About Bocca

On June 25th, 2007, Alessandro Peluso together with his friends and family, opened the doors of Bocca with a celebration and an evening of food and wine. This Roman restaurant has been bustling with patrons ever since. Our Chef James Corona is excited to offer a roster of creative Roman dishes to New Yorkers. Chef James uses only imported Italian DOP (protected designation of origin) products and is a proud supporter of the Union Square Green Market. Our meals are complimented by an extensive wine list, an elegant and cozy yet casual dining environment, and a friendly and courteous wait staff.

39 East 19th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Wild Game, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm -10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Park Avenue South and Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 387-1200

Website:
http://www.boccanyc.com/

Public Transit:
R Trains to 23rd Street 4,5,6, L, N,R,Q at 14th St Union Square.

Executive Chef:
James Corona

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Bring your family and loved ones at Bocca and join us on Christmas Eve. We will be serving our regular a la carte menu along with some traditional Roman's Christmas Eve specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Bring your family and loved ones at Bocca and join us on Christmas Day. We will be serving our regular a la carte menu along with some traditional Roman's Christmas Day specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year Eve at Bocca with our 4 courses menu for $75pp OR with 2 hours of open bar included for $115pp. From our entire staff we would like to wish everyone a Healthy and Happy New Year!!

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Private Dining

The perfect place in Gramercy for your next party. Let us host your rehearsal dinner, company holiday party, birthday party or bridal shower.

Bocca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Special Occasion (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
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Notable Wine List (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 16 hours ago

Touristy place with lots of gimmicky menu items

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent prix fixe lunch. Delicious food. Attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Already ate here again! Friday night with out of town friends was my first and came back with my boyfriend Sunday for dinner !
Cheese wheel pasta and the steak! The soup was great and the best spicy marg in the city! So smooth! And I’m picky!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing service and staff

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It feels like you are getting a meal straight out of Rome. Excellent food. Service was also very good and the prices are great for the quality you are getting. Going back there again for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service very authentic and food was delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The staff was very welcoming and the restaurant was quite busy. The food was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Have been to Boca numerous times and this was the best ever. Fresh ingredients and homemade pasta are delicious and our charming host, Nikko, makes you feel very special. The buratta was creamy and yummy and the apple strudel flaky and filled with the biggest raisins (as well as perfect apples) I have ever seen. Prosecco to start and limoncello to finish was perfection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had another fantastic dinner as a family and was treated like family! Nico and staff are welcoming and take special care to remember what we like! Grazie Molto!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was delicious! We both got the Tonnarelli cacio e pepe, which is handmade pasta stirred inside a wheel of Parmesan cheese before it's served to you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our go to for Italian in the city. We love the atmosphere (small..we always sit at the bar) and the friendly staff. Food is delicious. We will always return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lovely place. Nice ambience, good service, great meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner for a friend. Food is very good- highly recommend Cacio e Pepe

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I wish I had a better review to write, however, it is not the case. I will start with them adding gratuity to our check, table of 2, I am guessing because we used a Groupon deal so they felt the need to add gratuity. The bill ended up being $102.35 then they added a whopping gratuity ($33.50) onto the bill. I was utterly shocked. I won't go into the food because thus far we were going with the flow until that gratuity hit the table. It was our first and last time at Bocca and probably our last Groupon deal at a restaurant . #disappointed

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing service, even better food, wow this place blew my mind from start to finish!!!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Sorry to say that a formerly-favorite restaurant disappointed badly. The food was OK, the service was OK, but unfortunately we forgot to leave a tip. The manager marched over and was rather snide. We apologized and proceeded to add a tip. My friend complained about his attitude, and he said he's been there for years or something. (I missed this exchange.) Apparently, his view is that the customer is no longer right. I have found this at other places
recently and it makes me very unhappy.

