We are open until Sunday 4th August, after which we will be taking a summer break to refresh the restaurant.

Reservations can be made starting Tuesday 3rd September into October.


Make a reservation

Please note that you can choose to be accomodated for two on-line at our Chef’s Counter. These are seats on high leather bar stools with back and foot rests, in front of our open kitchen.

Dogs are welcome, we offer the section of the counter by the window for our furry chums & their owners, but please call ahead to confirm availability. Our restaurant is also fully accessible for wheelchair users.

We keep a number of seats free for walk-in customers, do drop by to see what we can do for you.


Private Dining

Our private dining room is a warm and sumptuous setting for any party. It can accomodate up to thirty two persons seated, forty five standing, and is always served by its own chef in a dedicated, adjacent kitchen.

Our feasting menus below are changed monthly, with the seasons, and we delight in designing individual menus on special request.

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For when you’re hungry
like the wolf

"If I can just pick at a little of everything, in the end I will have eaten despite the fact that I'm not hungry."
Salvo Montalbano

Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened BOCCA in November 2008.

The restaurant has since received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest regional Italian cuisine.

We specialise in the obscure and the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy's twenty regions. If we can make something ourselves, we do - gelati, breads, sausages, salame, pickles, mostarda, and pasta of course - the rest is carefully sourced from Italy.

Despite the buzzy feel and glamorous surroundings, we are a family business, a small and humble trattoria at… heart.

Monday - Saturday

LUNCH 12.00 - 15.00
Our kitchen opens at 12.15
& closes at 15.00
(last reservation 14.45)

DINNER 17.00 - 23.00
Our kitchen opens at 17:15
& closes at 23:00
(last reservation 22:45)
Bar open until 00:00


LUNCH 12.00 - 15.30
Our kitchen opens at 12.15
& closes at 15.30
(last reservation 15:00)

DINNER 17.00 - 21:30
Our kitchen opens at 17:15
& closes at 21:30
(last reservation 21:15)
Bar open until 23:30

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‘Jacob Kenedy is almost a prodigy.’

Fay Maschler - Evening Standard

“This is a place where your mum will be charmed by the maitre’d and be recommended (and served) a glass of wine before you’ve even said hello to anyone. She’s bound to like that, and she’s bound to like the pastas and Bocca’s truffled radish salad even more."

The Infatuation

"If I'm sounding excited by the food, you should have seen... the wine list."

Richard Vines - Bloomberg

“This is a brilliant restaurant - it does classic Italian with a twist, and I admire the way [chef patron] Jacob Kenedy puts the menu together, with dishes of various sizes from different regions.”

Theo Randall

“If you can, bag a couple of spots at the marble-topped counter of this smart and shiny hotspot and then eat your way through Italy’s most delicious regional dishes.”

Conde Nast Traveller

“In bocca al lupo is the equivalent of break a leg in Italian. But you won’t need any luck here,because the supremely cosy, intimate decor, perfectly chosen wine list and personal chef knocking up your sumptuous Italian fare will do all the hard work for you.”

The Nudge

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Gifting Store

The perfect Italian gift for any occasion. Treat your friends, family or colleagues to a dining experience at the mouth of Italy, in the heart of Soho.

All three of our Chef-Patron Jacob Kenedy’s cookbooks are also available: Geometry of Pasta, Bocca, and Gelupo Gelato.


Our restaurant is a tribute to our personal, and Italian, heritage. Find out more below about our heritage, artworks, history and the perfect after-dinner Italian card game.

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Our phone lines are open from 10am until 6pm every day.

Alternatively, please email us for any private dining or general enquiries.


020 7734 2223