Pizza Luce

★★★★☆
  • 3200 Lyndale Ave S

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Cross street: W 32nd Street

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  • 612-504-5947

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Very good pizza, generously filled with toppings.

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★★★★☆

Very good pizza, generously filled with toppings.

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The artichoke dip, while sounding very good on the menu, was extremely disappointing. It's more like a artichoke paste that is lemony and spicy at the same time. I like the artichoke dip that is has hunks of artichoke and stringy melty cheese. Artichoke paste doesn't do it for me. The bread that comes with it was pretty good though.

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★☆☆☆☆

The artichoke dip, while sounding very good on the menu, was extremely disappointing. It's more like a artichoke paste that is lemony and spicy at the same time. I like the artichoke dip that is has hunks of artichoke and stringy melty cheese. Artichoke paste doesn't do it for me. The bread that comes with it was pretty good though.

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Seriously, the only con I can think of is that parking can be tight. And it's not all that bad. Great place for bringing the family or hitting after you leave the bar. \r
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Everything tastes great, the staff is friendly and professional. I don't know anyone who hasn't been here, but if you haven't it's a must try.

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★★★★★

Seriously, the only con I can think of is that parking can be tight. And it's not all that bad. Great place for bringing the family or hitting after you leave the bar. \r
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Everything tastes great, the staff is friendly and professional. I don't know anyone who hasn't been here, but if you haven't it's a must try.

Pros: consistant quality, hours

Cons: parking

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I don't want to eat a frozen pizza paying $25 with bad service. waiters don't serve I had to wait 30 min to place the order.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't want to eat a frozen pizza paying $25 with bad service. waiters don't serve I had to wait 30 min to place the order.

Pros: I cant think of any

Cons: bad service, poor/frozon pizza

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Husband and I had a great dinner, quiet and really romantic!

2
★★★★★

Husband and I had a great dinner, quiet and really romantic!

Pros: Nice place for Quiet dinner

Cons: nothing

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The Drink:
For myself as well as many unnamed others food is best consumed only with the finest drink available. Pizza Luce offers a suitable if not adequate selection of beers and wine(no liquor). Catering to the local flavor
Surly Furious and sometimes other Surly beers seem readily available, recently I have seen Rush River and my mid-west standby Bell's on tap. $4.50-$5+ a pint
The wine list offers a variety of small and big house wines at $6-$8 dollars a glass.
The Eats:
It's not often that your able to find a truly great piece of pizza and when purchasing by the slice even less likely.
Americans know as pizza lovers that pie shops all around the country have gone through pains and decades (if not generations) of evolution to perfect the art, unfortunately Pizza Luce applies neither the strategies or apparently the desire.
That being stated, how can you really expect a concept pizza (potato bacon,mac and cheese) to be above average when your basic pizza (pepperoni/cheese) is made sub par at best.

Essentially my advice when going to Pizza Luce is to go for their happy hour where you can get a pint of good beer along with a slice of pizza for $5.36. To my dismay at $4-$5 a slice (during normal hours) one might be just as well off with a decent frozen pizza and could easily make a pie themselves with more promise. All of the awards and proclamations issued to Pizza Luce by local publications really leaves me wondering if hype makes all the difference in these twin cities.

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★★☆☆☆

The Drink:
For myself as well as many unnamed others food is best consumed only with the finest drink available. Pizza Luce offers a suitable if not adequate selection of beers and wine(no liquor). Catering to the local flavor
Surly Furious and sometimes other Surly beers seem readily available, recently I have seen Rush River and my mid-west standby Bell's on tap. $4.50-$5+ a pint
The wine list offers a variety of small and big house wines at $6-$8 dollars a glass.
The Eats:
It's not often that your able to find a truly great piece of pizza and when purchasing by the slice even less likely.
Americans know as pizza lovers that pie shops all around the country have gone through pains and decades (if not generations) of evolution to perfect the art, unfortunately Pizza Luce applies neither the strategies or apparently the desire.
That being stated, how can you really expect a concept pizza (potato bacon,mac and cheese) to be above average when your basic pizza (pepperoni/cheese) is made sub par at best.

Essentially my advice when going to Pizza Luce is to go for their happy hour where you can get a pint of good beer along with a slice of pizza for $5.36. To my dismay at $4-$5 a slice (during normal hours) one might be just as well off with a decent frozen pizza and could easily make a pie themselves with more promise. All of the awards and proclamations issued to Pizza Luce by local publications really leaves me wondering if hype makes all the difference in these twin cities.

