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Bocca Osteria Romana, San Juan, PR

Bocca Osteria Romana

4.8
4.8
321 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • 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 321 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Neighborhood gem

  • Caribbean

    Italian

  • Puerto Rico

    Best Overall

  • Puerto Rico

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time at the venue… Great food and drinks…. And great cozy setting.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Soy de los que creo que una buena comida la hace cualquiera pero un buen servicio no! Para empezar no tenían host en la entrada el mesero no tenia tacto una de las personas que estaba con nosotros estaba viendo el menu (que por cierto muy limitado y no tenían varias cosas disponibles en el momento) cuando el mesero le sirve el vaso de agua en el medio del menu que leía un gesto desagradable el lenguaje corporal del mesón era incómodo hasta discutió con el bartender muy poco profesional mi experiencia; ahora la comida excelente e viajado en varias ocasiones a Italia y son muy poco los restantes que cocinan el estilo Italiano este es uno de ellos 👌🏻 si quieren estar a otro nivel mucho ojo con el servicio
  3. e

    eshaun

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional authentic Italian food. Price points were appropriate and food quality was outstanding. Met the owner and he was incredibly nice as were all the staff. Highly recommend this gem of a spot!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service needs to be improved .
  5. D

    Domf

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A true authentic Italian old school restaurant. If you know about and love the Belmont Tavern in Newark NJ, you must go to Bocca.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always wonderful
  7. JS

    JasonS

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal tonight with my father and bringing him here for the first time. The owner Alessandro was there and was a pleasure chatting with tonight. Food was one point and couldn’t ask for anything better! Must recommend
  8. L

    Lynnef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening with cousin and we all enjoyed our dinner very much. All we’re excellent.
  9. WC

    WilfredoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio; comida exquisita! Johnson es el menos!!! Gracias Altamente recomendado
  10. p

    pezquera

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, service was too. Friendly servers
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go here with my husband on ocassion and the food and service are always on point. Highly recommended
  12. NB

    NoraB

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Puerto Rico. The food is always outstanding. The service is great and often they will accommodate one of my favorites that might not be on the menu that particular day I would recommend this restaurant I am Italian and no good food.
  13. p

    pezquera

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was a little high on salt could have had less.
  14. FD

    FrancescaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing Italian food in Puerto Rico! We loved everything. And our baby toddler too!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely! Great service, food was perfect.
  16. i

    iriso

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second week on a row as a special request from my Mom. This time was more special... the restaurant was packed, and just two servers and the bar tender. The food was on time, hot, delicious, and the service impeccable. Kuddos to Johnson and Natasha (I am not sure if this is her name, she is new). They managed the entire place by themselves with the help of the bartender. Bocca is and will be always my favorite!! Happy New Year! Iris and Ron
  17. i

    iriso

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite! This time we brought my mom, and she loved it too. Food is amazing and service outstanding. See again soon! Iris & Rin
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The food was amazing, the service was fast and friendly!
  19. TC

    TravelerChick

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love it here!
  20. s

    salsarah99

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, they run out of salmon so I tried the ossobuco. It’s pricey but big so we shared it and it was more than enough for two. The arugula salad was tasty (if you like pesto), the caprese was nice as well as the chocolate soufflé. Only deception: the tiramisu. Based on the food I had + a very velvety Italian red wine (merlot blend), I recommend Bocca.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always! Excellent service
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La carbonera sabe mejor en Bocca que en la misma Roma. La pasta al dente 10/10. Nice! Atmosphere
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nos gustó mucho. Hicimos reservación y cuando llegamos nos sentaron rápido. Buen servicio. La comida muy buena. El lugar es pequeño, pero cómodo. Recomendado
  24. NF

    NataliaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We had the Carbonara and Ossobuco, both were amazing!
  25. JC

    JosieC

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine and customer service
  26. C

    Chicamel

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Server was so nice but… I had to flag him down twice - once for another drink and once after serving main course to ask for parmesano cheese (this should be a standard offering by a server at an Italian restaurant when serving pasta). Both times took a few minutes to get his attention and it’s a small place. I was in a corner and couldn’t get up easily to go after him or I would have! He was super nice though.
  27. CD

    CarmenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding restuarant great service one of my favorites
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t come to Puerto Rico with it visiting Boca it’s one of our favorite restaurants on the island!!!
  29. RP

    RoseP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Several menu items not available. Slow service. Food was good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Nothing left to take home. Incredible
  31. RO

    ReginaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good Italian fare. The crew was tight and was reflected in the service. I highly recommend this restaurant. So good we went there twice while visiting San Juan.
  32. M

    Mareliz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Se come muy rico, el servicio es excelente y el ambiente es bueno para cualquier ocasión. ¡Me encanta!
  33. DS

    DavidS

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service and food!
  34. l

    love2eatout

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner and everything was wonderful! The food was fresh and incredibly good, and the staff was courteous. One of the 2 best meals we had during our stay in San Juan.
  35. MR

    MichelleRuby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me encanta. ¡Riquísimo! Lo recomiendo al 100. He ido en varias ocasiones. Siempre quiero volver.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best Italian restaurant that I have visited by now. As a person that visited Rome, I can say this restaurant prepares the plates the same way as in Rome. Every time me and my wife eat in Bocca, remind us of eating in Rome.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing house made spinach gnocchi off menu
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Ossobuco nd the best Tiramisu
  39. V

    Vero

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bocca is one of the best italian restaurant if not the BEST RESTAURANT. It’s my favorite restaurant everything on the menu is delicious. The burrata and tiramisu are my favorite. The osobuco is delicious and their selection of wine is spectacular. Trust me if you want to go GOO SERVICE IS THE BEST. You won’t regret anything
  40. CD

    CDRB

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida y servicio. El chuletón de ternera con el risotto con queso parmesano estuvo a otro nivel.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bocca Osteria Romana using the Order Online button.

Bocca Osteria Romana is rated 4.8 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bocca Osteria Romana

2012 Calle Loíza, San Juan, PR 00911-1845

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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