942 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE: “Bocca Rossa wine bar and lounge is located at 942 Main St. in downtown Hartford in the historic Cheney Building. Our menu and wine list is designed for those looking for a memorable yet casual dining experience. The simplicity of our italian small plates, panini, salads, pastas and bruscette complimented by our wine list give our customers the typical Italian wine bar experience here in downtown Hartford. Whether you stop in for a quick bite, a glass of wine at happy hour, an espresso or late night cocktail with friends over the music provided by rotating DJs, we think you’ll enjoy all Bocca Rossa has to offer.” - Bocca Rossa
Click on thier MENU: Desserts first – Gelati, Cheesecake, Canolo, Nutella Panino. Yes – you heard correctly. Grilled Nutella Sandwich.
They have a great selection of small plates including A Mozzarella Bar, Bresaola, Prosciutto di Parma, Fontinella, Sauteed Clams in garlic and white wine, marinated mixed veggies, orange and fenel salad and about a half dozen bruschette options.
Follow that with a large selection of interesting salads, beautifully simple pasta dishes like spaghetti sauteed with cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil and extra virgin or a very traditional Spaghetti Carbonara made with panchetta, egg, pecorino and black pepper and over a dozen paninis made on Filoncini bread served with a side of mixed greens.