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Alessandro Passante

Owner & General Manager


As owner and General Manager, Alessandro Passante is responsible for overseeing all facets of the restaurant and for ensuring that the culinary and service quality upholds the highest standards.

Passante joins Bocca with more than 15 years of experience in fine dining restaurant management and development of quality and service training  procedures. 

James Corona

Executive Chef

International chef James Corona, a Bouley alum, brings his extensive culinary experience and expertise to Bocca, where he approaches Italian cuisine with a creative and modern edge to deliver soulful creations, inspired by Italian tradition and artfully plated dishes that stimulate the mind as much as the senses.

Nino Mendoza

Chef de Cusine

Nino has been at the helm of Bocca's kitchen since opening day in 2007.  His passion for food and cooking can be seen and tasted in every dish that comes out of Bocca's Kitchen. 

Prior to joining Bocca, Nino worked at several well known Italian restaruants, including Cacio e Pepe, I Trulli and Spiga.

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