Bocce USQ

4.5
34 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizza Bar
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 contact us at hello@bocceusq.com.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizza Bar
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Hours of operation
KITCHEN
Monday 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday - Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 10pm

BAR
Monday 5pm - 11pm
Tuesday - Wednesday 12pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(212) 677-7818
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Timothy Meyers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th and Broadway
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Public transit
14th Street - Union Square4/5/6/L/N/Q/R/W
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.0
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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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.

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e
New England
9 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.

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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.

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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

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ZH
Denver
1 review
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.

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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.

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MM
New York Area
12 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!

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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!

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HH
New York Area
4 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.

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

The front desk hostess was rude.

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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!

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MA
New York Area
82 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.

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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.

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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

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SB
New York Area
3 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!

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

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

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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.

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SD
New York Area
2 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.

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DA
New York Area
9 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.

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b
London
31 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!

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C
New York Area
2 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.

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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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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

This place is not equipped for the amount of people they have pouring out. Service was slow and inattentive (the only pro to that was they didn't kick us out of our prime seating outside). The restaurant is EXTREMELY loud. You cannot hear anything the other person is saying, especially if you are sitting inside or closer to the inside area. We were told 3 different wines were sold out, without a solution until we asked to speak to the manager. Pizza was average. Wouldn't recommend to friends.

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TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

BOCCE has a great vibe, casual but delicious menu and nice wine selection. I'll be back to enjoy the BOCCE court as well!

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NH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sons grade school graduation. We sat outside, there were 6 of us. We had a great table by the bocce court, the boys were so happy to be playing.
We ordered the bread with the whipped ricotta, which was delicious. The pizzas and pastas were equally delicious.

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h
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went with my team for an early evening bonding event. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. We had a 5 pm reservation but there was a bigger party who had reserved all of the outside (including the bocce court) at 6. Instead of rushing to seat us at 5, they showed us to our table and told us we could leave our stuff and go play bocce until they need to set up for their 6 pm reservation. The staff was so great. The food hit the spot and the drinks were great.

Thank you USQBocce for allowing me to host my first event with my new team at my new job! It was a huge success and everyone had a great time!

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KL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

They lost our reservation. Made a reservation on open table earlier that day and when we got there they said they had nothing under our name. I clearly showed them the email confirmation from open table stating that we did have a reservation, but the hostess continued to be hostile and unhospitable. After becoming visible flustered and irritated she finally had someone get us seated at one of the many open and available tables in the restaurant. At no time while we dined were they ever at full capacity. A new restaurant should never make their customers feel like their presence was a burden.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was a little salty :/

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was great, too! She paid attention to the notes on my sisters reservation and suggested that they sing and gave us a dessert for my birthday!

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MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The shared plates were not very big and it took a while to get our food but it was all pretty good and it is a lovely outdoor space on a nice day.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great location. Whoever the restaurant consultant is did a great job on this one!

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j
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The service was pretty bad. I was with a party of 3 and all of our main dishes came out 20 minutes apart from each other. The food was decent. It seems like a better place to go for a drink and just skip the food.

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