Rocco's Cucina & Bar

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$30 and under
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Italian

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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.

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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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Barbara
Houston
13 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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bs3691
New England
19 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
1 review
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

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vipMrMcgu
London
6 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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Eliza
1 review
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.

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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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
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
19 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
1 review
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
108 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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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
27 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
402 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
20 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
28 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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Gourmand12
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went there for my husband's birthday and were seated at a lovely table open to the street. Menu had lots of options and portions were ample. We joined Rocco's membership club to get points for return visits.

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vipMariaM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The map that Open Table links to has the restaurant in a different location. It was a
Bit confusing but we figured it out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sports bar atmosphere with tight seating.
Went because I couldn’t get into Regina Pizzeria due to a wait over an hour. Walked around the corner with my family to this place. Service and pizza were great! I was so glad I made the chose to change gears. I’d recommend it to anyone.

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vipDave
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Big menu. Great specials. Fun waitstaff. Food was outstanding. The food we saw pass by looked wonderful as well. Much less crowded than Hanover Street options also.

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Saga
New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and we had a great table by the open window. Very big portions. Reasonable prices. A varied and fun beer list from different breweries. Highly recommend the onion rings and the meatball sub. Great service. A lovely place with a fun comfortable atmosphere.

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vipBuffParents
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit - and won’t be the last! Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Our server was extremely attentive. Nice location and one of a few in the North End that has several TV’s should a game be on. We’ll be back!

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vipBubba
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Vacation dinner.

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RachelT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easy open table reservation, very slick. Enjoyed the ambience, great service, food tasty. Easy to walk to in North side neighborhood. We had a fun meal with our family and a friend who joined us, could hear each other talking which was important to us. Would go to this place again!

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TandM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great! Our waitress Annie was awesome! We will definitely be back!

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vipOnTheRoadAgain
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The appetizers tasted great and the portions made them shareable. The fish and chips came with delicious onion rings. And easy to get to in the busy North End.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Penne with Vodka Sauce. Delicious!!!

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Rocco's Cucina & Bar does offer 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 4.5 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

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