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La Bocca Urban Pizzaria

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Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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7th and Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
480 967 5244
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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231 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Miami Beach, Florida
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Dined there on a Saturday night and have no complaints other than the prevalence of ugly tatoos on most of the waitresses. Good salad and tasty homemade tagliatelle bolognese washed down with several glasses of Graffigna Reserve Malbec. Reasonable prices and an attractive room.

Thank TuanBesar69
North Carolina
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I was part of a business gathering and the restaurant set us up with a wide variety of appetizers and selections from the menu. The gathering was a stand up / networking opportunity, so the wait staff took drink orders and replenished the food as needed. It seemed as if they provided at least one of everything that included meats,... More 

Thank Greg R
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

My goat cheese pear salad was incredible! Hubby had heirloom beat and tomato salad and he loved it. We enjoyed our margarita pizza although we were not too hungry after our salads... But we ate it later and it was very good.

Thank donica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
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?