8 Best Neighborhood Pizzerias in Metro Phoenix
Best Neighborhood Pizza, North Valley: Spinato's Pizza
Kholood Eid Anthony Spinato placing the pizza in the conveyor oven.
Spinato's, the family-owned local of chain of pizzerias, has been flipping dough in the Valley just shy of 40 years, amassing a loyal following of fans along the way. And with good reason. Its excellent old-school Chicago-style pies are delicately crunchy, dutifully slathered with a sweet housemade sauce, and cut into squares. Read more here.
Best Neighborhood Pizza, Scottsdale: Lamp Wood Oven Pizzeria
Jackie Mercandetti Lamp churns out red and white artisan pies that are delicate yet able to be laden with top-notch ingredients.
Lamp chef-owner Matt Pilato doesn't quite adhere to the strict Neapolitan pizza standard he learned at the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli Academy in San Francisco, but when the pizza's this good, who cares? Combining Neapolitan techniques with his own style, Pilato features nearly 20 varieties of red and white artisan 12-inch pies served up in a restaurant that's as casually refined as the neighborhood. Read more here.