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“Great spot, outstanding food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pizzeria Bocce

Pizzeria Bocce
Ranked #2 of 102 Restaurants in Cottonwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Calgary, Canada
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353 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Great spot, outstanding food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Recently stopped for dinner after riding the Verde Rail road, wow, what a great surprise. The restaurant ambiance, outstanding, great service from Heather and simply outstanding food. We started out with beer for me, a Nimbus, a local white and my wife had a Berry Mojito as we were thirsty after a day of riding the rails. The beer, very nice, the Mojito, outstanding, so fresh. Heather recommended the daily appie special, a meatball in a bread roll and it was simply outstanding, very very good. Not sure I saw it on the menu, however ask for it. Outstanding. I then had the beet and arugula salad, which was excellent, and my wife had the caprese which was also very nice. We made a decision, which was not easy, to try the Cire pizza which was delicious, peperoni, Italian sausage, and mushrooms, all very fresh, on a thin crust, yummy, excellent.

Overall, way more than we expected in Cottonwood Az, however, a definite find when in Cottonwood, maybe even worth a drive from Phoenix. Amazing.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David B
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HauntedGroup, Owner at Pizzeria Bocce, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
We appreciate your wonderful and detailed review, as will future visitors! It makes us so pleased that you enjoyed your experience so much and that Heather took great care of you. We hope you make it back our way soon!
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English first
Glendale, Arizona
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious pizza and beautiful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

let me start off by saying i am not a pizza fan, but the Pizza at Bocce is on another level. the dough is more like a flatbread which was crispy and delicious we had the proscuitto and argula pizza and it was to die for. We did try the cheese fondue appetizer and loved it, generous portions for sure along with great service, would definitely come back here again.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Robin K
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HauntedGroup, Owner at Pizzeria Bocce, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for the fabulous review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area!
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Beverly Hills, California
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224 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Looks are Deceiving, Great Service though”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

This restaurant can be proud of its sleek ambience, and great people. It could even pass as a restaurant in New York. But I didn't come here to be entertained, I came here hungry. The appetizer was excellent but the pizzas were super unfulfilling. Maybe it's the undercooked sloppiness, or the uber drenched topping of 5 layers of pure oil. I could only eat 1/2 a piece of the entire pizza, and I deserve an "A" for trying. I thought I'd try my significant others's and his too, was unbearably uneatable. If you are looking to order something that they didn't make there, such as cheese, wine, or beer, you'll have a good time. But if you want to eat something they actually have to make, I'd recommend to eat at a Pizza Hut as an appetizer before you arrive. P.S. I just came back from Italy, this place doesn't resemble Europe at all, according to another lame review. $50 bucks down the drain.

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6 Thank Miss C
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HauntedGroup, Owner at Pizzeria Bocce, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Your review is a bit harsh. You enjoyed the ambience, service, drinks and appetizers but you did not care for our style of pizza. We don't really understand how this warrants two stars, and it makes us very sad that you feel so terribly about our pizza which we take a great deal of pride in. We understand that people have their preferences when it comes to pizza because there are many different styles, but we pride ourselves in the fact that the majority of people walk out extremely happy and we are very sorry that you were not one of them. We hope you get the chance to give us another try in the future. Ciao.
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new york state
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A splendid restaurant: like being in Naples”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

An absolutely unique restaurant. All the food we have had was top quality and fresh as can be. Beautifully presented either inside or outdoors with excellent service and torches to add to the setting.
They use double O flour just as in Italy and you can easily tell the difference. Baked perfectly. Crusty on the outside and chewy inside. We wanted more basil and that was no problem. The wait staff was very knowledgeable, helpful and very nice. It was obvious they like their job.
They say that the chef trained in Naples and it is very evident.
AND--the prices are very reasonable. $10 for a margherita pizza with 6 nice sized pieces. And West Coast IPA for $4.75. We pay that much at a store.
The chicken sausage meatballs were delicious as was every salad we got in our three visits.
We have dined in Italy for years and Bocce is like being there.
This is our favorite restaurant in the valley. It does not have a wide menu but we make a dinner of it easily. What they do they do well---very well. In every aspect.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frank A
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HauntedGroup, Owner at Pizzeria Bocce, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review, It sent me back to my last trip to Italy. It makes us very happy to hear that others enjoy the pizza as much as we do. Our little taste of Italy in the Verde Valley. See you next time.
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Prescott, Arizona
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Classy and yet comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We were greeted by friendly and effecient wait staff, then nestled in at the beautiful indoor/outdoor bar and started out with cold glass of Stella on draft. The appetizer special was a salmon patty (with artichoke, spinach...) served with light, tasty sauce and a side of greens - OMG! Absolutely brilliant! We then shared one of several authentic pizzas - Meat Pie - traditionally baked in the wood fire pizza oven. Owner Michelle makes her own sausage and mozzarella! The decor is classy - the outdoor fire pit with comfortable seating and Bocce' court make you feel right at home. When traveling through Cottonwood be sure to pop in and give it try!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kitty981
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HauntedGroup, Owner at Pizzeria Bocce, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for the fabulous review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and with future customers. We sure hope to see you back again soon.
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