Bocce USQ

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50 reviews
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We hold the majority of our tables for walk ins, if you do not see the reservation that you are looking for please stop in and we will get you seated as soon as possible.

Bocce USQ is the NYC backyard we never had but always wanted. Located in the heart of Union Square Park, it is a place for neighbors to escape, be outside, enjoy ridiculously good Italian food, refreshing drinks, a little sun, a little shade, and some (mostly) friendly competition on the bocce court. We take a limited number of reservations and hold the majority of our restaurant for walk ins. If you don't see the reservation you are looking for, please walk in and we will be happy to get you seated as soon as possible.

For large party reservations and private events please fill out a request form here: http://bit.ly/bookbocce. Contact us at hello@bocceunionsquare.com.
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EB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Honestly, this is NYC! You have to get on your game. The salad in particular (the Chopped) was vintage 1960’s. No wonder people used to hate veggies. Boring. My dining companion didn’t want to mention it, because I was treating, but he did reluctantly agree when I admitted I found it blah. The pizza (The Farm) likewise just ok. $24 in cold brewed coffee (which was really good) later, the bill for this fare came to $80 before tip. Really, wish we had gone elsewhere. You guys have to step it up.

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I went this past Friday when the temperature was in the 90’s. Restaurant should have had all fans going as it was very very hot.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bocce is an urban oasis in Union Square Park. The pizzas are some of the best in NYC and the drinks perfect on a warm summer day.

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

$5 iced teas that were mostly ice. Offered refill & charged again.

LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Pizzas are good, but everything else is disappointing. Breathtakingly rude front of house staff and apathetic wait staff.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The server was disrespectful. He wouldn’t give us silverware even after we asked. And he practically thee our dishes at us when they arrived.

GM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There are not many places where you can sit outside in NYC and not be breathing in exhaust fumes.
Bocce is like dining in a off the beaten place in Venice. Great food and competent service. the only downside is the menu is a bit limited but everything on it is very good and well prepared.

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Was very excited to come here. Ambiance is great. Feel like you're dining in the Borghese Gardens. Food was excellent, we got the pepperoni pizza and the Bocce bread. Would have ordered more food if our waitress ever came to our table. Patiently waited with our empty water glasses, wine glasses and plates until we eventually gave in to try and flag her down which still didn't work. Asked another server for more wine and the check. So cheers to the kitchen for killing it. Front of house - get it together please.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Chef is a pain, you can put an egg on a pizza but not on the hash how stupid is that? Very nit picky over clearly doable add ons which was annoying but food was good and bar tenders are lovely!!

C
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but they reduced the menu and it is too limited. If you want pizza, its great, anything but pizza, not so much.

k
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good but closing soon for the season (outdoor in USQ ) so many wines not available and some food items as well. Should advise customers as we were not aware and probably would have gone elsewhere. I will go back when reopens in the spring.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The first time I went the food was very good, this time the menu was different and the food was not as good as the first time, the service very bad.

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Bocce, every time I go— it never disappoints.

KD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent goers to Bocce. We love the food and especially the atmosphere.

N
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Good lunch deal. Pizza was OK only, tries to be Neapolitan but they use a temp / bake time combination that results in a crisp, cracker like dough which some may like. Good service. Better at night time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Wish there was something that could be done about all the bugs.

b
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Pretty good pizza, not a place to go on a rainy day.

e
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place was great. Got seated outside just as it started raining and they moved us inside with no trouble. The pizzas were delicious and the service was very accommodating.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely time. Food and drinks were great. All our servers were awesome. Was quite hot out and it's an open air restaurant so it was rather hot, but not really their fault.

D
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food. Loved the bread and the snap pea salad

ZH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food in a super cool environment. Will definitely be back next time we’re in NYC.

AJ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

covered and cool outdoors vibe. great food and drinks. just wish the bocce court was covered so it can be enjoyed without melting in the sun.

MM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Somewhat limited menu, which in this case is a plus, as everything on it looked amazing. My daughter and I had a great lunch in a very cool space, highly recommend it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and incredible food. Excellent value. Get the the Bocce Bread Ball!

MK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and delicious food. Overpriced but you pay for the location. I wanted to take my family as they were in town visiting and they thought it was delicious and fun If you’re a tourist, this is a great spot to see the park and do a little something different. Cocktail menu was wonderful, and get the bocce bread!

HH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great! I was sad there was only one, sort of pitiful Bocce court to the side. Wish we could have played and enjoyed our meal at the same time, but there was only a drink rack nearby and our table was on the opposite side. I was hoping for a scene more like the Royal Palms.

PN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The front desk hostess was rude.

EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to try Bocce for a while and it was the perfect place to treat a friend for birthday brunch. The food was excellent and the drinks were really good. The only complaint I have is that they ran out of their rose cocktail in the middle of the lunch rush. Other than that the service was fast, the ambiance of Union Square was great. And we got to go to the Farmer's Market after lunch!

MA
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very fun and yummy food. Great cocktails. Great place in nice weather. Very open and airy. The Bocce bread is amazing.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Three of us dined there and got sick from the food. We will not be going back.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and ambiance. I definitely want to come back here again

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful light food and nice outdoor ambiance. Sit outdoors and hope for no rain!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific food and way better managed than pavilion was. Great friendly service too.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun and pretty tasty pizza.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved the food. It was July and hot outside! There is no ac since it’s an open pavilion. We didn’t realize that until we got there and were seated.

SD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Sat outside. Rose wine was warm so had to put ice in glass. The pour was not good. Almost nothing in the glass. That sort of set the tone as cheezy. Pizza was very good and cucumber salad was also good but the tiny pour of wine set the tone. Stupid thing to do.

DA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Booce Bread was to die for!! I could have had that for my whole lunch.

b
London
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively local especially vibrant on Saturday during the USQ market
Snap Pea Ceasar was great!

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went there for a friend's birthday, the ambience was great and the food was amazing especially the bread with the ricotta and the fritto misto. Will definitely go back and will recommend for sure.

LF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a group of 20, and they did a great job. Thank you, Bocce!

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