Special thanks to Pizza Luce for donating a giant batch of dough for our dinner potluck style pizza dinner at Pizza Camp.
Pizza Luce is a standard setter. This company came into town in the 90s and made MPLS Pizza their game, changing the scene forever. They’re cool, they’re edgy, they’re bad ass. We may be used to it now, but at the time it was a little different to have a place where a large portion of the employees were tattooed, pierced, or dyed. What matters about Pizza Luce is more than just the amazing pizza, it’s also about the culture, the ideas, and the openness. When I was a teen, we’d drive over an hour for their pizza, just to have a place that let teens hang out after dark and was open all night, or because I was a vegetarian and wanted something I couldn’t find in my small town- creative veggie options. Back then, I knew about it because it was always a destination spot after shows at The Quest or First Ave, and on many occasions I’ve been lucky enough to share a slice or two with the bands I was there to see, or just meet other people who gone to show too. A community was there. It still is, and it’s been expanding.
Since they started blowing up in the 90s, Pizza Luce has been thriving. They’ve grown from one downtown location to six stores across the metro and one with a venue in downtown Duluth. The menu is giant, with something for everyone (dietary and style wise, plus great apps and ‘zerts)- MPLS PIZZA CLUB recommends you always start with the specials, or pop in for a killer happier hour slice & a pint deal. They’ve got dine-in, delivery, and take-out, and they’ve got our hearts.