Boccone South

4.6
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989 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Boccone South! We bring a Modern Mediterranean flare to South Orange, NJ's hottest new old fashion Italian restaurant. Host: Silvio Caruso
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraR
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Boccone South is my husband's and my favorite restaurant! The food is scrumptious, the service impeccable and the owner Silvio is a warm and charming host. The bread pudding desert is to die for!

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vipBeth
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, delicious food priced right. What more could you want??? The halibut was delish and the special monkfish over mango salsa was very good. The veal and chicken parm dishes were plentiful and prepared well. For dessert, we had the bread pudding, chocolate peanut butter gelato; both were outstanding. Because the buildi9ng was sold and the restaurant has to move soon, it is South Orange's loss and Short Hills' gain.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant with great food! Really enjoyed my time dining at Boccone South! I will definitely be back’

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fabulous, as always. Food and service were delightful.

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StevenR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Very excellent in all ways. Barvo to Silvio!

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vipAdicaro
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service all the time.

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fan143
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been going to Boccone South any time I have tickets at SoPAC because they have several dishes that I really like. I am sorry that they are moving from this location, but they are evidently opening up another location in Summit. The food is good and the service is attentive. It is, though, BYOB.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food & service was impeccable!

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vipPortia
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent. Looking forward to the new location in Millburn in March.

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vipGizar
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good as always. We’ve been going to Boccone’s for over 5 years. Our friends and family always request that we go Boccone’s for dinner. The service, quality and presentation of the dishes are always excellent. Our usual server Nicole, knows what we like, we almost order as Nicole know. BROVO

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WalterC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The creativity of the menu offered several unique choices, each excellent.

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garyd
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Attractive restaurant. Nice ambience. Friendly staff. Good fresh food.

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KellyC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always! It was PACKED however, we had a reservation and sat right away. When leaving at 10 pm there was still a line of people waiting to be sat. Worth the wait in my opinion. I had rigatoni carbonara and my friend had short ribs which were incredible.

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MatthewC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal at a good price. The owner is engaged with each table to a degree he is worth the price of the meal alone. We went the day after Valentines Day. Was packed but we were taken care of well.

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BillP
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

I took off for Valentines Day 2020 to take my wife and friends out on 2/15/20. Went on Open Table and nothing was available at 7pm in Maplewood, Chatham, Madison, or Summit. I tried South Orange and again, nothing available except Boccone South. Every time slot was open! I through caution to the wind and booked 7pm. Upon arrival I could see the staff was a wreck. They finally sat us down in-front of the front doorway. They got one of our orders wrong and the Clams Casino was NOT good. All the prices were about the same.($20.00-$28.00) I ordered the Special Chilean Sea Bass and they clocked me over the head for $42.00. Not worth it at all -Money Grab Now I know why all their time slots were open on Open Table.

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Techysandy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had a great Valentine's Day evening and the dinner and our waitress was great!!! We look forward to returning back again!

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WilliamG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Silvio was a great host terrific service and great ambiance not to mention super food! Un abraccio, grazie
Bill

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CarolynB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service, the specials were very overpriced..... pasta special was $35.. not in line with menu pricing. I would go back but be careful of the specials.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and staff treats you like family

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NeilG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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GailL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every meal is a lovely experience. We especially love sitting at a table where Nicole is the waitress. Her description of every dish is outstanding!

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vipDecentDining
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We have been here many times and usually love it. Last night was disappointing - arrival with reservations they seemed overwhelmed with parties arriving - waitress lovely. Food was good but not usual quality - Milanese was dry, fettuccini special pasta nothing special. Hope they figure out management.

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vipCefaloG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food. Awesome service. Silvio never fails to impress with his delicious dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

awful service

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vipNan2
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and service was wonderful.

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chrisd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Had to wait for 25 minutes after our reserve time. Seated people without reservations before us. What’s the point of having a reservation. Get it together. Everything else was great.

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vipnonickname
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Great food, nice place, kind of crazy. , they don’t pay attention to reservations. But great food, nice people

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Lively
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was great, as always. The service was fine, but the front desk was a little scattered and couldn't find our reservation. I had the confirm, so there were no worries, but still, I know they take reservations, and the restaurant was really crowded when we were there. We'd go back.

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KellyC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would 100% recommend Boccone South to a friend and almost do every chance I get! From the atmosphere to the great menu it's hard to figure out what my favorite part of this restaurant is. I've had quite a few servers when there but the two that stand out were Silvo (I believe he is the owner!) and Nicole. However, no matter who you encounter working there you will get A+ service! And the food. My god the food is good. I have never left so satisfied. I've had quite a few dishes here but the pasta is always my favorite. This past time I did rigatoni carbonara and it was out of this world! You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu though! Very reasonably priced for the large portion you get and also a BYOB which I think makes it even more worth it. If you go on a weekend I would suggest making a reservation. I also heard they may be closing and switching locations so go before the end of march if you have not been! I will absolutely be back.

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GregK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star! Hope they stay in South Orange !

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vipCubasteve
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of my favorite places to go! Excellent food always consistent. Great staff very warm and inviting!

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brucer
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local Italian food. Go a few times and the owner Sylvio will treat you like royalty. Not cheap but excellent value for the quality. Beautiful presentation, large portions, BYOB.

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Trish
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet intimacy with incredible service! Every bite a delight. Prawns with mango were perfectly prepared . Chicken au jus stuffed with prosciutto and Italian cheese was mouth watering . I wish I could have one more bite. Topped off with with warm bread pudding and gelato. A neighborhood gem that never disappoints.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ready for us at 6:00PM and got us out by 7:45PM for SOPAC performance without rushing.
Coat check person was very prompt and helpful.
Specials for the evening were all interesting and inviting.
Service very good without hovering.
Food very good. Olive oil with roasted garlic and warm bread on the table was enjoyed by all (butter on table as well).
Complimentary dessert of Italian bread pudding with gelato was terrific.

No complaints so we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and especially wonderful server.... I’ll follow them wherever they go...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience at Boccone South. And having Nicole as a server elevates the evening !

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Nightout
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, as always.
Superb service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Silvio and his staff were beyond exceptional. So glad we found this hidden gem. Food, service, ambiance were all outstanding. Will be our new go to place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sylvio was the best! The food was DELICIOUS. Will be back soon.

FAQs

Boccone South offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 378-9222.

Boccone South is rated 4.6 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.

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