The Ultimate Pizza Journey Through Arizona Makes For One Delicious Adventure
Get ready to take your taste buds on an epic journey! From Flagstaff all the way to Tucson, this eight-hour road trip leads to seven of the best pizza restaurants in Arizona. In under eight hours, you’ll explore a variety of pizza styles, from Chicago deep-dish to wood-fired Neapolitan. It’s the most delicious trip you’ll ever take – and it’s totally family-friendly, too.
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1. Pizzicletta (Flagstaff)
Pizzicletta is the ultimate example of why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Situated on an unassuming street corner, this cozy eatery dishes out Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas that cook in just 90 seconds. The menu is simple, but having a ton of different options becomes unnecessary when the flavor and quality are this authentic. It's a little taste of Italy right here in Arizona! Learn more on the
Pizzicletta, 203 W Phoenix Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
Pizzicletta at Dark Sky Brewing, 117 N Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
2. Old County Inn (Pine)
Tucked away on a rural road in the middle of Rim Country, Old County Inn is a charming restaurant and watering hole surrounded by towering pines. Their pies are also wood-fired, using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Either build your own pizza or choose from eight signature pies ranging from classic cheese to more unique offerings like East Coast Clam and Hawaiian BBQ. Learn more on the
Old County Inn website
Old County Inn, 3502 AZ-87, Pine, AZ 85544, USA
3. Salerno's Pizzeria (Gilbert)
Established in 1966, Salerno's is a family-owned and operated eatery whose founders migrated from Calabria, Italy. With recipes perfected over three generations, Salerno's serves up Chicago-style pies with over two dozen toppings to choose from. The restaurant also offers a variety of other Italian entrees such as sub sandwiches and pasta dishes. Learn more on the
Salerno's, 3921 E Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234, USA
4. Cibo (Phoenix)
Consistently ranking among the top pizza joints in the nation, Cibo is more than just a pizzeria - it's an experience. Nestled in a quaint, 1913 bungalow on 5th Avenue, the restaurant is renowned for its wide selection of wood-fired pies. Whether you like prosciutto and goat cheese, mushrooms and truffle oil, or a classic Margherita, there's a pizza for everyone. Learn more on the
CIBO, 603 N 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
5. Pizzeria Bianco (Phoenix)
Another wildly famous pizza restaurant, Pizzeria Bianco came from humble beginnings. What started in the back corner of a Phoenix grocery store in 1988 has evolved into a Phoenix institution with two locations, and its artisanal pies are truly next level. There are only a handful of options to choose from, and none are overly complex - but again, simplicity is where the magic lies. Learn more on the
Pizzeria Bianco website
Pizzeria Bianco, 4743 N 20th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Pizzeria Bianco, 623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
6. Rocco's Little Chicago (Tucson)
Perhaps the thickest slices of pizza in all of Arizona can be found at Rocco's Little Chicago. A local favorite since 1988, this Tucson eatery doles out deep-dish pizzas with unique names (like the 'Fungus Humongous') and interesting toppings to match. They also have thin and gluten-free crusts, plus their signature stuffed pizza, which sandwiches the cheese, sauce, and toppings between two separate crusts. Learn more on the
Rocco's Little Chicago website
Rocco's Little Chicago, 2707 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA
7. Screaming Banshee Pizza (Bisbee)
Located in the quirky town of Bisbee, Screaming Banshee Pizza has breathed new life into an old gas station. The restaurant is just as eccentric as the town, and the pies are the stuff of legends. Where else can you find a loaded baked potato pizza? We'll answer for you: probably nowhere! Learn more on the
Screaming Banshee Pizza Facebook page
Screaming Banshee Pizza, 200 Tombstone Canyon Rd, Bisbee, AZ 85603, USA
Would you take this road trip to the best pizza restaurants in Arizona? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for another
Arizona road trip made specifically with foodies in mind.
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