Bocelli Ristorante

4.7
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307 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
For almost two decades, Bocelli Ristorante has been providing the most authentic Italian cuisine in Staten Island and New York City. Voted the Best Italian Restaurant in both 2014 and 2015, and named one of the 2017 Top 10 best Italian Restaurants in NYC, we pride ourselves on using the finest ingredients to make delicious dishes all served in an atmosphere that will place you on a sunny hillside in Italy. Whether seeking an intimate dinner with a loved one, a family get-together or a larger special occasion in our private party room, there are few restaurants that can cater to your senses like Bocelli Ristorante.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit to Bocelli Ristorante and we will be a returning customer. The service was excellent. Our server, Mike, was very attentive as well as his assistant server. We accidentally spilled most of my glass of white wine to which the staff came over promptly and cleaned up our mess. Mike also came over and topped off my glass at no charge, which was really nice. Our food was very good, I particularly liked the arancini appetizer that came with fried zucchini. I had veal as my main course which was tender and very tasty. After the meal, the server brought a desert tray - which I love. I really like being able to see the deserts and I definitely had a hard time choosing. One other item to note is that my husband ordered a double espresso, and Bocelli is one of the first restaurants we have been to that understands that concept and served a full cup of coffee. I would recommend Bocelli and I am anxious to try other items on their menu as well as the specials they offer.

WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and warm welcome

HL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great venue for a friendly get together!

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Do NOT book this restaurant on open table. They do not hold open table reservations. Instead they seat people waiting as opposed to people w open table reservations. We had an 8:00 reservation and had to wait until 9:00. They blamed it on open table stating the app incorrectly books reservations and overbooks them. After waiting one hour the food was horrible and service took ten minutes to get a waiter to come over to our table after finally being seated. They should not be allowed to work with open table if they are not going to hold reservations for people. They are using open table to bring in business and then make people wait lying about how long the wait actually is. DO NOT GO

SF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Foods always good !

RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

I would recommend going to Bocelli during the week when it's perhaps not as busy as on the weekend. On the weekend day that I went, there was a lot of craziness and, as a result, the service suffered. I have to admit that I thought with 4.8 stars and over 200 individual ratings the food would be better than it was and that the service would be better as well. It's possible I just heard the worst waiter in the place. The manager was very nice and helpful. The wi-fi did not work and no network was even visible, despite the fact I was told it was working. All in all, my experience was rather disappointing, unfortunately. On a side note, the place is decorated beautifully.

RC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Always hits the mark for quality and price, food is very fresh and made to order

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner as always. The menu has changed since they re-branded them selves but the food remains top quality.

We ordered the sopresatta appetizer as well as the Arancini. There must have been over 1/2 pound of the most tender and delicious sopresatta we have ever had and the rice balls were outstanding.

I had the chicken Parmigiana which was rich and flavorful and incredibly tender. My wife had the baked annelini . It reminded her of her aunts dish she used to eat on a Sunday for dinner .

We topped it off with Italian cheesecake and a fruit tart, both delicious and were treated to 2 complimentary Prosecco’s to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

Always classy, always great service and always delicious food!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and good service. The food was fresh and flavorful!

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday there and it was wonderful

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

This last trip was not so good. Food was not very good which is surprising since it has always been above average. I would recommend it for that reason but they need to keep an eye on this and not let it happen again

HL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and ambiance. A winner. We will definitely return!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good service, very nice decor, the owner was on the floor greeting the guests, very nice.
The food was also good.
I recommend it. Staten Island has many good and some better Italian restaurants.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and they sang to us nd the food was excellent and the service was excellent but noise level is a little high but a real nice place to go and we will go back for sure

DS
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

So happy Stephano is back at the helm. Food has been great.

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding ! The Sunday Ragu was the best we had. The meat was more tender then ever and flavorful. Pasta was al dente and the sauce was amazing.

Best Tiramisu , hands down!

As always, the service was perfect.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant for a quick dinner before traveling back to NJ. What a great find! Everything we had was delicious and the service was excellent! Highly recommend.

CC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to this restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised. From the moment we entered, and throughout the entire dinner, all we could do was rave about the interior, the service and the food. Would gladly return to this restaurant again....Highly recommend this as a favorite.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!

TR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambiance and service made our dining experience feel special. Overall the food was excellent though I was a little disappointed in the preparation of the monk fish. I always prefer fish without a sauce covering it. Wine value was excellent.

EN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Our waiter Sharif was excellent.

EM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for lobster night. Excellent food and 2 drinks included. Fixed price. A real bargain for all you got to eat. Service very attentive and friendly. Special theme dinner nights. Cant wait to return.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian food on Staten Island. Maybe in all 5 boroughs honestly. And the staff was so pleasant!! I can’t wait to go back!

r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian restaurant on Staten Island

DS
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed the lobster special
Food and Service both excellent
Out of a few wines on the wine list, but we made do.
So glad Stefano is back. We will be visiting more often.

TK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday Dinner

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Graat service atmosphere and food.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service , every thing was exceptional.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the entering trough the front door the experience starts. The host makes you feel right at home from the start. The wait staff explains the menu choices to you in a way that you can understand exactly how your dish will be prepared and served to you. No surprises. The attention to detail is also on display. The coffee and desert toped off the meal perfectly. A very nice dining experience.

MI
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were met at the door like we were family. The food and the service were great. I brought my friends there for the first time. they were from out of town and wanted authentic Italian cuisine. The cannot stop talking about it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience for our anniversary

DS
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I would give this 5* across the board, perhaps if we had a better table.
So glad Stefano is back. We will be back soon.

JV
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place!! The food is AMAZING!! Staff is great! Highly recommend!!

MI
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was very nice good service good Italian food ... but the noise factor is much to much.
It can be a romantic restaurant but with the noise & kids running around it turns into a typical Staten Island restaurant.
This place has the potential to stand out but fails at it.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the greeting at the front door to the good bye at the end of the dinner, this was a very pleasant experience!
The waiter staff is excellent, the food was cooked to perfection, the desert display was eye appealing and very tasty as well.
The head chef was very visible, visiting the dining area making sure the customers were having a good experience at the restaurant.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took friends out and we were so glad we chose This place. Attentive professional wait staff. Linens on the tables. Great food. Lobster dinner special a fabulous value. Going back soon!

DM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to celebrate my father’s birthday. We were all very happy with our meals, dessert and overall experience. The restaurant was prepared for our reservation, gave us personal attention for our celebration, and had a lovely atmosphere. It was our 2nd time there this month, as we were there the week before celebrating our anniversary. We plan to frequent this restaurant much in the future

e
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding meal, service. Warm atmosphere. A fine dining experience overall