Bocce is a family-style Italian restaurant from former Whitehall Exchange chef David Rice.
The menu will include handmade pastas, four of five sauces, New York-style and Chicago-style pizza, salads, meatball sliders and a variety of sandwiches, including porchetta, Italian beef and meatball subs. Bocce will be open for lunch and dinner and BYOB. Rice is applying for a liquor license, but the former Inforzato’s space only has one restroom, and two are required for a liquor license says Rice’s business partner and dad, Bob Rice.
David Rice’s mom, Donna, and brother Doug also are partners and will be working in the restaurant.
“It’s a real family place,” Bob Rice says.
They named the place Bocce because the younger Rices are fans of the game, active in the Dallas Bocce League. Originally, they thought they could find space for Bocce courts, but that seems unlikely now, Bob Rice says.
Bocce is expected to receive a certificate of occupancy as early as next week.