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Bocca Ristorante, Birmingham, AL

Bocca Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1044 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please observe the following restaurant policies:

If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of Covid-19 please do not enter the restaurant.

Please do not enter the restaurant without reservations. A staff member will come outside to arrange for a reservation.

Please maintain at least six feet of distance from the staff and other guests.

In addition to requirements from the State of Alabama Safer at Home Order, the City of Birmingham and the Jefferson County Department of Public Health we are taking the following additional precautions as posted on our website boccabirmingham.com.

We look forward to serving you.

Tom Saab and the Bocca Ristorante Staff

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 201-5980

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tom Saab

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    23rd Street and 2nd Avenue North

  • Parking details

    Onsite Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Please Join us for a Special New Year's Eve Experience

Popular dishes

What 1,044 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Best Overall

  • Alabama

    Great for fine wines

  • Alabama

    Romantic

  • Alabama

    Good for special occasions

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Hot spot

  • Birmingham

    Great for fine wines

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Good for special occasions

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

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  1. JC

    JimC

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful signature drinks and food options - something for everyone and everything we tried was delicious. Portions are big enough that there are always leftovers for home (or for sharing, which is encouraged)
  2. BB

    BarryB

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really great Resturant... In all areas.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was so friendly and great service! Food was amazing!
  5. LM

    LindaM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful: beautiful presentation, delicious tastes. The veal marsala and beef short ribs both were melt-in-your-mouth tender. Great, attentive service. This is a terrific date night spot.
  6. A

    Amanda

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and best service in town! I always love coming to eat at Bocca!
  7. E

    Enjoy

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the pasta. Scallop risotto was a bit on the salty side though.
  8. MF

    MarissaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was spectacular all around! I have nothing bad to say. Absolutely worth a visit
  9. BL

    BirminghamLawyer

    Western NC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Birmingham! Very consistent. Always good food and service.
  10. SG

    SamanthaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was very impressed with Bocca! The service was outstanding, and our waitress was very knowledgeable. The food was absolutely delicious. The wine list was good and the cocktail I had was one of the best ever! The restaurant itself is the old Rogue Tavern location with which I was very familiar, but it is unrecognizable as they did an amazing job with the restaurant layout and decor. I definitely recommend a nice date night dinner here.
  11. TG

    ThomasGlee

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Coming from NY and having this placed recommended by a bartender and was very disappointed. First ordered a glass of wine and the pour was so short it was incredible. Four ounces for 15 dollars and it was not stated on the menu. Next not offered bread and when asked they said there was a five dollars charge and nothing was stated on the menu. Dinner arrived and my portion of bolognese was small and not what I am used to. My wife who doesn’t usually complain said her chicken saltimbocca was the worst ever. Just a terrible experience!
  12. M

    Mike

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was good but food was mediocre at best. The linguine carbonara had clearly been sitting out for a while before we got it bc it was luke warm and completely stuck together
  13. MM

    MelanieM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and great service by the entire team!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Atmosphere was incredible. Jazz guitar was a great touch, love that it was not too loud and we were sitting right next to him. Cannot say anything negative at all.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere
  16. B

    Bham

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Both the food and service were really good. The place was so noisy I couldn’t carry on a conversation with my friend at a 2 top, nor could we communicate with our server. It was bad enough that our server offered to move us to a different table. The new table was only a little better
  17. LA

    LAURA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Birmingham!! Never disappoints!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced
  19. CP

    CathyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Our meals were lacking in flavor. Very small portions. We had shrimp scampi, it was smothered in butter. The portion was the size of a side dish. Do not get this if you are a hungry man. We also had the Eggplant lasagna, that was good and a decent size portion. Lastly I had the fettuccine carbonara. I have never had carbonara taste so bad, how do you mess up such a simple delicious dish? The Italian donut desert was really good. The service was great and the ambiance was lovely. It's a one and done for me. Thanks tho...
  20. FD

    FoodDood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, great ambiance. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Pasta was definitely house made.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    25th wedding anniversary
  22. SF

