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La Bocca Italian Restaurant

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251 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
10:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:30
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Chirnside Park, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food was great...service friendly...nothing was a trouble to them. Great atmosphere...possibly a bit noisy but made up for the great food. All good....would definitely go there again next time we're in New Zealand.

Thank Merribas
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

The food was great!loved the atmosphere.,, the service was little slow . I guess it was the busy night.. But regardless the food was awesome and sure i will be coming back .

Thank peterwillson001
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

Can't even make Bolognese, truly one of the worst meals I have had anywhere. We have been travelling around the North Island and been very impressed with the quality of food at Restaurants and Wineries, until we got to this restaurant at Parnell. The sauce tasted like it had come out of a tin and it completely covered the plate... More 

Thank Criticalgh
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

On Monday evening I and 4 others had a meal at La Bocca in Parnell. As it was Auckland anniversary day, we were grateful for them to be open as many closed for the evening. Each of us chose a different meal from the menu, no complaints there as the food was amazing. However, the let down for us was... More 

Thank Hyacinth50
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

7 of us had lunch today at La Bocca and would highly recommend it. All had excellent meals, the pasta and other mains were very good and the desserts were especially delicious. It was very reasonably priced as was the wine. The service was very efficient and the cafe had a lovely atmosphere, would go again.

1 Thank chathamislands058
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

We have just eaten THE most amazing dinner at La Bocca in Parnell. Firstly it was fantastic to be served by Italians in an Italian restaurant. It felt like 'little' Italy. The ambiance was relaxed and unpretentious. Service was excellent. And now for the food - it was simply delicious. We had mussels, chicken livers, prawn ravioli, tiramisu, coffee, wine,... More 

Thank Andi893
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

We had our office dinner here a big group of us, very friendly staff. Food was good. When it was time to go we asked if there was anywhere we could go for a dance. They offered us to stay & they would put some music on, we went for a walk first & ended up back there. They went... More 

Thank marleyphebe
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Love going here. Very friendly interactive host. Amazing food, never disappointed except when they are full. Transports you back to Italy with the music and authentic food..Will go back often as so many dishes to try and great blackboard specials. Lovely little place with character.

Thank CatherineDavison
Dripping Springs, Texas
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443 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

This restaurant is a real surprise--it is excellent in terms of food and service. The only think that keeps it from getting 5 stars is that it is a bit "dull" in terms of the decoration--nice, but dull. The location is excellent. Parnell Street is a fun location with lots going on to keep your attention. From what we hear... More 

Thank 1234texas
Taree NSW Australia
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350 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

We had the $15 lunch special (including coffee). Delicious. Good service, good food, pleasant atmosphere. It's all here at La Bocca.

Thank Judy F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Email: labocca@gmail.com

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?