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Bocca Ristorante

4.8
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86 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
We are back and ready to safely serve you! Bocca. As re-open our restaurant safety is our top priority.
Most importantly, we express our sincere concern for those affected by the pandemic.
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.

Bocca’s spacious interior is uniquely designed to offer semiprivate dining. Reservations are required.

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 miss you and look forward to serving you again.

Tom Saab and the Bocca Ristorante Staff

Support Bocca Ristorante during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 86 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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MaggieW
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Everything was well done, and the pasta was divine. Service was attentive but waited the entire meal before wiping down the table. Wish there was a good chocolate option for dessert, but other choices were solid. Noise level wasn’t bad, but it would be loud if the restaurant was packed. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of the top few Italian restaurants in Birmingham! We will go back for sure.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, great food.

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RobF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

JS
JamesS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

server could have been more attentive had to ask for refills of water and remind him to bring several items. food was amazing and great atmosphere.

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vipVanessaR
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful.. I hate to tell everyone how good it is because we will go back and will have to battle the crowds. There was good food and the staff is like family.. Cheers!

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paulS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Loved it. Will be returning. Spreading the word about this place.

JL
JohnL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent new addition to the Birmingham restaurant scene. Great atmosphere, very good service and excellent Italian food!

MK
vipMissKeshiaP
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a regular visitor of Bocca, I Love the atmosphere of this establishment. Chef Che is one of the top chefs in the nation. Food is always prepared to perfection.
Timmy & Travis are both such great assets. The female bartender Courtney was very personable & made the best Margarita!.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and even better service!

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Submom
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Bocca was great! The service was very attentive and the food was amazing! I would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious!!!! Amazingly decorated, a beautiful restaurant with top notch cuisine and drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

DD
vipDrDan
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service with Travis was the best!
Very Covid safe.

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Renie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been looking forward to this meal since before COVID-19 lockdown in March. We love Bistro 218 and could not wait to try the sister restaurant, Bocca, for our 19th anniversary. Nothing but praise for our server, Travis, whose recommendations were on point! We splurged on a high end wine and enjoyed burrata with prosciutto, followed by fresh pasta bolognese, Tuscan ribeye, and scallops paired with a vegetable risotto. I really love asparagus but marriage is about sacrifice sometimes so the pasta bolognese was a shared delight. Next time I will get the garganelli with asparagus as my primi. A much needed date night well spent. High praise for @stayfreshchef! If you want a nice intimate date night with impeccable health and safety precautions and equally impeccable cuisine, visit our new friends at at Bocca.

CL
ChristiL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, wonderful food and attentive service. Great new addition to Birmingham.

RS
RichardS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience at Bocca was excellent. Our server (Tim, I believe was his name) was very helpful and attentive, as it was our first time at the restaurant. He walked us through the wine list, but was never pushy about selling an expensive bottle. We were given plenty of time to peruse the menu, and were offered suggestions along the way, if we asked.

Our antipasti (proscuitto and burrata) was absolutely delicious. We were one of the earlier reservations of the evening, but as business picked up, we noticed many more tables ordered the same dish, and for good reason. The pasta course we selected was gargatelli with asparagus and a cream sauce, and was without a doubt one of the best pasta dishes I've had of any kind, ever. The homemade eggless pasta had a wonderful texture and flavor.

Our server checked on us periodically through the antipasti and pasta courses, but never once made us feel rushed. In fact, we were well into pasta course before our server asked us if we had decided on an entree. It was clear that the staff wanted us to feel welcome and comfortable. We were given all the time we wished to enjoy our bottle of wine and beginning courses.

We opted for the shrimp scampi and veal marsala entrees for the main course. The veal marsala was tender and delicious. In fact, it was so tender, it could be cut with a butterknife. The marsala wine sauce was simply perfect. The shrimp scampi included a generous portion of succulent shrimp, and more handmade pasta. The shrimp and pasta were cooked perfectly.

Everything about my experience at Bocca was excellent. The restaurant is beautifully arranged and decorated. Every staff member was knowledgeable, attentive, and pleasant. I will be returning to Bocca as soon as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, atmosphere, and food. Our new favorite in Birmingham

K
vipdanielleK
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was spacious and well designed for social distancing. The staff was attentive and the service was great. We enjoyed our food, especially the meatballs and the short rib.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service!!!