Bocca made my friends and me very unhappy and we won't be back. It was noisy, not energetic, by the way.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Took a friend to Bocca as a birthday celebration and we loved it. We had a delicious luncheon of homemade pastas that would be the envy of an Nonna!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loved it! Wanted to try good Italian food while in town from DC and was blown away!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We went for a business lunch. Place was empty except for our table. This was my second time at Bocca. Previously I had been for dinner and the place was not completely crowded then but not as empty as lunch time either. Food is alright. Decent Italian. Service during lunch was particularly slow which was just surprising considering we were the only ones there. The fellow assisting the waitress and refilling our waters was very nice and attentive. Overall nothing to really write home about. It was a pretty dull experience. Ambience is too dark and dingy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The mozzarella wasn't as soft and good as it was the last time I went . I was not at all pleased with my steak. It was kind of bland.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very cozy! The pasta dish I got was tasty yet could have had more sauce and meat. The portion sizes were good yet could have been a little bigger. The manager surprised us with an aperitif which was nice. I would definitely go back and would recommend to others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service I had the paperdelle with lamb shank wife had the fresh pasta in the cheese ball excellent app was shrimp with fresh roasted garlic excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food. Always reliable. Attentive service. We often dine here after a movie near Union Sq.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food and service were good
Good neighbor hood spot

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Came with a friend after work to catch up. I got the tonnarelli cacio e pepe and it was absolutely perfect. The wine was great. Service was a little slow, but I didn't mind. Definitely will be going back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Hard to find a good Italian spot like this in Manhattan that is neither hokey Little Italy or inaccessibly high-end and overpriced. Great quality pastas, genuine service, and generous portions! Went back again in the same week!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went for a business lunch. The food just wasn't that good. Everyone felt the same about their meals. Most got the pre fixe and felt there are better options in the surrounding area. We were also the only group in there on a Friday around lunch.

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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and a lively atmosphere but deeply unhappy that they added 20% gratuity to the bill, and then presented credit card slip for signature with another 18% gratuity added. It took some time to sort this out, and while they claimed it was a mistake, it seems that their systems are set to add a gratuity to the bill for large groups (this is fine - standard practice) and their credit card machines are also set to automatically add a gratuity charge. Obviously, they should not do both, and I just hope other diners are wise enough to check the bill and the credit slip carefully...

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the food given the fact that it was significantly less expensive than Você, another Italian restaurant in the area. On top of that, Nico, (not sure about the spelling), the maitre d came over to our table several times to check on us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants but on this night, in particular, they were running a promotion on some imported Italian ham/Prosciutto Cotto. I found the ham to be distasteful and ultimately a killer to my favorite dish, one of the main reasons I frequent this place — their authentic cooking of the Pasta Carbonara (a special that night), which usually uses Pancetta or Prosciutto Crudo, which are vastly different cuts of ham. Needless to say, I was disappointed that my favorite dish was ruined by this awful Cotto ham that tasted like deli meat, and not fine Italian salted pork.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Whenever I come to New York I always stop at Bocca. Unmatched service with unreal food. 5 stars!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My friend enjoyed his steak. Great presentation! We both enjoyed the fresh mozzarella appetizer. However, the pappardelle al ragu d'agnello was not as good as it used to be. The warm chocolate cake was so rich and delicious!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My girlfriend mentioned this place several times as her favorite place to go before going to see a play. We enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for a birthday that we will never forget! Every plate that arrived on our table was wonderfully crafted! The veal meatballs were perfectly seasoned and cooked, the calamari and chorizo crostini was fantastic - I've honestly not eaten more tenderly cooked calamari from a place that does not even boast its seafood selections. The cheese wheel pasta is everything you've ever hoped for and the squid ink gnocchi with crab meat had me scraping my plate regardless of my full belly. Finally - the chocolate "molten" cake with pistachio Gelato was out of this world, though it is not a traditional molten cake, it is definitely a dessert of its own class.

Finally, the host was so gracious! He checked on us often and even gave us some free drinks for the occasion! Would definitely recommend a hundred times over.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent quality food. Fantastic service and the best nduja I have had outside of Calabria. Highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was delicious and service was very attentive. Although the portions were small

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I loved the tabl

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Super friendly waiter and amazing food. Also, shoutout to the bartender!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was great!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent meal & great service!!

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