    ScottF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Our new favorite place in Birmingham
  23. H

    Hulsey

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very pleasant!
  24. r

    richh

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. Good food. Good drinks. A very nice night.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance and service was good! Really great environment for a nice date night or special occasion. The food was good but not quite enough. It would be great if there weren’t 2 other really great Italian restaurants in town with great portions but those 2 definitely overshadow Bocca. Good restaurant though.
  26. M

    Madeline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the first time for my birthday and it was amazing! The food was great and the sweet staff went above and beyond to make it a great experience! Tatum is great! The birthday card on the table with a Dr. Seuss quote and complimentary Prosecco made it great for a special occasion. Highly recommend!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Excellent food and wonderful service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and experience
  29. A

    Andie

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great experience at Bocca! From the appetizers, main course & dessert... everything was phenomenal!! Our server, Amber, was very attentive & knowledgeable! She also had the valet bring our car around after we paid so we didn't have to wait! We will definitely be back!!
  30. IB

    IainB

    Atlanta

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice addition to BHM dining scene. Great service. The seating arrangement was a little weird as we were seated in what could be described as a walk through, so felt on one hand a little exposed and not especially warm or inviting and on another hand felt like the table we were at was an afterthought. Apart from that everything was great & will look forward to a return visit
  31. s

    shortump

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bocca is one of my favorite restaurants! The food was awesome and the service was outstanding. Our waitress, Amber, went above and beyond to make our dining experience one to remember.
  32. TD

    TravelDiner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Two friends joined me for dinner at Bocca. We were immediately happy that we had asked to be seated outside (a courtyard in the back), as the main dining area was very noisy. Service was prompt and friendly. I had a Caesar salad to start, and one friend had the panzanella salad. My salad was very crisp and simple. Normally I think restaurant salads are over dressed but if anything this one could have used a bit more. There was one long anchovy filet on the plate. We all ordered pastas as our main course. My linguini carbonara tasted very good but was over sauced. There really shouldn’t be a pool of sauce on the plate. But the pasta was cooked perfectly and the flavor was there. I found the "crispy egg" on the side of the plate a but much, plus it was not crispy. It made me think of a scotch egg. My friends enjoyed their bucatini pomodoro and tagliatelle with bolognese. Servings were generous and one friend took part of hers home. There is a nice wine list, including some very good choices by the glass. My friends were not as impressed with the beer selection. Whiskey menu was deemed pretty good. I would visit Bocca again - some of the entree options looked very good, as did the desserts.
  33. TC

    TopChefette

    Birmingham

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Both of the entrees we ordered (Veal…..and the Carbonara) were too salt and just tepid when served.
  34. F

    Fresh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome valet, hostess, bartender, and fantastic waiter. I will return...
  35. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When there are just two of us we enjoy eating at the bar. Great cocktail and food menu. Our bartender was attentive and had great recommendations for wine pairings with our meal. Highly recommend Boca and dinning at the bar.
  36. TD

    TDubb

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bocca is always amazing! They went out of their way to make my wife feel special for her birthday. Service was on point. Carlos chose a great bottle of wine based on our tastes. Good was great as usual. This is a do not miss place, 5 stars.
  37. w

    weloveeatingout

    Birmingham

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Who knew how wonderful this place could be? It’s a stunning venue on 2nd avenue. We were seated in a beautiful booth near the bar, and, a live performer! A birthday celebration with a lovely server named Tatum. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Everything is made in house ( pasta, sauces, etc ) Drinks were fantastic, food was fantastic, service was fantastic. Cannot wait to return and try the beautiful patio.
  38. LH

    LHAV

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and great food as always
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food!
  40. E

    Enjoysdiningout

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Our server, Liana, is a delightful professional who knows the menu, and how to take care of her guests. We had a wonderful meal that was paced well - a delightful dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bocca Ristorante using the Order Online button. Bocca Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 201-5980.

Bocca Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bocca Ristorante

2312 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3874

Additional information

  • Cross street

    23rd Street and 2nd Avenue North

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Onsite Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Saab

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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