Bocca

4.5
1701 reviews
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With over a decade in business, Bocca is one of New York City’s top rated Italian restaurants in the Gramercy district. The space is bright and modern, marked by indigo blue leather banquettes and industrial-chic lighting. Large and upgraded bar area with exquisite marble countertops overseeing the dining room, offering an imaginative cocktail menu that seamlessly complements the all-Italian wine list seldom found anywhere else. International chef James Corona, a Batali and Bouley alum approaches Italian cuisine with a creative and modern edge to deliver soulful creations, inspired by Italian tradition and artfully plated dishes that stimulate the mind as much as the senses. Bocca takes a minimalist approach to the menu, respecting the intrinsic natural flavors of premiere local and Italian-imported products. Bocca highlights iconic Roman classics such as tonnarelli cacio e pepe and pappardelle al ragu di agnello.
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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was so attentive and sweet! Will definitely be going back a million times over!!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Even more excellent service. Very cute Would def return.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

food was delicious. Service was abysmal.
I don’t know if the management had changed
Hands since the renovation but the new manager was rude and inconsiderate.
I’d never recommend this place to anyone nor would I ever return there.

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BS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Renovation improved ambiance but menu was simplified. More appetizers than entrees are offered.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Not sure if there is new management since the renovation, but after an hour, when we had waited for an appetizer and others around us had been served their meals, my friend and I walked out of the restaurant. The manager could not have been more disrespectful, literally ignoring us.

I love this place and their food but Ill never return again.

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MZ
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were very disappointed. Upon entering, it was a lot louder than we remembered, the service was a tad slow, but the biggest issue was that the food had no taste. I usually get the cacio e pepe, but I decided to try something else. BIG MISTAKE. We all felt the food had no flavor. Could it have been an off night? I hope so.

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K
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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EE
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bocca’s food selection is excellent because there are lots of unique Italian dishes. The staff are very friendly and the owner/manager stopped by our table to talk to us which we appreciated. This is my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC!

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for friends and family.
Excellent service .

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RT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Manager Nico is such a welcoming personality! Whenever a guest walks through the door he greets them with a welcoming smile and a genuine greeting. He engages the guests in friendly conversation throughout their stay and makes sure everyone is enjoying their visit. He also makes sure that when they leave everything was perfect and thanks everyone for coming! He is a gem! You are so lucky to have him at your restaurant! The chef is incredible as well ! We never leave disappointed. Can’t wait to come back!!

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F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to dine at Bocca. In fact, I do most of my business lunches they are. The food s really good, prices are reasonable, especially the $17 three-course prefixe lunch, the staff is so professional and The ambience is totally charming.

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t
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bocca is a terrific neighborhood restaurant (which doesn’t mean I don’t travel from my UWS home to eat here, although I really wish it were in my neighborhood). Their caccio et pepe is one of the best versions I’ve had anywhere.

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MG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, modern italian Food. Friendly attentive staff. Wonderful seating, With sofas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing with fresh ingredients.

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HP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent find in Grammercy Park area. Excellent food, very pleasant room, moderate noise.

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OE
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had many meals here and service and food are consistently top notch. Always made to feel welcomed.

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NF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive and warm service ! Will be back

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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful service and delicious food. Staff, host, bartender were very accommodating and friendly.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has to be one of the real finds in all of New York. Great value, great service, really feel taken care of when I come here. The pastas are all cooked to perfection. Wine selection is Italian and with a variety of price points. Service is leisurely but never slow. Can't wait to come back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Bocca was good and I really enjoyed being able to sit and talk without feeling rushed to turn the table. My one complaint is that we ordered the cheese and meat board - when the server brought it to us that just left failing to explain what meat was what and what cheese was what. I’m sure if we asked they would have no problem telling us but I would have liked a presentation when they gave it to us. The dish being $28 deserved some sort of explanation. All in all it was a fun place to go- not the best Italian in the city but pretty good

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OT
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a standout JEWEL of a restaurant. The food is authentic and fantastic upscale Italian. You will not meet a more welcoming host in all of NYC - this place is all about the guests. I cannot recommend it more highly. If you love to dine out with caring professional service where the room’s buzz is filled with good karma - this is the place for you!
You’re welcome. 🤗

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I come here, and I love it !!! The food is delicious and the service is amazing. Great ambiance, great value. Thanks!

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The service was top notch. I'll be back!

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h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I stumbled onto Bocca by chance. We loved it! The service and attention is top notch. No delay in service. The food is fabulous. We ate early so it wasn’t too loud and we even got a booth up front. We live 4 hours from NYC and have recommended Bocca to friends who have tried it and loved it. So much so, they have now recommended it to their friends. We already have reservations for our next trip.

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HT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bocca is always my go to when friends are in town. The food is delicious my favorite is the lamb ragu . . . soooo gooooood!

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LA
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate space with a fantastic menu and service. Was able to score a last minute reservation on a Friday night and am so happy with my experience. Will definitely go back.

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RK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, solid Italian. Great service and variety. I got the Fusilli alla norcina and it was EXCELLENT.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time made better by great service, atmosphere and most importantly food.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and such a neat find near Union Square. Food and wine, amazing as always!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Nice ambiance and the food was good. Great Barolo wine. Highly recommended

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LT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bocca was amazing. Food and service was top notch. Shoutout to our bartender “L” who made the night with the recommendations on food and drinks.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really enjoyed our dinner, the appetizers were outstanding. The service was excellent.

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good and nicely served. Everything was lovely except the noise level

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent Restaurant Week experience - looking forward to eating there again! Get the Cacio e Pepe - they mix the pasta with a cheese wheel at the table! The marinara sauce with the bread in the beginning is phenomenal and the pistachio gelato...don’t get me started!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing

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r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bocca is always outstanding. That’s why its the go to Italian for my family plus the place to take old friends. The menu is manageable & the food is as far from everyday Italian as possible.

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SD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice pasta! Great dessert. Good service. Fun space. Maybe dim the lights a tad? Was there music? Not memorable...

Will go back!

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Four of us went for Restaurant Week. Nice menu with a variety of options. Everything was very good and the service was excellent. It wasn’t too noisy which was a big plus. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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c
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was quick and accommodating. We all(5 people) really enjoyed the unique menu, with creative preparations .Presentation was also done nicely. It was nice to find this little gem in that area. We will definitely return.

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