Bocca

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$30 and under
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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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Bocca Brunch Fun !!

Bring your family and friends to Bocca for Brunch and receive a free bottle of Prosecco or the Instagram-worthy Lambrusco
( offer limited to party of 6 or more )

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 2, 2019

Ends: November 3, 2118

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-3:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-3:00PM

$1 OYSTERS

Enjoy $1 OYSTERS everyday at the bar from 5pm to 7pm and from 9pm till closing

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 31, 2019

Ends: November 1, 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 5:00PM-7:00PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Thu-Sat 5:00PM-7:00PM 9:00PM-10:30PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us at the beautifully renovated Bocca for your Thanksgiving for a fantastic 4 course tasting menu ($59) of delicious classics with Chef Corona's twists (our regular a la carte menu also available all day). A free jar of our famous Sun-dried tomato spread will be gifted to parties of 6 or more

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1771 People Are Saying
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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, with good, very pleasant service and moderate price. We'll be back.

P
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The salmon was not great....😢

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend for dinner around 6:30. We ended up sitting at the bar instead of at a table. The service was first class, warm and inviting. The bartender checked back regularly and was helpful with dinner selections. The wines by the glass were very good and interesting with a mix of Italian, Spanish and the usual French and California selections.

The arugula, radicchio and fennel salad was superb, and they brought out two plates so we could share. The pastas were first rate with generous portions.
The restaurant is beautiful and the noise level was not too high when we were there so we could actually hear each other well. I’ll definitely be back.

b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here. Excellent salmon dish; guest thought pasta was great. Very attentive but relaxed service. Comfortable spot. Great neighborhood choice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was stellar. Loved the food and service. Everyone kept saying how did you find this place.

JT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, drink and service! We were there early- around 6:00 or so- and it was very chill, but by the time we left it was packed with a really great crowd/vibe. Again, it was fabulous.

VC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and the staff is always welcoming and kind. The service is excellent. We enjoyed the mixed antipasto and flatbreads. Highly recommend the cacio e pepe and the pork Milanese. Very, very good. Also, very reasonably priced and delicious wines.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta ever !

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit of a pricier restaurant, but very worth it as a treat. The friendliest service I've ever received, the food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is adorable (hipster tongue in cheek type).

r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Bocca 6 times now and every time it’s just the greatest experience. The food is wonderful the staff is attentive but they don’t hover. The owner is wonderful. Every time we come in he treats us like we’re a special guest. From appetizers, main courses, salad, dessert, and drinks everything is top notch. I would recommend this restaurant to
anyone who wants a consistently nice evening. you won’t be disappointed.

FN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve been to Bocca previously and noticed upon walking in that the space had been renovated. Nice upgrade including lighting, fixtures and furniture. Everyone was very friendly and service was excellent. Food was good however portions were smaller than expected with slightly higher prices. Overall I had a good time and would return.

EM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was outstanding! We came on a Sunday night and both ordered pasta dishes and split a bottle of wine. Prices were reasonable and everything was absolutely delicious!

FN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One off the best Italian restaurant In New York!

j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favorite restaurant. Great food, excellent service, friendly and comfortable. I love the pasta wheel and the gimlets are terrific.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The octopus was perfectly tender. Food was exceptional for the value. Decor is nice and casual.

RO
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great spot for lunch in the neighborhood, plenty of choices, salads, pasta, panini. Friendly atmosphere our regular place for lunch every week.

FD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food and service at Bocca far exceeds most of the other neighborhood Italians, including the expensive and trendy ones.

JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my new go to neighborhood restaurant even though it’s been there awhile. People there are charming, service excellent and food creative and excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with superb food and excellent service. Nico is a tremendous host.

JS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Australia and were recommended to come here by our son who visited last January and it didn’t disappoint. The staff were so friendly and the food was wonderful. The calamare entree melted in your mouth and the 2 types of pasta we had were beautifully cooked and presented. Finished off with Tiramisu, limoncello and coffee. A wonderful meal and lovely surrounds.

O
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was super attentive and friendly. Food was good and overall ambience is lively yet conducive to conversation. Highly recommend Bocca as a dinner spot.

p
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a bit pricey but the food was good and it was a pleasant dining experience.

OT
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why is it that evenings at Bocca are always great? Really.. everything meets the highest standards of delicious food, just-right ambiance, smooth service that Danny Meyer's organization could envy? The GM, Nicolo, knows what you need before you ever notice. It's all great. Treat yourself! Go....

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

family dinner on sunday

P
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although I miss the old posters, the renovated space is “ok”..... but the important thing is that the food is a s good as before. The addition of the shishito peppers and the grass fed steak is fabulous! Not easy to find good (or any) grass fed beef in Manhattans. We will be back!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Great value for the quality of food!

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely decor. My friends and I go often and we always enjoy it. They've recently updated the decor, it's nice and bright now.

RW
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monday dinner so it was quiet and not busy. We loved everything we had and the Serres’s excellent.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Would have preferred to leave my own tip rather than have it prepared by the restaurant

OE
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always feel welcomed when I dine here. It is my go to place for guests

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first time dining at Bocca. We went for a birthday dinner. The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and the easy going vibe was just right for us!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff could not have been nicer! Unique drink menu and great food, big portions for the price. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

MT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service is amazing- very friendly staff, will definitely go b ah again! Highly recommended !!!

KB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cute spot! Awesome food and vibe - would definitely recommend!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The main course and desert were delicious but we ordered the antipasti and it seemed like a rip-off for 9 dollars we received two tiny slices of cheese on a bare plate. I would recommend the homemade pasta dish but would avoid the antipasti selection option— not worth the money.

d
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went to Bocca for lunch during Restaurant Week and ordered the two-course meal (4 options? for both appetizer and entree). We were surprised to see that there was no "deal" for the prix-fixe Restaurant Week luncheons. We almost did not order from that special menu but then decided to go with it for fun. The meals were very mediocre. For appetizers my husband had the mussels (very good) and I had the veal meatballs (good); for entrees my husband had a pappardelle with braised lamb shank (good, but not memorable) and I chose the granchio (PLT) (lousy, much as I love crab cakes. This large dried out crabcake came on a bun). Overall, a disappointment with the exception of the mussels appetizer.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had, and the service was impeccable. Wonderful experience.

j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bocca is a great place and newly refurbished. It's good for small two and also for 10, Food is great and service is excellent. Vodka gimlet is a highlight. The cheese wheel is wonderful. A good vibe and I recommend it to all.

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

It was so loud in there that you could not talk across the table. The barbers by the glass was fantastic but the food was just okay. Service was good but way too loud in there.

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We split a bunch of appetizers (the burrata and the octopus were incredible, then moved onto entrees, which surpassed the great apps (I would strongly recommend the NY strip and the sausage/fusilli pasta). Our server perfectly paired a couple of great wines with our our food and brought us a decadent chocolate cake on the house for dessert. Truly great experience from the food, to drinks, to the service and I would strongly recommend Bocca.

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