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

4.3
2745 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2745 people are saying
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DavidM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and service. Noise level only high because we were seated outdoors along the sidewalk. Extensive menu is reasonably priced for mid-town NYC.

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vipJulieA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-theater spot. Delicious drinks and food. Will go back!

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vipLIfoodie
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was delicious, both the short ribs and the lamb shank. The atmosphere is very frenetic. It is noisy and the staff was running around here, there, and everywhere! We felt like we had to give our orders to the waiter as he was running past our table. The waiters seemed overwhelmed and were rushing around. It was a Saturday night just before theatre showtime so it was packed. The restaurant manage was very helpful and was glad to pitch in when needed.
We had a great meal and will frequent this restaurant in the future but it is not the spot for a quiet, romantic dinner.

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GabP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow, some of the food arrived cold, inattentive waitstaff (maybe overbooked?)

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vipBBKKPP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Surprisingly great meal before the theater on a Friday night. Everything was scrumptious! Bronzino was top notch, and the salmon was delivered medium rare as requested. Sides were perfectly done. Service was gracious, but it was too slow for us to have time for dessert. We sat outside so it was easy to talk except for the occasional loud truck. I'd been to the Chelsea location a few times, but never this one, but I'd definitely go back again before another show.

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daveb
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

the food was very good but the Waiters and Servers were no where to be found. I had to ask for water, bread, coffee etc.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was slow due to understaffing but otherwise a wonderful meal! Outdoor seating was very nice

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KristiO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went here for a pre-matinee lunch with my mom. While the food tasted good, the service was slow due to understaffing. Also, there was only one sad lunch special option on the menu which made it pricy. We sat outside which was nice though a bit noisy due to cars but we were able to enjoy the weather.

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Ellgirl
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for theater or just to dine a bit away from theater. Although only one waiter service was very good.

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kevinc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice ambience and reception. The octopus was cold and the pineapple in the drinks was spoiled. I’m not a fussy patron so I didn’t complain. I chose to enjoy the atmosphere

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EricaAlex0301
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this restaurant for my birthday dinner. The traffic was so disgusting but they were so nice about holding the table for my party. When we got their the staff that greeted us was just so nice and pleasant. The waiters were all super attentive and gave great advice on what to get. Food came out QUICK and hot. They also sang happy birthday to me. The general manager hands down was one of the best general managers I’ve seen work a floor. All in all it was a great experience! Insanely great night. 10/10 would recommend. You can’t beat the amazing food and customer service combo.

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EllenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a terrific meal in the outside eating space on a beautiful evening. The inside space looked pretty. Service was prompt and attentive but also relaxed and non-invasive. We were attending a show so had a time limit and the service was perfectly paced. Excellent food, delicious wine.

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Marin71aP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary before heading to a Broadway show. The food started off pretty badly but the server David fixed the whole situation with his recommendation! The carbonara was amazing! I’ll be thinking about it for awhile now. David just showed exceptional service and we loved the feel of it all!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I sat outside. The staff was great! Very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. I appreciate all the hard work the staff provided. They had excellent team work.

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taylor
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was not good. It was obvious the restaurant did not have enough staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for pre theatre. Food, service and drinks were good and priced appropriately.

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vipDuaneC
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The host was the best part. He was lovely and the reason why we didn’t give 1 star.
The food was bland.
We were constantly accosted by people passing on the street—guess we should eat inside
Suggest to put up an opaque divider so people won’t try to pick us up while we eat

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Ann21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the manager was delightful.

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vipScubabob
Naples
59 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre theatre

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PamelaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the salmon; great variety of pasta dishes! Very attentive service. This is my #1 go-to for pre-theater dining.

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NealG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food for a good price.

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BaileyG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience at Bocca Di Bacco thoroughly. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance was sophisticated and calming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! Love coming here after a matinee!

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vipFlorence
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat outside, but the inside is very charming. Food and service were excellent. Great for a date or special occasion, as well as pre theatre. I look forward to eating at Bocca Di Bacco many more times.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to see Wicked on Broadway and we’re looking for a nice, reasonably priced place for dinner after the show.

Bocca Di Bacco was very nice. Staff very pleasant and attentive. Good atmosphere, good music ( thanks for the Motown/Sam Cooke)!

Food was fabulous. Just enough. Not too little, not too much. Overall great experience. We will absolutely return again when we are in New York City . We reserved for 5:15 on 09/25/2021.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great experience there. The food is amazing and the staff always makes you feel special. Pleasure to return - we are regulars.

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JenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was luke warm. They brought the wrong glass on

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vipTomB
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant has changed completely during the Covid period. If you knew this place two years ago, forget what you knew. To understand, look at the menu - not the one published by Open Table, which as usual is outdated and completely inaccurate. Follow the link to the restaurant web site and look at the menu there. Many of the old favorites are gone, but pizza is added and it is a nice menu altogether. A particularly nice aspect is the $32 wine list. I found a very nice super Tuscan there made by a Brunello maker. Another highlight was the host who is also the manager. He circulated through the restaurant. At one point he actually cleared plates from our table - not sure if that is a good thing or a bad indicator. But the service overall was prompt. We used it for pre-theater.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to welcome Broadway Back! This is my go to restaurant for before shows! Food is amazing, especially their gnocchi! Atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is top notch! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Waiters have no mask and they did not ask for proof of vaccination upon entering.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice secluded outdoor dining area - prompt courteous service and excellent food for a pre theatre meal - definitely recommended !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

There were a lot of flies at our table

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vipMarkR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice looking restaurant sat outside. Menu had some nice choices. Prices were reasonable. Service was lacking. Asked 3 separate times for some bread. Who doesn’t give bread at an Italian place. Salad had no dressing on it. Salmon was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Mary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and professional staff took great care of us! Good food and excellent wine list. We will definitely be back!

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vipTheatergoer
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was terrific to return to one of our favorite Theater District restaurants. The quality is still there.

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Titusp
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bocca Di Bacco is a very dope Italian restaurant that Is would recommend to anyone. The waiters and host were extremely nice and professional. The food was great!

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vipcristid
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still the best spot in Hell's Kitchen! I'm thrilled they are back and running💙 and best of all, Jesus is still there!!!!!

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Brian
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience! The manager and wait staff was very friendly and even gave us each a complimentary wine at the end of our dinner. I recommend if you're looking for good service and food.

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vipAmeliaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Pasta was good, but not much else. Restaurant didn’t appear particularly clean, the cushions on the seating smelled like sweat and the table was sticky. We were seated right next to a huge party, which ended up being really loud. It was a little weird to go to an Italian restaurant that did not serve bread with their cheese plate. But the pasta was good.

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You can order delivery directly from Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.) using the Order Online button. Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 262-2525.

Bocca Di Bacco (Theatre District - 45th St.) is rated 4.3 stars by 2745 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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