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Bocelli's Italian Eatery

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319 Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-4900
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh and Appealing and Centrally Located

This is a centrally located, long-established Italian eatery off-main street in downtown Paynesville NC. The service was good. My shrimp and artichoke pasta was quite tasty and the serving was huge (it served as lunch next day). The pasta noodles tasted home-made, the cream sauce was light and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Laura N
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Bocelli's is a favorite of our family when traveling to the Waynesville area. We have never been disappointed with any meal we've sampled. The menu ranges from sandwiches to "full" meals. The restaurant is very clean, pleasantly decorated and the service staff are always friendly and accommodating.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I ate on the patio. We had reservations for inside the restaurant but it was noisy so we opted to eat outside since it was a beautiful evening. A good decision. Making a choice as to what to order was not easy as the menu offered a nice variety of selections. We were impressed with the house... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Real Italian food is something I crave. I have a little Baltic Sea's blood in me and have a real discretionary palate when it comes to what I will eat. Grandpa Joe Lukani had a way of taking a ripe tomato from his garden and making it WOW! I learned a few tricks and with my Professional Culinary experience I... More 

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Canton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food at Bocelli's is great. Individual dishes with individual flavors of authentic Italian cuisine. Good service and not too long of a wait usually. Best Restaurant in the area.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great home-made Italian food! I'm Italian - I know! Excellent Lunch specials every day. Very good pizza. Their home-made sauce is fantastic. I love the eggplant parmesan!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We enjoyed a great meal at Bocelli's this past weekend. We both ordered pasta dishes and they were both very tasty. The garlic knots were truly the best I've had, they had just enough salt and garlic but weren't swimming in butter like most places. The salads were amazing. Good service. Decent prices. We will definitely return when we're in... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place is off the main street without it's own parking lot, but well worth the effort to try. It also is one of the few places open on Sunday night My friend and I preferred to eat at one of the three tables outside to enjoy the mountain air. Our waitress was friendly and offered suggestions that were helpful.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Didn't see waitress from the time she brought food til I got my check. Sauce tasted scorched. Figured it would of been better.

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a centrally located, long-established Italian eatery off-main street in downtown Paynesville NC. The service was good. My shrimp and artichoke pasta was quite tasty and the serving was huge (it served as lunch next day). The pasta noodles tasted home-made, the cream sauce was light and flavorful. The salad was fresh and crisp. The prices here are a... More 

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Newnan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My wife and I went to Waynesville on Sunday afternoon and after visiting the shops downtown we began looking for places to eat dinner. This was one of the few places near downtown that was open on Sunday evening. We had a very pleasant experience. The food was good and Maria took very good care of us.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828-456-4900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?