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Bocca

4.5
1537 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Wild Game, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(212) 387-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Corona
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Cross street
Between Park Avenue South and Broadway
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Public transit
R Trains to 23rd Street 4,5,6, L, N,R,Q at 14th St Union Square.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends at Bocca and mom's main course is on us !!
In addition to our regular menu we will also offer specials for dinner.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1537 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is great when ever you go. Top notch food with great sundried tomato in oil.

Pasta fish meat.. have it all ..

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This was a last-minute find and really a nice little gem. My wife and daughter were in the mood for pasta and turned out to be very good. Our server Kevin was very friendly and attentive and the food came out hot and fresh… And the pasta did not disappoint!!The salads were delicious and the bread with their homemade dipping sauce is spectacular! Always awesome to get pleasantly surprised when your not expecting it. Will definitely recco to others and pay another visit when we return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Bocca is a must when I visit NYC! Fantastic drinks and delicious food!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

We were looking for a nice spot for a dinner with friends in the flatiron area and ended up booking bocca. The atmosphere is casual, everybody is super friendly and the food was really tasty. We’ll definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Bocca is a fantastic restaurant. Nico, the manager, is very knowledgeable and very friendly. Fabrizio our waiter was perfection. Our food was excellent and just the right amount, real roman fare as authentic as it gets (I'm Italian ). I would recommend Bocca as one of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan, don't miss out!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our Open Table reservation was books in wrong location but Bocca Cincinnati was fabulous- accommodating our mixup so that we had a wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Good food at a fair price. If you are in the neighborhood this is a place to have a good dinner up to a party of 4.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The restaurant was so loud my dinner companion and I could barely hear each other. And we are not going deaf. Yet. Although, after our experience at Bocca...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food and atmosphere was amazing. The staff was super friendly and professional. This is a great place to go on a date or with a small group.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fabulous lasagna with Gorgonzola cream sauce and mushrooms. - real winner. And, wonderful, attentive service

I’d highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants especially during the week. On the weekend usually noise level is very high

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. The cacio e pepe is served in a cheese wheel and tasted delicious. The gnocchi was equally excellent. The pastas are clearly fresh and homemade. Would highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This restaurant was ok. Food was good, but not over the top amazing in my mind. Service was fine, our waitress had a bit of an attitude and wait staff placed dishes in front of wrong people, but the food generally made up for it. Only con to the food was my pasta seemed to be swimming in butter/oil. Overall I enjoyed this restaurant, but probably won't come back.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was the issue. Soup was not good and not hot. The entrée was not hot, but fair. Service was very good and were concerned about me not liking the soup and reduced the bill without me even asking.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fantastic lasagne with Gorgonzola and mushrooms! Don’t miss it

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

What a great dinner we had here! The food was fantastic. The servers were very friendly.

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Really,

Not good. Way expensive for nothing. Few Choices. Don't bother.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Date night for my boyfriend and I. Such an amazing change of pace from our usual take out in bed with Netflix dates. The tomato spread and Italian bread to start was decedent, mushroom polenta was creamy and delicious, we split the squid ink gnocchi which was to DIE for, and the quail second course was OK.
Dessert was delicious but slightly over priced for the size in my opinion. All and all would love to go back, so delicious, amazing ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Adorable quaint and intimate atmosphere. Very energetic vibe amongst the crowd. Can be casual or dressy. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Not your "ordinary" Italian menu; creative. Food was delicious and perfect portion-size. We loved the "cheese wheel." If you choose, the staff places your pasta in the cheese wheel and seasons it rather than using the usual cheese shaker...very "Italiano." We will return.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Delicious food and great service. Everyone was really nice and the again the food was exceptional. For sure coming back.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The prix fixe menu was great.our waiter was attentive but we did not feel rushed.
We will go back

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent dinner - very pleased with the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I would 100% go back there! Excellent service, tasty food and delicious red wine! Give it a try, you wont regret it!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Bocca provided an exceptional dining experience, from the welcoming at the entrance way to the very relaxing and unhurried meal. I had one of their salads to start (the kale option), and it was expertly prepared and very enjoyable. For my primary dish, I chose the tonnarelli. Both the taste and texture of the pasta, and the saucing (which is conducted table-side), were superb. I highly recommend this dish, and the restaurant in general, for a wonderful dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food is fantastic! Pastas are perfectly prepared, creative and delicious. Service was wonderful. We will be going back.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Bartender was great, excellent smoked bourbon drink and creative cocktails. Food very good too and great value

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine’s Day. They had a prix fixed menu, limited options per course. The service was very bad. My husband’s appetizer arrived pretty quickly, but mine didn’t arrive until almost 15mins AFTER he finished eating and they had cleared his plate. Our entrees took another 10+ mins after they finally cleared my appetizer plate. Tables that sat after us got their entrees before us. It was very frustrating. Our waiter would disappear for long periods of time.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great evening at Bocca. The food was excellent. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is very fun and modern. The entire party had a great time!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

A little noisy, however food and service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This place is very good and totally under the radar. Prices are great for the quality and the food is done authenticiy and well conceived. It beats Felida and a lot of other more highly praised Italian restaurants that are over priced disappointments:

Bravo to the chef

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good date spot, went during restaurant week and had good food and good service.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Double birthday celebration with family

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

A few of my co-workers and I decided to give this establishment a try due to restaurant week. None of the dishes are worth bragging about. Overall it was average.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great experience and ambiance. Food was really good but small portions. The service was also good.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

I really enjoyed this restaurant. Our server Kevin was AMAZING, the food was AMAZING. I will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

It was fantastic! I had the Cacio e Pepe and it was divine! Great cocktails, good calamari and not too loud. It's small and not in your face but it's fun

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was good. Service was excellent. Atmosphere is nice. I like the fresh pasta and the gluten free options. Dishes are well made, but lacked a little something extra. I do not think you will be disappointed with the experience.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Attentive service and a nice atmosphere - not quiet but not too lively! The food was very good - eggplant parm for appetizer was delicious, salads very good but a little too lightly dressed. The ravioli with burned butter sauce ..... pasta very nice thin, fresh with a light and delicious filling my only comment is that the burned butter was hardly burned so it tasted like ravioli sitting in too much melted butter. Very good - if the sauce had been better it would have been close to perfect!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Nicole is a wonderful server knowledgeable and attentive.We started with the fantastic Gamberi all’aglio e olio and Mozzarella fatta in casa. For dinner the very spicy Strozzapreti con anduja and Pappardelle al ragÚ di agnello. For dessert the Nutella semifreddo. What a tasty superb dinner it was. Thank you Bocca!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Tried Bocca during restaurant week. Service was great, felt well taken care of. Food was ok, had the pasta with braised lamb shank. It was good but not spectacular, wish it was a little more flavorful and pasta was a bit gummy. I was excited to try since the pasta in that dish is made in house. All in all and good experience, but nothing to make me want to run right back for the food. It is a nice cozy atmosphere, which I appreciated.

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