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Bocca Ristorante, Birmingham, AL
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Bocca Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1132 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

8:00 PM


Booked 22 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

  • Valentines Day

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Please join us for a special Valentines day celebration!

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What 1,132 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Best Overall

  • Alabama

    Best Food

  • Alabama

    Best Service

  • Alabama

    Best Ambiance

  • Alabama

    Romantic

  • Alabama

    Good for special occasions

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Birmingham

    Great for fine wines

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Good for special occasions

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

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  1. HS

    HeidiS

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience! It was my nieces bday and they brought us a champagne toast as well as birthday surprise at end. Food was fabulous and service was impeccable! Make sure you meet Carlos while there! He knows wine and is highly qualified to recommend! One of the top in the world!
  2. EB

    ErikB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matthew was amazing! Carlos was also great! It was an absolutely memorable experience! Thank you!
  3. DT

    DesireeT

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Main course was very good- appetizers and drinks were average. Service was very average. Had to ask for our waiter multiple times since he was too busy to get drink refills, needed utensils etc. left a bit disappointed.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I had dinner here on a Saturday night. The appetizer and first course were amazing. We both had Caesar salads and shared the garganelli with asparagus. For the main course, my husband had the snapper. It was cooked perfectly and so flavorful. I had the scallop risotto that was also delicious. The server was knowledgeable, prompt, and kind. 10/10 recommend and we will definitely be back!
  5. KH

    KatieH

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant and fabulous staff. Valet service is key! Great food, great drinks.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was decent, but it was a busy Friday night and our waiter was spread way too thin. Service was subpar.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the service was super attentive, knowing we had to leave by a certain tim, they moved quickly. the food was delicious. short rib, snapper & scallops were enjoyed as well as the tiramisu.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for a birthday celebration. The staff was super accommodating. It was a last minute reservation and they went out of their way to make us feel special. The food was spectacular and the ambience was amazing. It was my second time visiting and it has been consistent with both when visiting!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos was an awesome host. Give the guy a raise! In fact, give him partnership!! Mr. Saab (the owner) was very nice, gracious and approachable. Great ambiance. Fantastic Food. Outstanding service. A great time was had by all!
  10. LA

    LAP1

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Have been to Bocca quite a few times and always enjoy it. The Gulf Snapper and spicy meatballs were delicious. My husband tried the rabbit, for something different, and wish he had ordered something else. It was ok. It was quite crowded early as there were two big events happening at the BJCC at 7:30 p.m. We have had better service in the past and maybe they weren’t anticipating having a full restaurant at 6 pm.
  11. VN

    ValarieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my first visit. I plan to revisit again. The food was very good. I had the red snapper, my friend had the egg plant lasagna and she raved how good it tasted. The staff is very friendly and professional. They love to laugh and made us laugh.
  12. MM

    MichaelM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service. This is are favorite place to come for date night.
  13. GP

    GreatPlace

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate our anniversary and everyone was supper nice! The food was tasty and hot, I chose the sangria for drink, but my second choice was better. I really enjoyed my time there for sure!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bocca is always excellent. Matt runs the place like a well oiled machine, serving up amazing dinners. The menu is diverse with something for everyone. Carlos will make sure you have a perfect wine with your meal. Well done!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience for our Anniversary. Food, service, and ambiance was just great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. This place is always special. Food and service are always the best.
  17. j

    jeff

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and the service was outstanding
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th birthday party for my wife with out of town family. Everyone had a great time and loved the food
  19. HF

    HollyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and it was amazing. Staff so knowledgeable! Learned a lot about Italian food and wine. Highly recommend and we will be back soon!
  20. KS

    KStar

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food; tasty cocktails; quality service & cool atmosphere!
  21. DH

    DevinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and couldn’t have asked for a better experience
  22. B

    Bridge

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second dining experience at Bocca and I’m pleased to say that it was another good experience. Everyone from the front door back were wonderfully friendly and professional; and the food was magnificent.
  23. SC

    ShanaC

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner! The eggplant lasagna was amazing! ♥️
  24. t

    timm

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend
  25. V

    Vassilli

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Due to work, last minute reservation. Sat at the bar and was blown away by Mathew our bartender/server. The most relaxing but yet very attentative service without being rushed. Carlos of course made fantastic wine selections for us and the food was fantastic. Had the pleasure of seeing Tom Saab the owner with his wonderful wife and we had a marvelous time talking into the evening. Never dissapointed and always very satisfied. One of Birmingham's classics. Valet and Hostess stand are top notch.
  26. 4

    4boz

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Enjoyed everything!
  27. TW

    TWTT

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great service. Rabbit and Shrimp Scampi are excellent. Must do the Spicy Meatballs….
  28. MJ

    MarJC

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Loved the ambiance. Our first course, the handkerchief pasta, was delicious! Highly recommend. And so glad we didn’t skip the focaccia bread. So good. For entrees we had the snapper and the scallops. We didn’t think the snapper was very flavorful, but we both thought the scallops were wonderful! Our server Mark was a delight. Very attentive. However, we felt rather rushed, with staff asking to take our plates while we were still eating, and bringing our third course before we had finished the second course, with little room on the table for it. We didn’t stay for dessert. But a wonderful night overall catching up with one of my longest time friends.
  29. LI

    LILLIANP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, lovely service…looking forward to our next visit!
  30. GL

    GibsonL

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED Bocca. The ambiance is wonderful, our waitress could not have been nicer or more helpful, and our food was truly superb. This was our first time at Bocca, but it will definitely not be our last.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night! Great service, knowledgeable, great atmosphere. Will return.
  33. JH

    JeffH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is great and design of restaurant very nice. Valet parking convenient for the downtown location. Very loud with the cement floors and guitarist playing. Still able to have conversations at the table.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Had another wonderful night at Bocca! The Sommelier, Carlos goes above and beyond to make sure you have an A1 experience. Tatum our server was a true joy.
  35. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Service was excellent! Reservations were easy.
  36. JB

    JohnB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening! This was our first time at Bocca’s and we were blown away! First, Valet parking in front is easy! The place is beautifully decorated. We were a few minutes early so while we waited they escorted us to the bar area and took very good care of us. After enough time to get our drinks and have a pleasant conversation, our table was ready. Our server was wonderful. We had an appetizer, some pasta, and each an entree. I can’t adequately describe how great each course was! It was unbelievably delicious! Also each course arrived perfectly timed! All in all a great date night! We will definitely be back!!
  37. RJ

    RJVJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good food. We enjoyed our meals and had a nice time.
  38. BT

    BaileyT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered an Espresso Martini, Caesar Salad, Scallop Risotto, and Pan Seared Red Snapper. All were excellent and perfect portion sizes. Waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Best meal we have had in Birmingham in awhile.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible
  40. AG

    AbbeyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The service was amazing. A must try in Birmingham!

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 1132 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 22 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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