8 Best Neighborhood Pizzerias in Metro Phoenix

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Best Neighborhood Pizza, Tempe: Venezia's New York Style Pizzeria

The best un-kept secret at Venezia's (besides the hero sandwiches) for the area's large population of cash-strapped college kids and underemployed recent grads is its very good handcrafted pizzas. The Montanile family, which opened the joint in 1995, serves up handcrafted pies with thin, crispy crusts, tangy homemade marinara, and 100 percent mozzarella cheese. Read more here.

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The Margherita Montanara by Piazza al Forno.
Best Neighborhood Pizza, West Valley: La Piazza Al Forno

If soft-centered, real-deal Neopolitan pizzas are your thing, then La Piazza Al Forno in downtown Glendale (complete with a stamp of approval from the Italian trade group Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana) is your place. And by the looks of the line out the door on Friday and Saturday nights, just about everyone else's in town, too. Read more here.

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Location Info



Postino Central

5144 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Joyride Taco House

302 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Federal Pizza

5210 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana

705 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Lamp Wood Oven Pizzeria

8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Spinato's Pizza

1614 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Big Boy's Pizza

1731 W. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Amano Pizza Bistro

1541 E. Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Venezia's New York Style Pizzeria

33 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Piazza Al Forno

5803 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Joe Nonno
Joe Nonno

COME ON!! This is weak... I understand this is an opinion, but it's one that's missing some key places... Federal!!!? Seriously!? Have you not been to the parlor or Bianco's place in T&C... That's just one example... WEAK!

Nick Cupo
Nick Cupo

The fact that Nook isn't on this list... I call shenanigans

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