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About La Bocca

Tony explains that the name la Bocca was inspired by his love of Art & Italian culture; this can be seen as soon as you step into
La Bocca, details to color, artistic pieces, stone walls builds and ambiance that'll make you feel as if your in a Bottega eating a block away from the coliseum.



Along with the ambiance La Bocca's goal is to deliver quality plates with the simple ingredients of using imported fresh products from Italy; anything from butter all the way to tomatoes and pastas you'll find your palate pleased on enjoying classic and new Italian plates here at La Bocca.

8 Church St
White Plains, NY 10601-1901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Thursday 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
Friday–Saturday 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM–9:00 PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 948-3281

Website:
http://www.laboccaristorante.com/

Catering:
Private Dining: Our totally private room can host up to 70 guests. For event planning please contact Mr. Alessandro Crocco or Mr. Tony Spiritoso at contact@laboccaristorante.com or call 914.948.3281. We are offers the finest Italian food in town and we all know how difficult can be planning a wedding, anniversary, sweet 16 or corporate event. Let us help you to design a unique menu in our gorgeous private room and we will create an evening or a day of memories that will last a lifetime!

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available on weekend

Executive Chef:
Chef Tony Spiritoso

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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La Bocca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Casual (6)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
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Live Music (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I don't give 5 stars for Overall to anyone, thing, or place.

First time at restaurant. Made reservations through Opentable for Valentine's Day dinner with my wife, that Monday. Earliest I could get was 8:30pm.
Showed up at 8pm and were seated.
Great food, good service. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day meal- great, attentive service- fantastic food- good win & amazing dessert- will definitely be back

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was excellent from the time we came in to sit down to the very end of the meal. The food was very good with a good presentation. The server knew the specials and was able to describe in detail how the meal was prepared and provided valuable insight as to taste and ingredients. I would suggest it a a great place to have lunch.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our dinner was fabulous from appetizers to dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was my first visit to La Bocca. Although the food was good, the service was just ok, it was "really" loud and they seemed to be out of a lot of items including some dinner specials even though it was pretty early in the evening. While the location is convenient there are a lot of restaurants nearby that don't have these issues and are at equivalent or lower price points.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The staff was friendly and attentive. Our server was fantastic (thanks, Jesus)! The food was delicious. The best Burrata I've tasted anywhere in Westchester. No wine list but the house cab was good. The portions were generous. My bone in ribeye was thicker, more tender and tastier than what I've had at Ruth's Chris. My wife loved her chicken scarp (spicy). The owner, Tony, came over to our table to see if we were happy. The Italian cheesecake was good. Very good value. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. We'll be back. -Stan

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always excellent. Outstanding food at reasonable prices. Restaurant beautifully decorated for Christmas Eve.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Really good food, efficient and friendly service. There are two rooms, one with an active bar scene and one that may usually be quieter than it was on the night we visited, when there was a large family birthday party going on. Nice family, happy occasion, but not the place to seat us when we’d explained to the maitre d’ that our 91 year old dad needed a quiet spot so he could hear. It wasn’t clear when we sat down that everyone else in the room was one big group seated at lots of tabled for a party just getting started. It would have been kinder if the situation was explained; we would have happily come back another night. So Poppy heard not a word all dinner long. Oh well.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything about the restaurant was ordinary. There was nothing outstanding. Food was pleasant although the "risotto" served with the shrimp tasted like Carolina rice with a little parmesan and lemon. Squash blossoms were slightly greasy--but tasty. I wouldn't rush back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was very good and the service was also good but a little rushed. My veal piccata was a small portion for the price paid.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing antipasti plate! A definite must share with the table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Seated immediately. Pomegranate martini - so so (you can tell they don't make them often). Only house wine is by the glass, but decent cabernet. Cold antipasto - your average fare. The special (braised short ribs with gnocchi) was delicious!. Bread could have been a little fresher. Warm apple tart with ice cream was buttery, delicious and decadent. Tartufo was your average tartufo. The bathroom though spacious really needed to be kept up. It wasn't dirty per se, but when I used it (about an hour into our meal), there was toilet paper strewn all over the place and the new roll was sitting on top of the empty roll. For a decent restaurant, it shouldn't be like that. My biggest problem was the acoustics. It was very noisy, but it was also a Saturday night. I will go again as I have gone many times before.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went on a Friday for date night. The ambiance can be described as similar to a dimly lit pizzeria with a bar, except they don’t serve pizza. I wouldn’t describe the restaurant as dirty, but it does not exude a very clean feeling.
The prices on the menus reflect fine Italian dining, but the menus are single sided laminated plastic sheets that scream Olive Garden. I ordered a glass of Cab, which was passable; my SO ordered a glass of Riesling which was undrinkable. Calamari appetizer was fine, main courses were ok. I will note there were many specials, all of which sounded great. I ordered a special, my SO ordered off the menu. All in all over $100 for a subpar dinner for 2.
Final note- we were seated in the back next to a curtain… behind the curtain is the restrooms. Maybe don’t have a table within 5 feet of the bathroom doors. Curtain or not. If you can hear flushing from your table, its too close. There appears to be a dining room, but we were not seated there, so I cannot speak to that part of the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

