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stratford Mar 12, 2011 11:12 AM

I want to find out the name of a pizza restaurant in Arizona that I vaguely remember being shown on the food network, that was voted 'best in the country'. Sorry I can't be more specific than that, but I was hoping that someone might recognize which place that might be. Might someone help? I thought it was in the Phoenix area, but I could be wrong. Again, only vague memories of it featuring a hot brick oven, and having hordes of patrons. Planning a trip to Arizona and would love to seek it out, if I could only figure out what that place was.

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    Novelli Mar 14, 2011 01:27 PM

    Indeed, Pizzeria Bianco is THE place.

    I went there about a week ago and it was fabulous! Best pizza I've ever had in the states, bar none.

    Just be aware of the wait times.

    Pizzeria Bianco
    623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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    1. re: Novelli
      stratford Mar 14, 2011 05:42 PM

      Hm, well since you mentioned it, in a nutshell, what ARE the wait times? In awe with all the superlative reviews on the wikipedia description. Now I must go.

      1. re: stratford
        Bill Hunt Mar 14, 2011 07:20 PM

        The wait can depend on the evening, the weather perhaps the day of the week. Though broad, I'd say from 45 mins. to 2 hours.

        With a party of six, one CAN secure reservations, if far enough in advance.



        1. re: stratford
          Novelli Mar 15, 2011 07:51 AM

          We had a 4+ hour wait on a Saturday. Granted we got there about 5pm when they opened to put our name on the list. After putting our name down, we went out to the movies, went to the cool museum next door, snacked around town, and called in every hour to check our place in line.

          We came out from California to eat here (pizza roadtrip!), so it was a learning experience the first time. At least we know what to do the next time we hit it up...which won't be too long.

          I would say get there by 3:30pm and get on the list first. The fewer people the better. I cannot comment on wait times during the week, but I would imagine they're better.

          1. re: Novelli
            HGRYINMIA Mar 15, 2011 10:30 AM

            Does anyone know at what time they close during the week and whether there is much of a wait before closing time?

            1. re: HGRYINMIA
              hohokam Mar 15, 2011 10:49 AM


              1. re: hohokam
                HGRYINMIA Mar 15, 2011 10:55 AM

                duh, thank you. So I guess I am wondering what the wait is like for anyone who shows up at 9:00 - 9:30 pm and whether they will even seat you if there are still people waiting at their 10 pm published closing time.

                1. re: HGRYINMIA
                  hohokam Mar 15, 2011 11:41 AM

                  I went solo at 9:30 on a Friday night during the tourism doldrums of late summer last year, and my wait for a table was around 10 minutes. Had I held out for a counter seat (which I would have preferred), I probably would have had to wait another 10 minutes or so.

              2. re: HGRYINMIA
                masnole Mar 15, 2011 10:54 AM

                Place is amazing. Waits are long at traditional dinner times even during the week, should clear up later in eveing.

                Check hours on the website.

                1. re: HGRYINMIA
                  AnonymousWaitress Mar 15, 2011 11:17 AM

                  The first time I went it was at 9:15 on a weekday and we were sat around 9:45 so wait wasn't too bad, we just had a drink at the bar across the street.

                  I thought the pizza was great, even made good leftovers, but after going a second time and waiting 3 hours I just didn't find it worth the wait time - I'd say it's a fun experience as long as it's not too hot though.

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            Random987 Mar 13, 2011 04:01 PM


            1. johnseberg Mar 12, 2011 11:15 AM


              There's lots of information on it, here. Thorough research is recommended.

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              1. re: johnseberg
                stratford Mar 12, 2011 05:59 PM

                ok since yours was the only reply, i guess there must be no confusion and that must be the place. thanks, will read up on it!

                1. re: stratford
                  Bill Hunt Mar 12, 2011 06:45 PM

                  Trust me, that IS the place.



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