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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
First time a reservation through open table hasn't meant being seated as booked- 20+ minute wait. [ no apology for this either!]
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
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!
Great location. A bit pricey for what you get, but a great atmosphere and great service!
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.
Loved this place!