LaRocca's Pizza

Open Thursday at 4:00PM
3100 S.W. Gage Blvd.

Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 861-7142

Less than two years after opening the wildly popular LaRocca's Pizza at S.W. 21st and Urish, Vince and Irene LaRocca opened a new pizza joint in the former Spanky's bar location at 3100 S.W. Gage Blvd.

With room for a hundred hungry customers, the new LaRocca's location turned a tired and well-worn neighborhood bar spot into a sleek and pristine pizza place that features all of the items that keeps the standing room only place on Urish hopping.

LaRocca's delectable pizza, pasta, subs and salads are now served alongside a full-service bar that features more than a dozen beers, wine and cocktails.

Average: 2.6 (1691 votes)


Cuisine: Carryout, Dinner, Italian, Lunch, Pizza

Price Range: $$ - Moderate

Payment: American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Visa

Reservations: No Reservations

Features: Patio, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible


Large (14-inch) Meat Lovers Pizza ($18.50); Garlic Rolls (4 for $2); Spaghetti Plus ($10.75); Ham & Cheese Oven Baked Sub ($5.25)


Sunday: 11:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


I dialed 861-7141, ordered, picked up, clicked my heels together and my taste buds woke up in Little Italy

→ Comment by margimangaire

07/17/2015 10:30 pm

Once you've experienced the simplicity and freshness of a great marinara you don't forget it. My Dad is from Boston and our visits to see family always included an excursion to the North End - Little Italy. My most favorite food experience after the 3ft Antipasti platter at one of the huge Goodfella Italian Supper Clubs, was the Capellini with Marinara at Francesca's, a tiny North End café; you could see the cook in the little kitchen from the small dining room. She looked like someones Nonna all dressed in black, perhaps she was Francesca.....Anyways it's been many years and my taste buds have suffered bouts of depression as I haven't come close to getting anything resembling it....until this evening. I must also mention the sublime cannolli, better than any I had growing up North of Chicago. Oh and the meatballs, grazie! I would pay big bucks for an authentic antipasti platter. Now that I've tried your food, I know you know wat I'm taakin about. Please consider Sunday Supper with a Big Buck antipasti platter. If you build it they will come!

Best Cannoli I've ever had and the marinara reminds me of the best I've had in th thof my is equal to Francesca's Boston north end

→ Comment by margimangaire

07/17/2015 8:39 pm

New Operating Hours

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

03/18/2015 3:01 pm

We will be changing our Opening Days. (Store Hours)

Effective next week, 3/23, We will no longer be open on Mon-Wed.
Our Hours will be:
Thurs – Sat 4 pm – 9 pm
Sun 11 am – 7 pm
This is due to personal reasons and appreciate you understanding.

As always, we appreciate all the support you have given us. We sincerely hope that this change won't inconvenience you too much.

Thanks So Much,

Holiday Hours

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

12/07/2014 5:09 pm

We will be closed Mon - Thurs both Christmas & New Years week.
Closed Dec 22-25
Open Dec 26-28
Closed Dec 29 - Jan1
Resume normal hours on Friday Jan2.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Closed This Week!

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

05/12/2014 11:13 am

Just wanted to communicate as much as possible that we will be closed this entire week due to an out of town death in our family. We will reopen for business with normal hours on Tuesday May 20 @ 4 PM.

As always, THANKS SO MUCH for your continued support!

Have a GREAT week

The LaRocca Family

Much more than pizza

→ Comment by jSpicoli

10/21/2013 2:46 am

The meatball sandwich is excellent. Several people said how good the lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs are. My meatball sandwich with cheese turned out to be two meals. The pizza is the real deal, with lots of toppings and plenty of cheese. All that and a great family atmosphere with service that can't be beat. Can't wait to go back.

Thank you,Thank you, Thank you!

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

09/30/2013 7:54 pm

Friends / Supporters /Loyal Customers!
Just wanted to inform you all of a major change coming to our business.
We will be closing down our 21st & Urish store with the last day of business being on Sunday October 13th.
The Gage Store will remain open for the current scheduled hours of operation until further notice. We do plan to extend the Gage hours in the near future.
Your tremendous support has been outstanding since our 1st day at Urish and also on Gage and is is much appreciated!
We aren't closing due to any financial issues or lack of business. It is strictly a WLB (work,life,balance) decision that we have made.
We intend to keep LaRocca's Pizza going strong....just with one location.

