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Feb 4, 2008 01:06 PM

Pizza recommendation in Tucson

I'm visiting friends in Tucson later this month and, boo hoo, they don't think they'll be able to take me to Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix. Is there any authentic Neopolitan style pizza restaurants worth going to in Tucson? I live in the NYC area with good pizza readily available, so unless it's really special, I'll stick with Mexican/Southwest cusine, something we don't do very well here.

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  1. you probably should stick to mexican. the only really good pizza in tucson is brooklyn pizza (which is NY style so you obviously don't need to go there) or magpies, which is marketed as "gourmet" pizza

    1. I do know of one place in Tucson that is worth checking out. It is called Vero Amore. They adhere to the strict guidelines of the Verace Pizza Napoletana, which according to the following article is a very distinct set of guidelines that needs to be followed to be able to officially call your pizza neopolitan: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Cho... I love their caprese salad and the cappriciosa(SP?) pizza. This place has some good stuff. I am not a big fan of chianti but I have a friend who is an distributor of Italian wine in town and he recommended a chianti they carry at Vero called Straccali. For the price, a very, very good wine. Of course this is not your local pizza parlor type of place, but the pizza is quite good. Being from the east coast I too have been disappointed with the pizza selection out here but these guys make a really good pie.

      1. Magpies on 4th Av is awesome, and I measure pizza by NYC standards.