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Bocca Osteria Romana, San Juan, PR

Bocca Osteria Romana

4.7
4.7
233 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Bocca is a true Roman experience that stems from simplicity and richness.

We follow traditional techniques that allow our guests to embrace the culinary experience of a classic osteria Romana. We prepare our pastas, sauces and broths daily, ensuring both freshness and quality for your meal. Our kitchen staff is trained to follow proper Roman methods such as not using cream in our dishes and serving every pasta “al dente”.

We hope our advocacy for traditionalism satisfies every guest from appetizer to desert. Thank you for considering Bocca as your next meal, we look forward to serving you soon.

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Booked 19 times today

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Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 727-8017

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For catering options, please email us at boccaosteriapr@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, please email us at boccaosteriapr@gmail.com

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What 233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Italian

  • Puerto Rico

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. J

    Jarocho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    If you want a great Pasta, Bocca is the right place for it. Great service, good Wine selection aswell

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelent food,excelent service, great ambient!!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great!

  4. NM

    NavarroM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food tastes like it was made with lots of care. Everything we tasted was outstanding. The focaccia was beautiful. Light, fluffy inside and crunchy outside. The carbonara was delicious, fresh. The beef tenderloin was exceptional. So tender and had a beautiful and delicate crust. Very well seasoned. The mushroom sauce was perfect along with the fingerling potatoes. A beautiful meal.

  5. T

    Tahler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In PR on vacation… found this place from a simple google search. We celebrated a birthday and the guest of honor requested Italian. Being Italian, we did NOT expect this level of quality from an Italian restaurant in Puerto Rico! We were pleasantly surprised. The wine selection was great, the tomato, mozzarella, arugala and pesto was fresh and delicious. The pomodoro sauce was soooo good. Dare I even compare it to my grandmothers. And the Carbonara was the best I’ve ever had!!! Hidden gem! Must try this place :)

  6. R

    Roberto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best food experience i had in the last year. The ambience, attention, food taste was a revelation to my taste buds. 10 outta 10 would recommend to anyone looking for an experience in italian cuisine outside Italy.

  7. JO

    JOSEG

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    It was a nice evening with my partner. We were celebrating his birthday. Service was good. I would suggest that restaurant staff wear face masks.

  8. JS

    JulieS

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just coming back from Tortola and had some extra time for local Italian cuisine. Johnson, our server was a delight! Heed his advice, he knows what’s good! Burrata was exceptional and that tomato purée!!!! Had the Veal Chop (best ever had!) and the Short Rib Ravioli (that sauce!!) Check this lil Mom & Pop place out!!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made Bocca our last meal before moving away from PR and we have no regrets. Delicious, the staff is fantastic (especially Jonathan) and we look forward to visiting again when we come back to visit the island!

  10. s

    sebc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Anniversary

  11. LG

    LynnG

    Caribbean

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always delicious and the service is the best. We especially love the burrata appetizer and gnocchi.

  12. FB

    FlavioB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and service. It’s a place where the vibe is high and vibrant. Don’t expect a quiet intimate dinner. Wonderful food always.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pasta was delicious!!!! Great cocktails too. Neighborhood was a little sketchy but worth the trip.

  14. LJ

    LisaJ

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Italian food, definitely worth seeking out. We especially enjoyed the cacio e pepe and the osso buco.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing!! I would 100% recommend. Best dinner of our whole trip. Food, drinks and service were amazing!

  16. MO

    MonicaO

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service and food was great! Our favorite dish is the burrata.

  17. JC

    JosieC

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great to come back to the best restaurant in San Juan!

  18. EP

    EmmaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A local neighborhood gem! Small place, but good food. Slow service but amazing wait staff. Will definitely return to Bocca!

  19. CG

    CarolynG

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The mushroom risotto is excellent!

  20. m

    matthewh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    These guys KNOW Italian food. Great attention to detail with authentic flavors. Charming staff. Wine list is great featuring artisanal Italian wines of great origin and very good value. Can’t wait to come back!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good

  22. GR

    GloryvetteR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Melissa waitress was excellent Food was not good at all At our entrance the staff was met all together, inattentive, and looked like we’re not interested to welcome the guests. This welcome was disappointed Melissa took control immediately about the situation

  23. SL

    SuzanneL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE Bocca. Always our favorite spot for dinner with friends, family and the baby! Cacio e Pepe and the focaccia are divine ❤️

  24. a

    apburgos

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great Food as always! Me encanta que sean consistentes con sus platos.

  25. s

    stacy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal on island. Service was impeccable, great wine selection, food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

  26. KL

    KLfalmouth

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The fresh homemade pasta was delicious! Highly recommend trying. Make sure to make a reservation as people who didn’t have one waited up to an hour. Totally worth it.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We enjoyed the place and the waitress took excellent care of us. The Oso Bucco and the wild boar bolognese was espectacular. We will return soon!

  28. LG

    LadiiGamble

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was DELICIOUS! Everything from the wine to the entree was exquisite. We would highly recommend to others. Our waiter, Johnson, was very insightful when it came to pairing our bottle of wine with our meal and he was AMAZING! Thanks for the great experience!!

  29. IS

    ISMAELS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    First, the waiter service was horrible. The food was not the best compared to the price we paid. A disadvantage of the place is its location since it has no parking. And lastly, there was a lot of noise in the place.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was truly amazing! Though they were out of a few menu items, there were many options to choose. Will return on next trip to PR.

  31. H

    Heriberto

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is fantastic and the staff is very charismatic and eager to help. The options in the menu and the wine list are fine but not as extensive as in other places. We went 2 weeks ago and returned. It's good for couples and families as well.

  32. EH

    EileenH

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous loved everything we ate. The people were wonderful. I would come back over and over. We loved it!

  33. CG

    CGN2015

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A nice neighborhood restaurant. The staff was very nice and the food was good. I was expecting a very upscale setting from looking at their website, but it's definitely casual. Get the chocolate soufflé. Yum!

  34. LF

    LouisF

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best food on the island. A hidden gem. The pasta’s are one better than the other.

  35. v

    victorm

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very nice dinner with friends, they were out a couple of items on the menu but pastas were delicious and appetizers very good too! Would definitely recommend

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent as always ! Service fantastic!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We went to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and his food never arrived. All the other orders in our table arrived except his. We even finished desert and his order wasn’t ready yet. After about an hour and 45 minutes we decided to leave. The wait for his order was simply unacceptable. Besides that, they didn’t have a bathroom available for customers. The food that actually arrived was great, but the overall experience was very disappointing.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best!!!!! Quality, technique, freshness, authenticity, ambiance, jazz!!! As were sitting down a beautiful chef comes in the door with a fresh baked focaccia! Fresh pasta is being made at the bar for everyone to see. A true gem. A true experience. Can not wait to come back!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Don’t be fooled by the neighborhood and lack of ambiance- the food service and value were amazing. We went on a recommendation and we were pretty Leary looking around the neighborhood on the way in. Once inside we thought we were at a pizzeria. When our bread and apps came out we were in love and it just got better from there. Such amazingly fresh food and excellent wine selection Go you won’t be sorry

  40. VT

    VictorT

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best food I have ever eaten Had the filet mignon and it was the tastiest steak I have ever eaten!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Bocca Osteria Romana is rated 4.7 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for Bocca Osteria Romana

2012 Calle Loíza San Juan, PR 00911-1845

Additional information

  • Area

    San Juan

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

  • Phone number

    (787) 727-8017

  • Catering

    For catering options, please email us at boccaosteriapr@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, please email us at boccaosteriapr@gmail.com

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