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Bocca

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Flatiron District
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39 E 19th St, New York City, NY 10003-1305 (Between Park Avenue South and Broadway)
+1 212-387-1200
Today
17:30 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You could walk past it a number of times and not notice it as that's what happened to me. There 12 years and run by terrific Roman owners at a great guy behind the bar named Johnny. I sat at the bar and had a very nice evening.

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Thank Mark K
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treasure this restaurant was! The staff was excellent and very obliging and the food was extremely delicious. It was a fixed price turkey day menu and had a bit of an Italian flair that was so yummy! My mother and I had taken my daughter who is a student at FIT here for the holiday and we could... More 

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Thank Kimberly K
East Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bocca on the recommendation of our hotel Concierge. Upon arriving we were warmly greeted and served Proseco. We had an amazing meal and at the end the owner brought us some Limoncello and gave us his card. I will definitely return and tell my friends to go here. Very authentic italian in a cozy atmosphere!

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Thank cnavdeeter
Brooklyn, New York
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393 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the Union Square area and decided to stop in on a Thursday night, when other restaurants in the area had a 30-45 mins. wait. Here we just walked in. the hostess, server, busser and manager were all very friendly and attentive. The kitchen was setting records with how fast they served! The olive oil, tomato dipping sauce... More 

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Thank Ana C
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lamb ragu is a home run. Very good service, exceptionally friendly. They do offer a prix fix, or ala carte. Reasonably priced, good for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Ms_CeCe50
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went there this past weekend. Food was excellent. Service was also excellent and the folks who work there are GREAT!!

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Thank SKCYCLES
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great staff very welcoming. Second time I went for reunion lunch with 3 friends all who thought food wonderful. Lunch prices very reasonable for NYC. Homemade pasta specialty. So far I liked the lamb ragu best. Not rushed & comfortable environment. Shall bring more friends here.

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Thank MaryE3645317
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We found Bocca by accident and stopped for lunch. The food was tasty, the service was great and we decided we'd definitely go back for more. It was just the sort of great find that I like so much!!

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Thank Steve M
Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went to Bocca with a large group of friends on a Saturday night. Our waiter had a strong italian accent and was extremely good at ignoring us. We were seated for over 20 minutes before drink orders were taken, and over 1 hour before our dinner ORDERS were taken. Simply unacceptable. Other patrons were having a similar issue as I... More 

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Thank Mark P
New York City, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

There are a lot of great Italian options in the neighborhood, and this is not my #1, but I have enjoyed many good meals here. My favorite dish is the cacio e pepe fresh parmesan pasta, it's gooey and delicious. The service is pretty good. They have 1 or 2 tables out front on the sidewalk, which are nice on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 E 19th St, New York City, NY 10003-1305
    (Between Park Avenue South and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: R Trains to 23rd Street 4,5,6, L, N,R,Q at 14th St Union Square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-387-1200

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighbourhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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