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Bocci's Cellar

Italian, Bar, Pub
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140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2111
+1 831-427-1795
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This used to be an Italian restaurant too years ago. We were going to hit another spot in town yet the wait was about an hour. So thought it's been years since going.to Bocci's Cellar let's give it a go. Well upon entering this is not the Italian restaurant we were looking for. Guess should have read some recent reviews.... More 

Thank Detinationtravel
central coast
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Funky restaurant in an old house in the semi industrial area between Mission and Ocean. Food isn't bad, but nothing spectacular. There's indeed bocce ball in back. But the covered patio hosts the Santa Cruz Jazz Society every Sunday afternoon. Great music, great people and a fabulous laid back scene. Due to the starving musicians, they offer some happy hour-esque... More 

Thank chuttipen
Watsonville, California
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255 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

I thought the Italian style food was fine and tasty but the atmosphere is not what you expect for a restaurant. If you are into Bocce ball, pool or darts, this is the place for you. There is no parking so you have to fend for yourself on the side streets looking for a place to park.

2 Thank 427BeatleBob
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Appalled.was mistreated.This is the 2nd time I've visited this place,and the only reason I came to boccis cellar was because I enjoyed the service the first time. This has got to be the worst place to go to in santa Cruz California.don't go here if you are of color,tou might get treated this way too.i am not the only one... More 

Thank earthyLove1212
Santa Cruz, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Listen the food was alright. Cooked old school with TONS of butter which is not good for you nor how I prefer my food. But with a coupon ok worth it. What is not worth it is with every bite I imagined the kitchen. The place is DIRTY and gross. Does not obey smoking laws and the waitresses dress in... More 

2 Thank jlhwebgal
Felton, California
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740 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Have had lunch here on one of their coupons. Food was OK and service was fine. Kinda dated and started to get noisy from the bar area. Sets in an industrial area so that takes the atmoshere criteria out of the equation. Probably wouldgiveit another try (on a coupon).

Thank simon s
Santa Cruz, California
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255 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Three of us went to dinner here last friday night, arrived around 7:30, just one table was occupied in the dining area and the bar was full of folks well on their way to a good time. We were invited to sit anywhere we wanted. After finishing off a round of Long Island Iced teas we ordered dinner. One Chicken... More 

2 Thank Danny_OI812
Layton, Utah
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2008

This is the place to be on Sunday afternoon. The Santa Cruz Jazz Society holds a jazz jam session for 4 hours on Sunday and the establishment has an extremely affordable lunch available. I've looked around Santa Cruz and there is no other place one can hear this many fine musicians in an afternoon. I was visiting from Utah when... More 

1 Thank trippinUtah
Santa Cruz, Ca
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2008

The waitress steered me away from the penne and told me the spaghetti was better. It's the only time I've been in a restaurant yearning for Franco American in the can... I don't know about the other food, but this was awful.

1 Thank MrYummy
Pacifica, California
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2008

Good place to get blasted on wine with elderly Italian men......They have the only Bocci Ball court in Santa Cruz......

Thank ripley44mag

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-1795

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?