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

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2177 reviews
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Italian
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 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 12:00AM - 12:00AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is good and well-priced for a theater district restaurant. However, the restaurant is consistently unable to seat reservations on time. We routinely book a table for Saturdays at 6pm, a standard time for a pre-theater dinner reservation. Yet the restaurant does not manage its reservations well and we have almost never been seated on time. This most recent time we were seated 30 minutes late, certainly an issue when one has to make an 8pm curtain. The restaurant sped up our dishes so we had no timing issues, but that is not something that should be a routine occurrence (which it is).

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C
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and service. The tables were very close and the noise level was extremely loud.

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M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised that the food tasted very good and the prices were reasonable for NYC. Daughter had the gnocchi which were light and served in a lovely sauce. I had the lamb chops which were quite tender albeit not cooked to my specifications. I asked for it to be medium rare. They came out raw in the middle so I sent the back to be cooked a little more. They came back well done. My only complaint.

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l
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great.

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D
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

6 of us had a pre-theatre brunch. We allowed enough time so that we were able to spend time visiting and we were never rushed. We ordered a variety of pastas, burgers, eggs and salads and all were very satisfied with their food. This is a great location for a pre-theatre meal.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. I went with my girlfriend before a show and sat at the bar. Alfredo served us and went completely above and beyond. The food was great (I had the squid ink pasta which I would reccomend), the drinks were great, and the service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant and I will go back !

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

After a show - went there before and had same great experience

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to this restaurant Saturday night with my fiancé before we went to see Lion King on broadway and we absolutely loved it. The food was great, the service was incredibly fast & professional. The portions of food were just right & the food was great. I loved the romantic vibe inside. The only downside for me was the music was a little bit TOO loud. Other than that, the service, the food, the place in general was fantastic. I’d definitely recommend this place to a friend & I will definitely be going back.

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LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration and family reunion. Service was great, food not spectacular. We looked forward to this experience for a long time.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a bit overpriced but overall good food!

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S
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visit and still a great pick for a pre-theater dinner. Promptly seated and enjoyed quick service. Great salads to start. The salmon I ordered was fantastic. My wife's tortellini was tasty but a bit bland...no biggie. We will be back.

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TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! Food and service was perfect. Dined there for lunch and was quiet and just a wonderful experience. So delicious!!

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JS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Food was just not that good. It was the second time we’re ate there and both times we came away disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a date in the theater district.

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LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, all employees we had were friendly and efficient.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Would not go there again. Food was greasy. The whole place smelled like disinfectant.

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m
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

We paid with a gift card and cash. Both the waitress and manager tried to convince us that the gift card had $80 when it should have had $100. After requesting the card back they insisted that they couldn't give it back or they wouldn't get their money. We then requested them to hand the card over for us to call customer service. With that request they decided to run it one last time (after supposed repeat attempts). Miraculously the card worked. They then brought out the change that was due from the cash. The waitress was very nervous and actually gave us way to much back ($20). Being honest we pointed it out. She then corrected her mistake, but still gave us more then the amount due ($2). Being tourist, we felt this was very much them taking advantage of us. I also feel like they thought we were "drunk" when we only had one glass of wine.

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DH
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were visiting NYC for the weekend and stumbled upon this on opentable. First off, the service was outstanding. Our food came out surprisingly quick considering how full the restaurant was. As for the food, we were highly satisfied. I had the Taglierini Neri Con Granchio(Squid ink pasta), which isn’t something I would normally order. It was good, but I would order something else next time. I just wasn’t crazy about it. My wife had the Tortelli Ricotta E Spinaci(Spinach/Ricotta Tortellini). It was phenomenal. You could tell both of our pastas were homemade and extremely fresh. For dessert we had the Creme Brûlée. You guessed it... also phenomenal.

