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La Bocca Urban Pizzaria

7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
480 967 5244
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Ranked #20 of 623 Restaurants in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Chandler, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited here during the Tempe Art Fair. The restaurant was busy, and we were lucky to get an outdoor table. The atmosphere was festive. I recall very interesting flavor combinations on the pizza. The ingredients were very fresh. The crust was extremely thin on the bottom, but there was a bready crust on the outside edge. I enjoyed the... More 

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Sawley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have visited La Bocca several times. The pizza is the best in Tempe, and the Sangria is very drinkable. In general the service has always been excellent. However, when making reservations the restaurant often ignores them and on a couple of occasions we have had to wait for 20-30 minutes for a table, even though we made a reservation... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Never had brussel sprout and proscuito on pizza before, but I have to say it was delicious! Only drawback is parking meters because its off Mill ave. Otherwise I would definitely be visiting more often!

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Atlanta, GA
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184 reviews 184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We parked in the deck and took the elevator up to the restaurant. The restaurant will validate your parking ticket but you still pay $3.00. We arrived at 6pm and the restaurant was pretty full already. Our waitress was very good. We enjoyed our pizzas and chocolate brownie.The ambiance was very cool and cozy. Will return.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Needing a place to get out of the rain, the Pizzeria and Wine Bar was a welcome respite on a Saturday afternoon. I wanted a little nourishment before going to a beerfest in Tempe. La Bocca had other ideas. It amazingly had all my favorite things to have. Delicious pizza (truffled mushroom), butternut squash bisque, Left Hand's Chocolate Milk Stout... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a very nice restaurant: great Italian food and cozy atmosphere. They do not take reservations so you have to be prepared to wait at least 20 minutes before getting a table. Once you chose what you would like to eat, you will have to wait a little bit more to get your plate, in fact, the kitchen seems... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I met a friend for a glass of wine at the bar one Friday night. We decided to stay and have a bite to eat. I ordered the beet salad, not expecting anything...and was amazingly surprised at not only the presentation but the taste! One of the best beet salads I've ever eaten...even now I think...hummm I've got to go... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews 195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

La Bocca Urban Pizzaria offers a slightly upscale pizza experience. The restaurant is pretty trendy but laid out very well. There's plenty of space between tables, even if the restaurant itself isn't overly large. The service was quite good. My waiter was attentive and helpful, showing just the right amount of knowledge and friendliness. I ordered a pepperoni pizza. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This pizza and wine bar was the perfect place to meet for drinks before going to dinner. Apps were reasonbly priced and were great tasting. Beer was great too. Comfortable and the staff was amazing.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went to the La Bocca with a group of friends. Everything about the experience was great; friendly staff, fabulous wine, and fantastic food. Although others complained about slow service, I think they are kind of missing the point. To truly appreciate the wine, and enjoy the company of those dining with you, simply takes time. Relax and enjoy.

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Additional Information about La Bocca Urban Pizzaria

Address: 7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: 480 967 5244
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary

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