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Lucca Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pizza
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116 E Market St, Bloomington, IL 61701-4019
+1 309-828-7521
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Bloomington, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old time bar/restaurant with great thin crust pizza and decent Italian. Fried chicken livers are great too.

Thank sleev2085
Bloomington, Illinois
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a true tavern in downtown Bloomington. Known for their thin crust pizza but other tasty dishes as well. Different beers for all kinds of tastes but open for the family as well. Can eat in the lower bar area or upstairs dining room. Service is always very attentive.

Thank DvHerr
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the best pizza in all of Bloomington/Normal. The cheese they use makes the pie. There is a reason the place is always packed. Try it ypu won't regret it.

Thank Nick_BMI
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old, family owned restaurant. It has bar, but there's a separate dining room upstairs. The stairs are long and steep. We ordered pizza. It has a thin crust without a lot o toppings. There were six people in our party. Four of us thought the pizza had a great flavor, but the other two didn't like it.... More 

Thank CircutRider
Chatham, Illinois
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341 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called for reservations a couple days ahead and they were almost full but got us a table upstairs. The pizza is so good here. Friendly staff.

Thank Lisamarch
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We cant get enough of Lucca's pizza. Its old-school, traditional pizza. LOVE IT!!!! The A la Baldini is a local favorite. The other menu items such as pasta, are also great, but we can't seem to go there without ordering pizza. It's not a big place, still in the original location for decades, and it has character. You will need... More 

Thank tangokilo12
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Anyplace with toasted ravioli is good in my book. Marinara was excellent. Nice atmosphere. Incredibly friendly service. Did not try the pizza but it looked good. Excellent sandwiches with generous portions. Very welcoming

Thank Paula P
Dallas, TX
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We stopped in here with the family while staying in Bloomington on a Holiday road trip. My son found it on the internet and it looked good. Lucca's is in downtown Bloomington on the corner of Market and East streets. From the outside it looks like a tavern and it is, but there is a dining area in the bar... More 

Thank TonyTimeShare
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, 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?