La Bocca

4.3
291 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
What 291 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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vipJamesS
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Tony’s hospitality for almost 15 years! This is a quintessential Italian restaurant! Service is outstanding! Get whatever seafood special is offered—especially halibut. Thanks, Tony and staff! Cent’ anni!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prices and even better food!

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DrJames
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Super expensive place for food that wasn’t so great. Kind of disappointing for date night but it was fine.

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vipLisaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service consistently wonderful
good value and nice selection of wines in a relaxed atmosphere

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NYerinBeantown
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dining experience with great food, fantastic service with an old school neighborhood feel.

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vipkyri
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely Valentine's Day dinner. Tasty menu options & great service... wonderful staff! Will go back with family for sure!

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JEATS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious. Wait staff very cordial. We’ll be going back again soon.

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vipLisaC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were very disappointed with the food, the Ossobucco was dry, the “risotto” wasn’t, the zucchini flowers were fried with so much batter you couldn’t taste the zucchini flowers. Best thing about this restaurant was the hostess - she was lovely, inviting and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service wasn’t the best, very quick to come over to the table to take the order but after that we never saw the waiter. Food was tasteless and over cooked.

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RegH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

La Bocca is one of my favorite restaurants. You can try anything from the menu and they don't disappoint. Highly recommend.

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alans
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

4 of us went for a early-ish Saturday night dinner. Based on our meal quality, the service and the noise level, we will never be going back. We were totally disappointed

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Alans. Thank you for sharing your feedback and perception. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience, we do work very hard to provide an absolutely authentic Italian meal and an outstanding service. Noise level is unfortunately out of our control, especially on the weekends. I'll like to know more about your experience and I will appreciate if you can provide me more details. Please email me at info@laboccaristorante Thank you!

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MarkD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my "go to" Italian restaurant in White PLains. The food is outstanding, service is great and Tony the owner is very warm and inviting!

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you Mark for your genuine review and patronage thru the years! We love you and your family and we really appreciate it. Grazie!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went there with a group of coworkers. Service was a bit slow. I would say food was just okay. Had pasta that tasted under cooked

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for dining with us! We do appreciate it. We usually tend to cook our pasta "molto al dente" in order to give that firm bite that is usually pleasant. I hope you consider to give us another chance so we can cook our delicious pasta just as you like! Grazie

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vipMarcC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend

And I can’t wait to go back

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a reservation but we were told to wait. My husband did not like the way the gentleman at the door spoke to the people that came behind us who didn’t have a reservation. Then we were told even if you have a reservation you have to wait. We never saw him even check who had a reservation.

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your feedback. I already transferred it to our main dining manager which will address from now on our check in procedure.I'm sorry you and your guests had to wait longer than expected for your table, in general that doesn't happen often as we don't tend to overbook and we like that our guests enjoy their experience since the very first step into our door. Please accept my apologies and I hope you'll consider to give us another chance. You won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad experience. Mozzarella sticks were frozen, mussels were old and smelly, and veal was from the freezer. Will not return.

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi there. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are very sorry about it, please accept our apologies. I'll like you to send me more details about your visit as I wasn't able to find any data on your order thru our point of sale software. Have you brought the issue up to your waiter or manager? Please let me know as this is crucial in order to improve our operation. Grazie.

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MarkD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Italian in White Plains, service, food and environment is outstanding!!

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you so so much! Looking forward to see you soon!

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vipMarkY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and served quickly and all together for everyone in our party. Convenient and reasonable parking very close to restaurant.

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are looking forward to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Nice restaurant, but baked clams smelled fishy and main fish dish also was inedible. Chicken paillard seared black and burnt. Paid $200 with 2 glasses of wine, not worth it. Quality used to be much better. Not sure why food quality was so poor unless we ordered the wrong items.

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your experience. We are very sorry that your meal wasn't as good as the last time you've visited us. I can assure you that we are using the same amazing quality in all of our produces and we are surprised and concern at the same time of what happened at your table. Can you please share more info with us? Was the issue brought up to the attention of the waiter, manager or chef? I can't find any data on our point of sale software about this. Please let us know.

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DawnK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bocca has consistently amazing service and delicious authentic Italian food. Love it.

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you so much! We do work very hard in order to provide authentic Italian food and superb service. We are so happy to being recognize for it. Grazie, see you soon.

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vipNate
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very friendly, convivial atmosphere, above average food

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vipAFrye
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good food but not totally accommodating with seating.