Again Thanks for your support
See you again soon!

Best pizza in topeka

→ Comment by Brtcoffee

09/17/2013 11:33 pm

We finally tried LaRocca's pizza. So glad we did! We had the combo pizza and garlic rolls. The garlic rolls are delicious, and were devoured quickly! The pizza was the best we have ever had. It had a nice balance of ingredients, not overpowered by any one ingredient. The waitress was very good. She deserved much more of a tip then I could afford the give her!!


→ Comment by wysyn

05/31/2013 12:48 am

I have finally got to try LaRocca's Pizza while in Topeka for the day. It was one of the best pizza's I have ever eaten. The chicken bits were excellent. It's a pizza restaurant you just have to try! An experience in a lifetime!


Anniversary Special!

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

01/10/2013 7:34 pm

Saturday January 12th will be our 3rd Anniversary on Urish. Thanks to all of you for your continued support. As you know, we now have 2 locations to serve you. We are very grateful for your support!!

Anniversary Special: Dinner for 2
Small 2 - Topping Pizza, 2 House or Toss Salads, 2 Homemade Garlic Rolls For only $12.99
This special will be good at either LaRocca's Location from now until Next Friday 1/18.

Just in case you didn't know, the 2nd location is in the old Spanky's building on Gage @ I40. (861-7142) This location has the same Great food, just add's your choice of Beer, Wines and Spirits and also has a party room that can easily accomodate 30 people!

Thanks again and have a GREAT day!

Vince, Irene & Staff

Good pizza---and garlic rolls.

→ Comment by goddess

01/08/2013 11:07 am

Really like Larocca's pizza.

Only complaint is we usually get the "Extra Special" which includes garlic rolls with the pizza. Twice now we've had to remind staff of the garlic rolls when our pizza was brought to the table.

Maybe the stress of opening a 2nd location?

Small inconvenience for excellent pizza.


→ Comment by tootie63

12/13/2012 4:40 pm

We had this for the first time today. I think that it might have been the best pizza that I've ever had. It was so loaded with stuff. We might have to order it again tomorrow!!! YUMMO!!!

Great Pizza!

→ Comment by JuliC

09/01/2012 6:06 pm

We usually eat the lasagna or subs, which are outstanding. Today we tried a pizza and it was great! We made our own, chicken, bacon, ham and alfredo sauce...yummy! Thanks Vince for great food and great service. Looking forward to your 2nd location!

La Rocca's is Awesome

→ Comment by ABevan

08/28/2012 11:12 am

We had a business meeting at La Rocca's that was most excellent. Both the food and atmosphere were great! We will surely be back soon, highly recommended.

LaRocca's Pizza

→ Comment by Jaqueeboy

08/05/2012 5:18 pm

We finally got to try LaRocca's Pizza while in Topeka for the day. It was one of the best pizza's we have had. The garlic rolls were excellent. It's a pizza restaurant you must try!

Good Food, Good Service, Good People

→ Comment by chuckfoodie

07/21/2012 12:55 pm

Finally got a chance to try the pizza last night.
Great stuff. We ordered the double deal, salads and garlic knots. All were good quality ingredients, and tasted great.
The service was top notch, and when we want pizza again, LaRocca's has our business.
We took some garlic knots home, and they go great with about anything.

Great Food

→ Comment by Christine Anderson

07/04/2012 11:34 am

well, I had heard a lot about LaRoccoa's Pizza. So I decided to stop in and give it a try. Best Pizza and rolls I ever had! The Garlic rolls just melt in your mouth...full of eating a cloud...the combo pizza is just as fab! Love at first bite for sure. The flavors just burst in your mouth, you can taste each topping and ingredient. WOW it's like having christmas in your mouth!

Simply Flawless!!

→ Comment by Brandielynn1992

06/11/2012 8:28 pm

This food is amazing!! Nothing can top the taste of the garlic rolls they just melt in your mouth.. The pizza definantly a must have with fresh cut veggies a must try!! And the Italian sub don't even get me started literally the best thing I have ever put in my mouth! This place is great and the owner Vince is one of the nicest people you will ever meet along with all the other staff.. this place is a much try you won't regret it and thats a promise!! :)

nice work

→ Comment by kinito

05/27/2012 2:19 pm

There pizza is awesome and they have pretty good specials. My boyfriend does not even like garlic bread but he decided to try their's and he loved it. This has to be one of the best pizza place's to eat in town, I can not compare it to Glory Day's but it is just as good. Yes better then Via's!!

