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Best pizza in Tucson?

nonlinear Sep 6, 2012 11:38 AM

Where is the best place to get pizza in Tucson?

I'm from the midwest originally, and see that there are a couple of restaurants that serve Chicago-style pizza - Rocco's and Rosati's.

Looking at photos on Yelp, I have to admit that the Rocco's deep dish bears little resemblance to authentic Chicago-style deep dish - their crust is WAY TOO THICK. Authentic deep dish pizza actually has a very thin crust, much like a pie.

I can't find too many photos of Rosati's pizza, but what I can see from their website, their thin crust does look authentic.

Any opinions on these two Chicago joints?

And, as the subject says, what is the best pizza in Tucson?

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  1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: nonlinear Sep 8, 2012 12:16 PM

    1. Mario's on N. 1st
    2. Mamma Louisa's on S. Craycroft
    3. NY Pizza on Broadway & Camino Seco

    1. ipsedixit RE: nonlinear Sep 8, 2012 12:24 PM

      Vero Amore or Primo (if you don't mind driving a bit).

      1. c
        christyar RE: nonlinear Sep 12, 2012 10:51 AM

        I loved grimaldi's for thin crust.

        I want to try vivace.

        Buffalo chicken= NYPD
        Baked potato, bacon= No anchovies
        Different= proscuitto, melon, truffle oil at sauce

        How do you like your pie?

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        1. re: christyar
          Claudette RE: christyar Sep 12, 2012 08:43 PM

          I like Grimaldi's crust the best, also. My Chicago friends like Rocco's, now that Zachary's has closed.

          1. re: Claudette
            EWSflash RE: Claudette Sep 13, 2012 08:44 AM

            Zachary's was a real gutbomb, but I never had a slice that didn't transport me to nirvana for a little while. I'll miss them.
            Arizona Pizza Co. used to be wonderful, but the last several we got from the Broadway location were overcooked and greasy and didn't have much flavor. Haven't had any from the Sabino location in a few years, I hope it's as good as it used to be. Rocco's and Rosati's are really good, IMO, but i've never had pizza in NY or Chicago.

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