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$$ - $$$
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
17:30 - 22:30
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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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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

we went for restaurant week, and the best tasting thing here was the sauce/dip they gave for the bread. the bread was bland and felt undercooked/baked, the crab cakes were bland, the pasta and the porchetta was bland, and the dessert was bland too. they gave good refills of the sauce/dip though, so we dipped everything in it.

Thank Olivia P
Newton, MA
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A nice find, one you should too. Most dishes featured the expected ingredients though many had a twist: carpaccio with apple-celery, beet-goat cheese ravioli with fennel/orange/brown butter, and an amazing basil panna cotta. The lamb ragu and nutella dessert are excellent. Great atmosphere and wonderful service make it a place I'd go back to.

Thank HitTheRoaders
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Service and food were very good. Went on a Monday night and the place was decently crowded. Ingredients are perfectly fresh and portions and just the right size. Can't say anything bad about the food. The first drink I ordered was the Diablo. It was delicious and not overbearingly spicy. The second one I ordered though was way to strong... More 

Thank Deena F
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

Thank Mark K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

Thank Kimberly K
East Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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!

Thank cnavdeeter
Brooklyn, New York
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235 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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 

Thank Ana C
New York City, New York
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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.

Thank Ms_CeCe50
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113 restaurant reviews
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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!!

New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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.

Thank MaryE3645317

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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