Pros: Diverse

Cons: Where is the passion?

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I started going here when I was young after the bars but now it is a great place to stop any time. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of the variety!!

4
★★★★☆

I started going here when I was young after the bars but now it is a great place to stop any time. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of the variety!!

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Pizza Luce has over 50 toppings, hand tossed dough and a great beer selection. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. The service is pretty decent considering how busy is can be. They also deliver!

4
★★★★☆

Pizza Luce has over 50 toppings, hand tossed dough and a great beer selection. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. The service is pretty decent considering how busy is can be. They also deliver!

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Pizza Luce is one of those amazing restaurants that the food really is as good as it looks in the pictures! They have amazing choices and great vegetarian options too!

4
★★★★☆

Pizza Luce is one of those amazing restaurants that the food really is as good as it looks in the pictures! They have amazing choices and great vegetarian options too!

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I love Pizza Luce because they have many interesting vegetarian options for pizza that is not the run of the mill veggie pizza. Barbeque sauce and mock dock, fakin bacon, pineapple. I love it! However their beer selections are not that good. The only real thing that is worth getting is their signature pizzas, their sandwiches and other entrees can be found anywhere else. The artichoke dip is super good as well-better than most. They have many locations that are convenient Lyndale S, Downtown, and Franklin Ave. in Mpls. Selby Ave. in St.Paul and they have one in Duluth as well. If you like Galactic Pizza you will also love Pizza Luce. Service is fine.

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★★★★★

I love Pizza Luce because they have many interesting vegetarian options for pizza that is not the run of the mill veggie pizza. Barbeque sauce and mock dock, fakin bacon, pineapple. I love it! However their beer selections are not that good. The only real thing that is worth getting is their signature pizzas, their sandwiches and other entrees can be found anywhere else. The artichoke dip is super good as well-better than most. They have many locations that are convenient Lyndale S, Downtown, and Franklin Ave. in Mpls. Selby Ave. in St.Paul and they have one in Duluth as well. If you like Galactic Pizza you will also love Pizza Luce. Service is fine.

Pros: Convienent locations, interesting specialty pizza choices, vegetarian friendly

Cons: beer choices are limited, parking can be an issue,

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I love Pizza Luce pizza. Great and unique combinations of ingredients, or create your own. The seating here is limited. You can order to go and get slices. Services was good. It is a convenient location with a small parking lot in front of the restaurant. No complaints here.

4
★★★★☆

I love Pizza Luce pizza. Great and unique combinations of ingredients, or create your own. The seating here is limited. You can order to go and get slices. Services was good. It is a convenient location with a small parking lot in front of the restaurant. No complaints here.

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I feel bad because Luce has been a favorite of mine for years. I always order delievery and up until the last few times I placed an order, things went along OK. Not the fastest or the best food in town, but food you can get at 2am. I consider myself a reasonable and polite person (and as a person also in the service industry, a little more understanding of the ebbs and flows of customer service) HOWEVER, the last 2 times I have ordered from this location, I have received, what I believe, to be the worst customer service ever (and in 12 years of waitressing, that says a lot). The first time they said 45 minutes to an hour. That's cool. After 90 minutes, I called and was told (very rudely) by the woman who answered the phone that ""it's on its way!"" No ""I'm sorry"" or anything. Hey, I get it. Sometimes things happen but an apology would have been nice, as I was politely asking about my food that I had ordered and hour and a haf prior. The second time, ANOTHER 90 minutes went by and when I called about THIS ONE, i was (again) rudely told that ""The driver tried calling you but you didn't answer."" When I asked why the driver didn't ring my DOORBELL (as a delievery person SHOULD) he said that since it was a duplex, he ""didn't have time to sit there and ring doorbells."" Well, it IS a duplex but the addresses are different for each unit, which Luce knows since I've told them this. He then proceeded to argue with me and then hung up on me. Anyway, I finally got my food and the manager DID comp it, however I will never order from this place again. Seriously, people. It's pizza. It's not that hard. And rudeness is NEVER ok, especially to someone who's nice about it. For mediocre pizza and crappy service, I'll go somewhere. Dulono's and Galatic have much better food anyway. Sorry Luce, but you worked my last nerve:(

