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Pizza Luce

2200 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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  • Daily 11am-2:30am
  • $
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
What makes a city cosmopolitan? Ever-ready midnight—or late-breakfast—pizza slices with artichokes next to a good beer is as good a definition as any, so hallelujah for these beloved Minneapolis gems. It’s just icing on the cake that at the Lucés beer is served as often as not by someone who looks like they just came back from touring with GWAR—cosmopolitan squared! All four restaurants (with a fifth in Duluth) serve up a crisp crust, potent red sauce, and more toppings than you can shake an antipasto at: Calamata olives, roasted red peppers, homemade sausage, barbecued chicken, and spicy mock duck, to name a very few. (Vegans, please note: Lucé has more animal-free possibilities than just about any other metro restaurant.) Trying to pick between them? The Lyn-Lake location is a neighborhood joint with easy parking that closes at 2:30 a.m. and has a wine and beer license; the Seward one is also open until 2:30 a.m. but is more family oriented (though it has a full bar); the downtown Lucé is the most hopping, offering daily specials, a full bar, full-service and counter sections for seating, and is open till an invaluable 3:30 a.m. on weekends.

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    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12:35 p.m. by Mo Perry

    Suburban bike commuters and garlic enthusiasts rejoice: Pizza Luce has opened its sixth location in Hopkins on the Cedar Lake bike trail, giving both cyclists and 'za lovers reason to smile. While Pizza Luce is well known for its pi...

  • Pizza Luce block party this Saturday
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. by Rachel Hutton

    Okay, so this is more of a music event than a food one--the pizza, brats, veggie brats, and Summit beer will surely be overshadowed by the 11 (!) musical acts scheduled to perform at the Uptown Pizza Luce block party this Saturday. ...

  • Pizza Luce, Café Levain plan two gluten-free dinners
    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8:17 a.m. by Jessica Armbruster

    (Photo by allegri) Dining out can be tricky for people who eat gluten-free. In deference to National Celiac Awareness month, two local restaurants have planned two events with specials and added menu items catering to those with a w...


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