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La Bocca Felice, San Pedro, CA

La Bocca Felice

4.6
4.6
317 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 935-2135

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nima Karimi

  • Neighborhood

    San Pedro

  • Cross street

    Centre

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

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

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Food

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Value

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. TC

    TedC

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tables a little tight, service a bit distracted, food was very tasty.
  2. LZ

    LizZzz

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    So noisy! Service was terrible. Food was good but cold. We had to ask for everything from the waiter. Glasses were mismatched, cutlery was mismatched and water was not cold. Will not be going back.
  3. JM

    JenniferM

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner and dining experience! Thinking we may need to head back! It was that good!!
  4. CW

    CindyW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday celebration for my son! Service and food both excellent as usual. Thank you!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always. Got to spend time with family and was not rushed by the staff. Simple elegant environment.
  6. TA

    TonyA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was ok. We brought a bottle of wine, they charged a corkage fee, but never poured a drop for us, just opened the bottle, that was it. Forgot to come back and ask if we wanted dessert.
  7. SH

    SteveH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed La Bocca’s new Sunday Brunch with bottomless mimosas! Food was excellent. We had a pizza with prosciutto and honey. Also had the Seafood Symphony breakfast dish which was delicious! Our mimosa glasses were never empty. There were also two musicians who played nice background music. A wonderful experience!
  8. AS

    AlexS

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Italian find. The food was excellent. There was a problem in the kitchen and my wife's dish came 10-15 minutes after others at the table. Our waitress was wonderful and other than this problem, we really enjoyed our dinner and therefore rated it outstanding. Definitely will be back again.
  9. W

    Wilma

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a birthday lunch with beautiful surroundings. Also, enjoyed watching the world pass by as we sat by the window. Mediterranean Pizza was delish!
  10. A

    Amster13

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere in a lovely setting. Food is consistently very good!
  11. NW

    NateW

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service and food as always. It was great to see the owners of the place greeting the customers. We are thinking of returning for the Sunday brunch.
  12. MC

    MerryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious food. Music gave special ambiance
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always had an amazing dining experience here. The food is always fresh and delicious. We always try their seasonal specials and it never fails. Always get the scallops you won’t be disappointed
  14. H

    Happyclown

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food was great, however, the tables were too close together and we were seated beside a large group - which is understandably loud! Also, we felt the menu prices are very high: a plate of spaghetti with a few tablespoons of sauce is pretty pricey at $25.00. Will we go back? Yes just not on Father’s Day or other significant occasion. Service was very nice!!!
  15. JL

    JohnL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and ambience. My wife and I enjoyed dinner there.
  16. BJ

    BillJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice service. The decor and ambiance are really relaxing and pleasant. Food is excellent. We will return.
  17. V

    Vejv

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Visitors for out of town. Food and drinks were enjoyed by all. Service was not up to standards/ server seemed new, struggled with the idea of chilling our bottle of wine.
  18. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Made a reservation for 9, walked in any 9, hostess said, "sorry kitchen closes at 9" We were ultimately seated, but: Way too confusing and awkward. Need to fix this. Should stay open until at least 10 PM. and take last reservation at 930.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. The food was spectacular. I had scallops with homemade Fettuccine and a cream sauce. My husband had a special which he raves about - until he finished mine! Wonderful place, we will go back there when we are in town.
  20. y

    yuri

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was superb. Although the noise level is high it consist of patrons having great conversations.
  21. DC

    DianaC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday and belated Mother’s Day
  22. JT

    JTGuest

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great….between 4 and 5 stars. Attentive wait staff. Enjoyed musician.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Mother’s Day dinner
  24. CB

    ChrisB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really loved the food and ambience at this place! Great ingredients, creatively prepared, and nice presentation. Only thing to keep in mind is that it closes quite early, even on the weekends. I will definitely be back when I can arrive earlier!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Made reservations for an early Mother’s Day dinner. Ambiance is a 5/5, there was a live singer there, she sang beautifully and was the perfect dose of entertainment. The service was ok, they never once came back to the table after food and drinks were initially left. We may have ordered more drinks but because they never came back around we just didn’t. The food was not that great, not bad, but did not match the price. It was just OK. My mom enjoyed herself and said she’d go back again but she also didn’t pay, I wouldn’t.
  26. P