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★★☆☆☆

I feel bad because Luce has been a favorite of mine for years. I always order delievery and up until the last few times I placed an order, things went along OK. Not the fastest or the best food in town, but food you can get at 2am. I consider myself a reasonable and polite person (and as a person also in the service industry, a little more understanding of the ebbs and flows of customer service) HOWEVER, the last 2 times I have ordered from this location, I have received, what I believe, to be the worst customer service ever (and in 12 years of waitressing, that says a lot). The first time they said 45 minutes to an hour. That's cool. After 90 minutes, I called and was told (very rudely) by the woman who answered the phone that ""it's on its way!"" No ""I'm sorry"" or anything. Hey, I get it. Sometimes things happen but an apology would have been nice, as I was politely asking about my food that I had ordered and hour and a haf prior. The second time, ANOTHER 90 minutes went by and when I called about THIS ONE, i was (again) rudely told that ""The driver tried calling you but you didn't answer."" When I asked why the driver didn't ring my DOORBELL (as a delievery person SHOULD) he said that since it was a duplex, he ""didn't have time to sit there and ring doorbells."" Well, it IS a duplex but the addresses are different for each unit, which Luce knows since I've told them this. He then proceeded to argue with me and then hung up on me. Anyway, I finally got my food and the manager DID comp it, however I will never order from this place again. Seriously, people. It's pizza. It's not that hard. And rudeness is NEVER ok, especially to someone who's nice about it. For mediocre pizza and crappy service, I'll go somewhere. Dulono's and Galatic have much better food anyway. Sorry Luce, but you worked my last nerve:(

Pros: late night delievery

Cons: customer service, very inaccurate delievery quote times, mostly customer service!

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I often feel like customer service is dead, but Pizza Luce is proof that it still can be found. The servers don't seem like they are offended if you don't order a bottle of wine or cluck when you share an entree with your husband. The vibe is fun...like a neighborhood block party. It is kid friendly. The service and food is so good that a few babies crying doesn't even peeve me. \r
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The mashed potato pizza is fabulous. It had me eating broccoli on pizza and liking it!

2
★★★★★

I often feel like customer service is dead, but Pizza Luce is proof that it still can be found. The servers don't seem like they are offended if you don't order a bottle of wine or cluck when you share an entree with your husband. The vibe is fun...like a neighborhood block party. It is kid friendly. The service and food is so good that a few babies crying doesn't even peeve me. \r
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The mashed potato pizza is fabulous. It had me eating broccoli on pizza and liking it!

Pros: great service, great food, great location, great vibe

Cons: nada

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i've ordered the baked potatoe pizza...SO GOOD!!! i also ordered the spinach and artichoke dip - i wasnt crazy about it, it was really garlicky.

2
★★★★☆

i've ordered the baked potatoe pizza...SO GOOD!!! i also ordered the spinach and artichoke dip - i wasnt crazy about it, it was really garlicky.

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i keep finding it funny, that this place keeps getting written up as one of the best places to get pizza in the cities. there's nothing (food wise) fancy about the pizzas. the service is also 50/50. mind you they too have their own style and flare. i have to say i dig chicks with tattoos up and down their arms. no need for a doggy bag, reheating your over-priced za at home is a bland disappointment.

1
★★★☆☆

i keep finding it funny, that this place keeps getting written up as one of the best places to get pizza in the cities. there's nothing (food wise) fancy about the pizzas. the service is also 50/50. mind you they too have their own style and flare. i have to say i dig chicks with tattoos up and down their arms. no need for a doggy bag, reheating your over-priced za at home is a bland disappointment.

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They have the best pizza I've ever had.
The staff is great and the service fast.
Seating capacity is a bit small, but it works.

2
★★★★★

They have the best pizza I've ever had.
The staff is great and the service fast.
Seating capacity is a bit small, but it works.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Small

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I love Pizza Luce. This location is nice because there is a small parking lot, but plenty of street parking, unlike the downtown location. The dining room is nice and there are able to accomodate large parties. I would call to give them a heads up if you are going with a group. For late night dining, they offer about 4 different varieties of pizza by the slice.

2
★★★★★

I love Pizza Luce. This location is nice because there is a small parking lot, but plenty of street parking, unlike the downtown location. The dining room is nice and there are able to accomodate large parties. I would call to give them a heads up if you are going with a group. For late night dining, they offer about 4 different varieties of pizza by the slice.

Pros: Delicious, Late night, staff

Cons: waiting

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I love this place! I was just there after the remodeling and it looks great. It doesn't look too different, but the bathrooms are so much better! It's still cozy and the menu hasn't changed. The artichoke ramekin is my absolute favorite. I love the unique pizza choices and cheap prices. And they deliver!

