love the food! The rice balls could be cooked a bit more, so the mozzarella can melt.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Visited NY for a broadway show.

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made the reservation via Open Table online and was seated quickly. The Service and food were excellent !!!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent! We were skeptical at first because it came so quickly but it was amazing. Good flavor. We got there at 4:50 for our 5 reservation and we were seated immediately. It did get filled about 6 and then it got really loud. Other than that that’s my only complaint. Will return .

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food portions were surprisingly large considering we chose to dine during the 3 course special. They have a lunch special 12-4 mon thru fri 19.99 and the portions were so large and delicious. The service was slow at first because there was only one waiter who was acting as bartender as well. By 4:30 more staff started to arrive and things Started to move. Overall great experience and would go back the staff was super nice.

JT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants to have lunch. We have been there several times. Unfortunately the last time we were there (Friday after Christmas) it had only one employee waiting on every table, he was also the bartender. He was excellent, but apologetic that he was the lone source of service (besides the greeter/receptionist)

I am glad We were not with another couple or a group. It would have been problematic. The food is wonderful but I blame the owners or management to allow this lack of staff to happen.

I dear say I would be a bit concerned to book another lunch meal there if it was more than ourselves who are appreciative of their menu and cooking.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Abbiamo prenotato con la App, giunti al locale ci hanno accolto senza problemi!
Abbiamo ordinato un antipasto e due piatti.. piatti di buona fattura con materie prime buone!
Prezzo nella media, accostato al rapporto qualità prezzo è un ristorante da provare!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal from soup to nuts. So reliable in every way.

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was extremely varied with a wide range of choices. We can't wait until we can go back and try something else!
My wife and I enjoyed the arugula feta salad with a lemon dressing . Her mushroom, truffles and sausage pasta dish was delicious and perfectly prepared. I thoroughly enjoyed my ossobucco meal over penne was delightful.
The service was top notch.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was excited to come to this place after reading the reviews. Came here for dinner after seeing a show with my family. I was not impressed with the service and the food. First they made several mistakes to our orders, got the wrong food several times. Ended up having to wait for too long to get right orders, then my mother had to eat what they brought her. She didn’t want to wait any longer than we had. The service wasn’t that great, I will not be coming back here again. Wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone with a large party.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere fantastic!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good. Service was poor. We only had a waiter visit our table twice the whole meal.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Buon ristorante

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