Bocce Cafe-Italian Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 478 Green St

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Cross street: at Grant

    Map & Directions
  • 415-981-2044

About Bocce Cafe-Italian Restaurant

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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My wife and I had the misfortune of landing at this spot on a recent trip to the city. We visit often and always enjoy both old, favorite dining spots as well as new ones. While the restaurant is nice looking and well-situated, it leaves

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My wife and I had the misfortune of landing at this spot on a recent trip to the city. We visit often and always enjoy both old, favorite dining spots as well as new ones. While the restaurant is nice looking and well-situated, it leaves

Pros: Good location

Cons: Poor food and service

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A good friend of mine took me on a lunch date years ago and I have always enjoyed this restaurant for being consistant. The seating both inside and the patio have always been a Gem, the food and service have been real and always on the

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A good friend of mine took me on a lunch date years ago and I have always enjoyed this restaurant for being consistant. The seating both inside and the patio have always been a Gem, the food and service have been real and always on the

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i recently visited this italian restaurant. it has a really nice atmosphere inside and a full bar. they even had some live musical performers, one on a electronic keyboard accompanied by another on a trumpet. the appetizers were pretty good. we order the calamari and the brushetta. the food however was not that great. i ordered the chicken parmiganio and my boyfriend the chicken marsala. both of us were very disappointed with our food. my uncle however, ordered the cioppino and was pleased. overall the experience was mediocre.

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i recently visited this italian restaurant. it has a really nice atmosphere inside and a full bar. they even had some live musical performers, one on a electronic keyboard accompanied by another on a trumpet. the appetizers were pretty good. we order the calamari and the brushetta. the food however was not that great. i ordered the chicken parmiganio and my boyfriend the chicken marsala. both of us were very disappointed with our food. my uncle however, ordered the cioppino and was pleased. overall the experience was mediocre.

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The best thing this place has going for it is the space it's in. Nice large area, open feeling, and comfortable. \r
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The quality of the food, however, doesn't come close to matching the quality of the decor. Bread: sans character and

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The best thing this place has going for it is the space it's in. Nice large area, open feeling, and comfortable. \r
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The quality of the food, however, doesn't come close to matching the quality of the decor. Bread: sans character and

Pros: The space.

Cons: Food not impressive.

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Great food, great service, great prices!!! We had my sisters bachelorette party there last night, they let us decorate the table, servers were helpful and friendly and the food was fantastic! great place to dine with a large group!

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Great food, great service, great prices!!! We had my sisters bachelorette party there last night, they let us decorate the table, servers were helpful and friendly and the food was fantastic! great place to dine with a large group!

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i had read some reviews, good and bad, but tryed it myself. BOO this place! we had a reservation for 6. thank goodness one didn't show-- we were seated at a table that uncomfortably sat 5 and when we complained to the manager he said

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i had read some reviews, good and bad, but tryed it myself. BOO this place! we had a reservation for 6. thank goodness one didn't show-- we were seated at a table that uncomfortably sat 5 and when we complained to the manager he said

Pros: near other great places

Cons: service, wait, service, wait, service, service, service, management, service, wait, service

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I read a few good reviews, and decided to check it out. The place itself isn't so bad. But the service is horrendous. I'd at least be forgiving on that front if the food was worthwhile, but um, no. We ordered chicken parm and spaghetti and

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★★★★★

I read a few good reviews, and decided to check it out. The place itself isn't so bad. But the service is horrendous. I'd at least be forgiving on that front if the food was worthwhile, but um, no. We ordered chicken parm and spaghetti and

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We left the bustle of the city behind us as we walked along the tree lined entrance to the cafe. My wife and I had come in (late) on a Thursday night, but were greeted kindly and seated promptly. The brushcetta was excellent, and the

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We left the bustle of the city behind us as we walked along the tree lined entrance to the cafe. My wife and I had come in (late) on a Thursday night, but were greeted kindly and seated promptly. The brushcetta was excellent, and the

Pros: Ambience, value, service, out of the way

Cons: out of the way

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We stumbled upon bocce one night while wandering north beach. It is sort of hidden away from the street, you walk down a cute little garden pathway to the restaurant. Inside you find a very large building, old funky decor that is very

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We stumbled upon bocce one night while wandering north beach. It is sort of hidden away from the street, you walk down a cute little garden pathway to the restaurant. Inside you find a very large building, old funky decor that is very

