Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lucca Grill in Bloomington, IL

Back in November, my husband and I road tripped up to Madison, Wisconsin for a dear friend's wedding. If you do the math, you'll calculate that I was 9 months pregnant in mid-November (Little Arrow was born December 1). It's about a 7 hour drive, so needless to say I got very hungry. A fun lunch spot was just what the doctor ordered (actually, my doctor probably would have frowned upon this trip to begin with).

I used the Trip Advisor iPad app to help me decide on a good spot near Bloomington, Illinois. We're not familiar with the city whatsoever, but a recommendation for Lucca Grill popped up. They're known for their pizza and that sounded delicious to me. Never one to get in the way of a very pregnant lady's wishes, my husband drove straight there even though it wasn't exactly right off the highway.

It was a charming spot, just a corner pub that's obviously been serving the local community for decades. Established in 1936, the interior is authentically historic. There was a really cool tin ceiling that I should have snapped a photo of.

And the pizza did not disappoint. Here's the mushroom pizza I ordered.

And this is the after shot. (Hey, I had a growing babe to feed!)

If you're ever passing through the area, consider veering a little off the beaten path and indulging in some good, old-fashion pizza.

If you're curious, I managed to get there, be a bridesmaid and have a wonderful time with my girlfriends, and get back home without going into labor.

If You Visit:
Lucca Grill
116 East Market Street, Bloomington, IL
Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
While it is a pub, kids are welcome and there is a children's menu.

This post is a part of Wanderfood Wednesday at Wanderlust and Lipstick.

1 comment:

  1. Fungi! I love the texture and flavor they bring to various dishes. With mushroom pizza, you get the benefit of eating mushrooms and something you love, pizza.

    Looks like you had fun. And love your dress.