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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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We serve Neopolitan pizza and Modern Italian-inspired food in an informal contemporary space in the centre of Cape Town. From our hand-built pizza oven from Naples to the fresh pasta we serve each night, everything we do shows our love for food. Our menu is small but diverse and we encourage guests to order a number of dishes to share with the table. Pop in for a quick lunch or relax and let our team take care of you for an evening you'll remember
US$8 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews zucchini fries pizza rigatoni pork ribs tuna tapas bree street sat upstairs great tasting food small plates nice lunch quick service by the glass wine selection basil margarita toppings
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had pizza at Bocca before, and my gf and I both thought it was amazing. Now - there are new owners, new décor, and new menu – and both our pizzas were terrible. Burnt, soggy, and chewy pizza base. The original waiter, obviously on a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Monk A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two of us tried six different dishes and all were under impressive. When we told our server that one of the dishes was not very good he truly did not care!! Did not apologize, did not offer to replace the item and did not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank camn21252
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, excellent service, small portions to mix and enjoy. A very pleasant experience, thank you! Booking is recommended, otherwise you might miss out on BOCCO. Stunning decor, simple and effective.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Euronovelties A
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

If your wanting some great Italian cuisine this is a place to go... part of the menu is set up Italian tapas style and it works really well. A massive thank you to Anastasia(apologies for spelling) who was so friendly & advised us on some...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Y1956ZZphilipc
Reviewed 9 February 2019

I dined twice here and had a very good experience each time. Sometimes solo diners can get ignored or brushed off in busy restaurants, but I was treated to some sincerely attentive service from the Manager on down on both occasions, and made to feel...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stradwick
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

We went Bocca twice during our holiday in Cape Town. Enjoyed our dinner always there. The balcony and interior design are gorgeous. Service was excellence and staff is very friendly and very helpful even though the first time we went there is fully booked ,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JingZ224
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Dear oh dear. What happened! Not sure where to start, other than total disappointment. Bocca used to be a great restaurant, with great well priced pizzas and homemade pastas. Because I work next door I’d often have business lunches and treat my staff to lunch...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sherpa09315932035
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Bocca looks a bit commercial, and the menu was a bit of a challenge, but the food that came up was really great, tasty and original, with a nice wine selection by the glass - a very nice lunch surprise indeed 😀

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank streetMartin
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Pasta roma was delicous, light perfectly cooked authentic Italian. Craft beer good also. Will be back

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LawrenceWhite
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

After nearly a year away, I was disappointed to find that Bocca’s previously hearty, generous, and well priced menu has changed for the worse. Its new ‘tapas-style’ dishes are not badly portioned but rather expense for what you get. At R120, the Salumi was disappointing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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