They prepared a lovely antipasti that was customized for 3 people. The eggplant ratatouille was the best we've ever had! Service is outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always enjoy La Bocca....great food and friendly service!...burrata is fabulous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Have been twice to this restaurant now. First time was during a business lunch and they were not crowded and we had a great experience. The food is as good as it gets for Italian...feels as if nona is in the back cooking. This weekend I decided to go back for a friends gathering. We made a pretty late reservation and when we walked in, the place was packed -- a few large parties were taking place but we sat promptly. Our waiter was serving the large party behind us and even though we were 6, he paid little to no attention. We had to call him to take our appetizer order. We shared a cold antipasti for 6...which was delicious but way too much food -- it would have been plenty to order for 4. For the main course, everyone ordered from chicken scarparrielo to veal and pasta. Everyone loved the food and the portions were very generous. Again, back to the service, no one came to refill water glasses or ask if you wanted more drinks. At the end, we kept asking for the check and finally after 30 minutes got pretty nasty with our waiter to get it. I love the food but the service was so bad that I would go elsewhere next time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Friendly service, excellent food. Sizable portions. Super neighbor place with tip top food and reasonably priced.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The pasta dishes here are always very good. Lobster ravioli is delicious. Ceasar salad is enough for two, needed more dressing. Neither of us really liked the plate of onions they serve with the bread before the meal. The chocolate cake dessert was very good and enough for two.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The Burrata was the best Burrata that we have ever eaten.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good food OK service a little on the noisy side and a little bit crowded you can hear everybody talking if you want to

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Not sure what happened to this restaurant. Been there four times and enjoyed it each time. this time, not so much. The food has gone down hill in a big way and there were gnats/fruitflies that wouldn't leave us alone from start to finish. Either the chef has changed or management is falling down on the job. Will have to find a new place to visit while in White Plains.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was good but some of the chicken was tough. We drank a bottle of wine and were attacked by fruit flies.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I ordered the stuffed chicken and it was under seasoned and under cooked. The bread I got was cold and stale. The place was lovely and in a great area I just didn't enjoy the food that was servered

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Second trip there and not as good as the first time. Biggest issue were tiny flies or gnats flying around.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This place charged me 20 percent tip for 5 people, 2 kids amongst the 5. No wine list, stay away from this dump!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

LaBocca is fabulous! From the moment you walk in, you are treated like family. Tony, the owner, makes you feel special immediately! He tells you all the specials and makes recommendations based on what you're in the mood for. We have been there several times and everything we've had has been delicious! We love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Everything was fabulous!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Amazing place and amazing food amazing service just amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

It's our family's go to place when in the area! Tony is an amazing owner and always makes us feel like family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I won't be returning and I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. Our waiter was friendly until I mentioned the $20 opentable gift card I was planning to use. Once he saw it he became very standoffish and outright rude honestly. It dampened the mood of our dinner date and was embarrassing. He subsequently refused the coupon. It was a poor experience overall, the food itself was ok but I'd suggest finding a restaurant with better service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Tony is great and goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. He even sat and chatted with us at the end of the evening. We are looking forward to going again soon.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Been here several times and always enjoy our meal. I ordered pork chops and they could have been seasoned a bit more but still tasty. Other meals were linguini w/red clam sauce, a vegan entree (which they were more than happy to oblige) and veal w/a side of garlic & oil linguine. Too full for dessert but the coffee/cappuccino was good. Love the ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Vegan, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Good service. Food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I am never disappointed when I got to La Bocca. The food and service are always amazing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

You made our Mother's day great. Good food. Good service.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We've been to La Bocca five or six times, and on Mother's Day it was outstanding as per usual. Really appreciated the fact that a prefix holiday menu and the regular menu were both available. Terrific value on the prefix menu with great appetizer, pasta and entree selections, and healthy portions. My one, small critique would be that the wait staff tends to disappear after coffee/dessert is served, creating a long gap before we got the check. That's happened before. Small point, of course. Will definitely be back..It's one of our favorites for high-end Italian.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great for Mothers Day. No rush, great service, friendly staff and excellent food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wonderful food and service, nice selection of wines. Can get a little noisy when packed or when there is special event held there. Friendly, attentive staff. I have never been dissapointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Went to celebrate my daughters first communion and we were treated like royalty! That's always the case at La Bocca. Food is consistently excellent, as is the service, cocktails and wine!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Fabulous all around!!

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