My hubby and I decided to 'wing it' this year and have our Valentine's meal without booking a reservation anywhere. Clapham's eateries were all full to the brim so we headed south to Streatham. The only place with any empty tables was Bocca.....and now we know why! No-one greeted us at the door, the chap who attended to us reeked of tobacco and insisted on giving us a window table that hadn't been cleaned. At that point we just wanted to stop somewhere and eat, but the 'Home Made' Liver Pate (obviously out of a tin), rubbery black tagliotini and runny tiramisu made this probably my worst ever Valentine's. My hubby is too much of a gent to make his feelings known so I am doing it for him! Needless to say, there will be no more winging it in the future David!
Bocca Italian Restaurant
|Venue name:||Bocca Italian Restaurant||Contact:|
14 High Parade
|Transport:||Rail: Streatham Hill|
Average User Rating
2.5 / 5
- 5 star:0
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
Just moved in the Streatham area and decided to try out the local fare. Went with my girlfriend last weekend and ordered the Chicken Escalope main....but NOT with a side serving of dark hairs, which were apparently complimentary!!! The salad dressing was watery and awful, and to top that off, my girlfriend's chicken was undercooked. The service wasn't particularly great at fixing this either. Won't be back!
I really like this restaurant. It's not especially fancy but the food is lovely and very reasonable, and we had a good bottle of wine. All the staff were really friendly and welcoming, and there's an ice cream counter where you can go and pick your flavours for dessert! It often looks a bit empty, so we wanted to support it, but it also looks like the kind of place that might fill up with Italians at about 11pm! So maybe they don't need it! A good local find.