New York and Chicago aren’t the only cities where a pizza lover can get a great slice. Phoenix is chock-full of tempting, one-of-a-kind pizzerias that offer delicious ‘za in a cool atmosphere. Here are five to check out:
Named best pizza by Food Network Magazine, The Parlor in Phoenix impresses with its selection of unique pies. Non-traditionalists adore The Parlor’s Fig & Capicolla, Duck (with butternut squash) and spicy barbecue chicken varieties while old-school slice lovers believe The Parlor’s pepperoni pizza is tops. There are also plenty of divine salads, pasta dishes and sandwiches to side the pizzas; for dessert, the peanut butter-and-chocolate zeppole is a heaven sent. http://theparlor.us/.
It’s impossible to craft a Phoenix pizza roundup without a shout out to Pizzeria Bianco, the critically acclaimed pizzeria that boasts some of the nation’s most delicious and freshly topped slices and very long (but worth it) wait times. Chris Bianco’s Wiseguy with fennel sausage is a favorite. http://pizzeriabianco.com/.
La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar offers an intimate and artsy environment along Tempe’s Mill Avenue as well as innovative pizzas (as well as great salads and sandwiches). The patio is a great spot to linger–and people watch–during fair weather weekends. http://laboccapizzeria.com/.
Vincent on Camelback has long been a favored fine-dining destination in Phoenix; however, the pizzas Chef Guerithault serves up at Vincent Market Bistro are gaining the same delectable reputation. Flavors include Four Cheese with basil pesto, mozzarella, bleu, brie and goat cheeses, and Avocado with basil pesto, sun-dried tomato, avocado and gruyere. https://www.vincentsoncamelback.com/bistro/.
The avocado (get it with prosciutto), roasted corn and meat-full Gladiator selections are favorites at Phoenix’s La Grande Orange Pizzeria. Picky eater? LGO Pizzeria even has a create-your-own pizza option with high-quality meats and cheeses and fresh veggies to tempt any taste bud. http://www.lagrandeorangepizzeria.com/.