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“Great food, great prices, lots of young people around” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Bocca Urban Pizzaria

La Bocca Urban Pizzaria
Ranked #23 of 755 Restaurants in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, great prices, lots of young people around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Our pizzas were all great, gourmet and customized to each of our preferences. The side salads were all great too. We were impressed with the service, the food, the prices and the relaxed atmosphere. Our waiter was great. Right next door is an ice cream shop that isn't to be missed!! great evening. it is a college town area so the whole neighbourhood is filled with young kids, but still a fun evening.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Susan R
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Poor service, but good food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Our pizza and salad was great, but that's about all I can give this place.

We visited on a day back in February that was not at all busy. We waited quite a while outside to be seated, which made me wonder if they were short-staffed? Once seated, we waited 25+ mins for our waitress to come by and give us menus. We ordered drinks immediately, but they never came. When she came back to take our order (another 20+ minutes in between), we also asked for waters. It took 40ish minutes for food to come out, and it seemed like other tables seemed to be getting good service.

Our drinks came out 20 minutes after food (so a full hour-ish from when we ordered them), when we were finishing up our dinner. We never did get water. All told, a lunch that we expected to be a half hour or so ended up being two hours. Our best guess was that our waitress just was forgetting to put our orders in? Because others food did seem to come quickly. The food was great but we wouldn't go back based on experience with our server.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KEMP527
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Urbanna, Virginia
Level Contributor
76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant! The service was excellent and the ambiance was great as well! What a fun place! The bruschetta planks were out of this world and the pizza was outstanding! If we are ever back in the the Phoenix area again, this restaurant will be a definite stop on our trip. Wine selection was excellent as well. Next time we will try the home made pasta!

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Marla W
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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490 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Soggy Pizza”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

I ate here on a business dinner and I was not really impressed. The place was very crowded which is normally a good sign. I ordered a sausage and pepper pizza extra crispy and when it came out it was very soggy and kind of burnt at the same time. I know that sounds strange. The pizza had about 6 small pieces of sausage and about the same amount of peppers. It looked a lot better than it tasted which is a shame. The wait staff was very friendly and I never mentioned my soggy pizza because I almost never send food back. I would give the place one more try because they could have been having a bad night because they were so busy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kidflemingo
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Arizona
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Poor service and food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

The hostesses were more busy conversing with each other than attending to their customers. After we were seated, our waiter never appeared so we appealed to the inattentive hostesses who without a "Sorry" found a waiter after we had sat for 10 minutes. The food we ordered came promptly was brought by another waiter. The pizza was soggy and the salad's dressing was flavorless. A very disappointing experience. The facility was appealing and clean.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SunPilgrim
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