MS
MelissaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Boccaccio! We had the veal meatballs and the buratta with prosciutto for our appetizers. We chose the lemon garganelli for the pasta course. For our entree’s, we had the veal Marsala, and the snapper. Everything we chose was exquisite! We can’t wait to return. I honestly can’t say enough great things about Bocca!!! 😋

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Viandwhatnot
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The staff was so great! Every single person there works hard and is always accommodating and paying attention to you. A wonderful place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible.

SS
SteveS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a special occasion, such as anniversaries, promotions, etc

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Firs time to this new restaurant, and I was very pleased. We shared a couple of the pastas and a scallop dish that were each terrific. I look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience! Matthew was just phenomenal!! We enjoyed a quiet evening and a great meal. The recommendations Matthew made were on point, his service was impeccable and truly made our experience 5 stars.
We shared the Prosciutto with Burrata appetizer and highly recommend it; the flavors and mouth feel were really spectacular. The Primi we selected was a carbonara and again it was perfect. The portions are generous and perfect for sharing, which lends to an intimate date night atmosphere. We chose the Scallop Risotto as our secondi. The scallops were amazing and the risotto was a perfect compliment.
I have to say, the homemade pastas really take this experience to a new level.
Another mention to the bartenders, the basil and lemoncello cocktail I had was delicious and a great compliment to the Burrata!
Thank you for a wonderful evening, we can’t wait to dine with you all again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took 30 minutes to get our first drink. Waiter visited table early, but we only had 1 drink menu for 6 people, so we weren’t ready to order. He didn’t check back for 15 more minutes and then it was another 15 mins before the drinks were ready. No reason not to give a table of 6, 3 drink menus. Or better yet, print the cocktail list on the menu and just have a separate wine list .

Food was delicious, snapper was extremely fresh, no fishy taste. Everyone at the table enjoyed their entrees. The beef carpaccio wasn’t great. Two of us were splitting it, but we each only had one bite. It was very plain with just meat and arugala. It needs a horseradish cream sauce of some sort for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give this place more stars I would! My boyfriend and I decided this was the best meal we have had in the year we have lived in Birmingham and he is HIGHLY critical of Italian food. Matt was our server but is normally the bar manager of their sister restaurant, Bistro, and was beyond helpful in answering all of our questions regarding the menu along with providing excellent service. We are already planning our next date there!

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vipandyd
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and great service

SS
StaceyS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great new addition to Birmingham's restaurant scene. Delicious craft cocktails, great wine list, amazing food. We will be back!

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Disappointed
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place on Open Table. Great location. Valet available. Sat at the bar. Not overly crowded or loud. Tim the bartender was great, friendly, good conversation. He was very knowledgeable of the menu items, wine list, and surrounding area. Prices were reasonable. Food was delicious.

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viphoudinner
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Bocca. It was a superb meal, with excellent service in a charming space. We had the cioppino and the shrimp linguine, both of which were fantastic and well prepared. Our server gave us great advice on wine selection--and both of the wines we had were fine (and fairly priced). By the way, the bread was also tasty--a rustic focaccia and another more flat bread version.
While we did not have dessert, the coffee and expresso were both quite good.

We are in Birmingham a few times a year and Bocca will definitely be on our list for a return visit.

BJ
BJGNKG
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended!
We will return often.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to come back. This is honestly the best Italian meal I’ve had outside of Italy. The service was amazing. The food was incredible! New favorite restaurant!

JG
vipJoeG
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time at this relatively new restaurant. Good social distancing was in place. Food and service were very good. Prices reasonable, will be back.

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rajatp
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good apps and primo / secondi
Cocktails ok
Dessert is a pass

Large space and good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed it very much. Matt was a terrific waiter. He did a fabulous job! The food was good, but we felt somewhat over priced. The atmosphere was top notch. We very much enjoyed the way the tables were laid out, the lighting and the noise level was comfortable. The temperature in the restaurant was also very pleasing.

LB
vipLBramlett
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were passing through town and wanted a nice "date night". Bocca definitely fit the bill. Service was excellent, cocktails were great, good wine list, and really really good food! Would definitely recommend.

MK
vipMissKeshiaP
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Che entrees were amazing as normal. Kitchen was running behind but service was amazing Food was amazing. Will definitely frequent again. Thanks

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Bocca Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

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