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Apr 6, 2010 08:52 PM

Looking for Best Pizza in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area

We really love Oregano's, the thin charred crust with a hint of chewiness, the interesting and fresh toppings. The salads are wonderful too. Anything else I need to know about for some pizza alternatives? Picazzo's? Grimaldi's? Love the idea of real Neopolitan pizzas but won't wait for hours at Pizza Bianco. Any brilliant ideas? Should I stick with Oregano's? Thanks!

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  1. Certainly Bianco would be on the top of the list.

    Others to consider, in no particular order:

    Pizza a Metro
    The Parlor

    1. Reading "Phoenix/Scottsdale area" as "Phoenix Metropolitan Area," I'd add two contenders:

      Classic Italian Pizza in Tempe. The name and location (tucked in a hidden corner of a strip mall) suggest ordinariness, but it's really quite good pizza. The toppings aren't radical, but show some creativity. The salads are a little less interesting but serviceable. Interesting beer and wine selection with roots in the Balkans.

      Redendo's in Fountain Hills. Again, an ordinary strip mall location, but some cheery New York decor inside and wonderful pizza, garlic knots, salads, etc. There's also a second location in northeast Scottsdale which I have not visited.

      Classic Italian Pizza
      1054 E Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

      Redendo's Pizzeria & Pasta
      16948 E Shea Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

      1. Humble Pie has delicious pizza. The potato, garlic & rosemary pizza is fantastico!!!! Go and enjoy!

        Humble Pie
        6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

        1. Grazie in Old Town is awesome.

          1. I have found Crust, in a shopping center at SE corner of Hayden and Indian Bend in Scottsdale, to have some of the best pizza I have ever had. Small location, and off to the side of the strip mall (left side as you face Albertson's) but very good thin crispy crust, and fantastic cheese.