Restaurant Reviews

Bar Bocce

March 12, 2015
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version: 


One of my favorite places in Marin! The food is great and the view is even better.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:After spending a part of my Saturday soaking in the sun at Bar Bocce, I can honestly say it is one of my favorite places in Marin. The first time I came here was at night and while the food is delicious and worth a trip, it is that much more enjoyable on a sunny day. Revealing this little gem should show you how much I love my readers (let’s be honest it doesn’t need to get more crowded than it is, I like being able to find a place to sit).

Okay so back to the restaurant… They have a small indoor bar (beer and wine only)  and about twelve tables. The outdoor portion of this restaurant is the huge sell… they have patio seating around the fireplace (this is really a find-a-seat-and-sit type area) and tables around that. At the end of the restaurant there is 1 adults-only bocce court (if people are nice you can usually just join in). While the bocce court looks like the end of the property, the “beach” (it’s less sand, more rocks) is also an open seating area. There is 1 bench with a table that is up for grabs or like Dennis and I did on Saturday, bring a blanket and enjoy the view. You can order at the bar inside and they will bring anything to you outside. It doesn’t get much better than pizza and drinks overlooking the water, boats and Marin hills. I will say that the crowd is very young during the day (it actually seemed like a mostly SF crowd that managed to make it north of the bridge), but no one was over the top or obnoxious. Plus, with that view, does it matter how many times the person next to you says “bro”?

11:30 am – 10 pm daily
Sunday Brunch – 10:30 am

What we ate:

  • Calamari a la plancha ($12.50)
  • Speck Pizza ($17.95)
  • Bread Pudding ($8.95)


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Grilled with pine nuts, capers and cous cous, the calamari was delicious. It was nice having it presented in a really unique way. While cous cous doesn’t seem like the obvious choice, it worked!

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Bar Bocce serves sourdough pizzas which gives the crust a great taste (bay area = best place for sourdough, so you can’t really ask for better). The combination of speck, fried capers, burrata and brussel sprout leaves was delicious. My only complaint was that the crust was a little salty, otherwise, total perfection (plus you know me, anything with burrata is automatically 1000 times better)!

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Since it’s against my religion to go without dessert, we had to order the bread pudding! WOW… this is some of the best bread pudding I have had! Warm, gooey, fluffy and topped with ice cream?!?! I died (in the went-to-heaven way).

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