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Bocelli's Italian Eatery

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$$ - $$$
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319 Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Deltona, Florida
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322 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here this past Saturday night and was "greeted" by a short hair and young unsmiling hostess who only asked "TWO?!" She then grabbed a couple of menus turned and ran up the stairs to the upper level dining area. We guessed we were supposed to follow her and so we walked upstairs and then had to look for... More 

Thank Mike D
Madeira Beach, FL
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always look forward to visiting Waynesville and having the chance to dine at Bocelli's. Atmosphere is nice, all staff members are pleasant and food is very good. The menu is extensive and offers options from very simple dishes (and pizza) to some creative offerings. You MUST have the tomato-basil bisque - seriously - don't miss it. Prices are fair... More 

Thank MikeMadBch
waynesville nc
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bocelli's is off of Main St so sometimes may go unnoticed but that's too bad because the food is delicious. The owner and her staff are very community oriented and friendly which makes a visit there even more special. Judging by the menu I'll bet the dinners are Judy as good as all the lunches I've had there. A sports... More 

Thank mtncrk
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third night in Waynesville, after a long day of Apple Fest, left us needing a good Italian meal. We have dined here on other visits, so we knew it would be a good meal. Did the phone call ahead, was told the reservation list was closed, but we could be on the walk in list, and that was working... More 

Thank MotherHawk
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Bocellis on several different occasions. I have tried numerous entrees on the menu and nothing ever dissappoints. I have even tried different Italian restaurants in asheville and Maggie valley and nothing ever compares to their top notch food. Be patient . Give them time to prepare your food accordingly.

Thank Christy J
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoy going to Bocelli's Italian Eatery on Sunday, when the restaurant offers a special of spaghetti & meatballs.(Buy one, get one) We also order their pizza on occasion. The Garden Vegetable is delicious and comes loaded with veggies and cheese. Very tasty.The building has an authentic Italian atmosphere which adds to the experience. Staff is friendly,... More 

Thank Susanna B
Gold Beach, Oregon
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pasta over cooked and soggy. A little chincy with the wine. I've never been to an Italian restaurant without a house Chianti. Service was very attentive. The ambiance was very nice. But the food and wine was a bit over priced and just average at best.

Thank papaken65
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great experience at Bocellis. This is the second rehearsal dinner I have hosted here. Ellen and her staff are outstanding and the food always pleases. Accommodating, Affordable and just plain good food!

Thank Jon S
Ocean View, Delaware
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93 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Sister has been telling me that this place has the best italian food around and that everything there is great. We were not disappointed and had a great dinner. The house wine was mediocre

Thank Doug P
Crestwood, Kentucky
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been visiting Waynesville for years and not sure how we have failed to discover Bocelli's. On recent visit kids and grandkids joined us in Waynesville for a weekend, so we had a crowd with us for dinner on a Saturday evening. Excellent family/big group dinner venue- menu extensive and varied, food excellent and service very, very good. This will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828-456-4900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?