A conversation about Phoenix pizza has to start with Chris Bianco. For about three decades, travelers and locals have flocked to Pizzeria Bianco for his wood-fired pies, trips that, even for residents, have the joy and gravity of pilgrimage. But these days, Chris Bianco isn’t the only impressive pizzaiolo in town. His deeply considered creations have set a high bar. Over time, they have kindled a local hunger for great pizza.
In the past decade, a new crop of pizza artisans has arisen to feed that hunger. The result is that, pealing into a new decade, the Valley of the Sun is a constellation of al taglio squares and heat-puffed cornicioni, tactful flour blends and marathon fermentations, char blisters and toppings of summer stone fruit. Phoenix is still a great pizza city, but for new reasons.
A number of Phoenix restaurants and food destinations have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More