This restaurant is very tightly seated so be aware if you are claustrophobic!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 10- pre theater

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SM
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Based on previous reviews, my expectations were very high. And they were surpassed. Given previous reviews, our reservation time was fully respected. And the service was certainly not rushed and we were given time to just sit and relax.
We enjoyed the bread and bruschetta, our shared meatball appetizer and loved our entrees. The tortellini is homemade and amazing. A very special entrée that many around us ordered and also enjoyed.
Hope to go back and enjoy other wonderful treats.
OpenTable should make it much clearer that when using a $50 reward, you will only receive a $25 value. Really bad business on the part of OpenTable.

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DL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Italian restaurant! The food was outstanding and service was great. Restaurant close to the Majestic Theatre - Phantom of The Opera, just a short walk.

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EJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. A bit dark to see the menu but created a good ambiance.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The communication could be improved. I called to make sure the kitchen would still be open and got a few different answers. However, the food was amazing and they were accommodating. Thanks for a great meal!

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fuimos en familia. A celebrar Año Nuevo. La comida es espectacular!!! El ambiente magnífico! Pero no hay palabras suficientes para alabar el excelente servicio proporcionado por el mesero Gerardo. Simplemente el mejor servicio , rapidez y amabilidad . Nunca habíamos tenido un servicio así!! Felicidades al restaurante por contar con personas tan excelentes y que aman su trabajo

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was amazing! The service was exceptional with attentive servers that knew exactly when to stop by to be to check on you. The price was very reasonable as well, especially for how great the food was. We’d definitely recommend this restaurant to friends & family.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came for New Year’s Eve dinner, food was amazing. Was quieter than we were expecting and there was a lot of staff who were just stood around, felt a bit awkward a times.

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G
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything here from food, to service, to atmosphere was excellent. Cannot wait to come back! Will definitely recommend!

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RF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food in a cozy bustling setting. Definitely try this place

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good but we weren’t seated until almost 50 min after our reservation time. We had tickets to a show and therefore were extremely rushed. It was very disappointing as I previously had a great experience at the location in the 50s. The staff was apologetic and gave us champagne but it was a real bummer

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect spot to meet up with friends who came into the city from out of town to see an afternoon show in the theater district. Friendly staff. Great pasta!

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding!

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AM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and reasonably priced. Great spot for brunch before a Broadway matinée.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worse service and experience ever. The manager Lenny wasn't nice to us at all. He rushed us out for another reservation. I didn't even get to eat dessert or finish my drink. This place is a totally disaster. All the manager could tell us is that his sorry which is no excuse for his poor managing skills. I would expect that they want customers to come back to the restaurant but the way the manager handled us, he could care less. Sad to see a restaurant go downhill in this matter. I won't be coming back here for sure.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food.

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K
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of five. We ordered pasta bolognese, plain rigatoni, Alfredo, beef carpaccio, the gamberini appetizer, and cheese appetizer. Everything was delicious. The pasta is house made and cooked to perfection. We ordered the chocolate cake, cheesecake and tiramisu. All three were delicious! Service was fantastic and noise level was perfect. I would highly recommend and return!

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AO
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Diapoinring experience. Made reservations for dinner before a play. Waited 45 min after our reservation time along with several other tables who had also had reservations and waiting and equally upset. Finally gave up and had to eat at the bar to make it to play on time. The restaurant then sent a note that we were a no show!! Seriously!

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter to the city last minute. We won the digital
Lottery for the Donna summer musical. We looked on opentable while on the train coming into the city. This restaurant looked really nice and appetizing. We got there a little early we sat at the bar and waited for 10 min. The place was crowded but we got our table. The service was excellent and the food was amazing !! We will definitely go back. Was a great last minute find !!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was great until the restaurant manager asked us to leave because they had another reservation! Granted we had just paid our bill and thankfully did not order dessert. But, we were only seated for an hour and a half. I spoke to the manager and all he said was, “I’m sorry”. Not sure I will return.

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Music and people conversión were
a little bit noisy.

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LE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Lukewarm service and food.

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