Main courses with titles such as Della Casa and Orrecchiette dot the menu at Bocca, the newly opened “modern Italian” restaurant in the former Fall Creek Place home of Shoefly Public House.
Bocca is the brainchild of Dan Cage, who operates Ambrosia just south of Broad Ripple. The menu is designed by executive chef Ricky Martinez, formerly of Delicia. Della Casa features penne, shrimp, spicy creamy tomato, lobster butter and basil. Orrecchiette is composed of spicy fennel sausage, broccolini and romano.
Antipasto dishes include calamari and polpo (octopus). The crudo (raw) menu includes tuna and oysters. A variety of salads includes Bocca Cesare, made of romaine, radicchio, crispy brussels sprouts and parmigiano reggiano.
The restaurant also features a speakeasy on the lower level with seating for 40. While Bocca is currently open only for dinner, Cage plans to launch a brunch menu, as well as a spacious outdoor patio in the spring.
Bocca is located at 122 E. 22nd St. Current hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays.
PHOTO ABOVE: Bocca is housed in the former home of Shoefly Public House, the popular Fall Creek Place eatery which fell victim to the pandemic shutdown.