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114 E 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Between Main and Walnut)
513-542-2022
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Italian food with heart, elegance, and authenticity. Details and passion...
Italian food with heart, elegance, and authenticity. Details and passion drive our team to create an extraordinary dining experience. The daily changing menu offers authentic Italian cuisine fashioned with contemporary French technique. Boca is for your special occasions, for meeting up with loved ones, and for anyone who revels in food, drink, and service.
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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Second time just as good as the first

My wife and I came here for dinner on SAT, 30 JAN 16. We'd been once before in 2013. Because I called for reservations the week of the visit, the only seats left were at the chef's bar. Turns out to be a fun location to sit and eat (over-see the kitchen, watch the line-cooks, etc). Aaron our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ESKeith
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West Chester, Ohio
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West Chester, Ohio
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I came here for dinner on SAT, 30 JAN 16. We'd been once before in 2013. Because I called for reservations the week of the visit, the only seats left were at the chef's bar. Turns out to be a fun location to sit and eat (over-see the kitchen, watch the line-cooks, etc). Aaron our waiter was... More 

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Thank ESKeith
Fairfield, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the Amish Chicken & Duet of Pekin Duck - both very tasty and had a few drinks and Maisonee Chocolate Mousse and Crème Brûlée for dessert - both to die for.

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Thank jroseflower
Cookeville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small group sat at a shared table and other than being loud which this restaurant is the food was amazing and preparation spot on. I had the duck med. rare and was off the charts. The mushroom scalup small plate was to perfection and an explosion of savory flavors. I brought in a Shaffer 2010 HILLSIDE SELECT and a... More 

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Thank Gene B
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A combination of superb service, attention to detail and delicious food and great atmosphere. The Branzino a la Plancha arrived with a crisp skin and the 'meat' was tender and juicy. Freshness and quality was prominent. Amish Chicken with Risotto, may I say, simply scrumptious. Here, they do not skimp on the truffle. The aroma as well as the taste... More 

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Thank Devi S
Nashville
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We typically snag a seat at the bar. Sit by the window if you can so you can look out at the beautiful restaurant. Everything is delicious - I wish they would begin back the pommes frites :(

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Thank jbmuosu
Liberty, Indiana
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our recent Boca visit will be our last visit. While our meals were acceptable, they were not stellar...no fond memories, no exclamations...just good fare with a flare, albeit at inflated prices. The menu selection is very limited - potential future diners are encouraged to visit the Boca website to see just how limited the menu is. All menu items are... More 

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1 Thank Caribbeanblue_10
Cincinnati, Ohio
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159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time at Boca. I have heard many rant and rave about it but some of my friends said it's really not that much better than Sotto (downstairs; same owners). I do think Boca is better food wise and the ambiance is totally different. My wife and I split four dishes (small version of each so we... More 

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Thank cnagle28
Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to finally visit Boca on our anniversary. What should have been a wonderful romantic dinner was a complete letdown. The cadence was horrible, almost 30 minutes between courses. The food was nowhere near what we would expect for a fraction of the price. Her fish was bland, boring and overcooked. My risotto was lacking flavor... More 

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3 Thank Bacchus49
Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My overall rating of Boca is Very Good because the food is delicious and the atmosphere is excellent. We had dinner here the week after Christmas and the atmosphere is extremely inviting. We enjoyed sitting upstairs. The only downside is the price. While I was expecting it to be expensive $24 for Brussel Sprouts and 1 nice size scallop is... More 

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Thank Matt22260993
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

On the most recent visit to Boca we had a private room upstairs for a pre-show meal with a large group of friends. The servers were very attentive and our price fixe meal was amazing. Great selection and we even added a couple of standard menu items as some of us were craving the brussels sprouts! everything was done to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 E 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (Between Main and Walnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-542-2022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Italian food with heart, elegance, and authenticity. Details and passion drive our team to create an extraordinary dining experience. The daily changing menu offers authentic Italian cuisine fashioned with contemporary French technique. Boca is for your special occasions, for meeting up with loved ones, and for anyone who revels in food, drink, and service.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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