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About La Bocca Wine Bar & Urban Kitchen

La Bocca Wine Bar & Urban Kitchen has been voted in the Top 25 of restaurants in the area by the Phoenix New Times, and it will only take one trip to see why it has earned such special recognition. In addition to the many fabulous entrees that are prepared by expert chefs using only the freshest ingredients, La Bocca boasts an impressive array of over a 100 wines from the finest vineyards available.

Whether you come in for a great lunch or a wonderful dinner, the menu at La Bocca has plenty to offer. You can choose from items, such as grilled peach salad, smoked prosciutto pasta or spicy pepperoni pizza. There are plenty of sides, starters and desserts to complement your meal and La Bocca is also well equipped to handle special events, large parties and family gatherings.

5415 E. High Street, #127
Phoenix, AZ 85054
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 3pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 3pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Dear Valley Rd. & 56th Street Exit off of the 101

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 840-1799

Website:
http://www.laboccanorth.com/

Entertainment:
Vintage movies projected on the wall

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.

Parking Details:
Plenty of on-site parking in surface lots and parking garage behind building.

Public Transit:
Valley Metro Bus
Deer Valley Rd & Marriott Dr

Executive Chef:
Mark Dow & Judd Cummings

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.

Private Party Contact:
Nikki Heintz: (602) 425-4469

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

La Bocca Wine Bar & Urban Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (115)
Great for Outdoor Dining (100)
Notable Wine List (98)
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Fit for Foodies (89)
Vibrant Bar Scene (63)
Good for Groups (62)
Hot Spot (48)
Great for Lunch (48)
Romantic (42)
Special Occasion (36)
Late-night Find (24)
Great for Brunch (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Scenic View (5)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2016

La Boccaccio was chosen by friends, and it was a good choice. So good, we took different friends the next evening. It was still excellent and they're going to come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Great service, fun happy hour. Pizza was delicious and the salad was huge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Had a very hard time conversing with my companion. Also the food was not as good as their Tempe location. I'll never come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2016

This was the loudest restaurant we have ever eaten in. The food was just average and it definitely survives on the bar profits. The waiter was very good and the noise didn't seem to bother there younger crowd.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2016

I had been to La Bocca a few weeks - I was disappointed but since it is in my neighborhood I decided to give it another try. Mistake! Although I had made a reservation I had the choice of a table scrunched in the corner or the bar. The bar it was. I mentioned to the bartender that I had been disappointed on my first visit - mostly due to blandness of sauces. Since I was ordering the calamari (second time) he suggested that I get some tomato sauce on the side. That did help the overall flavor - what didn't help was that I was charged $2 for the space. Then I was charged $3 for bread - when I noted that the bartender said -> I thought something was wrong with the bill. I should have said -> why didn't you fix it but I decided to just let it go since he took it off the bill. If I say the wine pours were 5 oz I am being generous. Just not worth it - too bad because it is convenient.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Good food and ambiance but got seated 40 min after reservation time

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2015

We don't go to High Street often. It is just located inconveniently for us. However, I decided to try La Bocca Wine Bar & Urban Kitchen based on reviews online. We were not disappointed. It is charmingly decorated with bright orange and large doors opening to their patio. It is intimate as not too large or impersonal. The service was outstanding and the food presentation and quality great. We enjoyed a tasty French onion soup that could have had more cheese but still very good. I had their chicken salad that has no mayo - they use vinegar and it is very good. Their bread is a pizza bread. A hit with us! We were very glad we tried this restaurant and will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Not a great experience. Food was adequate at best and for a wine bar, the wine selection is extremely small. Most restaurants have a deeper wine list than this place. Will not return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2015

My husband, daughter, and I went for an early dinner to La Bocca. It was still happy hour, so we both took advantage of the wine deal and ordered a glass each (white for me, red for him) along with a salad appetizer. The salad came out, but our drinks were no where to be found. When we asked our server, she did quickly run over to the bar, find them, and apologize for the delay. They don't have a children's menu, but you can "DIY" a pizza and so we ordered one with just cheese on it for her- and she scarfed it. I had the garlic pizza, at the server's suggestion, and it was equally delicious. The only drawback really is that they seated us right next to the doors leading outside- which meant we got blasted with cold air every time someone went in and out of the doors. Other than that, we had a lovely time and would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Had the Med Appetizer which was great - a mix of hummus, baba ghanoush, olives and feta. The rest of the meal - pizzas and pasta - was good. Service was friendly, although getting a drink was a little slow.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2015

Thank you for making our evening so fun. We enjoyed everything and we will definitely be back. Good variety, price and ambiance. And Joe was a great server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2015

Great little place to stop after work, or before or after an event. This time of year, ask to be seated outside. Perfect, light nosh offerings, good service, warm atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2015

There are 4 birthdays in our family for October. We celebrate by all going to dinner together and pick a new spot each year. This year was La Bocca and what a great time was had by all. The food was very good, portions were appropriate but not overwhelming and tasted great. The service was excellent! Todd was our server and was timely without being annoying to constantly "check in". It was nice to not have the server asking how things are when you just had your first mouthful and then be allowed to enjoy your meal without being rushed through it. Wait time from appetizers to main course was enough to allow our group to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, talk and enjoy a glass of wine. Dinner was very tasty and the staff was accommodating when it came to special dietary needs. Loved the Grilled Chicken stuffed with pesto! Deserts are very good, with the brownie and macadamia nut cookies being very rich, sweet and delicious. While never visiting High Street in the past, this was a great experience and I'm sure my wife and I will be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2015

Very good service, great food, good prices. A local favorite

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2015

The Mixto Sangria was delicious, and the bruschetta board was to die for!!! I ordered the Margarita pizza by recommendation of our server, it was terribly bland and such a disappointment. Next time I'm just getting the bruschetta board and a salad for dinner.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2015

Great food & service ! Sophisticated wine list . Serve wine in Reidel stemware .

