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Bocca Ristorante, Birmingham, AL

Bocca Ristorante

4.7
4.7
972 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please observe the following restaurant policies:

If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of Covid-19 please do not enter the restaurant.

Please do not enter the restaurant without reservations. A staff member will come outside to arrange for a reservation.

Please maintain at least six feet of distance from the staff and other guests.

In addition to requirements from the State of Alabama Safer at Home Order, the City of Birmingham and the Jefferson County Department of Public Health we are taking the following additional precautions as posted on our website boccabirmingham.com.

We look forward to serving you.

Tom Saab and the Bocca Ristorante Staff

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 201-5980

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tom Saab

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    23rd Street and 2nd Avenue North

  • Parking details

    Onsite Parking

  • Additional

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

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What 972 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Notable Wine List

  • Alabama

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Birmingham

    Hot Spot

  • Birmingham

    Notable Wine List

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Special Occasion

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

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  1. LB

    LanieB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a terrific meal! Our server, Flemming, was amazing, the food was delicious, and Carlos picked the perfect bottle of wine for us. We'll definitely be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Personally I’d like to see more variety with deserts but otherwise an exceptional experience.
  3. K

    Kcp1963

    Denver

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love bocca!!! Tatum was a great waitress. Celebrating tonight our daughter passing her nursing boards. They make each dinner event fun and special. Wine and food excellent!!!
  4. JP

    JenP

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eveything was delicious. We ordered all of our waitress's favorites and were not disappointed. I will back, soon.
  5. AV

    AnneV

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We keep going back to Bocca for all the right reasons: Friendliness, Great Food and Service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Very informative and accommodating to our son’s nut allergy
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and wonderful service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Omar got 5 stars on his own. Service was incredible. Well educated on the menu. The food and drinks are top notch. Not too loud but fun atmosphere. Great place!
  9. IS

    IshmailS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I read the reviews before I made reservations, and I had high hopes. They did not disappoint. Everything was excellent and I will definitely be back. Omar was our server, and he did an amazing job. They also had complimentary valet, which is really important in this area. Don't forget to try the doughnut dessert.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was sleek and cozy. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the wine and menu, he did not steer me wrong. We had the arrancini appetizer and the snapper with risotto was amazing!!! Coconut cheesecake is all I have to say… so good I ordered another one to go to take to my mom.
  11. VK

    VisoKing

    Pittsburgh

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find. Wonderful collection of entrees, pasta, and appetizers. It’s a select menu, so they do not have several pages of items which would be made with little care. Instead this restaurant took great care, which I thoroughly enjoy. Plenty of room. Nice wine and cocktail selection. Full attention to detail. I had the sausage stuffed pork and my colleague had the snapper. Both exquisitely prepared. Highly recommend!!!
  12. TB

    TammyB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omar was our server, and he and the other staff did an excellent job!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Best dinner out ever. Our server Tatum was absolutely amazing. Carlos, the Sommelier, was awesome. Everything about our time there was perfect.
  14. TS

    TStap

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stumbled across this wonderful restaurant by reading others recommendations. We were so thrilled to have visited. We had all four courses; beginning with roasted oysters and finishing with a very nice dessert. Everything was prepared and presented excellently. A special note must be said about the red snapper, it was the best I’ve tried. Crispy skin, delicate flakes, it was wonderful. Richard and the entire team took fantastic care of us during the meal. The manager is also the sommelier, and he brought us an excellent Pinot Noir that pared perfectly with the seafood items, and chocolate. We will return shortly.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time to Bocca- Such a treat! We celebrated my birthday, and everyone was so friendly and attentive. John was our server and gave great recommendations and helped make the night super special! We will be back!
  16. DC

    DaniC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is wonderful, as is the service. Knowledgeable bartenders who can help guide your experience. Highly recommend!
  17. JD

    JeffD

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!
  18. PD

    PorfirioD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food is not authentic. I was a terrible experience the food had some hairs on it. I will not recommend this place
  19. JM

    JesseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite places. Love it. ..... .
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it!!!
  21. JM

