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Great pizza in Tucson?

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We'll be in Tucson later this month and always enjoy great pizza. Is there any outstanding pizza in Tucson? We've heard that Scordato's, Grimaldi's, and Scordato's are good. Are any of these especially terrific...or is there somewhere else? Relative proximity to Loew's Ventana Canyon would be a plus!

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  1. Speaking as someone born and raised in New York City, I'm sorry to say that there is no place in Tucson that has pizza that comes anywhere near "great." Grimaldi's and Scordato's are probably the best in town, but they have their limitations.

    Grimaldi's really scrimps on the cheese. You'll find yourself hungry an hour later. Parking can be difficult, if not impossible, especially if there's a basketball game going on at the University across the street.

    Scordato's offers only one size of pizza, 12 inches. My husband and I went there and found it to be on the small side for sharing by the two of us, yet getting two of them would be way too much food for us. They are expensive for their size.

    I wish it were otherwise, but Tucson is just not a place for excellence in pizza.

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    1. re: bitchincook

      There is some good pizza in New York City but there's also plenty of bad pizza in New York City. Good pizza can be found anywhere, in any style. I'm new to Tucson but I can recommend Rocco's which has a great Midwestern style thin crust pizza, or the frog and firkin which has a really spicy almost deep dish type pizza.

    2. I think Brooklyn Pizza is pretty garn good. Not really as good as NYC, but definitely worth eating.

      1. Just realized that I listed Scordato's twice instead of including Vero Amore which I've also heard about. Should VA be included in the discussion about Tucson's best pizza?

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            NY Pizza- Broadway & Camino Seco

            Both hole in the walls, super informal.