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“Delicious, Friendly, and Great Service”
Review of Cafe Bocce - CLOSED

Cafe Bocce
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Cafe Bocce is a great place to dine! From the time you enter their door, until you leave, it is a pleasant experience. Service is gracious, and you are made to feel right at home. The food is exceptional, and will please the palate. Go try this restaurant, if you haven't already.

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Thank yacky2
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Cafe Bocce is a new spot in a very competitive town for restaurants. My wife and I ate there with another couple last week. We liked the menu. Emphasis on Italian with lots of seafood choices. All of the appetizers and three of the four entrees were fine. The fish was fresh and well prepared. One pasta entree was way too skimpy on the sauce. Our waitress was knowledgeable and professional. A nice wine list, with reasonable prices. The owner was friendly and anxious to get our opinions. I bet it will get even better. A problem that might be hard to solve is that the acoustics are poor so hearing can be difficult. But it looks like there might be a nice alfresco option when the weather warms up.

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Thank BunkyVA
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

When we walked in was so pleasantly surprised by the warmth. Always a sucker for atmosphere so we were off to a great start. Next step: menu - another wonderful surprise - not your traditional Italian place at all. Lots of opportunity to try new and different- lamb and octopus for example. Service at lunch was exceptional! Food was good although still needs some tweaking. They were working on outside seating - a must in our mind. As a previous review stated - We will be back!

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Thank cvilledewey
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Good, fresh appetizers, salad and sardine. Main courses, zuppa da pesce and salmon, not bad but not fresh, seemed to have been heated up. Lackluster wine list. Charming but slow service. Want to like it and will go back, but they need to kick everything up a notch.

Thank foodfellow5
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We often stay on Main Street when looking for restaurants in Charlottesville, but one block from the Main Street pedestrian area is a pretty, quaint building with large windows, and a very warm and friendly atmosphere, the home of Cafe Bocce. It has upscale Italian cuisine. My wife had as an appetizer the stuffed grilled sardine and I had the octopus salad. Both were really excellent. We had pasta dishes for our main courses, and they were perhaps not quite up to the appetizers but were freshly prepared, flavorful and delicious. The wine list is short but well-chosen and the prices not inflated. The service was attentive, perhaps a bit fast--it was a Friday evening during the Festival of the Book and they had to turn many people away, so I can understand that they were a bit quick. We plan to return soon with friends.

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Thank Redlichkeit
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