    Pendew

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    My second time at this restaurant, the first time for dinner was amazing. The second time for lunch was disappointing. No bread, forgot my meal, when I finally got it, my fish was way undercooked. never asked if we would like another drink. We begged for bread and they said they don't serve it at lunch ..... an Italian restaurant huh! They did comp dessert because of my meal!
  27. C

    Chlobo

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good Italian dishes. The bread and seasoned olive oil was amazing. Really liked their specialty drinks and appreciated it when the bar tender visited our table to ask if we liked the drinks. We visited on a Thursday and were delighted with the low key live music. We were visiting from out of town but will make an effort to visit when we return to the area in the future.
  28. MS

    MortenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Resturaunt was a great place for our anniversasry dinner.
  29. JL

    JimL

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    La Bocca has been a go to spot and an easy recommendation to my friends and family until now. Unfortunately they were definitely off their game this time. Service was very very slow, it took a long time to even get water on the table and even longer for us to see any bread. Our waiter was very busy helping at least half the restaurant and we had to flag him down to order our appetizers. In fact, we had to flag someone down for everything, our appetizers arrived and no one came to check in on us until we had to flag them down to order our entrees. When the entrees arrived no one came to see how we were doing. We also noticed the generous proportions we were accustomed to have been dialed back, one of the couples who was with us said they were here last month also commented the portions seemed smaller this time. The "special local sea bass" was a disappointment - both orders of it was dry and overcooked - of course no one came by to check on our entrees so no one knew it was not prepared very well. I forget his name but we missed seeing the Manager/Owner there who was always attentive and made our dinners here in the pas pleasant and fun. Hoping that I am right on this, I will chalk this one experience up to poor staffing issues on a Saturday night.
  30. SS

    SteveS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Staff friendly and helpful. Food very good with reasonable pricing in today's market. Our waiter was excellent. Restaurant is very noisy, so not possible to have a quiet dinner or quiet conversation.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. Food service ambiance was excellent.
  32. JP

    JaniceP

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location in little Italy. Loved the food and ambiance. Excellent service. Will definitely go back again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good very noisy
  34. D

    Diane

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of my new favorite places to dine! Delicious food - great service. But last night I was disappointed that there was no live music (usually is on weekends) and they need to get rid of the plastic plates!
  35. MC

    MariiynC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    From the different dishes I ordered the octopus salad it was cooked to perfection!
  36. J

    Jobi

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Just starting to explore the food scene in San Pedro and was excited to try La Bocca Felice. The atmosphere was really nice, and they had great live music. The service......was terrible. I mean, really bad. The waiter we had clearly didn't want to be there, and he doesn't know how to serve tables. He opened our wine bottle and put it on the table, never poured it into our glasses. We had to pour ourselves. Then the second bottle we ordered, he made a big deal out of bringing a fresh glass to taste, then the glass had chlorine in it. Tasted so bad it burned my throat. Again, made us pour the wine ourselves. We ordered two apps and dinner. They brought the apps, and before we had even started eating them, they brought one of our entrees. (The Risotto special). I asked if they could bring it back with the rest of our entrees. Evidently, they just put it back in the kitchen and didn't even bother to keep it warm, let alone make a fresh entree. When they brought the rest of the entrees, the Risotto came out cold. It was terrible. The waiter then brought our bill while we were still eating dessert. So we paid, then he completely ignored us the rest of the time we were there. He was sitting with his co-workers eating and drinking. We tried to ask for additional water, and no one would help us. Really terrible service. The food was average. Much better Italian options around South Bay. Really disappointing, as I was truly hoping for the best. They have a lot of work to do at this place.
  37. D

    Dorothy

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Very good food. Service was good but leisurely. We could have used a couple more check-ins. Unfortunately there was a very large family with small children running around the dining room. The place is loud, and the yelling children added to that. But I think this party was the luck of the draw. They might have been out in one of the private rooms. We will return.
  38. JS

    JonathanS

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent, atmosphere was quiet and easy to allow business discussions.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We went for a birthday and it was a good place to try out something new. Wasn’t a big fan of my meal by the other people with me had delicious dishes.
  40. GP

    GabrielP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. The food was really, really good. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. They only negative was the portions were a little small, in my opinion. They were understaffed but you could tell the staff was working really hard and they cared about the dining experience. I can't wait to visit again and try something else on the menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Bocca Felice using the Order Online button. La Bocca Felice also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 935-2135.

La Bocca Felice is rated 4.6 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Bocca Felice

301 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731-3317

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Centre

  • Neighborhood

    San Pedro

  • Hours of operation

    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nima Karimi

  • Additional

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

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