Pros: price, food, atmosphere

Cons: off the beaten path - but then again that's a good thing

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I will be honest, the food was more or less ok for the price we paid, not really tasty, however exceptional and probably only for a lunch with a relativly cheap price\r
But the service was really terrible. Before arrival to the

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I will be honest, the food was more or less ok for the price we paid, not really tasty, however exceptional and probably only for a lunch with a relativly cheap price\r
But the service was really terrible. Before arrival to the

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This restaurant is one of my favorites. The food is not gourmet, it's simple Italian food. My boyfriend and I love going there because it's a great experience. They have live music on the weekends for dinner which makes for a romantic

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This restaurant is one of my favorites. The food is not gourmet, it's simple Italian food. My boyfriend and I love going there because it's a great experience. They have live music on the weekends for dinner which makes for a romantic

Pros: Good portions at bargain price, live music, ambiance

Cons: Parking, can get busy on weekends

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After dining there a couple of weeks ago I can't believe some of the bad reviews this place has rec'd from others on here. My wife and I loved it. The service was good. The garden setting is very unique (wait for an outside table under

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After dining there a couple of weeks ago I can't believe some of the bad reviews this place has rec'd from others on here. My wife and I loved it. The service was good. The garden setting is very unique (wait for an outside table under

Pros: unique setting, good food, great value.

Cons: no parking! (hey, its the city)

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I was disappointed in this place because first of all, the bread is sourdough which, while San Franciscan, is not Italian. Secondly, I ordered my favorite wine, a Reisling, only to take a sip and have it taste like Tequila (my friend

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I was disappointed in this place because first of all, the bread is sourdough which, while San Franciscan, is not Italian. Secondly, I ordered my favorite wine, a Reisling, only to take a sip and have it taste like Tequila (my friend

Pros: Inexpensive, Festive Atmosphere

Cons: Bad Food, Bad Service

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I will be honest, the food here is not gourmet, however it is tasty. You get lots of above average food, for a great price, in the most interesting neighborhood in town. The atmosphere is cozy, slightly romantic, and the overall feel of

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I will be honest, the food here is not gourmet, however it is tasty. You get lots of above average food, for a great price, in the most interesting neighborhood in town. The atmosphere is cozy, slightly romantic, and the overall feel of

Pros: Cozy atmosphere, large party friendly

Cons: food isnt "delicious"

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We had a large party for dinner & the service was great! The water was always being filled, the waiter got every order right, and they were very accommodating with all of our requests. There was live jazz playing in the background and

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We had a large party for dinner & the service was great! The water was always being filled, the waiter got every order right, and they were very accommodating with all of our requests. There was live jazz playing in the background and

Pros: great service, great atomsphere, reasonable prices

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It is simple Northern Italian fare - not intended to be too complex - but the quality is good and prices are reasonable. The best part of the restaurant is the location minimal tourists and it is excellent for large groups (which is rare

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It is simple Northern Italian fare - not intended to be too complex - but the quality is good and prices are reasonable. The best part of the restaurant is the location minimal tourists and it is excellent for large groups (which is rare

Pros: Lots of dining space

Cons: no parking

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I have never had such horrible food! The pasta was the type that came out of the freezer section at a store....and the sauce was grainy and had no taste. Bocce has a beautiful space and great service, the owner needs to fire the cooking

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I have never had such horrible food! The pasta was the type that came out of the freezer section at a store....and the sauce was grainy and had no taste. Bocce has a beautiful space and great service, the owner needs to fire the cooking

Pros: dining space, service, wine list

Cons: , pasta

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Yes the prices here are reasonable until you see what you get.
This is like a US Italian restaurant from the 70's. One type of red sauce, pasta isn't even boiled fresh. For one of the pasta dishes the pasta was dried out like it had been

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Yes the prices here are reasonable until you see what you get.
This is like a US Italian restaurant from the 70's. One type of red sauce, pasta isn't even boiled fresh. For one of the pasta dishes the pasta was dried out like it had been

Pros: moderate price, no wait, fun location

Cons: , poor quality pasta

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This is a great place to eat. The food is slightly above average, but the atmosphere and the prices are way above. A bottle of wine, and appetizer, two entrees and two glasses of 20 year port and the bill came to $60. The waitstaff was

