Delicious food and outstanding service, as always.
Always such an enjoyable meal. Nicole is so knowledgeable and passionate about the ingredients and the preparation of Silvio’s dishes.
What a gem. This was our first time at Boccone South, and our whole party agreed it is now one of our favorite places in South Orange
Food was excellent. Service great. Our first time there yet they treated us like regulars.
Always amazing and delicious food. Best authentic Italian I’ve had.
Our waiter was very good. The halibut and tomato appetizers were just OK, nothing special. The cannoli and cappuccino’s weren’t bad. It takes some effort to park give yourself plenty time, if you decide to visit. We will not be returning.
We were there for a couple of family birthdays. The food was outstanding and our waitress, Nicole, was terrific. One of my new favorites. Can’t wait to return.
Our server, Nicole, added so much to a good good meal. She was enthusiastic and attentive. The presentation of the food was outstanding as were the specials of the day. Our only disappointment was the table we were given upon our arrival. Even with a reservation, stating that we were having a special celebration, the table we were shown to was in the center of the room with little to no space for servers to get around us. We requested another table, as we were there early (5:45) and there were plenty of tables that were indeed available. After much negotiation, we were taken to the separate dining room, and were then able to enjoy our visit with out of town guests as well as have a very good meal.
Always a great meal and terrific service! Silvio and team are the best!
We really enjoyed our dinner. The service was lovely. She took great pride in the food and the restaurant. We felt like we were part of the family. We will go back.
We love Baccone’s!!!
I booked a 7 pm on Saturday night on a Friday. My table was great and the owner Silvio personally greeted us and made us feel special and comfortable. The menu specials all sounded great and what we ordered was amazing. I had a traditional Italian dish and my date had the top grade Mahi Tuna, both delicious. The best of South Orange!
Excellent food and service.
Dinner was truly delightful.
The entire staff made our experience memorable.
We had a great evening at Boccone due to both the excellent specials they had to offer and the outstanding service of our waiter, Tien, I wished waiters would always be as knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating whilst keeping formal. Thank you Tien.
Great eats! Chef owner comes over to each table to explain all his dishes, which are incredible! Cant wait to go back
Outstanding! Went for a friends birthday and they made it so special. Staff was attentive and very nice (not to mention they sang to us and one of them had such a beautiful voice)! Food is pricey but worth it. Very authentic Italian and the atmosphere is cozy and romantic. Highly recommend and can not wait to go back!
Once again, a totally delicious and enjoyable meal!!
Great food, great service and at reasonable prices.
That's why Boccone South is one of our regular places to dine.
Baccone South has excellent Italian food, traditionally made.
I gave it 4 stars because my friend’s dish was prepared with a different sauce then she requested. Also we ordered the special fish. It was ok, I’ve had it there prepared much better a different style years ago. We were also not given the price when the specials were listed. When we got the check that particular entree was significantly more expensive then everything else on the menu and not very good. Our server was very kind. I’ve sat in the back which is lovely, we had a reservation, waited for our table and sat by the door so this is why I says 4 for atmosphere. All of this stated, among the many Italian options we have to choose from in this area, Baccone South has authentic, fresh, delicious, Italian food, if that’s what you are craving. I just think they should be more upfront about the cost of their specials.
We had the best waitress - so nice and fun
Took over one hour to get our food. Two of us ordered only salads and the other two pasta with sauce. Nothing complicated. Very frustrating.
Wonderful service. Outstanding food!
Boccone is a true neighborhood gem. Excellent food and service. Friendly staff and creative specials for appetizers and entrees.
Service was worse than poor, calamari was way overcooked and hardly edible, entrees were fine but not impressive and certainly didn't make up for the poor service and apps.
We have been to Boccone on numerous occasions. The food is always delicious and nicely presented. The specials in particular merit that designation. The service is impeccable.
Great service, Silvio and his team took excellent care of us.
Very good food. Attentive staff and an owner that makes you feel welcomed. Excellent atmosphere. Highly recommend
Pasta dishes were good, though too salted and overly creamy. Salad was terrible with dressing prepared with far too much vinegar. Puzzling why others have rated this restaurant so highly.
My wife and I are regulars at this amazing restaurant. Silvio and his team are always warm and gracious. We usually order the specials and are always happy with our decision. If you are foodies, you would truly being missing an opportunity for an epicurean delight. Boccone South is a destination restaurant for us whether it’s a special occasion or not. It’s that good.
We’ve gone here for the past 3 years for my son’s birthday. The food and service is always outstanding.
highly recommend, better than any of the numerous Italian restaurants in the area. Treated warmly by Silvio, the owner, server and creator of the great dessert bread pudding. Each of our entrees were most enjoyable, the chicken special, a chicken scarpariello and the cacio e pepe pasta. It is BYOB, and easy parking in back, free after 6.
We always enjoy eating at Boccone when we are in town. This time my husband said he had the best fish meal he has ever had in his lifetime - that is saying a lot since he is 74 years old. He let me have a few bites and it was indeed awesome - a Pacific fish char-grilled to perfection surrounded by a fabulous and plentiful mango salsa. He said the hot-off-the grill fish with the cold salsa was a delight for the senses. Silvio is always a gracious host who really cares about the food he offers. The salad, soup and pasta were all good, as well as the tasty dessert, but the fish special will not be forgotten.
This was our first rime at Boccone South and we absolutely loved it. Definitely to become a go to restaurant for us.
Always a warm welcome. Great food with generous portions.
Food was great. Nicole was one of the best waiters ever!
To say that the service was perfect would be an understatement. Boccone South set a new standard for customer service. Nicole was exceptional and made planning my parent’s 36th anniversary dinner effortless. When my parents came home from the incredible dinner, they raved about the great service and kind staff and promised to return soon. Aside from the service, they loved the location of their table, the ambiance, and said the food was DELICIOUS. I am so impressed and am so grateful to have stumbled upon Boccone South!
Authentic Italian restaurant in South Orange. Owner is a outgoing and friendly. We had a good time speaking to him. Food was good.
Just a wonderful place to go great food and even greater service!! The specials always hit it out of the park
Love Boccone South. There is always a long list of specials, beautifully described by whoever is serving: Nicole, Michael, or sometimes Silvio himself. And they're always great! Staff is so friendly. They make you feel special. It's always a great experience and a great value.
My husband and I found this wonderful restaurant at 8:15pm on a Sunday night after dropping our daughter off at a concert nearby. What a find!! The special was exactly that!! Barracuda with a sesame crust over spaghetti squash with pieces of asparagus. It was easily one of the best seafood meals I have ever eaten!! Homemade bread pudding and a scoop of chocolate chip gelato finished the meal fabulously!! All in all, a wonderful experience on a chance encounter! We’ll be back!!!