16610 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Pizza
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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Chabad SCV had a gala celebration at Bocca 09/03/12 with 33 guests. The manager, Haim Ben Shlush, graciously assisted with planning our event. Our servers, Ellie and Matti, were courteous and efficient. Our party was extremely pleased with the decor, atmosphere, and the food. The food was in plentiful supply. The appetizers were fresh, the salad crisp, the entrees cooked to order, and the deserts scrumptious.
I would without hesitation book another event at Bocca!
Lovely ambiance, beautiful renovation, good and friendly service, delicious food. Beautiful renovation! Great kosher wine selection.I have never had a better steak. We have dined there quite a few times and always enjoyed it. It is a wonderful place to take guests, too. I met a friend at this spot for dinner and a drink couple of weeks ago and for the first time sat at the bar, so we could keep an eye on the game on tv. We enjoyed good, stiff drinks and conversation with an exceptional bartender, who seems like he could hang with the best of them, when it comes to running a busy and organized bar. The appitizers and dinner were very tasty, and it was an all around good experience, and I thank the bartender for that!
If you're in the valley and want delicious food (whether you're kosher or not), definitely give Bocca a try. You will not be disappointed!
02/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I will never go here again. I made a reservation a month ahead for Valentines Day. I requested either a booth or corner table. I was told that I would get one or the other.
I get there to check in. I see my name on the reservation sheet with the word corner on it. We were ushered to our table which was (no exaggeration) 2 feet wide and about 2 1/2 feet long. It was a VERY VERY small table (even for me, and i'm only 5'8 140lbs). Also, the way they set it up was there was MAYBE a 2 foot walkway between tables. You're actually sitting closer to the person on the other table than the person you're with. Not wanting to cause any commotion, I whispered in the waiter's ear that I had reserved a corner table. He apologized and said this is all they had. Right as he left, I sat down and saw 2 tables on the corner that had a ""reserved"" sign on it. Before I could call the person that sat us down, they brought over people to sit on those spots. Not wanting to ruin the night, I let it slide.
We were NOT the only unhappy couple there. As a matter of fact I did not see one happy couple. I heard a man with his wife/gf 2 tables over (which was very very very close to us) complaining to their waiter that he had called twice and that they told him there was live music. The waiter said maybe it was our other location. The man said ""i called twice!!"", and the waiter just shrugged and walked away. I saw 2 separate sets of couples walk in, get seated, look around with a look of ""WTF"" on their faces and walked out. I saw a lady ask for water from the same waiter 3 times before she got it.
I ordered my steak RARE and got it WELL DONE. (I did not complain, as I NEVER complain to people that serve me my food).
I would not recommend this place even to my enemy.
02/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We hosted a party for 60 guests at Bocca Steakhouse. We paid a large sum of money to have an open bar at the event. Within the following days, we found out that a vast majority of our guests had paid for their alcoholic beverages. Therefore, Bocca Steakhouse double-charged the alcohol.
bocca steakhouse is not reliable!!!
02/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
i took out the family for dinner at about 7pm on Friday night at the suggestion of one of our neighbors. This place has a band that lets the kids get up on stage and sing songs with them. The parking was very convenient and not expensive. The place seemed to be filled with locals and everybody was friendly and having fun. It's a fun place in addition to having great food. The kabobs were great and the hummous and baba gannoush may be the best I've had. We should have ordered this variety appitizer plate that the people at the next table had. The bar looked interesting and was pretty full. Even the wife loved it. We will go back later without the kids sometime soon.
12/19/2006Provided by Citysearch -
taken there by a friend and expected kabobs & hummus but was surprisedf by the upscale bar, food (had a great steak & hummus!) and the band. would go back again later in the evening as if it was an Isreali nightclub. people were nice and had a lot of fun