Phoenix is a slice of pizza heaven. Yes, that Phoenix, the one where it’s nearly hot enough in the summer to cook said pizza on the sidewalk. While Chicago and New York were dueling it out for pizza supremacy, Phoenix was quietly building an army of pizza joints that could dethrone Naples. We’re talking true temples of dough, some stylish, some artisan, and some traditional. While there’s no “Phoenix-style” or even “Arizona-style” pizza, you can find places that have perfected just about every style out there, from deep dish to thin crust to true Neapolitan. There are nationally known and James Beard award-winning pizza makers, like Chris Bianco, and local legends who will soon be nationally known, like Myke Olsen.
The time for debate of whether or not Phoenix is a pizza city has come and passed. The only pizza question you should be asking yourself is where to eat first.