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Bocca East

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  • Italian, Wine Bar
  • 1496 2nd Ave, New York NY10075 40.772429 -73.955343
  • (At 78th St)
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  • (212) 249-1010
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User Ratings (Based on 34 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 3.5
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 249-1010
(212) 535-0247
Place Order:
Order From Bocca East for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon-Tue: 12pm-11pm Wed-Thu: 12pm-12am Fri: 12pm-2am Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-11pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Bocca East

    Posted by Shelley Campbell on 10/13/2014

    We had great dining experience

    We found Bocca East following a short walk around near my office. This was an all round good dining experience we had. The restaurant is very welcoming. The staff were efficient and polite, seating us and serving us quickly. The delicious food was nicely cooked, both of us enjoying our dishes. I went for a lobster and pasta affair whiles my fiancee opted for a slightly less ambitious pizza.

  • Bocca East

    Posted by Melissa G on 10/09/2014

    Awesome service

    The service here was great. I came here with my boyfriend for a light linner at around 5 PM. We only ordered 1 dish between the two of us since we were pretty full already. Rather than charge us a splitting fee, which some restaurants do, the waiter brought us out our Fettuccine Bolognese on 2 plates for easy sharing free of charge. The dish itself was very good, with a rich, creamy sauce and perfectly cooked pasta.

  • Bocca East

    Posted by jackyappleseed on 12/29/2013

    4 Great Experiences

    I've been to Bocca at least 4 times and had a great experience each time. That's why I so surprised to see the negative reviews. The green dip that they serve with the bread is amazing and unique and off the menu I have loved the Papparadelle with Lamb Ragu, The Agnolotti, and a lot of great specials too. Love this place.

  • Bocca East

    Posted by vito on 06/26/2013

    great find for the UES

    The food here is a high quality the chef Claudio Cristifoli is a real chef. The decor is rustic. The service is FROM ALL ITALIAN WAITERS THAT KNOW THER CULTURE.

  • Bocca East

    Posted by HJG on 06/19/2013

    Old reviews

    I looked at this page because I wanted to see how late they serve tonight. Then I looked at the reviews: Not pretty! They were also ALL old reviews. I live in the neighborhood and have probably been there a dozen times since they opened. I've had dinner multiple times at the bar and of course seated in the diningroom as well as outside in warm weather. Granted at times the service seems a bit herky-jerky, but in fairness overall the experience is always positive. They have an extaordinary selection of wines by the glass and truthfully, I've never had a bad meal there. Additionally, people I have been there with never commented negatively. This is certainly not a 4 star restaurant and granted there are better restaurants in the area. But they have fair prices, a nice/ unusuall decor and an interesting menu accompanied by a good vibe. It's worth giving it a shot. BTW... I have absolutely no connection to this resataurant.....Just a happy patron.

  • Bocca East

    Posted by uppereat on 10/26/2012

    Miles away from Italy

    First, when you forget the apertizers (Carpaccio di Manzo al Tartufo at 12$ each) you should say sorry and offer some kind of compensation - like offering free espresso after the dinner. Second, as a guest it's nice to see what's on your plate. My Paillard di Pollo al Rosmarino looked like a salad (the rosemary chicken was hidden), while everything on my gfs Pappardelle al Ragu d’Agnello had one color: brown. The place looks great, but the service and food was far from what I view as Italian.

  • Bocca East

    Posted by Andrew L on 07/10/2012

    Left once/stayed once

    Glad to see I am not the only one who leaves places on principle. I walked in one night with my gf and the hostess was not even concerned to make eye contact or address the fact that myself and 2 other parties were waiting there. They were also blasting music. I walked out without any thought because I don't eat anywhere that the FOH has no care. Flash forward about 2 months my gf actually "tricked" me into eating there for lunch (didn't realize it was the same place til we had already been seated and figured why not). The server was fine, I ordered the rigatonni and it was actually very delightful, pasta cooked perfectly...I would go again but if I ever saw poor service again I would be done with this place for good. And after reading the womans "stroller story" and other service complaints...I actually might skip it for a while again.

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