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  • Italian
  • 39 E 19th St, New York NY10003 40.738266 -73.988846
  • (Btwn Broadway & Park Ave S)
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  • (212) 387-1200
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User Ratings (Based on 45 reviews)

4.125
Food 4.4 Value 4.0
Service 3.9 Atmosphere 4.2

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 387-1200
Fax:
fax
(212) 387-1201
Website:
www.boccanyc.com
Place Order:
Order From Bocca for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Mon-Thui: 12pm-3pm+5:30pm-11pm Fri: 12pm-3pm+5:30pm-11:30pm Sat: 5:30pm-11:30pm Sun: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, WiFi, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
18.00

User Reviews

  • Bocca

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/25/2008

    Pasta served in foil

    The only reason we chose the restaurant is because Bocca is the sister restaurant of Cacio e Pepe in the East Village. Though they supposedly have the same chef/menu, the two couldn't have been more unrelated. On a Saturday night we called to see if our party of 6 could be accommodated, as the original Cacio couldn't seat us within the hour. They insisted that if we were there within 15 minutes, it was possible. When we arrived, the restaurant was nearly empty. Maybe he should have said if we arrived...ever...we could easily be accommodated. We specifically went to the restaurant for the signature cacio e peppe dish that comes in a wheel of peccorino cheese...when nearly all of us tried to order the dish, our waiter gave us a scowl and insisted that some of us try other entrees. We settled on 4 signature dishes and my boyfriend reluctantly ordered the rigatoni. The four orders were served in the same cheese wheel, which meant that they were all half-cold, too small, and the peppercorn distribution was wildly uneven. But that was fine. The rigatoni, which was ordered with the advice of the waiter, was served in aluminum foil. The bus boy carried out a bowl which contained the rigatoni/sausage wrapped in a ball of foil. He unwrapped the foil and presented it to my boyfriend. I was appalled. He had to dump the pasta into his bowl, as precious sauce and cheese stuck to the foil. When I inquired as to the purpose of the foil, I was met with a mere "I don't know." It was so distracting and ludicrous that it tarnished the rest of the meal. The rigatoni was delicious, but we couldn't stop thinking about how it was just in foil. Why this could not have been done in the kitchen, if indeed it had something to do with the preparation, is beyond my scope of speculation. Needless to say, we will not be returning. If I want my pasta wrapped in foil, I'll have it delivered, from somewhere else.

  • Bocca

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/23/2008

    very unique cuisine

    I am somtimes hesistant about going to an Italian restaurant where the menu items are all the same. But this is not your typical Italian restaurant. The menu items are all unique and there is an amazing selection of different types of food- not just pasta here! We loved the marinated lobster tail, and the tagliatelle with beets and mozarella was amazing. Everything is completely handmade as we noticed with the delicate gnocchi with a wild boar sauce. We enjoyed the ambience on a weeknight but apparantly they have music here on certain nights. All in all I was extremely pleased and can't wait to go back- I actually find myself craving the beet dish- who would have thought!

  • Bocca

    Posted by mac&cheese on 03/20/2008

    Bravissimo

    Had dinner there on monday for a friend's birthday. Restaurant had few tables upon arrival, but quickly filled. There was a cuban artist playing live music that we all enjoyed very much.The wait staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Had the shrimp, the steak tartare and the [select]ion of meat for appetizer. Fresh malgagliati pasta with clams and broccoli, the cacio e pepe and the cod for main course. The desserts are very unusual , like the cheese creme brule and the gorgonzola ice cream, but they were surprisingly good. Took our time finishing the wine, and never felt rushed Every aspect of this venue was great - including the big Fellini's poster. Definitely going back.

  • Bocca

    Posted by CD on 03/18/2008

    Two Thumbs down.

    I was shocked. 6 PM on Sunday night and not a soul in the restaurant. My friend wanted to go so we went anyway. I should have really persuaded him not to based on the empty restaurant. I only ordered one dish but my companion orderd the prix fixe dinner. His eggplant timbale app was quite good but not hot. He agreed. His salmon was described as interesting but I did not taste it. I ordered the pasta with cascio y pepe and it was VERY oily and also not hot. It was a tiny portion. It was more like an app. The waiter offered me pepper on my pasta which obviously had more than enough as it is. I mean it does have pepper in the name of the entree! The cappucino was sent back because it was also cold. The coffee was first light then the second cup was extremely dark. The chocolate mousse dessert was good. The waiter was also eating his dinner while we ate ours. I thought that was rude. He couldn't wait? NO ONE came while we were there. They also charge for refills on coffees which I think is slightly tacky. I would never recommend it nor would I go back. I cannot understand how they stay in business.

  • Bocca

    Posted by Angela on 02/07/2008

    Best Flatiron Italian

    We were thrilled to come across this new Flatiron restaurant. The food is creative and always fresh,. We've been a few times and will continue to go back.The service is attentive, but not too aggressive. The decor is weird, but with such great food, who cares? The chef was in the dining room a lot and came around to the tables chatting up all the customers. He's not your typical prima donna type. We highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to eat creative authentic Italian food. The wine list is extensive and the bar drinks delicious.

  • Bocca

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/29/2008

    Very Good!!

    Had dinner there last night with family so we shared everything. The service was very attentive, although it was really busy, we were treated very well. Fresh plates and serving utensils with each course. Lobster appetizer ,cod fish & pastas were all tops. Look forward to going back soon.

  • Bocca

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/25/2008

    Great Food, Bad service

    I went to dinner with 5 friends a few days ago. Our waiter seemed new and a bit timid, which was fine. However, the staff wasn't attentive. We waited a LONG time for our wine, when the appetizers came out some of them were wrong, when the entrees came out some of THEM were wrong (bus boy seemed visibly annoyed as if it was our fault). After dessert and after our plates were cleared, we could not get our waiter's attention because he was hanging out at the bar chatting with his co-workers...it wasn't crowded so that wasn't the issue. Overall, if the service gets remarkably better I would return, but not until then.

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