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La Bocca Urban Pizzaria

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Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
480 967 5244
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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Business family style

We hosted a group business dinner here in February 2015. The restaurant was very helpful in setting up a prearranged menu that included antipasto, salad, pasta and pizza. All at a reasonable price per person. It also included dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Jillafrey
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Minneapolis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We hosted a group business dinner here in February 2015. The restaurant was very helpful in setting up a prearranged menu that included antipasto, salad, pasta and pizza. All at a reasonable price per person. It also included dessert.

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Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Sorry I've had better Italian it looked really good too. Busy Busy place so I thought I'd try. I'll Have to say the salad was very good (wish it would've came out before my meal) it took a long time for the food to come out, the pasta sauce & meatballs too salty for my taste. Daughter had the chicken... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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132 reviews 132 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good choice for before the theater if you get there around 5 otherwise it's too crowded to make a show. It is also a good choice for just being on Mill. Enjoyed sharing a Med plate with friends and because that was so huge and delicious we just had salads for our main. Good wine and Sangria. Delicious salads. Pizza... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice restaurant located in the busy University town of Tempe. They have an array of Mediterranean food , Bruschetta , Sandwiches and a variety of thin crusted pizzas.The restaurant has a nice ambience and has seatings both inside and outside. It also has a nice bar. The pepperoni pizza and the vegetarian garlic pizzas were delicious. Service was very quick... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were visiting from out of town. There is a lot of options in the area to pick from, so we thought we would start the evening here with a drink and ended up staying a few hours. The ambiance was great; a clean well kept artsy interior capped off by the silent playing of movies on the wall was... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A co-worker and I stopped into La Bocca following a recommendation from our hotel concierge. We were so glad we did. It was slow (but we there around 3pm) but the bartender was very attentive and helpful - he made a great old fashioned for my colleague and recommended some of the best bruschetta I've ever had! We had the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We landed in Phoenix and a friend picked us up at the airport to take us to Scottsdale. He detoured to Tempe to show us around. I am so glad he did! We were walking around Tempe and he recommended that we stop at La Bocca for lunch. It was a fabulous lunch! Great selection of wines and beers on... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lets face it, there are a lot of great places to eat on Mill Avenue, even more so now. La Bocca remains one of my favorites, a place I like to return to again and again. Last night I shared the Harvest Chop Salad the Brussel Sprout Pizza. The salad actually had a little too much Bleu Cheese for my... More 

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Denver, CO
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I wanted something on the lighter side and wasn't feeling like a pizza. They had a very nice spinach salad, and were able to offer me some side portions of the antipasta item I wanted (prosciutto wrapped cheese) since the entire appetizer platter was too much food for one person. I thought the service was nice and I appreciated their... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?