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Ranked #11 of 1,979 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Main and Walnut
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.
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Boca is always a great dinning experience. I was there during their last week in this location. They are moving to downtown Cincinnati shortly. Hopefully, they will keep the high food quality and service which Boca has always had. One suggestion ... my son loves the sliders which are not on the main dinner menu. You can have them as an appetizer or even conceivably as a main course. They are truly excellent!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Travelpro513
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Cincinnati favorite”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Wood fired grill. Sous-vide. Sushi. Outstanding food and wine list. Given the above cooking styles you can actually go here and have a reasonably healthy meal (but only if you try!)

Visited February 2013
3 Thank Jabrd
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
442 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
“BOCA - Sublime Italian for the Foodie”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten at restaurants all over the world. Our most difficult cuisine to enjoy is Italian. My wife is Italian and nothing compares to Grandma. Occasionally, in the hills above Sorrento, in the Tuscan countryside, on a back street in Rome, at a trattoria in San Francisco, or a tiny restaurant in the West Village, she will find the cooking wonderful and almost comparable to Grandma. BOCA meets her high expectations and often goes beyond. It is simply a marvelous dining experience and surpasses anything else in the Midwest for Italian, including Chicago and the kitchen refuses to bend to the Midwest palate which often demands over saucing and a cloying sweetness to the cooking. The Mozzarella imbedded in lemon was sublime. The pastas are cooked al dente with just the correct amount of homemade sauces. Service is professional, but with a personal warmth that makes dining an experience rather then simply a meal. BOCA's wine list, in spite of the state of Ohio's antediluvian restrictions on alcohol, is interesting and filled with inexpensive choices and my favorite, half bottles of great wine. If BOCA was close by, I would weigh 250 pounds with a cholesterol count higher then the national debt. It is a restaurant done right and a treasure for the city of Cincinnati.

3 Thank Philip G
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Thank you!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

After moving back from Europe my husband and I were feeling a bit depressed about the food selection in southwest Ohio. However, after a Valentine's dinner at Boca, we are both feeling happy and revived! The food was great and the service was top notch. Thank you for renewing our culinary spirit!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank ms_angela22
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Special Night or Date Night Made Special”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is our favorite spot to celebrate life's milestones. The waitstaff bring their expertise to the table with the wine and the food. The anticipation of the cuisine is satisfied in every way. Amazing flavors and textures delight from seared scallops, brussels sprouts from heaven to desserts too tempting to pass up. It is pricey, but an experience to remember.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Texana55
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