Bocca: new Bree Street restaurant

Bocca: new Bree Street restaurant

There's a whole menu of Italian favourites, but it's the Neapolitan-style pizza you're here for.

The opening of Bocca on Bree Street has galvanised this area as the hippest hub in Cape Town’s innercity! Fact. The new Bree Street restaurant shares pavement space with a string of other wildly popular eateries including Sababa, Café Frank, La Parada, Liam Tomlin’s Chef’s Warehouse, Mink & Trout, La Tete, Jason, Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room, Latitude 33, Odyssey Gastropub and Hank’s Olde Irish.

Co-owner Neil Grant, who also owns Burrata at the Old Biscuit Mill, decided there was a gap for a pizza restaurant in the city. Bocca (“mouth” in Italian) is different to the award-winning Burrata in that the Neapolitan-style pizza is made in an oven specially imported from Italy, plus the vibe is less posh, more chilled. The contempo-cool wood-and-glass interiors give the place a decidedly modern feel. The restaurant doesn’t take bookings, so be prepared to queue on the pavement – New York-style – until a table becomes available. It’s a great spot for an after-work glass of wine, a casual dinner with friends or a light lunch. Buon appetito!

Looking for other eating spots in the area?

Check out our pick of restaurants on Bree Street.
Check out our pick of the best pizzas in Cape Town.


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Time of publication: 29 November 2016

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