Pizza Luce - Lyndale Ave

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 18 reviews )

3200 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55408

Serves meat, vegan options available. Regional pizzeria chain. Has vegan cheese and faux meat toppings, plus pasta, salad, sides.

Category: Lacto, Pizza, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Reviews (18)

First Review by condekedar

lots of vegan options - Edit

I love the variety of options. There are even two types of vegan cheese! I love the garlic cheese toast which is on sale during happy hour! Pizza is good too. Mufalleta is fine.

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Not Good. - Edit

After eating at galactic pizza this place pales in comparison. I'm not sure what's going on at this location but both my husband and I really didn't feel well after eating here. My husband has a stomach of steel and never has a problem when we eat out. For him to have a problem that solidified us never returning.

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vegan options! - Edit

This is my least favorite pizza luce location. The richfield, selby, and seward locations are nicer.

I love they have vegan options clearly labeled. Even their seasonal specials can frequently be made vegan. My favorites are the mock muffaleta and the spinach salad. Get the peanut butter bar for dessert too!

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A Standard - Edit

Great place for vegan pizza and other options. The menu is clearly labeled for vegan and gluten-free choices. Good variety and taste.

Pros: Options, Taste, Locations

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amazing - Edit

great vegan options
wonderful staff
fun environment
DELICIOUS everything.
nothing I haven't liked

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Co-exist merrily with your carnivore friends. - Edit

Herbivores and omnivores can co-exist merrily here. I can only vouch for the vegan options, which were delicious, but everyone else in the restaurant with "regular food" seemed satisfied as well. There were decent beers on tap and the bartender was very knowledgeable about which beers were not vegan, which is uncommon. I got dinner there and ordered a small pizza to go because I couldn't bear the thought of not eating it again tomorrow.

Pros: vegan pizza, knowledgable staff, decent beer selection

Cons: none come to mind.

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Pizza Luce - Edit

Good atmosphere and plenty of vegan options to chose from. Plenty of space to sit. The vegan BBQ pizza was excellent.

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The Rinotta is the Winner - Edit

Between this and Galactic, the other vegan-friendly pizza place in the Cities, I usually choose Luce. It's a bit pricier, but the Rinotta is so worth it. I like having two different options! Luce has a creative menu, and many of their signature pizzas can be made vegan with fake meats and cheese.

I've been to the Selby and Uptown Luces, both of them are nice but tend to get extremely busy on weekend nights. Make reservations!

Pros: Rinotta, Creative menu

Cons: Serves meat, Expensive

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"Holy Vegan Pizza Goodness" Seconded - Edit

Yummity yum yum. The staff was very helpful and friendly about the menu and they were happy to accommodate the custom pizza of my dreams.

Pros: lots of seating, helpful staff, customizable menu

Cons: parking tricky if city busy

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good, but I don't understand the commotion? - Edit

I moved to Minneapolis this past summer and had already heard stories of how awesome this place was before I could cross the MN border. It was my first vegan pizza experience in MN (not the only) and truthfully has always been "fine" I like the renotta over the soy cheese and I think their sandwiches are possibly better than the famed pizza. I just don't think it is "amazing" or even "great" my experience is most likely to be "good". I like the music, the staff is always friendly and accommodating- nice selection of vegan options. The nagging thing that I usually don't think about when eating pizza parlor pizza, is that I could do a better job at home. Sorry Luce, I keep trying to discover what others find so outstanding but it eludes me.

Pros: friendly staff, good selection of vegan options, clean

Cons: mediocre pizza, hipster hangout , often busy

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Welcome to Minnesota - Edit

I almost puked on the plane. After landing, all I really wanted was a bed to lay in (it was a couch, I snore, she hates it, but I think she likes me so its cool). The other parties involved lived or had lived there and decided to go to this beautiful oasis. Upon arriving, NOFX blared loudly on the speakers above, while I searched vegan options that were available. Spaghetti with fake meatballs( it was awesome, my girlfriend ate it), a tofu caesar, veggie pizza, my stomach felt better all of the sudden. I settled on the Mock Duck sandwich and a local IPA (Minnesota beer trumps all to my knowledge). After 2 beers, a ridiculously good meal, and old Metallica and the Mad Caddies wishing me good luck, I left Pizza Luce with a happy belly and a thirst for whatever else Minneapolis had to offer.

Pros: music, food, beer

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A Must Visit - Edit

Every time I've gone to Pizza Luce it has been solid. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service is prompt. This is the best place to find vegan pizza in Minneapolis. However, be prepared to fork over quite a bit of cash when you visit.