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This is a great place to eat. The food is slightly above average, but the atmosphere and the prices are way above. A bottle of wine, and appetizer, two entrees and two glasses of 20 year port and the bill came to $60. The waitstaff was

Pros: Atmosphere, Live Music, Value

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What Italian restaurant in SF supplies parmesan that comes out of a salt shaker? You guessed it: Bocce! Bocce earns the gold medal for being the worst Italian restaurant I have ever frequented. I initially went to Bocce for a dinner party

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What Italian restaurant in SF supplies parmesan that comes out of a salt shaker? You guessed it: Bocce! Bocce earns the gold medal for being the worst Italian restaurant I have ever frequented. I initially went to Bocce for a dinner party

Pros: ambiance

Cons: , service, parking

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Seems like a good place for large parties. Usually loud and lively crowd. On my two visits I have not been impressed with the food as it is pretty average. The wait staff seems over-stretched and the bartender was likely the grumpiest

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Seems like a good place for large parties. Usually loud and lively crowd. On my two visits I have not been impressed with the food as it is pretty average. The wait staff seems over-stretched and the bartender was likely the grumpiest

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I went there for my birthday as well and they were able to accomodate around 25 of us and the service was fantastic! They had a 3 piece jazz band playing which just made the atmosphere perfect. The place is a little gem in North Beach,

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I went there for my birthday as well and they were able to accomodate around 25 of us and the service was fantastic! They had a 3 piece jazz band playing which just made the atmosphere perfect. The place is a little gem in North Beach,

Pros: Good location, Fantastic food, Great prices

Cons: exterior not so nice

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I recently went there for a friends Birthday and the service was excellent! the food was amazing and you can't ask for a better price! I highly recommend it!

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I recently went there for a friends Birthday and the service was excellent! the food was amazing and you can't ask for a better price! I highly recommend it!

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: parking

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Bocce is a great little restaurant off of the main street running through North Beach. From the outside you would never know what lies ahead down a walkway covered in vines. It is a wonderful little restaurant with an outdoor patio. It is

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Bocce is a great little restaurant off of the main street running through North Beach. From the outside you would never know what lies ahead down a walkway covered in vines. It is a wonderful little restaurant with an outdoor patio. It is

Pros: Valet Parking, Inexpensive, Great Ambience

Cons: Crouded Weekends, No Street Parking

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Great for a date or group! Good atmosphere, wine, music AND food!

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Great for a date or group! Good atmosphere, wine, music AND food!

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I went there in a Friday night. I had a great time. Igor was my server and did an excellent job even being very busy. He even care about tell us the specials for the night. We loved the food, service, ambient. We will come back!

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I went there in a Friday night. I had a great time. Igor was my server and did an excellent job even being very busy. He even care about tell us the specials for the night. We loved the food, service, ambient. We will come back!

Pros: Service, Food, Ambience

Cons: Parking

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The food is good (not wow, but tasty), the decor is marvelous, and the staff was very nice. The bread they serve when you first sit down is delish, lay off or you'll be stuffed before you get your entree. We asked to share a plate and

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The food is good (not wow, but tasty), the decor is marvelous, and the staff was very nice. The bread they serve when you first sit down is delish, lay off or you'll be stuffed before you get your entree. We asked to share a plate and

Pros: great decor, great for groups, inexpensive

Cons: horrible parking, can be crowded

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The first time I tried to go to Bocce, there was an hour and a half long wait (it was a Saturday). My party left. The second time was on a Monday night and we were seated promptly. The food is pretty basic Italian fare--there's something

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The first time I tried to go to Bocce, there was an hour and a half long wait (it was a Saturday). My party left. The second time was on a Monday night and we were seated promptly. The food is pretty basic Italian fare--there's something

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I personally love Bocce. It's a little crowded on the weekends but the interior is beautiful, that atmosphere is fun, the menu is very reasonably priced and the services is attentive. Worth a stop.

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I personally love Bocce. It's a little crowded on the weekends but the interior is beautiful, that atmosphere is fun, the menu is very reasonably priced and the services is attentive. Worth a stop.

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This North Beach fixture features a bucolic, tree-lined entrance, garden patio and a large, elegant dining room. The crowd is a mix of families, young professionals and tourists. Classic Italian-American cuisine fills…

 

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