39 E. 19th St.
New York, NY 10003
Bocca +

Staci Schwartz


  • Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11:30pm
  • $$$
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended, Reservations Not Necessary
This third outpost of a mini-chain that includes Cacio e Pepe and Spiga sets its sights on "creative Roman cuisine," and largely fulfills its mission via a tasty salad of octopus, arugula, apples, and orange salmon roe; and a soupy spaghetti of guanciale and truffles;you won't be able to avoid dipping the bread in the copious remaining juices, and calling for more bread. In fact, pastas rather than the pricier second are the way to go for your main course, and the list includes many distinguished varieties, such as cacao e pepe (tonarelli twirled in a cheese rind) and fusilli gobbed with an agreeable arugula pesto.

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  • Bocca: Skip the Secondi and Save Some Dough
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 4 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

    As restaurateurs open successive places, they often get worse and worse. This worried me as I wandered westward along 19th Street for my first visit to Bocca: Would it be as good as its ancestors? Bocca's grandfather was Cacio e Pep...


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