Pros: Best Vegan Pizza in MN, Atmosphere

Cons: Price

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Great veggie and vegan options - Yum! - Edit

Pizza luce is the best pizza and italian fusion, moderate priced restaurant I've experienced. The Uptown-ex-Wedge version seems the most natural location, but the downtown version is great too. To work there, it seems body art may be required. Good, friendly service is all I've experienced. Highly recommended for us veg*ns.

Pros: quality, taste, vegan options for most

Cons: not open 24 hours

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*OMG* Holy Vegan Pizza Goodness!!! - Edit

OMG! I can't believe this place! And thank goodness for a friend who suggested this place and even for suggesting we ordered off of the menu. Get the The Lil' Gracie or Pizza Athena with the *Rinotta* Vegan cheese (there's two choices so be sure to get the aforementioned Vegan cheese) and you will not be displeased, in fact, you will fall in love with this place!!! If only something like this was in Chicago! ;)
[I give this place 5 cows not 4 - it's my second favorite place in Minneapolis]

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To Die For. - Edit

I moved out of Minneapolis 7 years ago. I still crave Pizza Luce with every fiber of my being. The BBQ mock duck + "rinotta" cheese... I am salivating right now and I'm not even hungry. I'm close to buying a $400 plane ticket and flying out there just because I'm thinking about how delicious it is. I can't give it 5 out of 5 cows because it's not 100% veg, but I would give it 1,000,000 cows out of 5 if I could. Pizza Luce cannot be topped.

Pros: excellent food, cool atmosphere, cool staff

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Yum! A pleasant vacation surprise - Edit

I was in Minneapolis with some friends for a conference and one night we decided to order in. A couple of my friends had already had Pizza Luce and raved about it, so we decided to order from them. As a vegan, I was prepared to go cheeseless veggie, as I have in the past. It didn't occur to me to check the Happy Cow list of veg-friendly restaurants I'd printed out for my trip (vegan-friendly pizza joints are few and far between, in my experience).

My friend was on the phone ordering for us, and apparently the person taking the order thought it weird that we were ordering cheeseless, so he offers not one, but two types of vegan cheese! Yippee! It was such a pleasant surprise -- the pizza was to die for. The delivery was prompt and the price was fair. Definitely recommended.

Pros: vegan-friendly, delicious, prompt delivery

Cons: they're not in the DC area

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Worst Service Ever - Edit

We were dismayed by the service we recently received at the location in Downtown Minneapolis on 4th street. On February 1st, 2008, we visited while out for the evening. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a hostess who asked if we wanted table service or if we wanted just slices. We asked if we could sit on the table service side as we were debating having some lasagna and definitely wanted a bottle of wine. The security staff person told us we COULD eat on the table service side, but she told him that since we weren't sure if we wanted menus or slices, we had to sit on the self-service side.

The tables on this side were covered in pizza sauce and sticky from spilled soda. I am wearing an expensive Bebe designer dress and my fiance is wearing a custom fitted Italian suit. I did not want to sit at a dirty table and it has not been my experience at Pizza Luce that customers are required to clean the tables before seating themselves so as not to get pizza sauce on their clothing. I asked to speak to the manager, Mike Brundage, who did move us to the table service side, but told us there was no more table service for the evening. If we wanted a bottle of wine or something from the menu, we would have to order it from the bar ourselves. This was 12:30 in the evening, well before the 3:30 am closing time and during times we have had table service previously. As soon as we were seated, another table was seated next to us and presented with menus AND table service by Emily.

At this time, we asked to speak to the manager again and explained that the table next to us were getting table service and we wanted table service as well - as we had said when we first walked in the door. At this point, Mike (the manager) told us that the server was supposed to be leaving, but since the security team had inadvertently seated a table, she was having to wait on them and that if it would keep us from "barking at him for 10 minutes" he would gladly wait on us himself. We wern't barking and he had only just arrived at the table when snapped this at us. We were asking politely why we couldn't have a waitress when, clearly, the table seated next to us had a waitress.He became rude and belligerent. I finally just asked for the money for our dinner returned, as we had to order from the slice side since table service had been denied to us and the pizza had been under a heating lamp too long to be edible. He threw two $5 bills on the table and invited us to not return.

Pros: Vegetarian Options, Full Bar

Cons: Rude Management, Food on the Slice side in heating lamps, Nasty tables

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Tasty, fun place - Edit

I loved this place. Their Lil Gracie pizza with soy cheese and veggies and fake sausage and pepperoni was tasty and light; their garlic-cheese toast with rinotta vegan cheese was also delicious and unusual. This is a great option to have for vegans who miss pizza and are also looking to have a beer with some good music in the background.

Pros: Vegan options, Atmosphere, Beer

Cons: Not 100% vegetarian

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