5 Phoenix Pizzerias You Have to Visit
Today, pizza is no longer just a commodity, but an artisanal dining experience for many. Trying a new flavor or pizza can also just be a great way to spend a Friday night. Phoenix is home to several great pizzerias that are worth checking out. One of these top spots is bound to become your new favorite indulgence. Check out five of them below.
This local favorite has two locations. One on East Adams Street and the other on East 20th Street. They specialize in wood-fired pizzas and many feel that it sets the bar for other kitchens offering similar dishes in the country. One of their house specialties is the marinara pizza, which — surprisingly- has no cheese but still racks up lots of orders on a Friday night. Another interesting option is the Rosa, which is topped with Parmesan, red onions, and Arizona pistachios.
Cibo, located on North 5th Avenue, also built its menu around wood-fired pizzas. Their offers include both red and white pizzas, and their margarita pizza is the perfect mix of mozzarella and basil. Their special house sauce is bursting with flavor and will bring extra life to pizzas such as the Funghi, which is loaded with mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.
My Slice of the Pie
This pizzeria is one of the newer pizza shops in the Phoenix area. They offer a unique take on pizza flavors and aren’t afraid of pineapple. One of their most popular pies is the Al Pastor, a Mexican inspired pizza with roasted pork, cilantro, sliced red onion, and asadero cheese. Don’t worry, though, if pineapple isn’t your thing, they also have many other fruit-free options.
If you’re looking for a change of pace when it comes to a pizza place, Lou Malnati’s has finally made its way to Phoenix. This chain defies the convention of pizza chains and is the exception rather than the norm. Here, you’ll find perfectly crafted deep dish pizzas, invented by the first Lou Malnati’s in Chicago. Just one bite of the Malnati Classic, which is loaded with juicy, flavorful sausage, and piled high with cheese is enough to make you a lifelong fan of deep dish pizzas.
Sometimes, you just want a simple pizza without any bells or whistles, fancy ovens, or toppings. You can find this pizza at Venezia’s Pizzeria. Don’t let the “simple” no frills attitude fool you, though, this pizza is still tasty. Next time you just want to pick up a couple large pizzas and enjoy the game with some friends, check out what Venezia’s has to offer. Look out for daily specials, coupons, and new, interesting flavors.
The pizza scene in Phoenix is exploding. There are dozens of exciting and unique pizzerias to try. Each one offers their own take on classic favorites and provides customers with their own inventive menu options. Be sure to try a few the next time you find yourself craving great pizza.