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Pizzeria Bianco

623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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  • Pizzeria BiancoPro 2014

    What a charming location!
    Went in the evening when the place was alit with glowing orange hued lights. It is on a campus along with a couple of other restaurants Nobou and Rose & Crown making it a quiet place to dine outdoors.
    Pizza was outstanding. I had an organic greens salad and Margarita Pizza with olives.
    The services was extremely friendly as well.

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  • Pizzeria BiancoPro 2014
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    On the hunt for restaurants in downtown Phoenix fit for foodies, I came upon Pizzeria Bianco. This small brick walled restaurant was located adjacent to the Phoenix Science Center and just minutes walking distance from the 3rd Street & Washington METRO station. It's internationally famous for its owner, Chef Chris Bianco, who won a James Beard award for best chef in the Southwest region in 2003.

    I came for lunch on a weekday and there was no wait. I got lucky, as many reviews of this restaurant stated much frustration over 1 to 2 hour wait times for a seat. Best time to go? When the restaurant opens for lunch if you can make it. Be prepared to wait otherwise.

    I shared a Wiseguy pizza made with house smoked mozzarella, wood-roasted onion, and local-made Schreiner's fennel sausage. Although I thought the pizza could use some kind of sauce, I really liked the taste and texture of the pizza crust! Here, pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired open kitchen hearth, which can be seen from any table inside the restaurant. The edges of the pizza crust were a tad ashy, but overall, the crust had a nice bite to it - chewy, yet slightly crispy. It tasted more like bread. Solid, not wet or soggy.

    Cost: $18. One size, 6 slices per pie.

    Recommended, but may not be worth the 2 hour wait.

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    Fantastic! We had a half sonny boy and half wise guy. We just spent a week in Italy and this was exactly like they served in Rome, Florence and Venice. Was worried about finding a long wait but we got there at noon on a Saturday and got right in. The valet service was also phenomenal! We left our car there while we went to the science center for 4 hours. This place is the complete package!

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    Super long wait to get in, but consistently voted among the best pizzerias in the country. Wood fired pizza.

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    Try the pistachio pizza. Really great place. We got there a few minutes before opening so there wasn't a wait!

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    Believe the hype. Wait in line.

    And you will be awarded with the BEST tasting pizza outside of Italy (and arguably New York). It's THAT good because they put so much attention, detail, passion and love into their pizzas.They only use one type of tomato imported from Italy and they house-make their ricotta and mozzarella. People who usually don't eat the crust will eat everything off the pan.

    I suggest going with their classic margherita and biancoverde!

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  • Pizzeria BiancoPro 2014
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    I hear if you come here during peak times you can end up waiting an hour or more. I showed up for lunch on a Friday and was seated in 10 minutes. Pizzeria bianco won a James Beard award in 2003, and being within walking distance from my hotel, had to five it a try.

    I ended up ordering a half Sonny Boy and half Rosso. Ingredients were superb, and you could tell the

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    Oprah had declared it one of the best places to get a pizza pie in the USA and we had to check it out. It's not the type of place where you can pull up out front park and walk in. Its in a little courtyard by the Arizona Science Center and you have to navigate a bit of a maze to find it.

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  • Pizzeria Bianco

    The most true to Italy pizza you'll find in all of America. All pizzas are baked in a wood burning stove towards the back of the small restaurant. Once, every pizza was made by the owner but due to years of smoke and flour inhalation, he's handed over the pizza making reigns to his staff after years of apprenticeship.

    The antipasto plate and pizza make Bianco an Italian classic. Words can't describe the quality and care that goes into the food here.

    The cons of the place are that it's so popular and so limited in seating that people line up over an hour before opening. The wait can be over three hours at peak times. So come early before opening, bring a good book and just relax on a wonderful Phoenix day. This is -not- the place for a quick eat.

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  • Pizzeria Bianco

    Excellent pizza, justifiably famous. You are going to wait, though. Depending on when you arrive, you'll probably wait at least 2 hours to get in. The last I knew, parties of 6 or more were able to get reservations -- so try to round up some friends and make a night of it!

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    Yes, this place is worth all the hype. It's worth checking out, but be prepared to wait. And not just an hour, I am talking getting there before 3 and if you are in a party of 3 or more, do not count on sitting down till 7 or later. The doors open at 5, and you must remain in line until then. Bar Bianco is right next door and you can hang out there while you wait (they will come get you). The pizzas are classic thin crust Italian style and are amazing! They do not take reservations, but if you happen to be a party of 5 or more you can book in advance. No desserts served here, but the pizza is so good that just fill up on the pie and forget the other pie.

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    All I can say is "yum". Fantastic!

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    Don't miss this!! :)

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4.5 out of 5
16 members' reviews
1,374 people visited Pizzeria Bianco
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    Dinner Tues.-Sat.
  • Phone:

    (602) 258-8300

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