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La Bocca Urban Pizzaria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Contemporary
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7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
+1 480-967-5244
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at La Bocca on Mill St several times. Reliably good. Try the Med. Platter. Delicious hummus, olives, etc.

Thank dmmonroe
Phoenix, Arizona
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Bocca has a lot of options with their pizza. I had the roasted garlic, which also had lovely yellow tomatoes and onions. You can build your own as well. The bruschetta are great, albeit small - only two pieces per order. Wine list is nice and if you're here during happy hour the glass prices are $5 off! Definitely... More 

Thank ajdial
South Portland, Maine
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455 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We chose La Bocca for a casual meal for one of our wedding weekend meals and enjoyed the food, the fabulous waitstaff and the overall ambiance. We really enjoyed the Med plate appetizer. The pizza's are excellent and large! Perhaps the only thing preventing me from giving this restaurant a 5 was the harvest salad with chicken added. It was... More 

Thank Rhonda A
San Diego, CA
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Great deal for single or couples. Full bottle of quaffable wine and great pizza that filled me up. Took the leftovers back to my hotel room. Claudia was outstanding. Knowledgeable, friendly and local. Deal is Mon/Tue but this is a regular spot for me. I observed two changes since last visit. More pizza oriented menu than before. More homeless outside.... More 

Thank Hotelguru01
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Excellent food, excellent service. Ordered bruschetta, pizzas, Calzone. Very nice ambience (in November at least), one can sit streetside or inside with the big glass doors open.

Thank ulanbatori
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We did the Thursday Date night special and it was excellent! Meredith was one of the best servers we have had in years. Great food, incredible service and a good price!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Verdi, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this place on a walk up Mill st. Some of the best pizza we've ever had. Thin crust, obviously baked in ever hot oven. Great ingredients, imaginative menu, attentive, friendly staff. Good wine list.

Thank dpalermo
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

An upscale college pizza joint. I am unsure what is the big deal about it. My colleagues had bragged about it. The decor and ambience was just ok. Again, a good pizza restaurant.

Thank riokc1800
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Came to check out ASU and decided to try La Bocca Urban Pizzeria. Soooo glad we did! The ambience of the restaurant is warm and super chill. It is a bit noisy but not obnoxiously so. We had the Margherita pizza and it was amazing, we then tried the cast iron chocolate cookie with vanilla bean gelato.....it was to die... More 

Thank britmomUSA
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We have now been here twice when visiting our college student. We really like the antipasti appetizer - the elephant garlic is very good. We also like the bruschetta, especially that you can try different ones on the plank. The pasta, pizza, and salads all seem to be very good. We had very good service both times.

Thank Carrie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-967-5244

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