Pizzeria Bianco

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623 E Adams St (in Heritage Square)
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-8300
$ $
Mon: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM Tue–Sat: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM

"There’s no mystery to my pizza," Bronx native Chris Bianco was quoted as saying in The New York Times. "Sicilian oregano, organic flour, San Marzano tomatoes, purified water, mozzarella I learned to make at Mike's Deli in the Bronx, sea salt, fresh yeast cake and a little bit of yesterday's dough. In the end great pizza, like anything else, is all about balance. It's that simple.''

Try telling that to the legions of pizza pilgrims who have visited the storied Phoenix pizza spot he opened more than 20 years ago. The restaurant serves not only addictive thin-crust pizzas but also fantastic antipasto (involving wood-oven-roasted vegetables), perfect salads, and homemade country bread. The wait, once routinely noted as one of the worst for food in the country, has been improved by Pizzeria Bianco starting to serve lunch, the opening of Trattoria Bianco, the pizza prince of Arizona’s Italian restaurant in the historic Town & Country Shopping Center (about 10 minutes from the original), and an outpost in Tucson.

It seems that every year someone comes out with an article declaring one pie (Tony’s by Forbes) or another (Great LakeR.I.P.by GQ) the best in the country (Pizzeria Beddia by Bon Appétit). In a country with this much pizza talent and innovation, it’s sometimes good to remember that some of the classics are still at the top of their game. And Pizzeria Bianco is now an American classic. This is another case where any pie will likely be better than most you’ve had in your life (that rosa with red onions and pistachios!), but the signature marinara will recalibrate your pizza baseline forever: tomato sauce, oregano, and garlic (no cheese).

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015



Foursquare Tips

  • 2012 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Gourmet Pizza! The wood-fired crusts are chewy and blistered in all the right places and come with crave-worthy toppings like fresh mozzarella & homemade sausages.
  • The Rosa, topped with red onion, pistachios, rosemary, & Parmigiano-Reggiano, is rich, greasy from the buttery quality of the cheese, and so very good!
  • His crust is a hybrid of the classic, soft, leopard-spotted Neapolitan style and the crispy New York style.
  • Make sure to savor each bite because this seriously might be the best pizza you ever eat.
  • The classic margherita is fantastic, but try their signature Rosa with red onions, pistachios, parmesan, and rosemary to have your mind blown.
  • BEST. PIZZA. EVER. You can't go wrong with anything here. The Rosa is outstanding, however. If you don't get here early (the line is INSANE), come late in the evening, when it's easier to get a table.
  • Closed Sunday & Monday. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 11pm.
  • Don't come super hungry, you'll build it up as you wait. You could also drink next door at Bar Bianco.
  • Best pizza in the universe and probably in all human history too.
  • All of the Pizza's are top notch. My favorite has to be the margarita. I love this spot!
  • Responding to the person who complained about lack of plastic cutlery. Get a grip.
  • Best Margarita Pizza EVER! No wait Monday night.
  • Come close to closing. You can just walk in and get a table
  • People come from all over for this world-famous pizza, and then wait hours for a table. Try the Rosa with red onion, rosemary and Arizona pistachios.
  • This is one of the top 10 Pizzas in America...lines for up to 4 hours on weekends!
  • I have never seen cleaner windows in my life.
  • Wasn't voted best pizza in the US for no reason,perhaps the wait can tell you that if you're not a believer.Go next door to renovated house for wine and fun while you wait-worth it,never disappoints!!
  • Margherita and Biancoverde are the best. This has been proven amongst a year of bringing various acquaintances and friends here.
  • Must try the goat cheese crostini!
  • The best pizza, make sure you order the antipasto absolutely fabulous