Bocca

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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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EM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One off the best Italian restaurant In New York!

j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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

RO
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
68 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

family dinner on sunday

P
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Great value for the quality of food!

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Thanks!

CC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good to be back after years of absence... Even though I live in the Gr Village, maybe 20 minutes walk away, I had somehow not dined at Bocca probably close to ten years. An occasion arose, so friends and I went there for dinner. To my pleasant surprise, Bocca is well and doing fine still. Service was very friendly and efficient, and food was very good. Hot dishes were served hot, cold things cold. Just the way they ought to be. When my cappuccino came out lukewarm, it was immediately corrected. I got a fresh, steaming hot cup.

It is good to see a deserving restaurant succeed. Am sure it is the result of lots of hard work. Thank you!!

n
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time. Lovely host and the food was good. Was it the best Italian we've had, no. However, it was a great spot for good Italian food at a good price point. Will return again. Thanks to everyone.

n
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nico is a welcoming face every time we visit! The new Decour was really fun and trendy. We tried the new shrimp with pancetta are all favorite cacio e Pepe and the bronzino with escarole. Bravo Bocca

OT
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cute little place in the hood

LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! From
the super nice wonderful hostess to the chill bartender and our attentive waiter it was all wonderful! Thank you for an awesome night!

F
London
73 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good pasta and excellent service. Just back from Italy and my pasta dish was better than what I had there. The only average part was the bread. The service is really very good. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Consistently delicious and authentic italian food. It's a top recommendation I give to friends visiting NYC. Everything is great, fresh, and the service is welcoming.

BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cacio & pepe in the cheese wheel... Best I have ever had in the states

AH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service: Professional/accommodating
Food: Nice/delicious selections
Ambience: Comfortable/casual

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Came here for a birthday lunch. Only issue is that the waiters were much less attentive compared to the last time we dined here.

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

Great lunch with Cacio y Pepe prepared and served tableside in a fresh huge Peccorino wheel! Service was great and attentive.

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