Phoenix probably isn’t the first city to come to mind when thinking about great pizza. But even without a signature style to call its own, like New York or Chicago, Phoenix definitely knows how to make a mean pizza. The ‘za scene is thriving in Phoenix thanks to world-renowned pizza chefs, picturesque dining patios, and incredible local ingredients.
Top 10 Spots for the Best Pizza in Phoenix
So whether you’re craving Neapolitan, thick-crust, vegan, or even sourdough pizza, our guide to the best pizza in Phoenix will show you where to head when your next pie craving kicks in. Happy eating!
10. Crisp Premium Pizza
If you’re looking for a casual spot to grab a slice, head to Crisp Premium Pizza in Old Town Scottsdale. Crisp serves grandma-style pizza with a light, crispy crust that certainly lives up to its name. Slices are under $5 and served in a 5-inch square that seems more like a personal pie than a slice. There are just two options, red and white, so grab one of each. Add some pepperoni to the traditional red (their pepperoni is specially ordered from Chicago and should not be missed), but the white pizza, with fresh basil, mozzarella, pecorino, ricotta, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil, is delicious enough as is.
9. La Grande Orange
La Grande Orange is one of our all-time favorite Phoenix restaurants and hangouts. You’ll find great food here any time of day, but visit in the evening for some of the best pizza in Phoenix. Their pizzas are all made with a sourdough crust, and while they do offer some classic pizzas, the more unconventional pizzas are what really shine here. Try the avocado pizza—with plenty of fresh basil, avocado, and a generous sprinkling of lemon zest—it’s a perfect combo with the sourdough. Or, for a vegan pizza, try the Dalai Lama, featuring their made-in-house cashew cheese.
Looking for a great thick-crust pizza? Head straight to Nello’s in Ahwatukee. Their original thick-crust pizza lets them pile on the cheese and toppings, and the result is downright mouthwatering. Try the classic European topped with house-made sausage, four types of cheese (including ricotta and hand-stretched mozzarella), San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh basil. This cheesy pie just hits the spot.
7. La Piazza Al Forno
For one of the best pizzas in Phoenix, and easily the best pizza in the Glendale area, head to La Piazza Al Forno for their Neapolitan-style pizza. Full disclosure—their most popular pizzas are loaded with toppings, so we’re not sure how authentic they are (Neapolitan pizzas are usually pretty simple), but we don’t mind because they are absolutely delicious. The crust at La Piazza Al Forno is light and chewy, the red sauce is divine, and the mozzarella is made in-house and oh-so-fresh. Try the Italian Stallion covered in sausage, pepperoni, prosciutto, and soppressata—it’s a meat lover’s dream.
6. Myke’s Pizza
Tucked inside the back of Cider Corps Brewery in downtown Mesa, Myke’s serves up gourmet pizzas with creative toppings, and they don’t sacrifice quality for creativity. We love the Red, White, and Bacon—it’s layered with both a traditional red sauce and a garlic cream sauce, a combination that reminds us a bit of our favorite pink sauce pasta. If you want a more classic, but still creative slice, try the salami pizza, with red sauce, mozzarella, salami, and spicy honey drizzled generously. If you’re a fan of pineapple pizza (we won’t judge), the spicy honey is also featured on their pineapple pizza and is worth a try.
5. The Parlor
The Parlor Pizzeria is pretty serious about their pizza. Need proof? Check out the fresh veggies and herbs they grow in the garden boxes at the front entrance to get an idea of what might be on your pie. They serve thin-crust pizzas that leave the focus on the toppings, and considering The Parlor’s gourmet flavor combinations, that’s exactly where you’ll want to focus. Try the spicy florentine with ricotta, mozzarella, spinach, Calabrian chilis, and garlicky bread crumbs. The chilis do pack a punch, so if you prefer something milder, try the Roma with pulled burrata, prosciutto, smoked tomatoes, and a drizzle of olive oil.
4. Pomo Pizzeria
With four locations throughout The Valley, Pomo serves some of the best pizza in Phoenix in a casual, welcoming environment. They specialize in authentic Neapolitan-style pizza charred to perfection in a wood-fired oven. We love the Bufala Verace pizza, an elevated version of their traditional margherita with creamy, rich mozzarella di bufala imported from Italy. Looking for plant-based options? Any of their pizzas can be made vegan! While the pizza is more than satisfying on its own, do not leave without ordering some freshly made gelato from their sister company, Luna Gelateria.
We love the atmosphere almost as much as the food at Cibo. This cozy Italian restaurant with a shaded, tree-filled patio will almost make you forget you’re in the desert. The wood-fired pizza here is also divine with a fluffy crust, great sauce, and plenty of toppings to choose from on both red and white pizzas. With over 20 different pizza options, it’s a tough decision, but we love the Salsiccia, a simple but delish pizza with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and house-made Italian sausage.
2. Lamp Pizzeria
Rather than trying to make their pizza in a specific style, Lamp Pizzeria is always experimenting with their recipes, trying different methods, and using whatever tastes best, and—spoiler alert—it works. The wood-fired pizzas here are practically perfect. The crust is just the right amount of chewy, the sauce is flavorful without being overpowering, and with well-thought-out, high-quality topping combinations, you’ve got yourself a ridiculously tasty pizza. Try the Gem, built with house-made sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella, and ricotta. It takes a traditional favorite to the next level, and it just might be the best pepperoni pizza you’ll ever eat.
1. Pizzeria Bianco
James Beard Award-winning chef, Chris Bianco, is hailed as one of the best pizza chefs in the entire country, and lucky for us, he has made a career out of crafting the best pizza in Phoenix. The pizzas at Pizzeria Bianco are perfectly made with a thin, charred crust, killer flavor from the wood-fired oven, and fresh, made-in-house ingredients. They have a small menu of exquisite pizzas, so you truly can’t go wrong here, but we love the classic margherita with house-made mozzarella and the Wise Guy topped with roasted onions and sausage.