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La Bocca Urban Pizzaria

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Pizza, Italian, Contemporary
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7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
480 967 5244
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant but relaxed vibe

I was wandering around Tempe for the first time and felt like Italian. An initial Google search was positive and seeing it from across the street it looked inviting. We were not disappointed - the food was well prepared and well (not oversized) proportioned. The staff were friendly, helpful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
WJGuy
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was wandering around Tempe for the first time and felt like Italian. An initial Google search was positive and seeing it from across the street it looked inviting. We were not disappointed - the food was well prepared and well (not oversized) proportioned. The staff were friendly, helpful and perfectly attentive. We did have a minor issue with one... More 

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Thank WJGuy
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good above average pizza quality. Price was reasonable. Good inside and seating arrangements. Parking was ample nearby. Service was very good. Overall had a good time

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Thank satoronto_12
Rochester, New York
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just walking down Mill Ave looking for a place to eat at 7:30 PM.This place seemed very busy, so I figured that was a good sign of good food. I was not disappointed. I had the goat cheese & pear salad for only $8 and it was a meal. I especially liked the tangy dressing. They also have... More 

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Thank cmclauss
Tempe, Arizona
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, pizza and awesome bar. What is there not to love at La Bocca. It is one of my favorite places on mill

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Thank Sam D
Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped into La Bocca on New Years Eve. We enjoyed several appetizers and pizza's over a 2 hour period. Never felt like we were being rushed out so they could turn over our table. Food was good. The antipasti appetizer really complimented our wine selection. We split the tiramisu dessert among 4 of us. All was very civilized. Restaurant... More 

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Thank zriles616
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was a welcome change to the typical Italian restaurant I was expecting. They have an extensive menu with unique combinations I would have never dreamed of. The staff was amazing, full of recommendations. I ordered the standard pizza, my coworker got the mushroom truffle pizza which was amazing! Highly recommend!

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Thank Andrea G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Was just finishing up at the Tempe arts festival and decided to stop here for lunch. Pizza was good and the hummus/baba Ganoush tray was really good!

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Thank honeyelfin
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233 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The pizzas here are first class, light, full of flavour and relatively inexpensive. The atmosphere is buzzing, its a fun place but with so many patrons ordering and eating at the same time, service may slip. We have been vacationing in the US for many years, eaten in many different places from fine dining to burger joints and this is... More 

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Thank redhand
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Again, found ourselves wandering the streets and came upon this great restaurant. Loved the interior - it's vibrant without overdoing it. We Ordered the bruschetta - do yourself a favor and do the same. You won't regret it, especially if you order the one with prosciutto. The chicken pesto pizza and the spicy pepperoni pizza were on point. The service... More 

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Thank Sptaz33
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I've been here twice and if I didn't need a nicer place prior to our gammage shows I'd probably would go elsewhere. If your Gluten free this is not your dining place there is not any gluten free options except salads, which gets boring when your gluten free. The service is OK, at our last visit which was recent we... More 

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Thank Melissa M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: 480 967 5244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?