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Bocci's Italian Restaurant - 15 Reviews - 158 Church St, Charleston, SC - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (843) 720-2121

Bocci's Italian Restaurant

158 Church St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-2121
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Bocci's Italian Restaurant - Charleston, SC
Bocci's Italian Restaurant - Charleston, SC


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I brought my wife and kids out to the Market downtown to check it out after they finished all the new construction and we stopped in to Bocci's for dinner. The staff was very hel...


My husband ordered the manicotti stuffed with chicken and i ordered a basic penne with vegetables and tomato based sauce (which i have to add was not on the menu, i had to ask for...

Affordable, Authentic, Amazing!!! 8/16/2011

I brought my wife and kids out to the Market downtown to check it out after they finished all the new construction and we stopped in to Bocci's for dinner. The staff was very helpful with all the kids questions and so attentive that my wife couldn't even find anything to complain about. I had the duck which was one of the best dishes I have ever had. The prices are such that you can feed a family of four without going broke. I tell everyone about this place and if you give them a try I guarantee that you will too. more

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere!! :) 1/5/2011

My fiance and I came in for dinner here the other night and would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to friends, family, and the like :) The staff was extremely friendly, from start to finish. We chose to have a cocktail before sitting down to our meal where we were greeted by a very friendly bartender. After taking the recommendation on the featured wine we chose to order a bottle with our dinner. I had the Tuscan Duck and my fiance had the Beef Tenderloin. Both of which were phenomenal and perfectly prepared . When I remarked to our server how pleased we were she informed us that they have recently taken on a new chef and have had great feedback (ourselves included!). Both my fiance and I have raved about this restaurant to our local friends, and I hope to do the same to those who are reading this now. If you are looking for great wine, food, and service Bocci's is most certainly the place to go. more

Best Duck in Town 9/7/2009

My wife, and I had a nice dinner at Bocci's two days ago. The service was quick and friendly, and the Tuscan duck was one of the best dishes I've had in a while. My wife had a ravioli dish that was good but quite spicy. The large portions are very large, so if you are not very hungry I suggest taking the half portion. Pros: Friendly service, good Italian food. Cons: Portions are too large more

not worth the money 6/30/2008

I always hunt down italian restaurants whenever I'm out of town, but this was just disappointing. The red sauce was very bland, which unfortunately was on both of the entrees we got. The food wasn't terrible, it just wasn't worth the money or the wait. Pros: ambiance is nice in cooler weather Cons: food not outstanding for the money more

Charming decor, good food 5/24/2008

Ate here on vacation recently and was very excited to find a nice Italian restaurant downtown (they're few and far between). The restaurant is small but beautiful - very charming and rustic feel to it (though I agree with a previous review that the wooden chairs are not too comfy). The red wine was very nice and the bread appetizer was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the chicken parmigiana which was excellent ( and an enormous portion) and I had the Bocci's calzone - not the best I've ever had but still tasty. There were a number of much fancier items on the menu but we went the simpler route to be safe. If I offered any advice, it would be to go more in the direction of pasta and meat instead of the calzones, pizza, etc. - I don't believe their focus is on the latter. Overall, I'd recommend it, the food was good and the atmosphere was great. Pros: Big portions, charming atmosphere, great menu variety Cons: Pizza/calzone not their forte, uncomfortable seating more

Fantastic date place 11/24/2006

Great food and great atmosphere. The rooms are cozy and intimate while the food is authentic and served piping hot. The only downside is the small, uncomfortable wooden chairs. Pros: Nice for dates, good menu, good prices Cons: Not accessible more

Great Italian Food in a City of Seafood 6/5/2006

My husband and I ate here after a day of shopping and walking. It was really attractive from the steet...there are three sets of double doors that open into the main dining area. We were seated on the upper level, further from the street. The ambiance was wonderful, great for couples. The service was excellent. Our waitress was attentive, but left us to enjoy our food and have a conversation without being interrupted. The food was excellent. My husband ordered a chicken manicotti dish and I ordered the small baked ziti. Both were amazing. We also ordered a bottle of wine, and the server was not pushy while we took our time finishing it after dinner. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Pros: Great food, Excellent service Cons: Limited parking more

How can you go wrong with Italian? 4/23/2005

My husband ordered the manicotti stuffed with chicken and i ordered a basic penne with vegetables and tomato based sauce (which i have to add was not on the menu, i had to ask for them to make it if you are veggie..stay away from here because my food sucked!!) Our food had no flavor whatsoever, mine was a watered down tomato sauce with some boiled veggies in it and the manicotti had a bad chicken odor to it. The waitress only took my meal off our check. Personally they should have taken off all the food and let us just pay for our drinks. Being that i live here in Charleston and come into a lot of tourists through my job - I will never return here and will let everyone i come into contact with that this place is truly awful!! Pros: Service Cons: Food, Bar area is small, seating is cramped more

Everything here will make you want to come back! 2/14/2005

Found this restaurant on citysearch, and couldn't have been happier! I can't say enough about the food here. Every bite is better than the last - from appetizers through dessert, you will not be disappointed. Prices are extremely reasonable (especially after the first bite!) and the staff is friendly, curteous, helpful and fast! Great atmosphere for large groups or a romantic dinner for two. Pros: Food, Service, Food Cons: parking more

favorite italian place 12/15/2004

i have grown up going to this restaurant and having eaten italian food from many authentic italian homes and restaurants, i have to say that this is my favorite place for italian. the service is very good, but it is a popular rest. in town and is not for large parties due to seating arrangements. i always go here to have a nice meal and great wine as a couple. Their specials are wonderful with authentic taste. The food does take awhile, but only because is prepared properly. Definitely worth it. I have actually seen real italians dining here more than once. Pros: great food, good wine choices, good service more

Great Specials 1/14/2003

First time diner, recommended by friends. I had the Salmon Special, wife had the special with pork. Both were outstanding. Looking forward to going back when I return to Charleston. Pros: Good value, Good portions more

OFTEN EATS OUT 11/2/2002


Charming! 8/9/2002

Bocci's was an unexpected delight. The atmosphere was warm and friendly, the ambiance romantic, the service quick and efficient, and the food was absolutely wonderful. The decor gave you the impresssion that you were actually sitting in a quaint little out of the way place in Italy. Definitely worth the trip! Pros: Cozy, Unhurried Cons: Limited Parking more

Good Food 7/26/2002

Good Food, Pleasant waitstaff, overall a great meal. It was abit noisy, but it was very busy and the waitress never let our service slide. Pros: professional staff, good food, nice size portions more

Great Find 6/26/2002

Absolutely wonderful! After a long day of walking we sort of found Bocci's bu chance. It was the closest place to eat and most important sit down! The service was excellent and the food spectacular. Truly a great find! Would recommend it to everyone. Pros: Location, Food, Ambience more
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  • Quaint Italian bistro servse authentic Italian fare, including its signature sampler platter featuring calamari, fried mozzarella and artichoke hearts.

  • 8/29/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 4:30pm-10pm Fri-Sat 4:30pm-11pm Sun 4:30pm-10pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    South of Broad