photo by James Coreas

photo by James Coreas

Bocce opened on West Davis in June, specializing in home-style Italian food. David Rice is executive chef, and it’s a family business. His dad, Bob, is the restaurant’s general manager, and his mom, Donna, is a partner. Most of the recipes come from Donna’s mom, “Nani.” Bocce makes all its pasta and sauces in-house daily. Popular items include Nani’s Sunday gravy with pasta — meatballs, sausage and pot roast, which are simmered in tomato sauce for six hours. The restaurant, which is BYOB and offers complimentary wine, also offers hero sandwiches, pizza and desserts including a limoncello cheesecake and cannoli. The Rices are planning to add delivery service, particularly for lunchtime, in January. “The Oak Cliff crowd is awesome,” Bob Rice says. “Everyone told me Oak Cliff people would be loyal, and they are.”

244 W. Davis

Ambiance: Bistro

Price range: $7-$17

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-11 p.m.; Closed sunday

Did you know?
Bocce offers brunch on Saturdays