Restauranteur Julian Wright and the Fork & Dagger Restaurant Group have done it again! They have already changed the Phoenix dining scene with hip, sophisticated, quality inspired restaurants like Modern Margarita in CityNorth, The Handlebar in Tempe and La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar on Mill Avenue, Tempe
But they have outdone themselves with their latest creation. Since opening in CityNorth earlier this year, La Bocca Wine Bar and Urban Kitchen has become a Scottsdale Sensation! This luxe but intimate wine bar features over 150 hand-selected wines and Mediterranean inspired cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
The atmosphere at La Bocca Wine Bar is cosmopolitan, but very comfortable with bright colors and clean lines. You can choose to sit indoors at the bar, a table or one of the comfortable couches or niche areas. The patio is equally stylish and features a lovely fire area, lounge seating and a large community table for larger groups. Either area has a great vibe and friendly, attentive service.
All the Items on the La Bocca Urban Kitchen menu are made using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, housemade sauces and locally-sourced meats, cheeses and herbs.
Starters are like a tour of the Mediterranian featuring items like warm Queen Creek olives & artisan toast, the Medditerranian Plate with fresh made basil hummus, babaganoush with warm feta, roasted peppers,Queen Creek olives, artisan toast, and house made flat bread, and a traditional Antipasti Plate with salami, prosciutto wrapped goat cheese, anchego cheese, pesto, queen creek olives, roasted garlic and dijon along with other options. Perfect for Sharing!
La Bocca Wine Bar and Urban Kitchen are NOW OPENED FOR LUNCH ON WEEKDAYS!! And the Lunch Selections will delight your Stomaco (Stomach) as well as your Bocca (mouth)! The Lunch menu features bruschetta, salads, sandwiches, hand-tossed European style pizza and lovely little things to nosh on.
Top of the list for me are La Bocca's famous Bruschetta Planks. You choose your toppings from a huge selection of diverse, fresh, quality ingredients like fig, rosemary, pear, basil, roma tomato, roasted baby beets, olives, roasted peppers, balsamic reduction, QC olive oil, truffle oil, honey and housemade pesto; Cheeses like fresh ricotta, gorgonzola, mozzarella, manchego, mascarpone or goat cheese and top quality meats including smoked prosciutto, salami or sopressat .
Salads are fresh and lively featuring seasonal varietals of ingredients like quinoa, heirloom beets, and fresh tomato served with fresh made dressings. My favorite was the goat cheese with pear. YUM! Perfect on a Hot Day!
The Lunch menu also offers a fantastic selection of sandwiches not found among the dinner offerings including the pesto caprese sandwich, boar's head turkey with brie and the Italiano Sandwich. Every sandwich comes with your choice of a side salad, miso coleslaw or kettle chips.
The Chef's Pizzas are what made La Bocca famous at their original Tempe location. Choose from 9 craveable Chef combinations or Build Your Own Pie from the finest ingredients in Arizona. Every pizza is hand made just for you and baked to perfection on a delectible "secret recipe" European style crust.
Join in La Bocca's daily Happy Hour from 3pm - 6:30pm for discounted wine, beer and single pour spirits, and fresh and engaging plates nightly. Or stop in for dinner and enjoy a selection of fresh home made entrees like Pesto Stuffed Chicken or the made in house daily pasta featured in dishes like Mussels Rustico. Also, each day Chef Mark Dow prepares off menu plates usually featuring lighter, low-carb dishes with great flavor and freshness.
Whatever you choose from La Bocca's menu, you will experience farm-to-table freshness in every delectable bite.
And Don't Forget - La Bocca Wine Bar IS a WINEBAR!!
Wine industry vet and certified sommelier Mark Pope has created a modern, adventurous and approachable wine list of over 150 wine varietals at any given time; chilled or stored in a custom, hand-built wine cellar. The global wine list he has put together specializes in value at all price ranges. Looking for the best pairings? Just ask! You'll also find a selection of draught and bottled beers, full bar, house-made lemoncello as well as red and white sangria.
Whether it's a power business lunch, intimate dinner, late night dining or drinks, La Bocca Wine Bar and Urban Kitchen on High Street in North Phoenix is THE relaxed yet sophisticated spot in North Phoenix for fine wines, amazing meals and conversation with good friends.
About Fork & Dagger
Fork & Dagger Restaurant Group is a bar and restaurant development company based in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan region. The company was founded by Arizona State University alumni Julian Wright, whose passion for the local community pervades the company's offerings including innovative, modern concepts focused on seamless integration with their surrounding neighborhood. Members of Local First Arizona and The Tempe Tourism Office, all Fork & Dagger locations in Arizona source locally when possible and employee dozens of Arizona residents bringing inspired dining experiences to local patrons and visitors alike.