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Chicago style pizza (Scottsdale)

itsjustme007 Jan 28, 2009 08:40 AM

looking for great Chicago style pizza in Scottsdale, anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. azbirdiemaker RE: itsjustme007 Jan 30, 2009 11:43 AM

    You know, I just happened to try Barro's on a whim the other day and I thought it was fantastic. I'm not normally a fan of the Chicago style pizza but they do a good job IMO. There are several locations all over the valley but oddly enough none in Scottsdale proper. I'm sure you could find a location to fit your needs though.


    1. hohokam RE: itsjustme007 Jan 30, 2009 01:47 PM

      Although it might be merely Chicago-esque in style, I've always enjoyed the pizza at Nello's--we usually go for a combination involving bacon and/or green chile. Nello's has two locations in Scottsdale (Pima & Shea and 1st St & Scottsdale Rd in Old Town).

      Nello's Pizza
      8658 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ

      Nello's Pizza Old Town Scottsdale
      7213 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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        kmarg RE: hohokam Aug 10, 2010 09:15 PM

        Old Town store has been renamed Jac's. don't know if menu has changed ...

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          kmarg RE: kmarg Aug 10, 2010 09:23 PM

          Chow Bella says now east coast cracker crust. Forget about it!
          Pima store is still Nello's, which I like for deep dish along with Oregano's,

          1806 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

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        sueshoe RE: itsjustme007 Jan 30, 2009 03:12 PM

        I am a true Chgo. pizza person. Spinatos and Rosatis on Shea can't be beat for Chicago style pizza. Trust me! Spinatos Spinach, fresh tomatoes and garlic are THE BEST! If you like stuffed, Rosatis has a great stuffed w/ the fresh tomatoes on top! YUM! both of their sausage is tasty and so is the sauce if you like that.

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          globocity RE: sueshoe Aug 11, 2010 10:15 PM

          With alacrity I recommend Rosatis. The thin crust style is delicious.

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          dragonflyjd RE: itsjustme007 Jun 2, 2011 10:28 PM

          Definitely Spinatos! They have amazing quality and a truly authentic taste!

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            Dapuma RE: dragonflyjd Jun 3, 2011 05:47 AM

            I like spinatos however i never had their chicago style deep dish pizza - just their regular thin crust which is very good

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              aynrandgirl RE: Dapuma Jun 4, 2011 07:40 AM

              Do they even have deep dish? Their online menu describes their alternative pizza as "thick crust", not deep dish. Sounds like they serve Sicilian style pizza, not Chicago deep dish.

              I've seen several Houston pizzerias do this. They claimed to serve deep dish, but actually served Sicilian.

              I'd love for a Giordanos to show up in Houston.

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                dragonflyjd RE: aynrandgirl Jun 10, 2011 09:51 AM

                No. Spinatos does not do the "stuffed" deep dish style. I don't know of anyone that does that besides Oregano's out this way. HMM? does Nello's still offer a stuffed? It has been years since I checked.

                Spinatos offers a thin crust or a thicker crust pizza (not quite a sicilian, IMHO). They have been around for over 30 years and were originally called Aurelios (located back then off Mcdowell rd in South Scottsdale). I can't recall the affiliations (just a kid back then) but, I know they were connected to the Aurelio's pizza of the Chicago area. If you eat there or eat at the stores here, the recipes still taste the same.

                1806 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

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            mle11 RE: itsjustme007 Jun 6, 2011 05:19 PM

            OMG. Did I just read "Giordanos"? It is just approaching dinner time, and my tummy just went wild simply reading the name. I am with you aynrandgirl, if they open one around here....
            I am a Chicagoan through and through, and while folding a crust "East Coast" style every now and again can be satisfying, true pizza for me is a Giordanos stuffed! (Spinach for me). Unfortunately, my search continues as nothing has really come close. I did dine at Spinatos last night. Now, giving up on the stuffed....the pizza I had was quite enjoyable, the service was surprisingly attentive and genuine and I would absolutely go back. A spaghetti calzone? What??!? I have to admit, laugh if you want, it was delicious.

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              jrbjr RE: itsjustme007 Jan 8, 2013 07:20 AM

              The best pizza in the valley hands down is at Vito's Pizza. They have 2 locations in the valley (Mesa & Scottsdale) and have been around for over 25 years. The Scottsdale location is new & that's where I discovered them. I guess they've been a well kept secret outside of Mesa but are very well known there. I'm glad they expanded to Scottsdale. They do not look like a "pizza joint" with their decor! It's gorgeous in there. I've tried all of the others..... Spinatos, Rosatis, Nellos & Oreganos but Vito's makes the best pizza. Their specialty is the thin crust and the cheese & meat they use is the best quality. They also have a great happy hour and have great appetizers.

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                globocity RE: jrbjr Jan 8, 2013 04:05 PM

                Have you also tried Cibo and Classic Italian Pizza? If so, do you still favor Spinatos?

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