I do not care much for their fancy tiny plates of overpriced pasta to be honest with you. I think it is extremely hipped for what they serve. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't taste bad, but I don't eat like a bird (unfortunately), and if I am asked to pay for a dish more than $20, I expect to leave happy. Here, I never did.
Oh and also, I HATE when fancy, overpriced restaurants have a "happy hour" and they don't include their wines on the list. Bocce, there is nothing "happy" about your happy hour. Why is that you have amazing wines on your wine list and you offer a crappy wine on your happy hour menu? That is like me telling people "Get 50% OFF the Wynwood Art District Food Tour" and then cutting the food in half, is like you don't do that to the community that supports you.
People like me and Paul will go to your happy hour if there is a real value to it, but unfortunately we left very unhappy last time and promised each other not to return.
Well let's get to the positive part of this review. People probably think I am crazy at restaurants, at least the ones closed to my apartment in Midtown. Sometimes I think that when waiters see me coming they go like "oh gee, here she comes again, the crazy food lady from Miami Culinary Tours" but I really don't care. If I pay the salty prices here around this neighborhood, I expect not to get food screwed.
The desserts at Bocce are FANTASTIC. Every time I went in there, I walk straight to the kitchen area and with my loud voice and thick accent I say "is the genius in the house today?" He is the only one making me come back here. He is a relatively young guy, don't know his name but I like him. His desserts are some of the best I have ever tried. Plus they are as visually appealing (food is art). I crave his desserts often and it is a dangerous zone for me on Friday nights. The last time I was there I tried the pistachio polenta cake with sweet cherries and cream. It was worth the calories. There is a cannoli dessert that should win an oscar. He also has on the menu a chocolate cake that I take home once in a while that I should recommend you eat before you die at least once.
3252 Northeast 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
By Miami Food Blogger, Grace Della