By Margaux Cintrano
Photos: M. Cintrano
To say that Ristorante Di Bocca is fabulous is like saying Pavarotti was able to carry a tune. The Italian classics here are as voluptuous, earthy and glamorous as an Italian film star.
The contemporary ambiance is glistening with a cherrywood built in Wall to Wall entertainment centre on each side of the restaurant and a well spaced table arrangement runs along in front of it and down the centre.
The cuisine is a celebration of regional Italian, classic baked pastas, modern pastas, risotto, salads, and 12 wood burning oven pizzas.
There is something for everyone including vegetarians, vegans, pescatorians and carnivores.
These are some of the most wonderful Italian regional cuisines in the vicinity.
The Menu del Dia ( 11.95 Euros ) includes a starter with a selection of five ítems, the main course with a selection of 5, in addition to a special of the day and a glass of wine or a beer or nonalcoholic refreshment and a café or a dessert from which there are 4 or 5 to choose .
The 12 pizzas range from 8.95 Euros to 11.95 Euros.
The Risotto of the day
The Pasta of the day
The cuisine served here is sumptuous and this is where you might bump into The Original Guidepost Terrific Trio (Publisher Dan Lowell, Editor in Chief Rose Maramba, and Restaurant Reporter, Food & Wine Editor Margaux Cintrano) celebrating a birthday, anniversary and / or just to enjoy some exemplary Italian cuisine at fair prices in a stunning ambiance and with lovely bilingual waitstaff.
Born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Raised in Montreal, Canada. Relocated to Manhattan to attend New York University (1972 – 1978). There she lived with her Venetian paternal grandmother, a restaurateur and chef. This explains her profound adoration for fine epicurism.
Veteran Senior Correspondent & Publishing Journalist since 1978. Editor for Conde Nast Publications, Manhattan, 1978-1992. Gastronomic journalist project on the Aegean Islands in Greece.
Moved to her beloved Italy (1995 – 1998). Never returned to Manhattan to live.
Current: Writes for GUIDEPOST since 1999. Focus: Michelin and topnotch Food & Dessert Designers, Where to Dine in Madrid, her globe trotting adventures.