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Bocca

4.4
1531 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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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 1531 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 21, 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!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

I loved the tabl

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was great!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent meal & great service!!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Beyond delicious!!! Ordered Black 75 as drink it was perfection. Split the veggies and crostini and had the cacio e pepe - to die for!

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was creatively prepared and delicious. Waitress was very helpful and conscientious, and manager made sure that we were satisfied. Ambiance is lovely and very comfortable.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Nothing can beat their cacio e pepe! Hard to justify paying $20 for noodles and cheese, but . . . a nice treat every now and again.
Their pasta was cooked al dente - to perfection and came out piping hot. Very liberal with their fresh grated cheese - yum!!!
Meatballs came in brown gravy - was expecting (and would have preferred) red tomato-base sauce. But added fresh grated cheese and enjoyed.
Super nice staff, but slow service - excused because place was BUSY! Manager was walking around the floor - stopping by tables to make sure diners were enjoying their experience.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Really good food, priced fairly. Pleasant ambience and the manager and bartender were super nice.

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Ice tea no free refills. $3 a pop. Food was good but not amazing.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

The entire experience was perfect. The server was kind and helpful. The embiance was warm and inviting. The salmon was perfection, and how often can you say that about salmon! A real gem.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The restaurant was full, but we felt attended to by our waiter or the host if he wasn't available. Nice atmosphere the food was good and the cacio Pepe is a fun order is they mix it in a wheel of cheese at the table. The portions are healthy and good food.

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2.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Disappointed. Stopped coming here for a few years after seeing how the manager favors certain diners with free after dinner drinks. Tried again and same thing, saw manager bringing certain folks complimentary drinks- there was no special occasion like a birthday. I have never seen this in any other restaurant. Also, they said they would do a half order kids portion of pasta and sauce, but yet charged me $20 which was ridiculous. This place is never that full because not sure how many repeat diners. Do not plan to go back ever.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

What was exceptional about this place was the service; they were super attentive. What disappointed me with the food. It wasn't what I was expecting. I felt that it was a bit overpriced as well. Overall I would give 3/5 stars.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

I always love dinner at Bocca. I took my mom and a dear family friend. We commented how Craft is right next door, but Bocca has better food and isn't as expensive! It couldn't be more true. We also love the staff, such great service with the true Italian flare. Always LOVE Bocca.. and the scallop special I had was D E L I C I O U S.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

We went for my mother's birthday and had a great time! The staff explained the menu thoroughly for us and gave us great recommendations and we loved everything we ate! Their squid ink gnocchi were awesome as was the octopus appetizer! The restaurant looks quite unassuming from the outside but we ate great food at a reasonable price and left full! Can't complain!

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Excellent service and a quiet and intimate setting. I always take out of town guests. Food is amazing.

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The reviews we read gave us high expectations and those expectations were not food. Overall the food was bland and not special. It wasn't bad but it was not flavorful or memorable.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

The whole experience at the restaurant was amazing. The service to start was great, every dish was unique and delicious and clearly showed that the ingredients were carefully chosen to complement each other. Also very reasonably priced for the quality of food. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Love dining at Bocca. A very special restaurant for us.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

We went here because they had a Group on.
Food was great and the hostess and our waiter, Kevin, were welcoming and professional.
We would go back and also would recommend to others!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Very good Food

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We tried this place during NYC Restaurant Week in July. Great food for a nice price. Easy to get to, clean, good service and excellent food. I really enjoyed the carpaccio di manzo, but t it was ALL good!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Very good meal with really great service. Wonderful homemade pasta with delicious accompanying flavors

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Food is the best part of this place. Real classy Italian. The place itself is good but not as romantic as I hoped it would be!

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2017

It was not a bad environment but we were seated in a terrible spot even though the entire restaurant was empty. Very small location. Appetizers took 30 minutes to come out.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Nice intimate place. The food was good. A bit on the rich side, but nice

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Been here many times for dinner, and until Sunday, I had NEVER had a bad meal here. This was the first time on a Sunday,and maybe the B-team was in the kitchen, but the meal was well below par. Few things seemed fresh, and nothing was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

This is really a special place for us. We are treated super special since the first time. Food is very tasty and they always changing their menu. Service is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Fabulous find! Cady found the place through Instagram because of the pasta that is mixed in a wheel of mozzarella. That pasta is excellent but very peppery , meaning black pepper not spicy. The pasta was fresh, beautifully presented and tasty. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2017

The restaurant was a good spot. I enjoyed the food and found that the service was good. The waiters were mostly attentive of us. I thought the ambience was good. There was a sizable crowd for a Monday evening.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Always a nice meal when we eat there. Staff welcome you as family and service is attentive but not disruptive. A real gem!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Fantastic food elevated by even better service. Will be coming back every time I come to New York.

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