Pizzeria Bianco is no longer Phoenix’s best-kept culinary secret. Not after Oprah sang its praises, and certainly not after New York Times food critic Ed Levine wrote that Chef Chris Bianco crafts what “just might be the best pizza in America.” Bianco has been working in a pizzeria since he was a kid. His restaurant in downtown’s Historic Heritage Square is intimate and bustling, with exposed-brick walls and a glowing, wood-fire oven. Bianco grows his own herbs in a garden outside. Every pizza is good, but we usually crave the Wiseguy, with its house-smoked mozzarella, wood-roasted onions and local fennel sausage. Pizzeria Bianco is always packed, so arrive early (around 5PM) or expect to wait up to two hours for a table. If you're waiting, why not nurse a glass of wine at Bar Bianco next door or a pint of ale at the pub across the street?
- Open Hours: Monday from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Nearest Train: 3rd Street/Washington Light Rail Station