In the spring of 2019, after twelve years of being one of New York City’s top rated Italian restaurants, Bocca underwent astonishing renovations. The transformed space is bright and modern, marked by indigo blue leather banquettes, Italian marble countertops, industrial-chic lighting, and a one of a kind painting by Italian artist Flavio Bragaloni.
The team also expanded and upgraded the bar area to make room for additional seats, with a new and imaginative cocktail menu that seamlessly complements the all-Italian wine list seldom found anywhere else.
In the Kitchen
Executive chef James Corona and owner Alessandro Passante, take a minimalist approach to the menu, respecting the intrinsic natural flavors of premiere local and Italian-imported products, while showcasing the high-quality of each seasonal ingredient.
In addition to iconic Roman classics such as the tonnarelli cacio e pepe, pappardelle al ragu di agnello, and homemade pastas, Bocca seasonally updates dishes to refelct the flavors of spring-summer, as well as autum and winter, using the freshest produce from the Green Market at Union Square.
The all-Italian wine list features a broad selection of wines carefully selected to include wines made from indigenous grapes from Italy that are not mainstream. You’ll always find something different that you may not have discovered before on the wine list.