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Lucca Grill

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116 E Market St, Bloomington, IL 61701-4019
+1 309-828-7521
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 03:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor, looked good. What an understatement. Some of the best pizza in years. Great selection of craft beers. Manager and wait staff were efficient and friendly. Even though I live in Des Moines, I will make an effort to get back.

Thank HawkeyeTravelerDSM
Metamora, Illinois
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in the area we always try and hit Lucca Grill. The pizza is awesome....thin crust....cracker like thin. We visited late on a Saturday night. We were asked if we had reservations but we didn't...supposedly all the empty tables on the lower level were reserved. We took the stairs to the upper dining room....it is small but other than a... More 

Thank Jholls
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great food in a quaint little place. The pizza is fabulous & staff is outstanding! My 1st time there while visiting family, they had made reservations as seating is limited.

Thank Sarah W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, it may have been Halloween weekend, but I have never been in a place where I had Ziggy Stardust for my bartender, and I was impressed. Lol but more importantly, my wife and I have been to a LOT of pizza places, so much so that I might need to seek help for it, but Lucca's Grill in Bloomington... More 

Thank Jim B
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We walked in and it was like a scene from the Godfather movies very cool atmosphere. Three of us ordered pizza which was thin crust and fantastic flavor lots of toppings. The other ordered lasagna and she said it was fantastic. Price was very reasonable and the food was out of this world. If you are in Bloomington you should... More 

Thank James S
Bloomington, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The pizza is awesome and the atmosphere is a throwback to better times. If you are in the mood for great food and great times, then Lucca Grill is your final destination.

Thank Randy S
Nunavut, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of the first things you notice about Lucca is the stunning detail and attention they've paid to their decor and atmosphere. The inside is very welcoming, with decor consisting of historical newspaper clippings, sports memorabilia, and vintage furniture. Their tin ceiling is one of best you'll ever see. This is a place that hasn't changed in decades, and that... More 

Thank TheSPDT
Destin, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Hands down the best pizza anywhere, especially if you love thin crust. We ALWAYS visit Lucca's when we are in town. We have been coming here for many years. The pizza, any topping, is a must order. This visit we ordered the fried ravioli for an appetizer and it was great. The meat sauce was the best. Our pizza, pepperoni... More 

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Sun Prairie
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Actually it maybe the best pizza restaurant in Illinois. Don't know how long it's been there but it was there in the same location as when I attended the university there 50+ years ago. I don't know how they've done it but they've maintained the same classic look and recipes all that time. The only change I notice is that... More 

Thank Martin T
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I revisited this place after 50 years (they had a used atmosphere for decades even then) and had the same experience. Great thin crust pizza which is also good as left overs (hot or cold). The longevity and popularity of the place mean you likely will have a short wait for a table as they never had much real estate.... More 

Thank James S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
03:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 E Market St, Bloomington, IL 61701-4019
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-828-7521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?