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Lucca Grill

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116 E Market St, Bloomington, IL 61701-4019
309-828-7521
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the Best Pizzas in Austin

This is a classic Bloomington pizza joint that has been in town since 1936 and it shows. The thin crust pizza is absolutely delicious, with a perfect cracker crust and great ingredients. The key is their great oven that has been around for decades, you just can't replace a great pizza oven. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Gerald0430
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a classic Bloomington pizza joint that has been in town since 1936 and it shows. The thin crust pizza is absolutely delicious, with a perfect cracker crust and great ingredients. The key is their great oven that has been around for decades, you just can't replace a great pizza oven. They have other italian dishes, but the pizza... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Super thin crust pizza that has stood the test of time. Been served there for over 50 years. Not fancy. Has upstairs dining that would be impossible for elderly or physically challenged. Main floor bar/dining far from fancy. Good italian food all around. Sit at the bar, drink and eat. Sit at a table, but you will be close to... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

When we are in the mood for a crispy thin crust pizza this is the place we choose. They have a pizza I believe is called the Baldini. It's a little bit spicy with a lot of toppings and a thin crispy crust. It's the best pizza of that sort that we have found in Bloomington, IL. They have pasta... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Typical pizza joint, this is a great spot when all you want is a good traditional thin crust pizza and beer. The atmosphere is just that, albeit pretty dark and in need of an overhaul, but for good pizza, this is the place.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went for dinner with a business group. The pizza was very good, thin crust , crispy with generous toppings. The fried ravioli were possibly the best I have had, cooked perfectly, not to crisp not to soggy. and The beer selection is standard fair. The seating area is intimate, maybe 15 tables, it has a very local, established vibe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

No chain here! Relatively small spot best known for pizza but plenty of other food choices. Historic building in downtown Bloomington with tin ceiling. Main floor has a large bar and diner type tables. Upstairs is a little roomier but doesn't have the historic feel of downstairs. Be sure to order the Ala Baldini pizza - it's to die for!

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My family visited Luca grill together to celebrate my parents anniversary. The place was packed, and I was very glad we had a reservation. The service was good and the pizza excellent. I really like the atmosphere and the location. I recommend Luca as a good place to go for pizza.

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Washington, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You can tell immediately that this is an old neighborhood restaurant that has stood the test of time. Granted, it is a little 'rustic'. The decor has likely not been updated in a couple of decades and one of my companions reported the women's restroom was decidedly retro (old roller-style cloth hand towels, extremely small sink, etc.). But nonetheless, the... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They have the best pizza in town. Good value. Always enjoy going there with family and friends. Like it to go as well

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Bangkok
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

First went here 50 years ago for my 2 nd birthday which I only remember from pictures . But in the 10 years since I last ate there the food ( pizza ) is still as good as the first time I ate there. Well worth the visit if you like to go back in time from the original bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 E Market St, Bloomington, IL 61701-4019
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309-828-7521

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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