Liv W. said: "Extremely yummy flavours in my Thai green curry – the sauce was REALLY good, and there was loads of yummy bamboo amongst the veges. The wait staff were all very smiley and friendly, and did a great job providing a special dish…" read more »
One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long while. The service was excellent and all food, there was 5 different choices selected, arrived within a minute of each other and were of a superb standard. Definitely a place to re-visit and recommend. Cheers, Colin.
We bought a voucher deal. I rang on Monday to see if there was a table available on Tuesday and spoke to the owner who was extremely friendly and was only too happy to accommodate us. When we arrived the restaurant was deserted (Tuesday night at 7pm), but it slowly filled up with people who were obviously regulars. The menu offered a great selection of dishes – more than enough to satisfy the four of us, and the owner/front of house was a great host and gave us great service. He was the only person serving and there was only one chef in the kitchen, and despite the fact the restaurant was completely full by the time we left, we were served in good time and the meals came out nice and hot. The food was fabulous and we will definitely be returning. The fact they were full on a Tuesday night and most of the crowd were repeat customers, says a lot for the quality of food and the attentive service. I would recommend this restaurant if you are wanting great Italian food and friendly service.
What a great meal you get when you go to La Bocca. Service is friendly and courteous making this a happy place to be. They have an extensive menu for a small restaurant. We have enjoyed every meal there and so have our friends. It is on our “return visit” list of dining either for lunch or dinner.
When I first started working in Parnell back in 2002 I had the honour of discovering the Italian jewel of La Bocca first time I had a meal there I fell in love with the place
sad to say have not been there in a long time looking forward to seeing if the memories are still the same
My partner and I went to ‘La Bocca’ a fair while back as we bought vouchers from a deal website that enabled us to get $40 worth for $20 I think it was. I ordered the Lamb shanks and my partner had the fillet. I would have to say it was some of the best lamb I had eaten in a long time, perfectly seasoned and cooked nicely. My partners fillet was also cooked perfectly to the medium rare that he likes, all vegetables were tasty and cooked perfectly too.
The service was fantastic, we had a nice seat as we had booked in advance, it is a very tiny place though. But the lack of space is very much made up for in the food,service and atmosphere. Upon finishing our mains we were asked if we would like dessert and they were kind enough to allow us to take away a serving of Tiramisu. The Tiramisu was one if not the best I have ever tasted, brilliant taste and beautiful looking.
La Bocca is defnitely a place I would love to visit again! I am so glad we bought the vouchers we got as we got an affordable experience. And to be honest I would be happy to pay the full price for everything I had!!
I dined here with a friend last night, and we loved it! The place was lovely and cosy. The pasta dishes were absolutely delicious. My one was so creamy, with beautifully cooked pieces of chicken, bacon and mushroom. For dessert we had the chocolate cake, which we both agreed could have been much better. But overall, we had a lovely experience at La Bocca and we would happily recommend this restaurant.
The service was excellent from the moment we entered the premises to the time that we left and the atmosphere was great. Our meals were delicious and the deserts (tiramisu in particular) were superb. Would highly recommend.
We have eaten here before and have enjoyed it. However, the most recent experience was appalling. Having phoned the night before to book for 6 people, no booking was noted. A table was hastily arranged outside… and then we were forgotten. Having finally arrived to take our orders, the waitress then returned and advised half of them were unavailable. The starters were an embarrassment in front of overseas visitors – rubbery, unfresh mussels, overcooked scallops that smelt fishy. The fish (hapuka) was then unavailable, then all of a sudden available again, yet on arrival it was not hapuka. Meals were not served together, and the 4 desserts arrived over about 15 minutes. As someone who has lived in Italy for a number of years, and whose guests live there now, I can say that there is nothing authentically Italian about La Bocca other than the name. An absolute disgrace!!
Small, intimate restaurant, true to the Italian style. Every dish is amazing, best bruschetta and tiramisu I’ve ever had, return time and time again and take all my friends there who end up loving it. Generous portions and friendly staff. Highly recommended
Dinner with a group on a Saturday night… have dined here before and returned again! Food at La Bocca is outstanding, from pasta to fish and desserts. Good sizes and beautifully presented.
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