    JasonM

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Bocca sits in a place between fine and casual dining. The food was good, for what it was, which is fairly traditional Italian, and the pricing was also good, but a touch expensive for what was presented. The wine list is extensive and well researched and the cocktails are hearty, but a bit too large. Our server, Tatum, was outstanding. She was very attentive and earns Bocca accolades. The atmosphere was good if not a bit bland. I’m not sure we’d return, but our experience was pleasant.
  22. FT

    Food4Two

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and couldn’t have had a better experience. Food was amazing service was fantastic and atmosphere was stunning. Can’t wait to go back
  23. MC

    MsCrab

    Birmingham

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service with wonderful atmosphere.
  24. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Ask for John to be your server. He is knowledgeable and super friendly. The carpaccio is must!
  25. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, great drinks and AMAZING food. We were blown away with how great of an experience we had, especially given this was our first time at Bocca. I have recommend them to everyone I spoke to today. Three cheers for the kitchen and wait staff, A+ night all around.
  26. RJ

    RobertJ

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey but excellent service ambiance food and drinks
  27. DS

    DuncanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service excellent, we were very well looked after, especially considering it was my wife’s birthday and she her dessert and liquor was complimentary! The food itself was nice, albeit a little simple. My pork was ever so slightly dry and my wife’s veal tenderloin was delicious however the sides were mediocre. She was really looking forward to the side of gnocchi which turned out to be a gnocchi cake which was more like cornbread. The overall menu seemed a little limited, especially if you are vegetarian, there was only one entree. The evening was very pleasant though and we had a nice time.
  28. l

    lala

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Night out with friends. Sat in courtyard and enjoyed a delightful unhurried evening(it helped that Alabama was playing at 6:30). Fabulous panzanella and heirloom tomato Caprese salads. Pasta entrees and snapper were top notch
  29. TB

    TaraB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant made my husband’s retirement dinner incredibly special. The food and wine were spectacular.
  30. AM

    AshleyM

    Birmingham

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Richard was awesome! Table 43 is the best table in the restaurant
  31. DM

    DanielleM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Bocca. Even though we live 1500 miles away, it will not be our last visit. The service sets this experience apart. Service with personality, skill, and super confidence. The wine list is well developed and complete. The specialty cocktails are well described and presented. The meals were on par with any top quality food scene. Period. Well balanced, presented, and tasty. Make the investment and visit Bocca.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our serve Liana was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails. The food was great as usual and the atmosphere was great. Not a fan of the high back round booths, but otherwise a great evening.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding!!
  34. DK

    DennyK

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Simple Waiter was friendly. Sommelier was great. Food was good but small protein sizes. Definitely not a heavy hand when pouring the wine. i would return although may come earlier to see if portions were a circumstance of eating later
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our experience was really nice. We celebrated my parents 45th wedding anniversary.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here for our 25th Anniversary! Could not have asked for a better experience. Richard was a professional server who made our night perfect.
  37. D

    Dianac

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    This is the second time we visit Bocca. First time was Amazing and we thought that this was our favorite restaurant. Service was amazing and food was sensational. But last night service was ok, we have to wait for our food, waitress was not that friendly (she was nice but dry), my husband pork was over cook and my meal was not hot. In the other hand the started were amazing. We probably go back, we really like this restaurant. Thanks,
  38. JG

    JulieG

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dining experience was fantastic from start to finish. Bocca has a lovely atmosphere and our meal was 10/10. Squid ink linguine is to die for! Loved sitting at the bar- Tim is wonderful. We will be back!
  39. VE

    VivianE

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived early but was seated promptly. Our server was outstanding, she went over the menu since this was my first visit. The food was outstanding and the desserts divine. I can’t wait to go back.
  40. WF

    WillF

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Hostess and bar staff friendly , efficient .. food was good but not superb , server seemed a bit annoyed we were there ... strange vibe

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bocca Ristorante using the Order Online button. Bocca Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 201-5980.

Bocca Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 972 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bocca Ristorante

2312 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3874

Additional information

  • Cross street

    23rd Street and 2nd Avenue North

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Onsite Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Saab

  • Additional

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

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