Delicious...simply delicious.

→ Comment by bod law

04/21/2012 1:44 pm

There is really no better way to describe this besides awesomely delicious. I eat here quite often and it's always very good. Vince and the rest of the crew have excellent customer service and are always very nice and accommodating when I'm in there. Their pizza, calzones, pasta and salads are all great, but their garlic rolls are absolutely to die I guess that makes the entire menu delicious. Even their canolis are great! I literally watch what I eat all week long so I can splurge on LaRocca's on the weekends. Love this place, love the people and the food is killer! If you have yet to try it, you must...even if you live on the other side of town, it's totally worth it!

LaRocca rocks!

→ Comment by Luigi

03/30/2012 11:53 am

LaRocca's Pizza is awesome, I have eaten there a couple of times now and never been dissapointed. I recommend this place to all pizza lovers out there, go and check it out.

Perfect Pizza

→ Comment by bthepaine

02/19/2012 8:11 pm

My sweet hubby and I just had our first LaRocca's pizza. Perfection!!! And those garlic rolls . . . oh my!

We'll be back and follow your suggestion to try something new!

Fabulous service, great family atmosphere, good folks.

LaRocca's Issues

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

02/08/2012 8:33 pm

Thanks Joy for your feedback. You hit the nail on the head with our two biggest issues. Both our phone and pick up/carryout order set up is very difficult due to the business volume spikes. The biggest contributor tothese issues is the lack of space. We try and do the best we can and with the pick up orders when people are waiting in line, but this isn't consistent. We are looking at several options that will help with these problems. Mainly expansion posiblilities and also upgraded phone system.
Again, we do understand your frustration with these issues and hope to eliminate them ASAP, just not sure when.

THANKS again for your FEEDBACK! We view feedback as a gift! We appreciate everones support that actually creates these issues.

Good food

→ Comment by Joy

02/08/2012 3:35 pm

We love the pizza here. I wish they had a better order/pick up system. The restaurant is small and the line gets long. We've tried to call ahead our order but can't ever get through. I'm sure it's just a growing restaurant problem - but we sometimes don't go because of the waiting in line hassle.


→ Comment by rdh

01/27/2012 11:25 pm

Tried it tonight for the first time. Great food, great customer service. Will definitly be back.

Happy Holidays & Holidays Hours

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

12/21/2011 1:02 pm

We would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!!
Here are our holiday hours:
12/24 11am - 4 pm
12/25 Closed
12/31 11am-8pm
1/1/12 Normal Hours noon-6pm

We would also like to THANK YOU for the outstanding support that you all continue to give us! We appreciate it VERY MUCH.

Again Happy Holidays and let's have a
GREAT 2012!!

Good food. Good service.

→ Comment by lacymohler

12/20/2011 12:57 pm

Have eaten here several times this fall/winter. Service is friendly and even when busy they do a decent job. Garlic rolls are very good. Pizza is good--love the crust. One of our party couldn't eat pizza and ordered a salad. She was pleased. Definitely give LaRocca's a try.

Could use more seating, but they make good use of the space they have.

Taste of Chicago in Topeka

→ Comment by kevinc

12/14/2011 1:51 pm

As a recent transplant to Topeka finding this place was a welcomed surprise. The beef and sausage sandwiches can hold their own against any stand you will find in Chicago. The pizza is fantastic. The sauce is homemade and the sausage has just the right around of spice. The owner Vince is a Chicago guy all the way down to the Mike Ditka mustache.

Love pizza? Go to LaRoca's

→ Comment by Clintthebarber

12/09/2011 10:36 pm

New favorite place to eat!!! The pizza is so good.
Great service as well. We will definitely Be back.


→ Comment by angryremarx

11/21/2011 9:59 am

This is my favorite place to eat pizza in Topeka. I can't decide if I like it better than Rudy's in Lawrence - they're just different so I can't compare. I do think they are just as good although to be honest, I don't find myself craving Rudy's like I do LaRocca's pizza with chicken, artichokes and alfredo sauce. It's perfect! Plus, everyone who works there is friendly and the owner is running around doing everything he can to make sure customers are happy. If you get there when it's really busy, just be patient and wait for a table - it won't take too long and it's worth it.

