10 Top Pizza Spots in Phoenix
Tasty slices of cheesy, saucy pies are craved by pizza lovers all over the world. Whether you prefer it thin and crispy, deep dish delicious, or somewhere in between, there are plenty of amazing pizza spots in Phoenix to grab an excellent pie. Let’s look at some of the best pizza spots around town so you can start planning your next visit to Phoenix’s tastiest pizza places.
603 N 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
This upscale eatery knocks out fantastic pizzas along with other Italian favorites in a quaint, home-turned restaurant. Sit outside under the canopy of trees and lights or inside at one of the cozy tables for an authentic, upscale Italian experience. Cibo’s offers a bevy of pie options, from white sauce to red, traditional toppings to unexpected (like salad and walnuts), and even gluten-free pies. Add in amazing choices like gnocchi and arancini, and Cibo is a top contender for a pizzeria that serves up spectacular pizzas in PHX. Grab a spot near the fireplace and a glass of wine while you wait to enjoy a romantic meal that you will love just like the locals already do.
2. Doughbird (Las Cascades)
4385 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
For a juicy, delectable twist on pizza toppings, Doughbird is a wonderful place where delicious pizza and rotisserie chicken co-exist. Not only offering many of the conventional toppings like pepperoni, sausage, and prosciutto, but diners can also try out barbecue chicken, butternut squash, or spicy chorizo and egg on their pizza. Doughbird serves up other hearty dishes like prime rib, roasted salmon, and rotisserie chicken entrees too, along with some creative cocktails like the Little Bird Sangria or the Birds of Paradise. Doughbirds perfect for any occasion like a much needed adult night out, or bring the whole family to enjoy a warm meal together.
3. Federal Pizza (Uptown)
5210 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Housed in the restored old 1st Federal Bank building, Federal Pizza serves up wood-fired pies with a modern and hip vibe, complete with the old bank drive-through to pick up food and drinks on the go. Sit at one of the cozy booths, at the bar, or on the outdoor patio as you enjoy some of Phoenix’s favorite pizza. Federal offers up traditional flavors but where they really shine are their unusual combos like sweet potato pizza. If Detroit-style pizzas are more your jam, try the White Fig’s deep-dish flavors featuring white fig, blue cheese, and wood-fired onions topped with a balsamic glaze. The casual feel here makes it great for families, but their happy hour is a popular place where locals drop in early to enjoy a drink and order up the current Chef’s Whim pizza creation.
4. Lou Malnati’s (Camelback)
100 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Anyone who loves pizza has heard of the original Malnati’s in Chicago, serving up some of the best deep-dish pies to pizza lovers since the early ’70s. Now, one of the best pizza spots in Phoenix is at a table in Malnati’s. Using the original recipe, Malnati’s deep-dish pies are loaded with sauce and cheesy goodness and can be customized or enjoyed the traditional way. Keep it simple with the Classic that comes loaded up with sausage and extra cheese, or Lou’s special that mixes spinach and mushrooms inside for a favorite pie named after the original owner. If thin pizza is more your vibe, they offer up a crispy pie as well as a gluten-free option. For dessert, you gotta go for the classic cannoli or tiramisu. Or if you’re feeling crazy, go for Malnati’s chocolate chip pizza dessert for a sweet ending to a night at this Phoenix favorite.
5. The Parlor Pizzeria (Camelback)
1916 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Wood-fired pizza from The Parlor will make even self-described pizza snobs from the Northeast say they love to eat here. With an airy, crispy crust and toppings like smoked tomatoes, Calabrian chili, grilled radicchio, and goat cheese, pizza here is never boring and always tasty. This beautifully appointed restaurant sports gleaming wood tables and booths along with a mod back-lit wall inside that is a stunner from the outside as well. Grab a glass of vino and gather near the outdoor fireplace while you visit. Classy but not fussy, this is a destination for pizza in Phoenix that you won’t want to miss.
6. Pizzeria Bianco (Downtown)
623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
This hometown favorite started in 1988 and now has grown to be one of the top pizzerias in the US, hailed by critics and fans alike for decades as some of the best pie on the planet. Grab a slice and decide for yourself at the charming Pizzeria Bianco in downtown PHX. The classic Wise Guy pie comes with fennel sausage, wood-roasted onions, and house-smoked mozzarella, but true pizza aficionados can add Sicilian anchovies for a taste of the old world. Sit outside under the twinkling patio lights or grab a comfy inside seat and watch your pie fire up in the traditional ovens. Either way, your pizza experience at Bianco’s will raise the bar for all future culinary pie expectations.
7. Pomo Pizzeria (Downtown)
705 N 1st St UNIT 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004
This Neapolitan-style pizzeria churns out soft, chewy crust pizza that is wood-fired in the authentic Naples tradition. Diners can choose from a large selection of pies like the classic Margherita, the spicy Diavola, or the all-in Don Alfonso that is topped with with sausage and hot sorpressata. Imported mozzarella di bufala graces the menu in antipasti, pizza, and pinsa (focaccia) items, while creative Mediterranean flavors are evident in the mouthwatering bruschetta, like the Crudo, figs, and honey combo, or the Mediterranea that comes with avocado. Italy’s favorite spirit, limoncello, shows up in the Pomo Lemondrop, adding a sweet but tangy drink to the Pomo experience, along with plenty of other Italian and stateside wine selections. Gluten-free and vegan options make this pizzeria a place that everyone can enjoy, and the casual but authentic vibe of Pomo is a real gem for all pizza lovers.
8. Paradise Valley Pizza Co.
4001 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
It’s quick, it’s casual, and it is muy delicioso! Paradise Valley is tucked away in a shopping center, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Check out this spot for some wildly tasty and creative menu options. The thin crust pizza here always hits the spot. You can keep it simple with the paradise cheese or the white pizza or try something totally different. The pizza brûlée is covered in a four cheese blend, burnt sugar, bacon, beef, caramelized onions, ricotta and an egg. People also rave about their wings and Brussel and artichoke salad. Dessert is where it gets really crazy. They’ve got options from Lucky Charms and Oreo cannolis to their made in house ice cream flavors including baked Alaska. For some fun new flavors, this is a spot you’ll want to check out.
9. Hot Daisy Pizza
610 E Roosevelt St UNIT 145, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Nothing beats a pizza joint where you can grab a slice or two and be on your way. At Hot Daisy Pizza, you can go far beyond a simple slice of pepperoni. Make any pizza a Fire Fighter Style Chunky, where you can add Calabrian chili, pickled jalapenos, chipotle, and pepperoncini to the base and take any pie to the next level. Another star of the menu is the wholly unique Corny Baby-Elote, with roasted corn, mozzarella, cotija cheese, chipotle oil, and fresh cilantro on top. It’s one of the most unusually fabulous pizzas you’ll ever eat.
10. Freak Brothers Pizza
901 N 1st St #103, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Every pizza at Freak Brothers, part of The Churchill food court, is made fresh to order and with freaky skill. Concoct your own pie or go for the specialty pizzas, like the Buffalo BBQ Fusion with a BBQ base, mozzarella, grilled chicken, red onions, a drizzle of ranch, a swirl of buffalo, and a garnish of fresh cilantro. The buffalo and BBQ flavors play so well together and the cilantro cranks everything up to eleven. Add the family recipe Hummus & Pita or one of their locally-made desserts, like the Churro Cupcake, a fully realized meal.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on September 20, 2022 and last updated on March 10, 2023. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.