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La Bocca Urban Pizzaria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
480 967 5244
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Draper, Utah
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382 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Good food, pizza, bruschetta. Disinterested server--too bad. Good price. Worth a visit. I would go back.

Thank Dunn45
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch and I arrived earlier than my friend. I was greeted by the hostess a sat at a table near the front. A great view of people scurrying up and down the sidewalk. Once my friend arrived we were approached by our waitress if appeared to be in training as she had a shadow observing.... More 

Thank drb19662016
Horseheads, New York
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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and decided to check out this restaurant. The atmosphere is amazing. It is located right in the middle of all that is arizona state university. They have daily drink specials. What I love is that they had a beer on draft that is made back where I am from near Kalamazoo. The food is great!... More 

Thank mroyal35
Fairfield, Connecticut
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246 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Came here with a bunch of friends last week. I was disappointed in the food, and the drinks were watery and expensive. There are so many great restaurants in the area, next time I will go somewhere else.

Thank Cedar880
Stockholm, Sweden
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I just loved the food at La Bocca. Spent a week in Tempe and went here 3 times... Really good food. If I would pick on something it would be that the waiter we had two times seemed a bit stressed. Very polite and engaging, but a bit to hight speed for my taste. Might be the america personality

Thank devalaya
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I have eaten here many times, beer, small flatbreads and bruschetta all delicious. atmosphere is hip and casual, outside dining nice and can fit a large group with some notice. This place is always an easy choice when not sure where to go.

Thank Sandra B
London, Kentucky
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Was in town for an expo and walked down from the hotel for lunch on July 1st. Had small pie with a beer on the side. Wonderful meal and I enjoyed it greatly. The staff was wonderful and most solicitous of me. I do regret not being able to eat there again before I left. Next time I am in... More 

Thank Mike P
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

We love the atmosphere of this place. The service is great and the food is good. It's a little challenging to find parking but it's worth it.

Thank Melissa 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, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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: 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?