Tuesday & Wednesday Special !!!

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

10/25/2011 5:00 pm

This week only: Any single topping Large 14" Pizza for only $10 !!! NO LIMIT !!

Also don't forget our Regular Specials:

Tues / Wed Large 2 Topping & Order of Homemade Garlic Rolls for only $14.99

The Extra Special
Large 3 Topping
Homemade Garlic Rolls
2 Liter or 2 fountain drinks
Only $17.99

The Small Special
2 Smail 2 Topping Pizza's
Homemade Garlic Rolls
2 Liter or 2 fountain drinks
Only $16.75

Thanks and have a GREAT Night!!

Worth the drive!

→ Comment by Sponseller Family

10/15/2011 7:42 pm

Our family tried LaRocca's pizza for the first time tonight. WOW!!! We are already looking at the take home menu for what we will be ordering next time. The pizza was fantastic, the service was excellent and....yes the garlic rolls were freaking awesome! Can't wait to eat there again.


→ Comment by cprof08

10/09/2011 10:51 am

The pizza is awesome!! The garlic rolls are to die for!!! Service is good and food is always fresh!!!

R U Ready !!! Football Special !!

→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

10/09/2011 7:48 am

--------------------TODAY ONLY---------------

Sunday Football Specials!!

2 - Topping Large Pizza

Only $10 !!!


Dueces Wild

2 Large Two Topping Pizza
Only $22.22

Just mention this posting to recieve these deals!!

Thanks and enjoy your Sunday!!!!

Friendly service

→ Comment by Sportsnut33

10/08/2011 8:13 pm

I use to work as a server in a restaurant and love getting what I would consider great service. I've never had a bad experience and the food comes out fresh and hot every time. Thanks for giving Topeka a great alternative to the stale national food chains!

Friendly service

→ Comment by Sportsnut33

10/08/2011 8:13 pm

I use to work as a server in a restaurant and love getting what I would consider great service. I've never had a bad experience and the food comes out fresh and hot every time. Thanks for giving Topeka a great alternative to the stale national food chains!


→ Comment by dkb

10/02/2011 9:17 am

Tried LaRocca's for the first time last night....needless to say, we will probably be having lunch there today!
Ordered pizza, rolls, and the house salad. Not only were they all delicious, but the price was unbelievably inexpensive for the quality and quantity of food received. (We inquired about the meatball sub, and was given meatballs to sample.) Great customer service....friendly, too!


→ Comment by Matt

09/16/2011 4:21 pm

Oh man thinking about that last comment made me so hungry. Goin to LaRocca's after work!!

Simply the Best in Topeka

→ Comment by Matt

09/16/2011 4:14 pm

LaRocca's is hands down the best pizza I have had in the entire state of Kansas and I've had LOTS!! I've lived in Topeka almost my entire life and can't say there was one pizza chain that really stuck in my mind. I moved to Omaha, NE for 3 years and while I had good pizza up there nothing compares to LaRocca's. My ex g/f's parents introduced me to LaRocca's and I've been sold since day 1. The service is excellent. Everytime I go I see Vince the owner and he comes around to every table and asks you how your food is and will stick around and talk to you for a few minutes. Things like this may not matter to everybody but it makes a big difference to me. The garlic rolls...well...haha, they are just epic!! I can't ever get just 1 order. I've had alot of different toppings but my favorite is still the sausage. My god it has to be the best pizza topping sausage I've ever had. TO DIE FOR! Don't second guess this place people, great places like LaRocca's deserve to stay in Topeka for a very long time. The only single complaint I would have is the location. 21st and Urish is a bit out of the way for me but it's still totally worth it


→ Comment by Vince LaRocca

09/13/2011 1:33 pm

Just a reminder on a couple of our specials:

Tuesday / Wednesday
Large 2 - Topping Pizza
Homemade Order of Garlic Rolls
Only $14.99

Here is a new one: Good by mentioning this ad:

Dinner for 2
Small 2 - Toping Pizza
2 - House Salads
2 - Homemade Garlic Rolls
Only $12.99

Thanks to all for your continued support!!