OTwo Reviews: Boco Bar + Oven

Anna Blackburn tells us why Boco is the place to go

After yet another day of cooking at home, I decided I needed to try something new. There is an endless number of restaurants in Dublin offering takeaway service but not every place has that ‘wow factor’ for both dine-in and carry out service. Located in North Dublin on Bolton Street, Boco Bar + Oven does just that. They offer a variety of dishes but they’re known for their wood-fired pizzas.

My flatmate, Ciara, first introduced me to Boco when I moved to the northside a few months ago. She had given them a stellar review and was a regular there because her college was so close. We walked over and as soon as I looked at the menu I had a good feeling about this place. I ordered a #2 Pizza: crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, added basil and garlic and the Truffled Mac ‘n Cheese. The service was relatively fast and the staff were all very friendly. To my surprise, the pizza was still warm after our walk home and it was worth the wait. The hand-stretched dough combined with a light tomato sauce and melted cheese nearly melted in my mouth. It tasted like a homemade pizza with the added bonus of not having to make it yourself. Move over Domino’s because Boco has officially moved to the top of my pizza takeaway list with their delicious reasonably priced pizzas. 

I have had Boco’s several times since then and had the opportunity to dine outdoors in their cosy covered patio lined with fairy lights and a Wexford Strawberry Daiquiri in hand. I highly recommend dining at Boco Bar + Oven when restaurants reopen, but for now, you can order Boco for pickup or delivery on their website.