Photos published with permission of Bocca Di Bacco
With a name meaning “mouth of the wine god,” it’s no surprise that the new Bocca Di Bacco in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood embodies an atmosphere in which diners can enjoy both creative takes on Italian cuisine and outstanding wine. Boasting an Italian-centric wine list of over 300 distinct selections to match with the menu overseen by Executive Chef Kristin Sollenne, the restaurant brings a farm-to-table and contemporary approach to Italian dining. Sollenne focuses dishes around lean proteins, fresh vegetables, and herbs, favoring olive oil and white wine over butter and cream in her cooking.
The Chelsea location is the restaurant’s third location, which also has outposts in the Theater District and Hell’s Kitchen. The new location’s stylish and approachable design aesthetic sets the stage for guests to explore the flavors of Italy. “We want guests to walk through the front doors and instantly feel transported by the cozy intimate setting, and the aromas from the kitchen,” Sollenne says. “We want guests to relax and stay a while, and try new things, all while discovering new ways to fall in love all over again with Italian food and wine.”