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 26, 2015

The food was delicious but the portions were not very generous. The wine list was nice for us ladies and the guys were able to order beer and that made the manly men happy. We suggest ordering pizza over pasta if you are hungry.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2015

A hidden away gem!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Fabulous dinner with fantastic food, including great flatbreads, salads, and wine. We will back for sure!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 17, 2015

Food was good. Server was excellent. Only issue was we made reservation but only table was bar table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 31, 2015

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. Everything on the menu is delicious. One of my favorites is the "Med Board". Aaron, the bartender, is great! You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 24, 2015

It's just average. Very noisy! The food was nothing special. The service was good and our waiter was very pleasant. There's just too many awesome restaurants in the valley to recommend this one.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 26, 2015

We were meeting good friends for dinner and made a reservation well in advance. The restaurant even called to confirm our reservation. When we arrived, we were told they were overbooked and we had to be temporarily seated outside. It was 105 degrees. Every time we asked when we would be seated inside, we were told it would be a few minutes. We were never moved inside. We tried to make the best of it, but we were just miserable. Trying to eat while dripping with sweat. It was obvious after an hour we were simply lied to. Not sure who got the table we reserved inside, but they were obviously way more important than us. I am spreading the word that this place doesn't care if you are miserable if someone more influential wants a table. Never going back.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 13, 2015

We sat on the patio and the staff was taking too long to bring out drinks as our group was seated. One or our guests went inside to order and they said he would have to order a drink from the waitress - even though she was apparently too busy to get to our table. The bartenders all had attitudes and walked by us three times when we sat up to the bar to order. All of them acted as if we weren't sitting there. So weird. Two bartenders and three of us at the bar. Not exactly too busy to serve us.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 6, 2015

No complaints. We were attracted to this restaurant because of it's overall location with a corner patio and ambiance. Food & drinks are very good - service outstanding. Went for dinner then strolled down High Street to view the bar scene & then yogurt. Modern Margarita is across the street - another great find and owned by the same owner. We will definitely be back. Try the happy hour too!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 5, 2015

We've been there many times and this was the first time we've had any issue. We had reservations and arrived early. A table wasn't available and due to rain there was much less seating than normal due to no outside seating. We were seated in a lounge area and while we did get service for drinks and food, had we not kept asking for a table, we likely would not have gotten one. The lounge area would be great if we were just having drinks but we intended to have dinner. Finally, we were seated at a table and were able to enjoy our dinner. The food is always excellent and as I stated, this was the first time we've had any problem at La Bocca.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 4, 2015

Great pizza, we ordered spicy pepperoni, very good, surprisingly spicy! Great truffled mushroom pizza as well. Great find if you are in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Nice wine selection to accompany light food choices - fantastic bruschetta!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Fun for a large group for sure!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 23, 2015

Try the sangria, the red is awesome! The charcuterie board is great starter.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 15, 2015

Living just 6 miles from this restaurant, I had never been. I realize it's relatively new, but what a find!! GREAT food and service. My friend that was visiting on business had been here just days before with co workers for lunch. He suggested it again. We were in a bit of a hurry as he had to get to the airport so we met early ( 11:30am on a Friday ). It started to fill up yet our service remained on spot and food was excellent. I had Beet/Goat cheese salad as recommendation of our server. It was jut the right size and extremely tasty. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 1, 2015

Very loud but OK if you like that! Had a 13 month old and definitely not a good place for kids. Food was really good as was the wine! Cool place with lots of other options within walking so you day/night doesn't have to end there :).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 23, 2015

We all had good peach salads and good iced tea. Pleasant atmosphere. Probably fun at night

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 18, 2015

Awesome service and fantastic food. The brushetta appetizers are a must. Great find in the heart of High Street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Great spot! Nice outdoor patio and ambiance. Staff is extremely friendly. Very helpful with wine selections and suggestions.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2015

Great happy hour, bruschetta board, truffle fries and pasta were all great! Awesome service, reasonable prices and friendly staff. Can't go wrong!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 25, 2015

We were visiting the area from out of town and found this quaint place. We ate outside, but the inside is very fun. Our service was great. Good prices on wine. Our server gave us a wonderful recommendation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 22, 2015

Food and service were solid. Good menu.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 21, 2015

La Bocca at City North is a lively bar & trattoria with a good wine selection and pretty good Italian kitchen. A good place to meet friends for a casual dinner & drinks; perhaps before taking in a concert at the Musical Instrument Museum. The pasta bolognese is quite good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 15, 2015

This was a great meal. Food was fantastic, ambience first-rate. Service was impeccable. Waiter attentive, but not hovering, very friendly. And on Sunday and Monday nights all bottle of wine are half price. Could not have had a better experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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