The Med Plate from La Bocca

Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com

98: The Med Plate from La Bocca

When you need a break from the Strong Islands, Ladies' Nights, and Atomic Cherries of Mill Avenue, head to the more grown-up La Bocca to fight the college daze. An impressive wine list, fruit-studded sangria by the glass, and the classy Med Plate will have you feeling urbane in no time.

Grab a glass of sangria or wine on happy hour, and snag a Med Plate for some serious noshing. It's a sophisticated spread of basil-spiked hummus, smoky babaganoush, roasted bell peppers, colorful cured olives from Queen Creek Olive Mill, hunks of crumbly feta, and warm from the oven flat bread and toasts. Because you need something to shovel all that Mediterranean goodness into your hole.

Miss a dish? 

100: Beckett's Original Grilled Cheese from Beckett's Table

99: Golden Gazpacho from Rita's Kitchen

98: The Med Plate from La Bocca

Stomach full? Get some eye candy for dessert over on Jackalope Ranch with our Imagine PHX series.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter  

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >