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Bocca

39 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003 40.738322 -73.989469
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-387-1200 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

boccanyc.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Fri, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 5pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 23rd St.

Prices

$16-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

13th St. to 27th St., First Ave. to Seventh Ave.

Profile

The team that brought us Cacio e Pepe in the East Village and Spiga on the Upper West Side has expanded its Italian empire yet again, converting Gramercy’s short-lived Ora into the sleek new Bocca. Alessandro Peluso and his chef James Corona serve what they call creative Roman cuisine — or at least their interpretation of it, meaning a combination of regional classics like their signature cacio e pepe pasta (ritualistically tossed in a giant wheel of Parmesan) and straccetti di manzo, ragged strips of beef, alongside innovations like shrimp with buffalo-ricotta fondue. The Roman theme is subtly echoed in the décor, which incorporates a reproduction of the city’s Mouth of Truth sculpture, along with the obligatory poster of Fellini’s Roma. And Peluso is particularly proud of the bar, where he presides over a list of Italian-inspired cocktails, like the Pimm’s No. 1–spiked Chinotto Cup. As at their first two restaurants, Corea’s savory slant toward dessert is on display in dolci like basil panna cotta with tomato coulis — a caprese salad of sorts for sweet tooths.

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