El Konafa Reviews: Bocca
8 months ago
In Mohandiseen (or Dokki I guess if you want to get technical), where Golio’s (RIP) and its attached branch of Mori Sushi used to be, is now Bocca Eatery and Social House, which seems to be just a fancy name for ‘restaurant’.
Bocca opened a few months ago and they totally re-did the interiors of Golio’s; it’s now an enclosed restaurant with soaring ceilings and wrapped in long glass windows. It’s a beautifully-decorated space and even though it offers shisha, it doesn’t get too smoky.
Their menu has a large selection of items which might seem a bit contradictory –they offer both feteer and risotto? It didn’t give me much confidence in the beginning but I have no qualms saying that I was wrong.
We ordered fried mac n’ cheese plated in marinara sauce for an appetizer, alongside barbecue chicken wings. Both were tasty and portioned well.
For our main courses, we ordered the shrimp and lime risotto, the linguini pecorino (not for those who don’t like anchovies) and feteer. They have an array of feteer, from the expected (sojouk and cheese) to the not-so-expected (brie and fig, chicken curry and cheddar cheese, or shrimp and cream cheese for example). The feteer comes served with fries and cut into quesadilla-like triangles to make it easier to eat.
All the dishes were good – there were literally zero complaints, and that’s a hard thing to achieve in this day and age. We rounded everything off with their “Pizzokie” – a chocolate chip cookie skillet topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce. The only word to describe it is YES!
In a nutshell: Bocca is a great spot for lunch or dinner when you happen to be in the Dokki/Mohandiseen area. Fingers crossed they just keep it up.