Pizza in Phoenix: Local Slices You Have to Try

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It’s always the right time for pizza, and here in Phoenix we are so lucky to have a variety of incredible pizza offerings you will want to try! Here are a few pizza parlors to add to your list- be it for a night of family fun or a delicious date night.

Pizzeria Bianco: Chris Bianco, who started this restaurant in the 80s in the back of a grocery store, makes pizza sought after by locals, celebrities, and pretty much everyone in between. This nationally recognized restaurant makes wood fired pizzas with incredibly fresh ingredients. The Rosa is a standout unique pizza complete with local pistachios, while my husband’s favorite is the WiseGuy which has roasted onion, smoked mozzarella, and fennel sausage, but you can’t go wrong with any of the pizzas that include the amazing fresh mozzarella either. Full disclosure, if you ask my favorite pizza in Phoenix, this is it. If I had an unlimited date night fund I would be here every week. Pizzeria Bianco has two locations- one at Town and Country 4743 N 20th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016, and one Downtown at 623 E. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85004. 

Barro’s Pizza: With over 40 Valley location, Barro’s seems be the most popular pizza in Phoenix, and some of my friends didn’t even realize that Barro’s is a local company and not a nationwide chain! Barro’s has been serving Phoenix fluffy pizza crust and amazing lunch specials since 1980. If regular pizza sauce is not your thing, Barro’s offers pizzas with everything from spicy BBQ sauce to Teriyaki sauce. They also have 15 kinds of wings if you want to pair that with your pizza pie- or you can do what I do and order a side of wing sauce and dip your pizza into that goodness. Barros has too many locations to list, so be sure to check out their locations page HERE.

Cibo: Located downtown, Cibo (pronounced “Chee-boh”) is pizza in Phoenix with a definite vibe. With incredible patio seating, exposed brick, and lots of diverse ingredients, Cibo offers over twenty freshly made pizzas to choose from. Gluten Free friends, rejoice because any of their pizzas or sandwiches can be made on gluten free crusts or bread and every single one of my gluten free friends who have eaten here have raved about how good it is. You can find Cibo at 603 North 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003.

Federal Pizza: If you are looking for something a little more laid back and family friendly, Federal Pizza is a great option for pizza in the uptown Phoenix area. Federal Pizza has a Monday and Tuesday night special of a pizza paired with either a house bottle of wine or two individual pitchers of beer for $30. They also have a lunch special of a 1/2 pizza plus salad for $12. The unique pizza toppings made me pause at first, but before long I was celebrating eating pizza with everything from broccolini to sweet potato to chili honey. They also offer Detroit style pan pizzas, though please note that these pizzas cannot be made gluten free while the other style can. Federal Pizza is located at 5210 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

Pomo:If you are looking for Neapolitan style pizza in Phoenix, Pomo is the place to go. Even their pizza oven is highly authentic- made with stones and volcanic clay brick from Italy! They also use flour from Naples as the starter for their crusts. Neapolitan pizza is known for a “blistered crust and soft center” which makes it unique from the offerings at other local restaurants. They also have vegan and gluten free options. Pomo has three locations in the metro-Phoenix area – the two specifically in Phoenix are located at the Biltmore- 2502 E Camelback Rd STE A&B, Phoenix, AZ 85016 and Downtown – 705 N 1st St UNIT 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004. For more information click HERE

Spinato’s: Another favorite local chain, Spinato’s full name is “Spinato’s Pizzeria and Family Kitchen” and the family atmosphere really shines through, especially if you decide to dine in. When I did an online poll about fast casual pizza restaurants to include, Spinato’s proved VERY divisive depending on if you like a sweeter taste to your pizza sauce or not – if a little sweetness sounds good to you, you are probably a match for Spinato’s and can join some very enthusiastic fans! If it doesn’t, you can’t go wrong with some delicious cheesy garlic bread and nothing says pizza in Phoenix like being the “official pizza of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.” Spinato’s has several locations around the Valley which you can find HERE. The two Phoenix locations are in Central Phoenix at 5509 North 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014 and North Phoenix at 1614 E. Bell Rd, #104, Phoenix, AZ 85022

The Parlor: Looking for pizza in Phoenix that includes vegan friendly options? The parlor might be the right fit for you. They have a vegan menu available on request, and they also have a vegan option listed on their standard pizza menu that includes butternut squash and caramelized onion. Meat eaters will be just as pleased with The Parlor thanks to selections that include toppings that range from prosciutto to chicken to the classics of sausage and pepperoni. While this space is now the home to delicious handmade meals, the building used to be a beauty parlor, which gives it a unique atmosphere. The Parlor is located at 1916 E Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Oregano’s: The Oregano’s menu is so big that I actually never made it to trying the pizzas until I started working on this post. Oregano’s has a few options for pizza: thin crust or pan pizza, as well as a gluten-free thin crust option. Oh, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t heartily recommend saving room for desert so you can have an Oregano’s pizza cookie; I most certainly HAD tried that before this post and will continue to order it no matter what I order for dinner! Oregano’s has several Phoenix locations, find the one nearest you HERE.

I hope you all enjoy some great pizza. I certainly had a yummy time indulging as I went around “researching” for this post! But I’m always happy to try some more. Let me know; what’s your favorite pizza place? AND what’s your favorite thing to order there?! 

PS: If Mexican food is what you’re craving, we have a post on that too!



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