Old-School Italian Arrives in Oak Cliff

By Farah Fleurima  |  June 11, 2014

We’ve oft lamented the dearth of good old, checkered-tablecloth Italian-American food in Dallas. Not haute Italian, not Italian fusion, but the earthy, red sauce-laden, Grandma-style cooking easily found in Boston and Chicago.

Enter Bocce, a new from-scratch eatery in Oak Cliff. Starters include roasted garlic-and-Tuscan white bean dip and garlic-buttery Shrimp Bocce; the Italian beer-battered artichoke hearts already earns raves. Making up the saucy heart of the menu: classics like pappardelle Bolognese, meat cannelloni, cheese-and-spinach manicotti and chef’s choice ravioli. Heroes are numerous and include meatball, chicken parm and Chicago beef. We wonder if Bocce’s pizza three ways (New York-style, Chicago deep-dish and Sicilian) will give up-the-street neighbor Zoli’s a run for its money.

What's more: Bocce is BYOB, so bust out your best reds and cart ‘em to Oak Cliff to round out your Italian feast. 

244 W. Davis St.; 214-943-1714