8 Best Neighborhood Pizzerias in Metro Phoenix
There's nothing better than a pizza after days of stuffing yourself with Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers. You're in luck, because Chow Bella spent the past year scouring the Valley to find the best pizzerias.
Jackie Mercandetti The Casanova pizza at Federal, is one of our favorites.
Here's a list worth saving for when you need a great pizza, no matter where you are in metro Phoenix.
Best Neighborhood Pizza, Central Phoenix: Federal Pizza
Who to bring on board when you're planning a lively new pizza joint? If you're restaurateurs Craig DeMarco and Lauren Bailey (Postino, Windsor, Joyride Taco House, as well as Federal Pizza), it's Valley master baker MJ Coe. Featuring a light and crispy outer crust with a thick, puffy edge, a slightly chewy interior, and a harmonious flavor balance of toppings, the best of Coe's 12 pizza creations might be the Casanova, a robust mix of flavors and textures courtesy of prosciutto, dates, ricotta, arugula, and Pecorino cheese. Read more here.
Best Neighborhood Pizza, Downtown Phoenix: Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana
Jackie Mercandetti Traditional Neapolitan pizza is the house specialty at stylish Pomo Pizzeria.
Earlier this year, this longtime favorite in Scottsdale opened a second location in the former home of Sens Asian Tapas and Sake Bar, further strengthening downtown as a true destination for authentic gourmet pizza. Pomo's secret to success is its adherence to pizza-making guidelines set forth by the Italian trade organization Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana. Read more here.