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Posted by Laurie on 12/25/2011
After reading so-so reviews on this web site, I reluctanly tried Bocca East. I was incredibly surprised at how good it was. I even went back again to make sure it wasn't a fluke. This place is fantastic, from the decor to the attentive and knowledgeable staff, right down to the amazing food. The menu (for both dinner and brunch) intrigued me, the food was perfectly prepared and presented, and the wine/cocktail list was both extensive and quite reasonable. Everyone in my party agreed with me - we will all definitely be back!
Posted by Matt on 11/13/2011
The Oxtail ravioli has 1mm of filling and everything was oversalted. The staff was for the most part rude and indifferent. Pretty awful for the price. Will never go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/28/2011
Had dinner tonight at Bocca East on 78th and 2nd. Food was okay, not spectacular. Prices not bad either. But the place was NOISY. Plus they had music playing. The walls are down to the bare brick, floors are the original wood. There's nothing to absorb the noise. Bar is right on top of the diners, too. Might try it again on rainy night. Nothing great.
Posted by CC TB NM on 09/17/2011
This restaurant either has hostess that has no hospitality skills, or management thinks too highly of itself. We made reservations for a party of 3 and were told to fit in a table for 2. End of story. The concept of empty and struggling restaurants was not long ago, yet this new restaurant seems to think that treating its customers like they are burdens is ok. I sincerely hope they learn to treat patrons as guests. It's not a novel idea.
Posted by anonymous on 09/01/2011
I tried this place for the first time last night and it was very good. The pasta was very fresh and tasty. The place was really cute and rustic looking. Also the prices are really reasonable. The pasta dishes are around $15/20 which isn’t bad at all. I would def go back again.
Posted by anonymous on 08/29/2011
We live in the neighborhood and have watched this place get up and running. Post Hurricane Irene we had a lovely lunch outside. the service was good, atmosphere very nice too. The food was good and reasonably priced. Tuna burgers for both of us. The espresso was fantastic! We will go back again.
Posted by Jerry on 08/27/2011
Despite of the atmosphere, I wasn't happy about food and service.