Rocco's Cucina & Bar

4.2
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The North End's hidden gem. Enjoy Authentic Italian food, pizza, burgers and steak tips grilled to perfection in a cozy friendly atmosphere on the waterfront. Watch your favorite teams playing as you have dinner and cocktails . A short walk from TD Garden.

While in town, my husband and I wanted to find a neighborhood pizza parlor where we could enjoy a light dinner near the event. We wandered through the North End & only found high end white table cloth restaurants when we found our first pizza option near the corner of Hanover/Commercial Sts, there was a 1 hr wait to sit. Thank goodness we walked a little further and went to Rocco's. What a great cozy neighborhood place. We were immediately made to feel welcome and were treated to an expertly prepared pizza, fresh bread with olives and olive oil and decent affordable Merlot. Wait staff was quick, attentive and pleasant. We would definitely return & will share this info with others going to events at the garden.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 82 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and our waiter tony was amazinggggggg

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wish I could give this place one star. Went there for an early Labor Day dinner with my best girlfriend and decided to get an appetizer and a drink before our pizza. We have driven past this place multiple times on our way to work and we were super excited to dine in. We got our appetizer extremely fast and our drinks took about 40- 20 minutes. After appetizer our server said it would take 10 minutes for a pizza to get there.. after about 15 minutes she arrived with a second round of drinks and told us our pizza would get there in two minutes.. we looked at the time and realized it had been about an hour and 10 minutes since we sat down and we have yet to get a pizza. Everyone around us who have sat after has got their dinner and appetizers way before us she blamed the new pizza man and said it was his fault and that it should be out in five minutes and offered us free drinks. At this point my friend and I were annoyed and decided no on the free drinks and we just wanted to check she didn’t offer to give us a pizza for free but was going to check on the status of the pizza and said that it would have not been worth the wait for the free pizza which basically means the man had never even started on it..

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place. Out of the hustle and bustle. Food is excellent. Some of the best I have had in all of Boston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Below average this restaurant has very bad service

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Mokey
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific fun staff. Enjoyable background music and quiet setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal outside on the street-side dining area. Waitress was great too.

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vipTrish
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was very disappointing. Also, they do not have a full bar and serve a "vodka" cordial which is not the same. The carbonara was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. The food is outstanding at very good prices and they go above and beyond to take care of you

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vipGab8833
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rocco's is a neighborhood favorite - and their food never fails to please! Their seasonal cocktails are excellent as well.

They are also extremely safe and well spaced for pandemic purposes.

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Stanley
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The wait staff was outstanding, unfriendly management but overall, not a bad spot

LC
LisaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, drinks and service. I will definatly go back!

AM
AliceM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Excellent food!! Will definitely recommend to friends! Cant wait to eat there again!!!

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EMily
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We ate at Rocco's with a party of four. Overall, the food was decent, and the service was good but the noise level made it hard to hear the people we were dining with (the restaurant wasn't crowded, but the TVs were turned up very high). It was also very cold every time the door opened.

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vipBarbara
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rocco's is a great find. Had been there once before but chose this place for my birthday celebration last month. Had a great meal, met Rocco and had great service. Loved the food - don't want too many others to know about this place as we don't want to have to struggle to get in but really recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had brunch on a Sunday. No decaf coffee or cappuccino on menu. Maybe dinner menu better

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sjb63
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner before Celine Dion show at the Garden. Within walking distance which was important. Great varied menu, very reasonably priced, service (James) was spot on. Ambiance so quaint. We were worried about phones dying for show and we were able to charge both phones before dinner was done. Huge relief and so kind. Def will visit again.

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NewGuest
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food - Cozy bar. The noise level can get loud for such a small place but the food is worth it

MM
vipMrMcgu
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Celtics pregame dinner. Great variety of food and drink, comfortable room with many TVs and really friendly staff. I'll go back.

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Maggie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great local bar - staff is very friendly and well ensure that you'll be able to see whatever game playing that day. Upscale dive / sports bar vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Met the owner, he is very nice and appreciative. Food was so good I could stop eating.

DW
DianeW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! We will definitely be back!

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PaulB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fine if you like your sport on large screens and need to shout over TV coverage to hear yourself heard. Less so if you’re there for food and conversation. Noise added to by being adjacent to busy road. Good for snacks and small groups propping the bar up and bar hopping.

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Lainy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster ravioli special was amazing. The restaurant is slightly off of the main drag which meant we didn't have to wait for seating. Service was outstanding and we sat at a lovely table open to the street. The pasta prices are comparable to others in the area, which is not cheap. However, they had other options that were more affordable. I would definitely go again.

JB
JenniferB
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their food. It was a nice night out and the windows were open so there was nice breeze.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small neighborhood cafe/bar atmosphere. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food since I figured it was more bar like. Fresh in house made ingredients and food. Service was fast and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Bruins Stanley cup finals

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OpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to go before going into TDBank to watch a game, no crouds easy

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AnthonyV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and incredible service. Very generous portions. Price was very reasonable and the atmosphere was perfect!!! We will definitely return!!!

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Greatescaper
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a cozy neighborhood dive bar. Great atmosphere, everyone was very friendly, we were there during the March Madness tournament this past weekend so it was a little crazy. The food was fantastic, we tried calzone, arancini, eggplant rollatini, pasta and lobster ravioli and they were all delicious. The service was great, we had a party of 7 and our waitress was top notch. I wish this place was in my neighborhood!

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bethc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun night with good food and fun trivia. Nice location!

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jens
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there twice last week. Thursday night was quiet. Saturday was a little loud. Service was excellent, friendly staffing provided an excellent experience. One complaint. It was a nice night and the widows were open, which adds to the ambiance. The smokers right outside the widow was not great. They should think about having smokers around the corner.

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vipBoSox
New England
117 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food and good service. Food was good but average for the North End.

JM
JM046
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for someone with Shellfish allergy- hard to find apps that aren’t fried in the same oil as the seafood -was able to enjoy Italian apps!. Small but cozy, great bar decor, draft list is minimal but good. Portions fits he cost. Great for a quick bit/drink.

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vipWestEndGal
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy Rocco’s. The atmosphere is very neighborly and the wait staff is always pleasant. The food is relatively unremarkable, but it is certainly acceptable.

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viptina
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bland food, bad service.

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Zoolander
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was undercooked. Beer list wasn’t great. Service was ok. I wouldn’t go back.

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lindac
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We found this "OK" . They took a large party ahead of us that didn't have reservations and we ended up getting somewhat shoved behind them. Food was decent and good choice if you want to be just slightly off the beaten path of the North end crowds. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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vipEdH4
Hawaii
404 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was most enjoyable at Rocco's, as the Gemelli pasta and chicken & broccoli calzone were delicious, and the service was most attentive. The calzone was large enough to feed three diners. We were seated at a terrific table near an open window, and enjoyed the harpoon IPA as well as a bottle of Pinot Noir. Prices are reasonable, and we had a wonderful evening dining at Rocco's.

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vipborn2eat
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not as good as first time. Burger was over cooked and sweet potato fries were not edible. Steak tips and salad were okay. Won’t go back

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wabanfolk
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun bar spot with great food, big tv's and nice big open windows. Service was great. Small place with tight seating but worked out ok. Lobster roll and wine selection were excellent.

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You can order delivery directly from Rocco's Cucina & Bar using the Order Online button. Rocco's Cucina & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rocco's Cucina & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 523-4055.

Rocco's Cucina & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 82 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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