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La Bocca Urban Pizzeria and Wine Bar

4.2
130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
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About

La Bocca Urban Kitchen and Wine Bar is a pizzeria located in the heart of Pheonix. For almost 10 years, La Bocca has been serving up the best in Mediterranean cuisine. This is not a standard pizza place; guests will find many flavor combinations on the menu. The bruschetta planks are a must-try appetizer, with 10 different varieties to choose from. One of the most unique options listed includes fresh ricotta with rosemary and honey, as well as gorgonzola topped with a pear, basil and balsamic reduction.

Under the entreeé section, the pizza is definitely the star of the show. Every one is loaded with all kinds of fresh ingredients, and with names like the Sicily, truffled mushroom and autumn garden, you can't go wrong. Guests are also welcome to build their own pizza out of any of La Bocca's incredible toppings.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Wine Bar, Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am -11pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 12am
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Phone number
(480) 967-5244
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Cross street: 7th Street and Mill Ave.
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vip2ThumbsUpfromDallas (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on February 13, 2016

What a pleasant surprise. We were in Tempe and the hotel we were staying at recommended La Bocca. The night prior we had visited one of the "finer" dinning establishments of Phoenix. The "finer" establishment should visit La Bocca to see how it should be done. The food and service were beyond reproach. I highly recommend La Bocca - you will not be disappointed. The next time we are in the area, La Bocca will be at the top of our list!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0
Dined on January 28, 2016

I took a group of 7 colleagues out for pizza and pasta on a Thursday night, though my Open Table reservation, they explained, would not offer us a guaranteed table since they work on a first-come-first-serve basis. We readily secured a table, and now I know why: The food arrived ice cold for everyone and the manager had denied repeated requests to close the front doors onto the patio, though the temperature was dipping into the 40s. The bolognese sauce was bizarre-overpowered by nutmeg or cinnamon. The whole experience, save some super tasty desserts, was a disappointment.

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Gene (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on January 23, 2016

The food is great. I had the papardelli pasta. Others said the pizza was excellent as was the Med appetizer with olives and hummus and cheese. The breads were also notable. Excellent wine with happy hour prices. Excellent service for 5 of us, including my vegetarian niece.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on January 22, 2016

Excellent food and great service! We were going to the Tempe Improv and we were on a tight schedule. Our server timed everything just right, and we had time to spare. If you like hand crafted pizza, pasta, and bruschetta this is your place!

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vipviking (Minneapolis)
3.0
Dined on January 16, 2016

First time a reservation through open table hasn't meant being seated as booked- 20+ minute wait. [ no apology for this either!]

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Jmpt (Phoenix)
3.0
Dined on January 12, 2016

They really don't honor reservations..you just go to the front of the walk in list. Not great if you want to be on time for Gammage. Staff seems harried and the food is nothing special. Try Postinos instead

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Stefanie (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2016

We dined here prior to seeing If/Then at the Gammage Center. Location was perfect....walking distance to/ from hotel and venue. Eclectic, delicious menu....great wine and beverage offerings. We would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0
Dined on January 9, 2016

Great location. A bit pricey for what you get, but a great atmosphere and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0
Dined on January 8, 2016

The pizza was great! The cheese plate was not good at all. We were so crammed in with others and everyone was yelling to hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner (West Virginia)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2016

Loved this place!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Wine Bar, Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am -11pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 12am
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Cross street
7th Street and Mill Ave.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(480) 967-5244
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Entertainment
Sophisticated, urban playlist. Vintage movies in the evenings.
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Catering
We can provide most items from our in-house menu or create a special menu for your event. Please contact nheintz@oldschoolhospitality.com for details.
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Parking details
Plenty of on-site parking in surface lots and parking garage. Nearest paid parking is located below us in The Brickyard public garage (enter via 6th or 7th streets), or the public parking structure in Centerpoint by the AMC cinema and rabbit sculptures.
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Public transit
Metro Light Rail (Mill Ave & 3rd Street)
Bus: Valley Metro 66, 45
Orbit: Jupiter & Mercury
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Executive chef
Mark Dow & Judd Cummings
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Private party facilities
While we don't offer an exclusive private dining area, we are able to rent out the entire restaurant for private events, and offer semi-private dining areas for parties that do not wish to rent out to entire restaurant.
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Private party contact
Nikki Heintz: (602) 425-4469
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
From groups of 15 or more to wedding rehearsal dinners, mix and mingles, holiday parties and full restaurant buy-outs, contact our Special Events Coordinator Nikki Heintz to learn more. nheintz@oldschoolhospitality.com