2
★★★★★

I love this place! I was just there after the remodeling and it looks great. It doesn't look too different, but the bathrooms are so much better! It's still cozy and the menu hasn't changed. The artichoke ramekin is my absolute favorite. I love the unique pizza choices and cheap prices. And they deliver!

Pros: Good Food, Cheap, Delivery

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Not bad, but not good either. Would not recommend over some of the other Uptown Pizza joints for delivery. Just OK.

1
★★★☆☆

Not bad, but not good either. Would not recommend over some of the other Uptown Pizza joints for delivery. Just OK.

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Just wish they'd deliver to my neighborhood. That's the big drawback to Pizza Luce for me is I live out of their zone. The bianca sauce (oil olive and garlic) is a nice change from red sauce. Order the biance with chicken, mushrooms and sausage and you'll think you died and gone to heaven. The ceasar salad is nice and garlicy, pretty decent garlic cheese bread too. The pastas are nice and the meat sauces are very flavorful. They have a good selection of vegitarian options too along with cheese substitutes. They have something for everyone.

2
★★★★★

Just wish they'd deliver to my neighborhood. That's the big drawback to Pizza Luce for me is I live out of their zone. The bianca sauce (oil olive and garlic) is a nice change from red sauce. Order the biance with chicken, mushrooms and sausage and you'll think you died and gone to heaven. The ceasar salad is nice and garlicy, pretty decent garlic cheese bread too. The pastas are nice and the meat sauces are very flavorful. They have a good selection of vegitarian options too along with cheese substitutes. They have something for everyone.

Pros: Biance sauce, parking, Inexpensive

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Luce absolutely deserves the title of best pizza in the Twin Cities. They are second to none in quality and topping selection. Unfortunately, they are pretty damn slow and seemingly indifferent about their efficiency. I never get it delivered if I want to eat it the same day--I go pick it up (and always end up waiting in the entry way). They have dozens of people working there but that doesn't seem to speed up the service. Despite that, I definitely recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

Luce absolutely deserves the title of best pizza in the Twin Cities. They are second to none in quality and topping selection. Unfortunately, they are pretty damn slow and seemingly indifferent about their efficiency. I never get it delivered if I want to eat it the same day--I go pick it up (and always end up waiting in the entry way). They have dozens of people working there but that doesn't seem to speed up the service. Despite that, I definitely recommend it.

Pros: best pizza, topping selection, open late

Cons: slow

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Compared to Chicago or NY, maybe the TC's pizza places don't exactly make MSP a pizza mecca, but Pizza Luce is the best we've got. Sure, the service isn't the grandest at the Uptown location (go downtown instead... much better), but the pizza is a winner.

2
★★★★★

Compared to Chicago or NY, maybe the TC's pizza places don't exactly make MSP a pizza mecca, but Pizza Luce is the best we've got. Sure, the service isn't the grandest at the Uptown location (go downtown instead... much better), but the pizza is a winner.

Pros: Luce pizza rules!

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I've been 3 times and have come to expect pathetic service and average food. The pizza is incredible but other entrees and salads are average. The wine list is fair, however, the servers can't tell you anything about them. The attitude of the team is terrible and service is awful. Even after changing my expectations to what I'm used to getting...I was let down.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've been 3 times and have come to expect pathetic service and average food. The pizza is incredible but other entrees and salads are average. The wine list is fair, however, the servers can't tell you anything about them. The attitude of the team is terrible and service is awful. Even after changing my expectations to what I'm used to getting...I was let down.

Pros: cute atospher

Cons: service, service, value

Message from Pizza Luce

Established in 1993, Pizza Luce began as a small space in Minneapolis?s historic Warehouse District. Over the years, our award-winning gourmet pizza, delivery service and late-night dining have earned exceptional customer loyalty.



At Pizza Luce, we take great pride in the quality of our food. We believe that good food comes from fresh ingredients, original recipes and happy cooks. We are strongly dedicated to maintaining the diversity of vegetarian and vegan alternatives on our menu (along with the carnivorous items as well, of course).

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Located at the epicenter of Minneapolis' trendy Warehouse District, Pizza Luce is a favorite with the neighborhood's young, savvy singles. This wildly popular restaurant is a hybrid--it's a crowded, noisy bar scene on…

Key Points

  • Voted top pizza in Minneapolis
  • Hoagies and pastas
  • Vegetarian/vegan alternatives
 

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