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“Casual but superb food in Uptown Miami”
Review of Bocce

Bocce
Ranked #175 of 4,282 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Bocce invites you to eat, drink and play. House-made pastas, a selection of salumi, formaggi, antipasti, an acclaimed wine list, and a focus on regional Italian authenticity sets Bocce apart.
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We went to dinner early, before the theatre. the place was somewhat empty around 6:15 PM but the service was courteous, friendly , and very efficient. We ordered the lamb and goat cheese meatballs and the fried artichokes for appetizers. Both were prepared perfectly. These appetizers came in fairly fast after we asked the server that we were going to the theatre afterwards. The fried artichokes were delicious, and the meatballs came in a tomato sauce that was all gone as we ate the remains of it with the warm baguette bread. My wife and I chose the same entree, brazzino. It was fresh, prepared delicately over shallots. Superb. To top it all, the home made gelatos were certainly beyond the trite. Balsamico, Nutella, real cherry. great finish to a casual, quick dinner. As we were leaving around 7:45 PM, the place was beginning to fill up. This is a new-found gem in uptown MIami for us.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Had driven by Bocce Bar a couple of times, and it looked beautiful from the outside - the décor and vibe did not disappoint. It is beautiful, and the food was good... but not great (especially for the price). Most portions are relatively small, presentation of some of the dishes was pedestrian if not downright awkward (like the tasty but oversized veal t-bone). The polenta was tasty, but the best thing we had was the lobster linguine.

The service, however, was horrible. It took almost 40 minutes to get our first round of drinks... the bottle of red was too hot to drink without being chilled a bit. We then ordered a bottle of white, they messed the order up and brought a glass... a $19 of Sancerre with a questionably sized pour. The best part was when we found a large fly in one of the glasses of wine and 2 people had to check it (maybe they thought it was fake?) before telling us that, although they would replace the glass, since the wine we ordered was only by the bottle, it wouldn't be the same. We only got to choose our own replacement glass after giving the sommelier some push back. They tried to make up for it after watching our party's reaction to the check by sending over a free $11 pizza... To make the best of the situation, we ordered a bottle of champagne that took yet another 20 mins. to get to the table.

I go to Sugarcane all the time - it's one of my favorite restaurants in Miami. I don't mind spending money on a nice dinner with great service, but the ROI here...? Not so good.

Oh, and you CAN play Bocce here... but it will cost you an additional $13.

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Thank MariB305
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SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Bocce, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2015

On behalf of the Bocce team, I extend the sincerest apologies for your disappointing experience at our restaurant. We're taking your feedback to heart and we'd be grateful for the chance to connect with you. Can you email us at bocce@sambabrandsmanagement.com?

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Walking into this Tuscan retreat you pass the classic Italian Bocce Court adjacent the al fresco dining area. Upon entering, you step into the timeless décor of a trattoria faithfully recreated in Midtown Miami. The professional, largely Italian wait staff are charming and deliver the excellent dishes graciously. Pietro, the sommelier is well informed and able to guide you through the lengthy and fairly priced wine list. The lamb meatballs are fabulous and unique, the homemade pate was delicious as was the lobster linguini. The gelatos and passion fruit panna cotta were special finishes to the superb experience.

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1  Thank sobederm
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

What a lovely open space with lovely rustic decor and great atmosphere. Seats a little uncomfortable but really very nice and spacious, lovely big windows for day or night time viewing.
Great bar. lovely kitchen seen from most parts of restaurant. fun to watch the bocce outside.
food different and delicious. A tad expensive but happy to pay for the excellent service and a nice different menu.
Wishing Bocce every success!

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2  Thank gabnraf
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Beautiful sunny, almost cool afternoon in MIami and we noticed a big sign on the street for BOCCE BAR. And right behind the sign was a real bocce court-I think it is called a court-but a strip of grass. It was a little late for lunch, not too crowded, and we wandered in. The title tells you everything-authentic Italian.
It was great. The room is spectacular, (beams imported from Italy, tiles from Florence, chef from Venice) the service impeccable and friendly, and the food really was delicious. I had a 'spreadable spicy salami' named Njuda. Never heard of it before. It was really tasty. My wife's salad was wonderful, and full of new flavors and tastes. The entire meal was filled with flavorful surprises.
It just opened a month ago, and if it is not packed yet, it will be soon. Really worth a visit!

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Thank Daniel1805
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