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Restaurants, Italian Dulwich
3 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)


Address: 75-79 Dulwich Village
SE21 7BJ
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3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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The restaurant was relatively empty despite being a Friday night. My friend, 14 year old daughter and I (Asian, Mixed and Black) were all looking forward to dinning at Roca. When we arrived, we were ushered to the very back sitting area beyond the kitchen. Few minutes later more black people were joining us. My friend got up and toured the place just to witness a true division of white folk in well lit area and blacks shoved at the back of the restaurant where they are not visible. Needless to say, we left immediately without ordering anything. Next time you visit this shallow restaurant, have a walk around to witness this transparent and disgusting injustice in society! Shame!!!


Rocca is in the heart of Dulwich Village and on a hot summer’s day it was great to have the windows fully open and even the choice of sitting outside. They claim to be gluten free but really it means you can have a salad as they don’t offer any pasta or pizza alternatives which is a shame. Nevertheless I had the chicken pollo salad which was absolutely scrummy and I would definitely order it again. The salad came with a dressing but it was up to you how much you add which was superb as this meant no sloppy leaves! The chicken wasn’t leathery either so I truly believe this was made to order. I ordered a side of chips too which was enough to share with two of us. My friend ordered the mushroom pizza which looked amazing. They go heavy on the garlic so if youre not a fan of this you definitely need to ask them to lay off of it especially if you have a date. All in all this is a crowd pleasing type of place. I don’t think they can go wrong because they play it so safe. Definitely somewhere to take a date, or people you want to impress that you don’t know very well. I will be back! 


Rocco promised, Fresh tasty and authentic Italian fare. This place set in the heart of the Dulwich village offers a great family ambience with enthusiastic and friendly service. We sampled starters of calamari and the prawns in a tomato sauce which proved to be a hit, the bread went down a treat with the garlic infused tomato sauce, sadly the calamari was not that great. Could have been less rubbery and a bit more crispy batter. The pastas were average, Well cooked but not very flavoursome, large mussels sadly some unopened, the similar story with the clams and two prawns. The pesto linguini was a bright shade of green, well seasoned and the pine nuts enhanced the flavour. The bolognese and pizza we're good and seemed to go down well with our guest. Being rather full we opted for coffee and a cheese plate which offered some Italian favourites, only downside you had 3 of the same style in varying flavours. Overall a good place in an area with limited choice. You can be guaranteed a warm welcome and friendly service. Reasonable prices and great ambiance.

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