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vipDMGS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love LaBocca

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you! We love you too!

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RalphV
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and menu. Many nice specials to choose from.
A bit pricey but worth it.

La Bocca
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you Ralph for your review! We are happy that you were delight with our meal offer and our amazing service. I agree with you, the specials are what really makes our establishment outstanding! See you soon!

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JoshuaW
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This might be my 4th or 5th review of La Bocca, a frequent business lunch destination for me...which by itself infers that I think it's terrific. Jose is a stalwart presence on the wait staff, and sees to our every need. One of my guests ordered a pizza that I thought could have benefitted from 1 more minute in the oven, but really, I'm nit-picking. La Bocca is a great example of a spot:on, old-school Italian restaurant.

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vipIrv47
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I t was my birthday and our table was not quite ready so we went to the bar and they bought me a drink which was a nice start. I had chicken Parmesan which was fantastic! My husband had Zappa di pesce and loved it. It was chock full of seafood.

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OGClancy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spend a wonderful evening dining it Italy. From the moment you enter the door you feel like you have crossed the ocean and about to experience fine Italian dining. Imagine, the staff speaks Italian! And make you feel so welcomed. And the food - a varied menu but with many of your favorites. The freshest ingredients, homemade pasta and so many amazing specials. And excellent value as well.
Say hi to Chris at the bar and enjoy a glass of wine from their extensive selection. Maybe even the owner will stop to chat. Can't wait to return to La Bocca.
Bon appetit

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KristenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pasta was excellent and I was able to make modifications to the dish without any issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had gone about 2 months ago and it was so good we decided to go back for my birthday. It took a while to find a wine we liked and once we did we were told they only had one bottle. The waiter was very kind but the slowest person. It took forever to even get the wine. We arrived at 6 and didn’t leave before 9 and the restaurant was half empty so not sure what took so long for everything. The food was ok at best. The last time we were there I had a salad that was the best salad and I couldn’t find it again on the menu. I ended up with a Caesar that was ok at best. Everyone else thought their meal was fine as well but nothing great and not worth the struggle to find parking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of home style Italian food. Service is excellent and the owner, Alessandro is a gracious host.

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BobbyJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish everything was fantastic! Will be back again

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wendyh
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were not from the area and I took the open table str review as an endorsement. This restaurant may once have been good but it didn’t show that night.
I sat down to a cracked appetizer plate. Menus were beaten up, lighting varied It was difficult to hear our waiter who isn’t want to disturb the table next to us. We are not deaf but were interested in the extensive special offering. I ordered halibut special. Fair portion but swimming in sauce. Fair nothing more. Pasta was the same.overpriced for mediocre food


Disappointed with open table as a source for a good $$$
Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here several times. The food and service are outstanding. One of the best linguine and clams I’ve ever had and comparable to one I ate in Italy. I would recommend this place highly

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MarcS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Highly recommended ... well prepared... wonderful service....

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NYNY1
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible from start to finish.
We asked for the wine list, told there was no wine list that he would just verbally tell us. “Merlot, Cabernet, Chianti, etc.” just generic varietals, no specific maker or vintage!?
No mention of specials.
The customer at the table next to us, seated a few minutes later. Received a big full page wine list, a whole 2 minutes of specials were explained to him. What the hell?
Meal was pathetic.
Appetizers were just sad. Stuffed clams looked like that came from a gas station! Terrible.
Beet salad was completely forgettable. A ton of arugula and maybe one small beet sliced up and dumped on it.
Entrees equally dismal.
Outrageously priced for a terrible experience.

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vipRAKO
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Dinner as always. Mozzarella the finest in W.P. Pasta dishes excel.
Cozy atmosphere - wonderful service. All adds up to an enjoyable evening with friends as everyone left with smiles on their faces.

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I wouldn't order the monk fish again, it was a bit bland. Pasta and salad were delicious. The braciola was a bit tough. I would eat there again and just try a different dish. Service was excellent and atmosphere very pleasant.

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viplocal
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This week the food and service were excellent and the owner/chef was out and about talking with everyone. Maybe that was the difference.

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viplocal
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a good place. Very good wine list.

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vipBRAHM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Eggplant parm was spoilt had to be sent back
Never had spoilt food in Restaurent before
Poor communication English in part of waiter
Manager was good
Only saving grace

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La Bocca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 948-3281.

La Bocca is rated 4.3 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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